Monday, March 16, 2015

Wardrobe Architect: Weeks 3 & 4

I'm working my way through the Coletterie's Wardrobe Architect project. If you missed the first post, start here.


The projects for weeks 3 & 4 of this project are very related and didn't require nearly as much brain power as weeks 1 or 2 so I've decided to lump them together. Week 3 was about determining what shapes I enjoy wearing and look good on me. There was a pretty cool looking chart to fill out, but I'm just going to summarize here.

Ease: I tend to like more fitted garments rather than less fitted. Except for pants. I love a wide legged pant.

Length: I like knee length to midcalf length skirts the best. I do want to try more maxi styles though. (Florida makes maxi dresses look awesome.)  For tops, I prefer shorter tops but not cropped or midriff bearing tops.

Fullness: I like all fullnesses of skirts but a-line to somewhat full the best. I also like straight or wide legged pants. No skinnies!

Waistline: I like a high to mid waistline. No surprises here.

Week 4 was on building silhouettes from the shapes from week 3. Looking back on week 2, I kind of already saw a pattern evolving plus I did already know what shapes I really liked. So here's what I came up with.

A great fitting pair of trousers and blouse with a jacket or cardigan for shape. Also add in a fun bag and shoes.

 A cute dress with some what full skirt and a fitted bodice. Add a jacket if necessary. This is were I'm hoping for some vintage cross over. A cute 40s dress with a slightly fuller skirt than average or a 50s dress with a less full skirt than average would be really cute here.

Shorts are a must for summer! I want to make some more high waisted shorts since my current ones need replaced but I think in the Florida summer, I'll need some modern shorts as well. The same blouses and cardigans from my pant silhouettes would also fit well in this category.


  1. We're fans of many of the same cuts and lengths. I too prefer fitted garments, save for pants, and generally gravitate to midi-length skirts and dresses first and foremost.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. I think I got most of my modern shorts at Bealls down there. :)