With the tidying/simplicity/living with less movement, the idea of a capsule wardrobe is definitely an appealing thing.
Chances are you are familiar, but to get us on the same page (from the Wikipedia entry):
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces ... The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items only, to maximize the number of outfits that can be created.
Items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion. Items for women, the article goes on, such as
A belted trench coat
A white shirt
A black blazer
A little black dress
A pair of tailored trousers
A pencil skirt
T-shirts and camisole tops
A cashmere sweater
A pair of ballet flats
A pair of long boots
A tote bag
A clutch bag
A silk scarf
A pair of high heels
A pair of casual shoes
Do you see what I see, the many opportunities to have these classic pieces be vintage?
Everyone does, and should, have a slightly different idea of what is basic and necessary in her wardrobe. I just don’t care to wear jeans, for instance. I would add a full skirt.
If you need some vintage style icons for inspiration:
Does anyone out there have an entirely vintage capsule wardrobe? Of what does it consist? Would you be willing to try to have all your most necessary pieces be vintage?