Mittwoch, 19. Februar 2014

Wardrobe Architect: Crafting a small wardrobe that reflects who you are

The Wardrobe Architect

Another "Do-Along". One Year of wardrobe planning.
Updates weekly, this even I can do :)

I have to catch up a few weeks ( 5 weeks), so let´s start with week 1.


History - How has your personal history informed the way you dress? When did your tastes crystalize? Have they changed over the years, and why?
When I was in middle school I wore just jeans, loose Shirts and wide pullovers. I wasn´t the "girly" girl. I became interested in fashion when I discovered the goth subculture in highschool. But I couldn´t effort it or it didn´t came in my size so I started trying to sew for my own.
The first garment was horrorble *laughs*.
I was never the popular one so I could develop my own sense of style and what is cute or not.
Lately I´m in University where you can where whatever you want. So I´m free to find myself again.
I´m still sewing from time to time and have a loooot of fabrics that don´t mix and match or fit my style ( or I bought too less for a specific garment). To avoid spending money useless in the future I´ll plan thinks out now.

- How does your philosophy, spirituality, or religion affect your aesthetics and buying habits? Or, what aspects of those things would you like to see reflected?
I think quite ecologically. Sweatshops and cotton with pesticides scare the Sh** out of me. So I try to make ecologically and socially reasonable decisions with clothing as much as my wallet let me.

Culture-How has your cultural background shaped the way you look? How did the aesthetics and values you grew up with affect your tastes as you got older?
I was a goth for the past..... maybe 9 years. I still love the goth fashion and culture. And I don't want anybody to  say that goth was "just a phase" to me. It´s still in my heart but it´s not always the thing that suites me best :(

Community - How are you influenced by the people around you, including friends, family, and other communities you’re involved in?
I live in my small University bubble :) You can wear whatever you what, noone will complain or even notice! My friends and family are very kind ,too. They give their honest opinion if asked but still let me decide for myself. I´m really lucky.

Activity - How do your day to day activities influence your choices?
I´m mostly doing studiing, going to the library, playing pc games and other sitting activities like reading and (lately very rarely) sewing. In Spring and Summer I often go by bike.... to the University or doing errands etc. So long, flowy maxiskirts aren´t the best choice for me. ;)

Location - Does the place you live inform the way you dress? How does climate factor in?
I live in a capital city with a lot of styles and fashions.  Summers are hot ( 28 to 35 °C) and winters cold ( -10 °C), so I have to have different wardrobes for the seasons.

- In what ways does body image affect your choices in clothing? What clothes make you feel good about the body you live in? What clothes make you feel uncomfortable or alienated from your body?
Well, we could talk a lot about body, can't we?
I´m tall (177cm) and curvy and I like my curves. I have a nice, defined waist, my upper body is my favorite part. Lately I found out that I could easyly buy shirts and pullovers but have really problems finding trousers or jeans.
I often wear bootcut jeans, tees with prints etc. Comfy but boring!
My most loved clothes are my longarmed shirts. Comfy, warm, easy to wear and easy to dress up or down. I like skirts with leggings or thight underneath. In summer, I need capri thight under my skirts or my upper legs get wound ( I don't have a thight gap).

So, that´s it for week 1. Coming soon: Week 2 - Defining a core style.

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