- 61% of the clothing in my wardrobe was worn this month
- 56% of my outfits were worn to work
- If you exclude outerwear, I wore black 81% of the month
- I rated 49% of my outfits a 5 out of 5
Click the images to view a summary of what I wore during January.
Week 1: How long did it take to pick an outfit?
It took me an average of 1 minute to pick my outfit in the morning or to plan the night before. If you click the chart, you'll see there was one outlier where it took me 40 minutes. On that day, I was trying to create an outfit based on this vintage Dior hat made of crushed purple velvet. Unfortunately, I can confidently say that it's never going to work for me.
Week 2: What types of comments did I get about what I wore?
This was fun to track because it required paying attention to how people interacted with me, especially since the comments about my outfit were usually the first thing coworkers would say to me at work.
- "We're wearing the same thing!" - Female Coworker & Friend who was wearing the same style of dress and the same boots as me (see here)
- "Those earrings are stunning!" - Male Coworker
- "Your shirt is really black." - Female Coworker & Friend said because I was wearing a new black turtleneck (see here) that is darker than my other black clothing which has faded over time.
- "Is that your 'Times Up' outfit?" - Male Coworker said in reference to me wearing all black and the women wearing black for the sexual harassment awareness 'Times Up' movement, more information here.
- "You guys look so cool from behind with your jackets. I love it." - Female Coworker said as a Coworker and I were leaving for the day. I was wearing a long white trench (see here) and my coworker was wearing a long leopard trench.
- "You look less prissy." - Female Coworker & Friend said because I was wearing a fun lipstick with a blouse she thinks looks prissy.
Week 3: Which piece did I pick first while getting dressed?
This wasn't too exciting. It turns out I pick the top (dress, shirt, sweater, blouse, etc.) first while getting dressed.
Week 4: What motivated the outfit I chose?
The previous week I felt down, so the night before work I picked out a dress I love, but rarely wear (see here) because I knew it would get me excited to get up in the morning and feel good about myself during work. Since then, I've become interested in the motivations behind the clothes we choose to wear.
Monday: My bright coral lipstick
Tuesday: Desire to feel warm (it was a cold, rainy day)
Wednesday: Office culture (wanted to blend in while working at headquarters that day)
Thursday: Desire to feel warm (making up for being inadequately dressed the previous day)
Friday: My black jeans (casual Friday)
Saturday: Meeting with friends
Sunday: Spring cleaning (wore something loose, comfortable and with pockets)
What is Wardrobe Science?
This year, I'm tracking what I wear so I can build a dataset of real-world capsule wardrobe data to analyze. I was inspired to start this project after reading an article by Torrence Boone from Google, that tracked fashion trends by Google searches. Read his article here.
Want more? Check out Michelle Wan's wardrobe project, here.