I have wanted to go through the wardrobe architect series ever since it came out. I just kept putting it off and putting it off. Lately I’ve realized that I sew a lot and sew a lot for myself, but then sometimes it never gets worn.
I spend time and sometimes money making something only to have it sit in my closet. I mean, I claim that I’m making custom clothing that fits me perfectly, but then I don’t wear it and feel guilty that I don’t wear it. I finally realized something needed to change.
I’m now committed to only make what I’ll love and wear, and to love everything in my closet.
My sister and I started on the wardrobe architect journey together to encourage each other. I’ve only gotten about halfway through it, but I’ll share what I’ve done so far. If you’re interested in following along, you can see my core style pinterest board.
In going through the wardrobe architect series, I found that the words that define my core style are: happy, comfortable, relaxed. That’s the feelings that I want to portray and feel with everything that I wear. These are the pictures that inspire me and make me happy.
The silhouettes that I love at the moment are similar to these.
I think part of my problem with colors is that my color story 8 years ago when I was shopping a lot for myself is different that it is now when I hardly go shoppping. It’s hard to switch over without a lot of money and to admit to myself that the colors in my closet aren’t my colors anymore.
My color story is this:
Now after all these I’ve come to the realization that I mostly like to wear solids, solids with texture, stripes, small polka dots, and small florals. I had a really hard time with this because as a seamstress, I appreciate a really good print. I LOVE them, but I often don’t wear them.
I want to buy all the prints, but then I have a hard time deciding what to do with them. And if I do make something with them, I don’t pull it out of my closet.
So here are some fabrics I really love, and here’s to commiting to wearing solids and simple prints that make me happy. I haven’t figured it out completely, so these are just a few.
Have you tried the wardrobe architect? How do you make sure you love everything you buy or make?