Daily Outfits: Green cardigan

IMG_2815 IMG_2812I like best the black and orange.  The right is too dark.

Tally:
Orange patterned top: 1
Green cardigan: 3
Black jeans: 2
Black birkenstocks: 5
Dark purple shirt: 1
Boot-cut jeans: 5
Neutral birkenstocks: 2

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Daily Outfits: Spring layers

IMG_2788IMG_2811Cooled off again, so tempering spring colors with layers and scarves.

Tally:
Black flowered dress: 2
Brown striped sweater: 1
Black lace tights: 1
Marigold scarf: 2
Brown boots: 2
Flared jeans: 2
scarf_marigold scarf_gray t-shirtBlue tank-top: 2
Yellow cardigan: 3
Black clogs: 1
Gray t-shirt scarf: 2

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Daily Outfits: Navy & gray

IMG_2808dailyoutfit 4.5.14Navy and gray looks, with a splash of yellow and white.  The temperature dropped about twenty degrees today…

Tally:
Navy blouse: 2
Gray denim skirt:
Yellow cardigan: 2
Brown flip-flops: 1
Dark gray shirt: 3
scarf_whiteBoot-cut jeans: 4
White scarf: 1
Neutral birkenstocks: 1

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Math for Optimal Wardrobe Size

Janice of The Vivienne Files makes this observation:

You’re out driving around and see a house that’s really attractive, so you buy it.  Yea, you already own 8 or 10 other houses – you’ve really lost track – but this one is pretty, and it’s a great price.  Right?

Right – it’s an analogy!  The mentality described here is often how we think of clothes.  Many of us already own multiples jeans or sandals but if we see a cute pair for a good price, we think, why not?

closetJanice calculates her optimal wardrobe size: she wants to wear pieces at least twice a month, which equals, say, 14 pants/skirts/dresses for a month.  Etc.  She ends up with 45 – a few more than 33, but not by much.

Her optimal equation: 45 = ((3 garments per day *365 days)/2 seasons)/12 wearings per year

It got me thinking.  I prefer to wear pieces more than twice a month.  But I bet I own more than 14 pants/skirts/dresses for a season.  I keep many of them stored when not in my 33 and end up wearing some of them only once or twice a year!

Have you ever calculated your optimal wardrobe size?  How would you do it?  What would you minimize?

 

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Daily Outfits: Black and gray

IMG_2792IMG_2789Cool colors in spring.

Tally:
Blue tank-top: 1
Brown cardigan: 1
Black jeans: 1
Black flowered dress: 1
Dark gray shirt: 2
Black birkenstocks: 4

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Daily Outfit: Dark + spring colors

IMG_2798IMG_2783Pairing this colorful, flowered skirt with somber gray is new, and I like it!  Black looks great juxtaposed with spring green.

Tally:
Dark gray shirt: 2
Flowered skirt: 1
Rainbow scarf: 3
Gray boots: 1
Green cardigan: 1
scarf_rainbowBlack dress: 1
Black leggings: 3
Black heels: 1

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Daily Outfits: Light top

dailyoutfit 4.7.14dailyoutfit 4.8.14This white 3/4 top has a hole in it.  Darn it, J.Crew!

Tally:
Striped blouse: 1
Pink corduroy skirt: 1
Black leggings: 2
Rainbow scarf: 1
Brown boots: 1
White 3/4 shirt: 2
Boot-cut jeans: 3
scarf_rainbow scarf_gray t-shirtGray t-shirt scarf: 1
Black birkenstocks: 2

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