Ooo, sounds edgy huh? I am so far from. Here’s the real deal, I’m planning out my core wardrobe. I’m using a couple cute graphics as my visual guide to fill in some gaps, but if you want to take the 12+ step program in developing yours check out Coletterie.
I’ve spent a little time over the last few months paring down my closet and evaluating the pieces. I have a decent sized stack of items to donate that I just don’t love or lets face it I’m not going to lose enough weight to fit.
Now, I have some problems to solve that came into view:
I have a bunch of skirts and tops that just don’t pair up with anything very well to make an outfit.
A few items need to be altered.
My body shape has changed.
My wardrobe screams business office.
What I do know:
I’d like my basic colors to be charcoal grey, black, and cream.
The tee’s I have fit terribly. I can’t believe I’ve put up with that for so long.
I’m down to just a couple pairs of pants that still fit.
Leggings will not be part of my core wardrobe.
I see about 12 outfits here. Not including the leggings.
Evaluate body shape and find silhouettes that work for me.
Start filling in the gaps: 1. long sleeve tees. I have two fabrics in my base colors and high hopes I’ll find a pattern that fits right at the start. 2. I don’t own a longer sleeve dress for cooler months. I have a pattern picked but still on the hunt for a lightweight wool that is suitable.
Do a more thorough eval of existing pieces to figure out what I need to make them an outfit.
Reformat brain to sew outfits not pieces.
Work up some system so I know what pieces go together. I’m thinking hang tags with outfit options, I’m that befuddled.
Have you jumped on the core wardrobe bandwagon? Any imput for me?