It seemed easiest to combine weeks 3 and 4 of The Wardrobe Architect together since they’re both related – what shapes/fits of clothing do you gravitate towards, and how can they be mixed together to create different silhouettes.
This week seemed the easiest so far since I know what I like/don’t like to wear, which is much less challenging than trying to determine my core style! I tend to gravitate towards:
- Fitted pants, tops, jackets, skirts, and cardigans
- Natural waists in my skirts, dresses, and pants (with the occasional high-waisted skirt and dress)
- Scoop, boatneck, jewel, and crewnecks
- A-line skirts and dresses
- Any type of sleeve except for strapless and spaghetti
The slightly more challenging/fun part was putting together all of these elements to create different outfits. The purpose behind this exercise was to begin thinking of “formulas” for future outfit combinations. I really need to start utilizing Polyvore more for wardrobe planning, it’s a great tool for visualizing outfits! For each “formula,” I came up with a fall/winter combination as well as a spring/summer combination.
Here’s a silhouette that I wear frequently: fitted jacket or cardigan, pencil skirt, riding boots for fall/winter. For spring, I’d wear skinny jeans, top (boatneck in this case), and a fitted blazer with wedges.
Here’s another one I find myself putting together a lot, because I like wearing dresses with layers – an oversized cardigan with an A-line dress, great for winter or spring.
Sometimes, I like a semi-loose jacket or sweater over a dress:
Last one, this one reversing proportions: looser on top and fitted on bottom. I really like this silhouette with my skinny jeans.
Those are some of my most commonly worn silhouettes, which should serve as a good foundation for creating uniforms that can be varied over and over. All of these outfits, I think, reflect back to my core style: colorful, feminine, confident, happy, and chic. Actually, I want to start planning on sewing some of these outfits, I like them all very much!
There’s some more outfits I didn’t share over at my Polyvore page, I highly recommend using the site for figuring out how to wear what’s in your closet. What kind of silhouettes do you tend to wear?