Before March comes to end I wanted to take some time and see if I could come up with my "style". I feel so hodgepodge and pulled in many directions so I'm hoping this exercise brings some clarity...
I asked you to go through your closets and pull out your favorite pieces and search for commonalities so I decided to start there.
|I like tunic tops and stripes... that wasn't hard. :)|
|I love lace and this top is so floaty and accentuates my natural waistline.|
|Full skirts and natural waistline... straight dress in the middle is the odd|
one out but I love it too.
|I've got a little bit of everything going on here... full skirts for easy movement, knee length skirts with well fitting|
waistbands, I like the pencil and full silhouette.
- I like ease of movement in my clothes
- Emphasis on the natural waistline
- Good fit is key to getting me to pull pieces out again and again
- I love lace, color blocking, tunics, florals and stripes
- I'm not afraid of the dramatic
- It seems I have two favorite silhouettes or shapes I like to wear: fit and flare or straight all the way.
As I was writing this post I think I had a breakthrough! I was rereading some of Colette's Wardrobe Architect posts and downloaded the shapes worksheet to see what it says when I realized something... I'm looking at all the different shapes of my clothes and am expecting them to be the same and that's my "style" but I was wrong. I can wear many different shapes but it will be the fabrics, colors and how I combine those shapes to create my style. Am I thinking correctly here? This is so exciting!
I hope your March Stashbusting is going well whether you are analyzing your wardrobe or not!
PS! Look what came in the mail today with a lovely card full of tips on putting it together! I won it during Sew Grateful Week from Kate from Good Purl Gone Bad?
|Now this is my style ;) not that you can tell|
from the bright photograph.