Decision fatigue is a state of reduced efficacy that occurs when there is an excessive or unlimited number of options. Decision fatigue is related to analysis paralysis and paradox of choice. (source)
Decision fatigue can also occur in our wardrobes, and leaves us with that ”I have nothing to wear” feeling. Generally speaking, the more you have in your wardrobe the harder it will be to decide which of those items you want to wear. That’s where Capsule Wardrobes come in. Usually 30-40 items or less, a capsule wardrobe leaves you with a select number of pieces that generally follow a similar colour scheme and style so that every bottom will match every top and so on.
You may not have a capsule wardrobe just yet, but a great way to dip your toe into the capsule wardrobe pond is with a 10 piece capsule wardrobe. You can also use a 10 piece capsule when you are travelling or need to have a limited number of pieces with you. Below I have put together 10 looks using just 10 pieces, although using my fashion maths method (see below) I actually worked out about 25 outfits options with these 10 pieces.
( ( (tops x bottoms) x outerwear) x shoes)
If you’d like to see these looks in action, you can check out my styling video below. I’ve chatted through each of the pieces I selected and each of the 10 looks.