This post has been a while in the making, but I am pleased to say it is finally here. Week 4 of the Wardrobe Architect has tasked me with creating silohettes by putting together outfits. I think I took so long to do this post because I couldnt think of anything worse than trawlling through clothes shops for RTW that I would never actually buy! However, once I got into scouring the internet, it became strangely addictive. I was strict and allowed myself to create only 3 outfits:
This is an evening type outfit that I like. I would only wear black in the evening, or to work, but I think it can look really nice. I chose this dress because it is comfortable and smart at the same time. I like the full skirt and have recently made some similar Monetas by Colette (albeit without the peplum ruffle). I also like the dress gives a sense of being tall because it is long and this, along with the black, would be slimming. I chose these shoes because they have wedges – I am not great with heels (no balance) but you would have had to have had far too many shandies to fall from these!
I didn’t know I would like something like this but once I saw it I knew it had to be in my list. A lovely summer dress to wear to the beach (I live near the beach), which would work during the day or later in the evening (thanks to the border around the top). I like the understated effort of this dress, and whats more probably wouldnt need ironing! I chose flip flops to go with it because you cant get more comfy than this type of shoe. The butterfly effect balances out the no-fuss dress nicely, I think.
This is a daytime dressy outfit in my book, although I could wear the skirt and top to work too. I love a nice pussy bow blouse (I recently made one from a pattern that came free with a magazine) and I am pretty big on bows too. The colour of the skirt is lovely, so calming, and similar to the background on my website. Although a necklace isnt necessary with this outfit, and I am not a big fan of wearing jewellery at all, when I saw this necklace I really liked it. I think the shoes are so pretty – I am not 100% convinced they go with this outfit but they probably would if I was going to wear it all (I am not – the shoes are over £200!!).
It’s quite nice to see my developing style ‘written down’ so to speak. Since starting Wardrobe architect I have been trying to make more of my own clothes, despite not feeling comfortable in my own skin, and I am having mixed results. However, I am about to make a dress for myself for a special occasion from no pattern. I am thinking full circle skirt and princess seam top sewn together into a dress, but we will see how it goes.
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Look out for my next post on Wardrobe Architect – this one will be all about colour. This should be interesting for reasons that will be disclosed next time…
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