Today’s fashion thought: There’s been talk about building a wardrobe based on a principle of mix n’ match. I joke that my closet is set up like this, on a Garanimals system.

Ok, this works NOW - pull an item from the tops shelf, pull an item from the bottoms shelf. But it didn’t always.

I think where I went wrong at first was thinking ONLY about generic mix and match-ability. Generic likeability. I didn’t actually like a lot of what I had even tho ‘it worked.’ That is, there were a lot of less basic things my clothes didn’t do for me.

I think now about what I could wear a potential new item with, that already exists in my closet, but mostly if it will promote the style and function I’m after. I’ve gotten more specific, less universal in my thinking...

Ok. That was random!