Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

Capsule Sudoku Bingo

Capsule Wardrobe Sudoku (or Bingo)

If you’ve watched me explain how to build a Capsule Wardrobe***, this will be fun and easy for you!


***(If you missed the series on building your unique Capsule Wardrobe:
Part 1 is available to read here on my Blog
or

Click here to watch the ENTIRE series on YouTube.)


This idea of a Capsule Sudoku is to “shake up” your wardrobe. It will help you “shop your closet”, and give you some different ideas of mixing and matching items of clothing.

If you’d rather watch a video of how to do a Capsule Sudoku, check it out on my YouTube channel here.

Ready?

Here’s the basic form:

Now, how to fill it!

Here’s the key: If you’re a beginner, pick two neutral colors and one accent color. (Advanced Fashionistas will pick two accent colors and one neutral!)

For this example, I stuck with blue & white as neutrals, and a blush pink for the accent color:

 

And this is how it mixes and matches.

Every row matches:




Capsule_Bingo-Column3Capsule_Bingo-Column4 copy


Every column matches:
Capsule_Bingo-Row1 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row2 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row3 copyCapsule_Bingo-Row4 copy

 

You can even do the diagonals, because they match, too!

Capsule_Bingo-Diagonal1Capsule_Bingo-Diagonal2 copy

 

Do you want to play around with it online before your personal closet? Try the Polyvore Template, first!

ADVANCED: Two accent colors (green & pink) and one neutral (black):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Pink Green

Pink, green, and beige.

Beginner: Two neutral colors (black & white) and one accent (blue):

Capsule Sudoku Bingo Royal Blue Black

Royal blue, black, and white.

 

What do you think? Will this help you try new things? Let me know!

Here are some sets made by others by using the Capsule Sudoku Template on Polyvore.

 

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Mustard and Grey, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red, Orange, and Yellow, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Red and Sky Blue, created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Coral, Tan and Cream with a Touch of Seafoam Green, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Mint, Navy, and Orange, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, Green and Tan/Cream, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Red, blue, yellow, Created by krista-knudsen

Wardrobe #1 - Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

Wardrobe #1 – Sudoku Style, Created by ariaquinn

14 Comments

  • This is great Colleen! How fun and I love these colors together! Win, WIN, WIN! I’ve so enjoyed your classes and webinars can hardly wait for Style Academy! Blessings, Carmilla FaShih

  • Maureen says:

    WOW! Thank you, Mrs Hammond! This is SO NEAT! And pretty. 🙂 <3 Love you, and all you do for the ladies in the world!!

  • Laura says:

    You can even do four corners! It looks like it works to me. 😉

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  • Kayla says:

    So for a capsule wardrobe do you have to limit yourself to 4 of each of tops, bottoms, shoes, and extras? Or is this just to make sure you can wear each item at least four ways? Also, do you *have* to have an extra? I don’t care to wear jewelry and scarves very often; I feel like it’s a little too fancy for my style; or maybe it’s just too adult? I’m seventeen. Plus I don’t have much jewelry anyway. I do like nice fitted jackets though, but you can’t exactly wear them all year round, unfortunately. I would if I could :).

    • This isn’t a “real” capsule wardrobe, Kayla. This is just a fun way to look at items in your closet in a different way!

      For a functional Capsule Wardrobe, you’ll want to make sure that each piece you own mixes and matches with 3 other pieces in your wardrobe. Then you have about 5 tops, 5 bottoms, a couple of dresses, a few jacket/cardigans, and around 5 types of footwear.

      What those pieces are depends largely on your Body Type, unique bodily characteristics, Style Personality, Coloring, state in life (business, home, labor, sports, formal events, etc…), and a few other factors.

      Hope that helps!

  • Nancy says:

    This doesn’t work for me. I’m retired and my wardrobe now is void of business attire. No suites, heels, pencil skirts etc. I boxed those things up and donated them to domestic violence charity for women to help them get a fresh new start. I know this is just to get us used to paring down our wardrobe and really using what we have and better choices for our body type etc. Is there something for those of us retired ladies who still volunteer, attend church and events, socialize etc. What I’m looking for is more casual, comfortable and not ‘old’ looking. Wave that wand of yours and spread that magic! I know you hesitate on slacks (shudder) however, as we age, our legs are not so pretty and circulation is an issue. My ankles sometimes are tree trunks and my legs look like a hair net. It’s uncomfortable for me. Help!

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