Rather than working from a list, I find the most successful purchases are made when I simply give in to some intense, inexplicable desire. That's how I find the mainstays of my wardrobe, the objects that give me joy to wear. These I'll end up wearing them again and again. It's when I try to consciously fill a hole in my wardrobe that I end up getting something that's wrong or uninspired.
So a pink terry cloth jumpsuit is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of "capsule wardrobe" or "French method" of dressing, but I circled around this item for so long and so often that I knew it might work out. It's from Wood Wood, a Danish design company that makes clothes with just the right amount of quirky.
I figure if I don't end up liking it when it arrives in the mail from Creatures of Comfort, I'll just wear it around the house. I like wearing one pieces that I just haul on and forget about. The boy hates them, though. :P