Have you heard of Colette’s Wardrobe Architect Project? They write this series on wardrobe planning over at the Colette Patterns Blog. The goal is to find out more about yourself and your style in order to create a small wardrobe that you really feel comfortable in.
I am very late to the party, but am going to belatedly join anyway. The idea is just wonderful and after a major cleanout of my closet, I feel ready for some new wardrobe and sewing plans.
I spent quite a few days in Wardrobe Architect week 2 thinking about my core style. It took me a some time to realize that in fashion, as in many other areas, the style I love most is a mix of contrasts.
You see: I’m the kind of girl who walks into a cocktail bar and orders a beer. I love all kinds of music, but Millencolin will always be one of my favourite bands. I like fashion, but never had a problem leaving the house without makeup (might be my secret superpower).
I can’t help it. It’s who I am. No wonder lace dresses look best on me when paired with a leather jacket. No wonder I hate pastel puppy prints and kittie shaped shoes.
My inner stylists always needs a bit of contrast to feel comfortable. Female, yes. But once there’s bows and ribbons and oversized heart prints involved, I’m out. The pinterest board I made for the core style exercise is a good example for that: Lace and Leather. Sequins and ripped jeans. Dresses and denim. Plus: Lots of colour and pattern mixing.