Have you ever considered calculating how many potential outfits you could create from your closet and dividing this number by 365? Absurd? Maybe, but a stylish wardrobe is half art and half math. Yes, math. Crazy, but true. Work a little math into your closet and you’d be surprised to find you may have more than enough, too much, or the wrong pieces. This is where the art comes in — or a great stylist!
I actually use the above calculation, only I truncate into quarterly estimates. This is something you can do on your own. With a few simple exercises in understanding your lifestyle and putting some easy outfits together, we can make shopping and your wardrobe more efficient.
I come across a variety of areas where women need help or advice in their wardrobe. Women know what to wear to work, what to wear on the weekends in Alexandria, but are challenged when it comes to those few and far between destination trips with girlfriends or even vacations. When the variables change, many of us are challenged as to how to adapt. The act of dressing is a continuous stream of ever-changing entities. Style, relevance, weight, age, location are all factors in how we dress at any one time. Change any one of these variables and the entire equation alters. My intention in sharing this is to give you a little relief, along with a structured format to self-style, like I do!
My client list grows every week but I realize how many Stylebook readers are out there on their own, tackling the change of seasons and trying to infuse the newest style trends into their wardrobe. Last week I put together a mini workshop on Wardrobe Architecture showing how math and art can create an ideal minimalist wardrobe. I thought I would share some of the materials so you can go through these exercises on your own.