Clothing Combinations

Have you ever looked in your closet with a plethora of clothes staring at you in the face and you somehow  manage to complain that you have nothing to wear? I know I do. Well math tells us that we’re lying.

There is a mathematical term called the Multiplication Principle. It states that, if you have (a) amount of this object (b) amount of that object and so on, then the possible outcomes would be a x b.

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For example, I have the amount of the following items:

13 tops
14 Bottoms

9 Shoes

Possible Outcomes: 13 x 14 x 9 = 1638!!

Wowzers!! I have over 1600 ways to wear my wardrobe. I know you’re thinking some of the outfits might not go together or the weather may not permit for some outfits to go together. Well,  you are correct. However, even if you eliminated 600 from 1638, then you would still have 1038 ways. That means I don’t have to go shopping anymore because I have a year’s amount of clothes to wear, right? Yeah right, I’m never eliminating shopping from my daily exercises.

The point is you will always have something to wear. You just have to be creative and switch up the outfits. If you’re like me who always wear my black blazer with my black pants, for example, try to wear your blazer  with jeans for a casual look. You could also dare to be different and wear that crop top with a pencil skirt.

So, the next time you hear yourself say you have nothing to wear, think again and try out the formula.

Your turn

Take a look at your wardrobe and count how many tops, bottoms, and shoes you have then input the information into the formula and you will be surprised the amount of things you possibly wear.

Tops x Bottoms x Shoes = __________  ways to wear your wardrobe

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