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Old 01-18-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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which 3?
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Winter: olive green, purple and black.

Summer: white, khaki, pink. I do have a few dresses of other colors that I throw in for variety.

The 20/80 rule can be applied to everything in life. In the end I used to only wear 20% of the clothes in my closet anyway. (And I can only bet that 80% of you do the same I love the 20/80 rule, look it up if you are not familiar with it.)

I do go off my track every once in a while. Then I get frustrated with myself because I have that one odd item in my closet that goes with nothing! That is when I went out and bought a pair of blue jeans. Everything goes with blue jeans
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Black, gray, and burgundy/purple.

Couple years ago I got rid of all the white (too hard to keep white), yellow (skin looks ghastly against it), pink... Didn't care for any as well as I did burgundy/purple.

Black pants, burgundy/purple tops, black/gray cardigans and blazers. Easy to pack for trips. Easy to shop.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Nah. My closests have just about every color imaginable, except for mustard and peach.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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Due to hair color and skin tone I tend to stick with 2 colors for tops, purples and blues
Black or blue sweaters
Black or denim for pants
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I do not wear pastels or florals. Black, white, cream, navy - Lots of black, and he occasional punch of color in a scarf or cami.

Colors that do work for me are in he blue, green, indigo family. Burgundy and plum are nice. But black, white/cream and navy are my go to colors.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: USA
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LOL, you're missing your main audience because they likely will not use the internet - the Amish!
Although, the Mennonites may be lurking.
Yep!

I tend to wear *happy* colors, yellow, orange, white, tie-dye, soft pastels
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Way too limiting. I like color! And variety.

Hi Ruth4Truth--I appreciate all your posts. I, too, love color, and have recently added even some blingy items to my wardrobe as well. However, it's cheaper perhaps, and easier when you have only two colors to deal with. I'm thinking about using the 2-color concept maybe for travel purposes.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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When I purchase clothing I get what I like that fits well and is reasonable in price and quality.
I could care less about trends, labels or concepts or capsules.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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When I was working, I found it much easier to have combinations of navy and white. Everything went with everything and caring for a full time job, a home, and two hockey playing sons, I didn't have a lot of time to coordinate clothes.

It worked quite well and while that was my work wardrobe, I added other colors for my off hours. And the theaters provided costumes so I didn't have any concerns with stage wear.

Funny thing is, while I do have a variety of choice in retirement, I still do have a lot of navy and white, just not exclusive. I didn't know that what I did had a name.
I first heard about the "capsule concept" from the 1981 book "Working Wardrobe" by Janet Wallach. The idea of choosing 12 clothing pieces in 2 colors to get 40 different outfit combinations appealed to me especially because it was adaptable to any lifestyle, budget, or color and style preferences. I did follow this concept while working and now use it just when I travel (unfortunately not often!). The concept made sense to me.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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I'm thinking about using the 2-color concept maybe for travel purposes.
For travel, that is the only way to go.
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