Friday, 2 May 2014

Wardrobe Architect #1

So in my last post I mentioned the 'Wardrobe Architect' series by Sarai at Colette Patterns. I thought I'd make a start and go through a few bits and pieces regarding personal style.

Firstly I'll admit that I feel rather like a fish out of water documenting personal insight snippets on the ol' interweb -but hey, let's go with it for now. So the name of the game is trying to identify exactly where I'm at in terms of 'Core Style' and what makes up my wardrobe.

Using this info I can decide what works and what's missing, enabling me to fill in the gaps with handmade pieces which I know won't languish in the back of a cupboard somewhere never seeing the light of day (like so many before them!).

So... the image below is a loose representation of an average day me right now. When encouraged to pick out a few adjectives -I went for casual, lazy, comfortable, youthful.

Core Style (Start)

In essence my 'Core Style' or lack thereof stems from the informal nature of my working life. I have the luxury of choosing based on ease and comfort and have a tendency to throw on a variation of the same outfit most days -reaching for the faithful grey hoodie. I'd say that there is definitely a boyish even slightly juvenile element to my current 'go-to' look that I'd like to update whilst keeping a little 'alternative edge'.

The next task is to empty my wardrobe and see exactly whats lurking. Wish me luck!


  1. Wishing you luck! I'd seen The Wardrobe Architect series before but wasn't sure what it was really about so thanks a lot for explaining it. Looking forward to seeing how it works.


    1. I think a lot of people will use it to plan a capsule wardrobe around their existing 'Core Style' and colours etc, I'm thinking I'll probably re-work mine a little -either way It's a good read, I'd recommend picking away at it (it's fairly manageable a post at a time). Digesting the next few steps at the mo -doesn't help that half of my clothes haven't emerged from the house move yet!