When I first read about the „Wardrobe Architect“ concept introduced by Coletterie sometime last year I was intrigued but for some reason I got distracted („oh look there! A cute cat licking its belly“) and promptly forgot about it. So you can imagine my joy when I read about it again two days ago. The nice people over at Colleterie took the occasion of a brand new year to not only reintroduce the idea but also combine it with a challenge. And who am I to pass up a challenge?
But seriously. I wanted to do this anyway and now I get to live through it with many other lovely folks of the sewing-community? Great!
In this first post I will concentrate on the color scheme and the general style of garments for my wardrobe. In the next few posts I will then talk about the specific silhouettes and patterns that might fit the style and so on. It might be weird to start off with colors and not with the general style I’m going for but color is one of the most important aspects for me.
I drew some figurines with exemplary garments just to show a bit better what I’m thinking of in term of colors and prints. I surely will be reusing the picture when I talk about silhouettes but for now let’s stick to colors.
In past years I have worn a lot of black. And although I still own a lot of black clothes my color scheme as changed quite a lot over the past three years. I have introduced prints of all sorts (mainly flowery ones and polka dots) and started to wear bright colors on occasion. Mostly I wear a black skirt combined a colorful, patterned top or the other way around. Similarly, when wearing dresses I usual combine them with a black cardigan. That is if it is cold enough to wear a cardigan. But you know, from September to April that’s usually always the case here in Berlin.
Color wise I don’t really want to change all that much. For me it’s more about what colors to wear in combination with neutrals like black or gray. To figure this out I went through my wardrobe and fabric stash and tried to decide which colors I love the most. I came up with the color palette I sketched out below and I think it’s pretty good. I might have to add a neutral and that will most certainly be some grey tone but I like it a lot so far.
I love teal and blues and those colors will certainly make up the core of my wardrobe. Additionally I picked mustard and violet as accentuating colors.
I don’t usually wear white and I’d like to keep it that way but I’m thinking about pastels. I know something like blush would fit in pretty well and I like the color but I’m just not quite sure if I like it on me, it somehow makes me think of brides and little girls.
What do you think? Will you participate?