For those of you who might not be familiar with the term, wardrobing is a method of mixing and matching your clothing to maximize the number of unique outfits you can create with the smallest number of pieces possible. It is how you shop, travel and dress like a boss! The concept is simple really, but perhaps no one has ever taught you how to do it. That is the purpose of this blog post, and my live video coming up on Saturday, February 24th at 10:15 mountain. You can listen in on the video by joining our Fashion Crossroads Fashionistas Group Page. I’ll be giving away a Treska necklace at the end of the video. To get entered to win, just comment on the video while it is live by telling me something you like or even asking a question.
Wardrobing is the art of combining bottoms, tops and cover-ups in multiple ways by layering the pieces and adding accessories to change the look. I’ll be using Sympli to demonstrate this tomorrow, so let me use some of their pieces to show you how it is done. Take a look at the pictures above: Let’s call the leggings on the left picture 1 and the cropped top on the right is picture 4. Assuming the model is wearing pants (and not leggings) in picture 3 and 4 and the white top in pictures 3 and 4 is the same top, how many outfits can you create with these 6 pieces?
Playing Jeapordy music now…..
How many outfits did you come up with? Let’s see if we found the same number…
- 4 outfits as pictured
- Dress over leggings
- Dress over leggings with crop top
- White top under dress without leggings
- White top under dress with leggings
- White top under dress with smock over top without leggings
- White top under dress with smock over top with leggings
- Black crop top under dress without leggings
- Black crop top under dress with leggings
- Smock over dress with leggings
- Smock over dress without leggings.
That’s 14 outfits with 6 pieces. Now, imagine we added into the mix a tunic and a jacket, like the ones pictured below. I’ve demonstrated the concept, let’s see how many more outfits you can come up with?
Honestly, just adding the jacket over the outfits creates another 5 possibilities. If you put the tunic over the dress and leggings, you get another 2 possibilities. The tunic with the leggings and the pants, another 2 possibilities. Now, with only 8 pieces, you have a possible 21 options. And we haven’t even discussed adding a few accessories like a kimono, a couple of scarfs and a few necklaces, and a belt. This adds an at least 15 more outfits. It’s like a puzzle, and it is a heck of a lot of fun to see how many combinations you can create. This is wardrobing, and it is a handy little tool when you need to stretch a work budget, pack for a two week trip with a carry on, or just simplify your closet.
Want to see it in action? Join me tomorrow, and I’ll show you how it’s done. Be sure to join the group prior to the start of the video so you can watch.