In order to have a mix & match wardrobe, you need to start with a color scheme. What color scheme should you start with? Your best colors, of course!
This is why the clothes in carefully curated stores like White House/Black Market look so great – they’ve chosen everything with a limited palette, and the store works as a whole. But you are not a store, you are an individual.
What happens when you have a small selection of colors, or at least are working within the seasonal colors? Everything matches!
I was scouting a mall yesterday, and this outfit grabbed me and dragged me into the store – very nearly literally. It couldn’t be more me if it tried, and it looked *better* on me than it did on the hanger. But I didn’t just get one outfit…
I have *seven* outfits. (Maybe six, I’m not totally sure about the pine green skirt, I think the shamrocks throw it off). And because I tend to buy clothes in green, ivory, geranium, or turquoise, additional shopping is only going to add to the number of outfits that I end up with.
Of course any print makes a strong statement, but this print suits me perfectly, so I don’t mind making that statement often.
This is how you make a small closet big.
Of course not everything in my closet matches everything else … there are variants of mood and fabric weight/texture… but in general, I don’t own any item of clothing that doesn’t go with at least three other items of clothing.
Hope this inspires you to give a limited palette a try – as you can see, it’s anything except restrictive.