Four grown kids, two delightful granddaughters, constant, long-time partner. An academic (scholarly teaching is the buzzword), I read, knit, run, garden, and more on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. The other foot (pied à terre, indeed) is in the city, where I shop, visit museums and galleries, go to the opera. . .
If I weren't so compulsively honest, I could tell you that this is what I wore today -- it's certainly what I started out with, and I think it works well. But in case I needed to take my cardigan off, it requires me to pair my Hermes scarf with the only top possible in this wardrobe capsule, this red-and-navy stripe. And while I have almost convinced myself this can work, even taking the two out into the sunshine and checking their colours against each other See, I think they're compatible, congruous, pleasing
but in the end I wasn't sure you'd agree, so I switched to the red scarf -- which you may not find any more credible. And, after all, I kept the cardigan over it most of the day. Since I'm in the city now, where I have more anonymity, I may just wear the top outfit tomorrow and get a sixth day from a Wardrobe Capsule designed for five. I''ve got another one ready to wear for work on Monday, so I'll have managed a full week, and I could easily pull together a few more combinations. I'll post later on what I've learned from the exercise, what I might do differently if there's a next time.
Meanwhile, today's line-up:
FCUK top, BR cardigan, BR navy skinny cords, red scarf
FCUK top, BR cardigan, BR navy skinny cords, Hermes scarf