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.
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?