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6.25.2016

Wardrobe Architect: One Year Later

I've been thinking about writing this post for the last couple of months and never took the time to sit down and do it. I feel like I has so much to say so I hope I can remember it all and make it coherent. 
Wardrobe Architect: One Year Later
1. textured blanket 2. beach colors 3. dress and sandals 4. beach hammock 
5. casual outfit 6. chambray outfit 7. beach dress 8. summer outfit

About one year ago I went through the Wardrobe Architect series to help give some direction in my sewing. I wrote a post about it, my thoughtful wardrobe. It was eye opening to figure out the silhouettes I like to wear and pin down the colors I like to wear. It has given my sewing a great direction and I've hardly had any flops since I worked thought Wardrobe Architect. I've really been able to hone in on my core style (see my core style pinterest board). The images above speak to me and represent my style. It's not that I want to make the things in the images, but the feeling from the pictures speak to me.
I love wardrobe architect and love the direction it gave me. It also made it a lot easier getting rid of clothing because it helped me figure out why I did wear it. I'm really getting down to a capsule wardrobe which makes me really happy. I don't feel bad about spending more money on nice, long-lasting fabric because I'll make things I like and that I'll wear or a long time. That being said, I have been sewing for a long time and trust my skills so that I won't mess up while I'm sewing and now I won't choose the wrong colors or silhouettes. I'm going to share my lists to help you learn and as a reference I can look back on.
SILHOUETTES
Loose, drapey tops with fitted bottoms
Semi-fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fitted tops with semi-fitted drapey bottoms
Fitted tops with fitted bottoms
Fit and flare dresses
Semi-fitted dresses
Since I know this, I'm even willing to try items I've never worn before if they fit into one of these silhouettes.
COLORS
Navy
Gray
Sky blue
Turquoise
Denim
White
Golden Yellow
Mint
Coral
Peach
Cognac leather
Solids
Textured solids 
Stripes
Some florals
TRIED AND TRUE PATTERNS
Union St. Tee (affiliate link)
Cheyenne Tunic (affiliate link)
Hudson Pants - in both woven and knit
Staple Dress
Grandpa Cardi (affiliate link)
FABRICS
Chambray
Cotton spandex
Bamboo rayon spandex
Rayon challis
Heather

5 comments:

  1. My sister and I were talking about this one day while we were shopping. And not just in a sewing format, but what we pick out when we go shopping as well. It is such a thought provoking and interesting idea. We were talking about what we would wear and what we don't love. I went through the wardrobe architect really fast, and didn't really take much time with it. But I did learn that I won't wear stripes. At all. But give me solid colors with interesting textures or details in the garment and I am much more prone to wear it. This little detail that I figured out about myself has helped me so much in the last year with shopping/finding patterns/fabrics. It also helped me to finally clear out some of the clothes I have been keeping around because I spent money on them. Thanks for sharing your insights!

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  2. I love the Wardrobe Architect series! I feel like the general term "capsule wardrobe" helps you figure out how many clothes to put in your closet, Wardrobe Architect helps you figure out what to out in there, and Sudoku's make sure everything goes together.

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  3. I love the Wardrobe Architect series! I feel like the general term "capsule wardrobe" helps you figure out how many clothes to put in your closet, Wardrobe Architect helps you figure out what to out in there, and Sudoku's make sure everything goes together.

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  4. This is vey smart!! I might need to try it myself! Love your style

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  5. I need to do this. You should post a round-up of the clothes in your closet since doing Wardrobe Architect, I'd love to see it.

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