The Wardrobe Architect

Week 2 of Coletterie’s Wardrobe Architect series is all about defining a core style.

Using the worksheet provided and working alongside the answers from the previous week, we were asked to answer a few questions and then collect 15-20 images.

The Results

There were no massive surprises for me, but this has helped solidify what I already know and it has made me feel like I’m on the right track with the things I’m creating.

Maybe I need to be a little more practical with what I make though, dresses are all well and good but I’m not about to lounge about in the house or go to Tesco in them, it’s definitely given me some focus.

I really enjoyed the visual part too, being dyslexic I find that images are a very handy tool and make sense much more than the written word when it comes to focusing my mind on what I like or not.

If you’d like to check out my Core Style Pinterest Board please do, and if you’re following the series please link me up in the comments below, I’d love to see yours!

My Answers To Worksheet 2

When you are wearing your favourite clothing, how do you feel?

Like I can take on the world, I feel confident and good in my skin.

When you’re wearing something that is not quite right, how do you feel? What are the feelings you want to avoid about the clothes you wear?

Very self-conscious. I can’t stop thinking about the fact people might think I look odd, even though they probably don’t even notice I’m wearing anything out of the ordinary for me. I think that’s why, a lot of the time, I stick to what I know will make me feel comfortable.

Who do you consider to be your style icons? What is it about them that appeals to you?

Actual: Joan Collins and Liz Taylor of the 50s/early 60s. Fictional: Joan Holloway. I love that they’re feminine without showing a lot of flesh and that their style is form fitting rather then loose.

What are some words that describe styles that you like in theory, but are not quite you?

Anything floaty, bo-ho etc…I love it on other people but the rolled out of bed and looking natural thing is not for me. I like plucked and preened, hair set, make up on, suited and booted.

Look over your answers from last week on history, philosophy, culture, community, activities, location, and body. List at least 15 words that you associate with your answers. 

  • Vintage
  • 50s
  • 60s
  • Freedom of choice
  • Individual
  • Practical
  • Comfortable
  • Fitted
  • Classy
  • Sculpted
  • Block-colour
  • Classic
  • Structured
  • Feminine

Look over the answers to all of the questions above. If you had to narrow your list to only 3-5 words to describe you, which words would you choose?

Vintage, Classic, Individual, Sculptured, Structured

Collect 15-20 images that represent these 3-5 words for you. You could create a pinterest board, a folder on your computer, a moodboard, or a collage. Be creative and have fun!

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