I have been enjoying the posts everyone has been writing in response to the Coletterie Wardrobe Architect Series. Writing my own has been more difficult!
Defining my core style was the first challenge. There are lots of women whose style I admire, but I don’t want to dress like them. I do feel lost style wise, so I tried to think of a time when I didn’t. When I worked in an office, I was a creative person (marketing) in a non-creative environment (accountants and lawyers). I used to wear simple suits and tailored dresses with interesting, sometimes eccentric shoes. And so it hit me – I had a style then!
Now, I work from home and can wear whatever I like. I’m not buying clothes so I can make anything I like. All that freedom and potential is too much and I have no idea what to wear.
My first step was to pin some images randomly and then look for patterns.
So it seems I still like simple semi-fitted shapes, with an interesting pop of colour, and classic accessories. Apart from two denim skirts, I don’t own anything like these things. I’d love a shirt in drapey fabric like Sophia Coppola’s, but don’t own any shirts at all! Not shown here, but I’ve also pinned several shirt dresses. No, I don’t have any….
I had grand plans this year to use up my stash and not buy any new patterns. I have changed my mind! I have sold or given away lots of my fabric and patterns, and I’m replacing them with things that reflect what I’ve learned.