Wardrobe Architect Week Two: Defining Your Core Style

Wardrobe Architect Week Two – coming up with feelings, words and images is challenging – I’m looking forward to when I can just list some clothes I like the look of 😉 Have any of you guys tried the 2014 Wardrobe Architect challenges? How did you find them? Anyway, here goes!
When you are wearing your favorite clothing, how do you feel (e.g. confident, sexy, poised, powerful, etc)?
I would say confident and comfortable. Obviously some clothes make me feel sexy, poised etc, but not all of the clothes I like, however all of my favourite clothes make me feel confident and in control.
When you’re wearing something that is not quite right, how do you feel?
I feel self-conscious in clothes that aren’t quite right. I worry that things are riding up or it’s not sitting right or I look frumpy. I guess a lot of clothes also make me feel unremarkable, like I blend into the background.
What are the feelings you want to avoid about the clothes you wear?
I want to avoid feeling uncomfortable – both in my clothes and in my own skin – and I want to avoid boredom with my clothes.
Who do you consider to be your style icons?
This is a really hard one. I like some people’s clothes, but I can’t think of any one person I think of as a style icon. I turned to Buzzfeed to help me out and it came up with Michelle Obama… Granted, she has quite good fashion taste, but I don’t think it really reflects my own! I don’t know guys, I just like what I like! Am I the only one who can’t come up with any style icons?
To take the question a bit more loosely, I like fashions from lots of eras and cultures – 1950s skirts, Victorian blouses, Grecian dresses, Japanese kimonos.
What is it about them that appeals to you?
I like a lot of clothes that have a fitted element to show off your curves, but without the whole outfit being tight fitting. So a dress cinched in at the waist, a pencil skirt with a looser blouse or a t-shirt tucked into a fuller skirt. I also love pretty much anything with buttons. I rarely wear a monochrome outfit – there’s always at least one element of colour.
What are some words that describe styles that you like in theory, but are not quite you?
Clean, plain, tomboy, hippie, classic, flapper.
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. Think about descriptive words, moods, and feelings you associate with these things:
Natural, bright, quirky, fun, feminine, unique, vintage, bohemian, organic, confident, dreamy, layered, bold, floaty, sensitive, culture, balance, textured, fusion.
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?
Bold, natural, fun, bohemian, dreamy.
VISUAL EXERCISE 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!
I created a gallery on Pinterest and you can see some highlights below or click through to see te whole lot. Collecting images was definitely the best part of this week’s challenge – I never used to use Pinterest that much, but it’s so much fun!


Follow Bonnie’s board Wardrobe Architect Inspiration on Pinterest.

Leave a Reply