I think their clothing capsule ideas are simple and seem like they would work. They have specific recommendations for the different Color Types, but I'll start with just the ideas. Because there is so much written under each rule I will summarize and only include the most important info as I see it.
* five tops
*two neck accessories
*two pairs of shoes
Purchase two solid-color suits in colors that can be interchanged to make four suit looks. In lieu of suits, you can buy any four solid-colored pieces - tow jackets, two skirts or slacks, or one of each - that interchange to make four suit looks.
* when the suit pieces are worn together they must always create your best level of contrast
*you can make one of the suits a tweed provided it works well with several solid colors
*because they will need to be interchangable, your suit pieces need to be alike or compatible. This is a matter of weight and texture as well as fiber.
Acquire tow neck accessories - scarves and/or necklaces - that match the color of your skirt and/or slacks.
*these should most often be solid in color, and they must create the impression that you are repeating the skirt or slacks color near your face.
Your five tops must be in colors complimentary to all your suit pieces. These tops can be blouses, man-tailored shirts, or sweater tops.
*your tops can be plain or patterned. But if a top is a print, it must contain the color sof your suit pieces. To make certain the patterned top has enough of your suit color, study the combination from a distance of five feet or more. If your suit colors are still apparent in the top it is an excellent addition to your capsule.
*chose your tops in styles that compliment all your suit pieces. In other words, if your suit is very dressy, don't include a casual plaid blouse or casual sweater.
If the two suit pieces you are wearing are in two different colors - a navy skirt and a camel jacket, a neck accessory in the color of the skirt is necessary to balance the outfit.
* on the other hand a traditional colored sit look where both the jacket and skirt or pants are the same color does not require the neck accessory. The suit itself is balanced because the same color appears on the top and bottom half of the body.
*when you are wearing a matched suit, the neck accessory in the bottom color becomes optional as long as you keep your jacket on.
In choosing shoe, belt and purse colors for your capsule working wardrobe, you have several options. Match them either to your suit colors, your hair colors, or your skin tones. Generally you will want to use medium and dark toned shoes with med and dark toned suits, light, med or dark toned shoes with medium toned suits and med or light toned shoes with light toned suits.
When you want to add clothing items to your capsule, keep this in mind: With the addition of just one skirt of pair of slacks, one blouse and one neck accessory (in the color of your new skirt or slacks), you can create twenty-four more looks, for a total of fifty-four outfits.
*even if the new pieces only coordinate with half of your existing capsule you've still been incredibly efficient at wardrobe building.
The capsule wardrobe concept is adatable to any type of wardrobe to suit any life-style. For example, the same capsule wardrobe formula 2+2+5=30 - applies equally well to a casual wardrobe. The principles are the same. A casual wardrobe might include:
2 jackets - a tweed blazer and a solid-colored sweater jacket
2 pants/skirts - corduroy, denim, wook etc.
5 tops- blouses and sweaters
2 neck accessories
*if you add one more bottom, one more top and one more accessory, you can create twenty-four more outfits beyond the thiry you've got!
The capsule coat wardrobe calls for three coats in specified colors and suggested styles.
First and foremost, you need a raincoat or a lightweight all-weather coat. You must select this coat with the idea that it will be worn with daytime attire as well as with nonformal but dressy evening attire.
*choose a basic style, not too casual, not too formal
*no sporty details, nothing down-filled, no tabs or epaulets, large pockets etc.
Choose a go with everything color. Good choices are a beige that matches your skin tone, white, off-white, the dark neutrals of you color chart, your main hair color or a prominent highlight hair color.
*some possibilities are waterproofed smooth or polished cotton, silk or a lightweight leather or suede.
*consider an all-weather coat with a zip-out lining provided it meets the other criteria.
*make sure it fits over blazer, sweaters etc.
*make sure it is long enough to vover the longest street-length dress or skirt you own. Mid-calf is usually an excellent choice.
The second coat in your wardrobe should be a woollen one. It's to be work when it's too cool for a raincoat.
*it should be classic, and the color solid.
*same overall suggestions as coat #1
*a recommended style is a wrap-style with a self-fabric belt because it goes with everything with the exception of formal evening wear.
Your third outerwear garment should be a jacket. A jacket made of fur, velvet, silk or dressy wool such as mohair or crepe are your best choices.
*since this is what you will wear over formal and semiformal evening attire its style and fabric must be dressy.
*depending on the jacket material and current fashion, it might work over suits, jeans or slacks too.
*oft for solid color - a beige, off-white, a dark neutral or your prominent hair color.
*the length should skim or hug the hip area. What works best for most is one that stops halfway between the lower part of your buttocks and waist - mid-hip in other words.