It’s Week 4 of the Wardrobe Architect over at the Coletterie and this weeks post focuses on identifying our key silhouettes and proportions. This was a great exercise to determine the looks I prefer and start to solidify the style I want to build into my wardrobe. I’m hoping to build an easy to wear uniform (check out Into-Mind for more on this) so I can easily mix and match my pieces.
Last weeks worksheet had us list the proportions and shapes we prefer to wear and mine was mostly fitted clothing with a natural waistline. I really hate to wear drop waist and empire waisted clothing, it looks alright but makes me feel frumpy. My clothing is not very seasonal since I live in Florida and I tend to just layer a bit in winter (it rarely goes below 50) and just wear less in summer when I’m at the beach almost every day.
Look 1 Linen Trousers: Linen Pants+ Sleeveless Tank + Sandals
Look 2 Long Skirt: Skirt + Cropped or Tucked Blouse + Flats
Look 3 Fitted Dress: Natural Waist Short Dress + Skinny Belt + Low Heels
Look 4 Jeans: Jeans + Button Down + Pullover+ Sneakers/Moccasins (Winter)
Jeans + Light Tee/Tank + Flats/Sandals (Spring/Summer)
Look 5 Shorts: Shorts + Print Shirt/ Blouse + Flats
Look 6 Swim: Swimsuit+ Rashguard + Board Shorts/ Skirt + Sport Sandal
Look 7 Fitness: Sports Bra + Tank/Tee + Yoga Pants + Sneakers
I think these looks are going to be so helpful as I plan out my sewing! Do you have a uniform you consistently wear? Or maybe a shape that always looks good on you? I’m really hoping this will make getting dressed in the morning more intuitive & less stressful. Some mornings I know I try on multiple outfits and just don’t feel good in any of them. I’d love to see everyone’s posts/ boards for this exercise so feel free to leave a link in the comments.
Hope you enjoy your weekend! Happy sewing!
Gosh, these boards look so helpful, not to mention lovely to look at!
Thanks so much Morgan! They were really fun to put together :)
I love uniform dressing as well! I tend to gravitate to certain sillohuetes as well so it works out well for me. I am participating in the wardrobe architect series, too. Don’t you just love it?
I do! It’s really helping me plan out my sewing so everything I make is wearable! Plus I do notice I really only want to wear a few outfits-my uniforms- all the time, just need to make similar pieces to make my wardrobe really functional.