• attributes list
  • advice on starting a wardrobe from OYMG
    • decide on the colour palette you want first
    • start with these basics
      • 3 dresses (skip if going for boyish look)
      • 2 skirts (or pants/shorts)
      • 3 blouses
      • 2 t-shirts or tops (more if not getting any dresses)
      • at least 2 cardigans or other outerwear
      • 2 pairs of shoes
      • 1 bag
      • assortment of socks and legwear
      • assortment of accessories
    • ✽ choose things that can be layered, mixed and matched and used in multiple ways.
  • Kathryn's (IDKBIL) Beginners' Guide
    • Choose a general colour scheme to co-ord with.
    • Determine what styles and lengths look good on you and you feel good in.
    • Select a base dress in a neutral colour with just a few details.
    • Select an plain underskirt. Make sure the colour and length go well with your base dress.
    • Next is a lace underskirt. A sleveless dress will also do. Make sure the length works well with your base dress.
    • Choose a patterned skirt to either wear as an overskirt, or under the base dress. Make sure the colours match your scheme and the length works well. A good option is a skirt with fake 'layers'.
    • Tunic top: stick to a neutral colour with lace or other details. Or choose patterns if you are getting several.
    • Tights and/or socks: as with the tunic, stick to a neutral colour with light detail. Or choose colours/patterns if you are getting several. Co-ord with legwarmers as well.
    • 'Fun' dress. A dress with more colour, detail or pattern. Choose one that co-ords with the rest of your wardrobe. This will be more effort, but worth it.
    • A blouse is a good layering piece. Long or short sleeve is fine. It will most likely be covered up, so an interesting collar is the most important thing. If you choose a blouse/tunic top with details, make sure you can fit it into co-ord where the details will be seen.
    • A jumper is optional depending on your climate. Make sure it's loose enough to go over your other layers.
    • A knitted/crocheted vest (or lace in warmer climates). Choose a length that fits with the rest of your wardrobe.
    • Shawls and/or capelets add extra layers to your co-ord. A light scarf can be worn in warm weather.
    • Pants (optional). Make sure they are a loose fit. Khaki and green are good options instead of blue-jeans.
    • A wide range of shoes are suitable: boots, oxfords, tennis shoes, ballet flats. Look for ones with details that match your co-ord.
    • Accessories: brooch. Look for brooches with a thin pin that will minimise damage to fabric. Or try making your own.
    • Scarves are preferably long so you can wind them around your neck. Choose the material according to the temperature. Lace, colours and patterns are all good options.
    • Necklaces with woodland themes are perfect. Gold or tarnished silver is good. Choose materials like leather, lace and twine for a natural look.
    • Any kind of bag is fine, as long as it matches your co-ord.
    • Other optional items: hair clip; headband; a hat.
  • Dear Miss Kellie's Wardrobe Essentials
    • base dress: 1 or 2. Choose neutral colours that you can easily co-ord with.
    • petticoat (underskirt): 1. Usually has lace or broderie.
    • fancy dress: 2-5. Dress with pattern, detail or more colour. Try to have a variety of sleeve lengths.
    • skirt: 3-4. At least one lacy one, plus at least two with quirky detail such as pattern, patchwork etc.
    • oversized shirt/tunic: 2-3. Can be worn with a skirt in place of a dress.
    • longsleeve blouse: 2. One plain, one patterned. May be button-up or not.
    • shortsleeve blouse: 1-2. Get tighter-fitting blouses to layer under other clothes. Layer them so the sleeves are visible.
    • outerwear: cardigans: 2-4. Generally go for a more fitted style.
    • outerwear: jumpers: 2-3. Go for more over-sized styles.
    • outerwear: vest and/or shawl: many colours and textures are available.
    • socks: 3+. Get knee-highs and ankle socks for different looks. Have a variety of different colours and decos, e.g. lace.
    • tights & leggings: Have a variety of colours and motifs. Accessorise with legwarmers.
    • shoes: 1-3. Brown colour and round toes are the most important attributes. Also try to have at laest 1 pair of boots and oxfords.
    • bag: 1+. Any kind of bag is fine. Leather satchel bags are common. Choose one that you can co-ord with.
  • Dear Miss Kellie's Wardrobe Essentials, Budget Edition Items in order of importance:
    • Base dress
    • Petticoat (pretty much you've got a coord now!)
    • Shoes & Socks
    • Skirt
    • Blouse
    • Bag
    • Outerwear (cardigan or jumper)
    • Oversized shirt
    • Fancy dress
    • Outerwear (vest or another cardigan)
    • Tights or leggings
    • Jacket
  • Kathryn (IDKBIL): sample, all-seasons, mori kei capsule wardrobe:

Four dresses One white dress One cream/beige dress One Brown Dress One fun dress (pattern or color) Four skirts One lace skirt Once brown skirt One white skirt One fun skirt (pattern or color) Four blouses One short sleeved blouse One long sleeved blouse One sleeveless blouse One fun blouse (pattern or color) Four sweaters One brown sweater One tan sweater One cream sweater One fun sweater (pattern, color, or harder to work with) Three scarves One brown One white One lace Three pairs of shoes One pair of lace up, high boots One pair of ankle boots One pair of sandals or sneakers One shawl Could be cream or brown, but should be versatile Two bags One fancier (lace, color, basket, etc.) One practical (backpack, larger bag, simple leather, etc.) One hat Could be a sun hat or a knitted hat Three pairs of tights One cream One brown One fun pair (color or pattern) One pair of pants Either cotton in brown or cream, or mori kei type jeans

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