Capsule wardrobe was not one of the items included in my list of organizing principles for the 100 Day Challenge. Who knew that the history and purpose of the capsule wardrobe contained controversy?
Wearing a small set of clothing limits my choices each day, allowing me to save energy for other important areas of my life. I will expand on this topic later (irony alert), but suffice it to say that 3 cardigans, 1 sweater dress wear over long skirts and pants, 3 long sleeved knit tops, 1 short sleeved turtleneck, 3 short sleeved blouses, 1 t-shirt, 2 loose linen pants, 1 leggings, 2 dress pants, 3 skirts, 2 dresses, a vest, a blazer and a coat are a smaller number of items (24) than I am used to choosing between (250). I selected this capsule to last over the 2 seasons in this 100 days. Each and every single piece is black.
I have managed to create outfits from these that have taken me from faculty meetings to hikes with ease and after this challenge is over, I will examine the benefits of not having to make choices about outfits each day.
In art news, I enjoyed an instructional video about the Impressionist movement that is streaming on Amazon. I especially enjoyed recognizing some of the paintings that I have spent time with during recent visits to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
My pattern for today is one I made from an acrylic painting of various water plants and colors last year. My goal in the coming week is to further render the pattern into more colorways.