I was reading Janet's style post about her style evolution and how she used to like a lot of embellishment on her pieces and used to have a large wardrobe but is paring down both in the size of her wardrobe and in her tastes--more refined, less embellishment. I have a large wardrobe now, and I like a lot of colors and patterns and sometimes my outfits have a lot going on with layers or pattern mixing. I like classic pieces but only if they have a secret whimsical detail or funky twist. MaryK is similarly ALGO in her style and closet size. On the other hand Angie tends toward the classic and minimal in her style, and has a very streamlined edited wardrobe. Sveta is another one who is an excellent wardrobe remixer, and tends to wear solid colors and more minimal silhouettes. Same with Claire. Lyn is the only one I can think of who has a smaller functional closet but still likes funky patterns. I think she still likes neutrals a lot though which makes it easier to remix clothes.
So, what do you think? Does size of your wardrobe tend to correlate with where you are in the minimalist-ALGO style spectrum? I'm not counting large wardrobes if you haven't purged the stuff you never wear. I've already done my wardrobe purge and I love and wear pretty much everything in it, but it's still large. I love remixing and I really envy those of you with small closets where anything you buy goes with 90% of what you own, but I don't think that's a realistic goal for me. I like distinctive vivid pieces but they don't all go with each other! And I think if I had a small wardrobe of only solid/neutral pieces I'd get bored! Also I think MaryK was right with what she said about my style/personality in my other thread: Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess! I think that must be the unofficial ALGO slogan! :)