So we're headed down the home stretch on this wardrobe grouping. The last two pieces are matching print top and bottom - in this case a sleeveless blouse and slim skirt in a brown, camel and turquoise animal skin pattern. The more of your core colors you can include in the print, the greater its versatility.
Worn together they give the look of a dress. Wear that "dress" solo or top it with the brown cardigan, the camel jacket or the turquoise one. Add 4.
But the pieces can split up too. The blouse can stand alone with any of the bottoms - brown pant or skirt, camel pant or skirt. Add 4. Or you can top any of those pairings with the brown cardingn, the camel jacket or the turquoise one - 4x3 -- add 12. (Five shown)
The skirt can stand alone with any of the solid tops - brown shell, camel shell or turquoise cami. And you can top each of those pairings with any of the jackets or cardigans. Add 12. (Two examples shown)
I'm not a math major, but by my count that gives us a total of 80 options from our 12 pieces.
IF - and it isn't the case in this example, but you could do it - the print top had sleeves and a more traditional collar, you could wear it as a casual "jacket" over any of the shells with any of the bottoms, giving you 15 more options for a total of 95.
There is one more outfit hiding in there somewhere to reach our promised total of 96, but I can think of it to save my life. I'll send a free linking accessory of your choice to the first person who spots whatever it is I'm missing.
Meanwhile I'm hoping you're pleased the versatility we have actually achieved ... options to vary these 12 pieces for dressed-up or more relaxed occasions, more authoritative or more approachable messages, temperature variables and even for coverage when some item from the group is in the laundry.
Next time we'll talk about where you might go from here to build in more variety And after that we'll spell out the concepts at work here so you can get similar results in your own wardrobe whether you follow this specific formula or not..