Since taking up the hobby of sewing I have begun to realize that I at least need to have some grasp on what my style is. It makes no sense to spend days stitching together a dress that doesn't work for me. My closet is a smorgasbord of anything and everything you can imagine, and some things you wish you didn't. I've got to get my act together! I want to dress like a grown up!
Let me elaborate on the problem a bit more. Here is what I like and/or deem acceptable to wear:
- Flowy, Pencil, and A-line skirts
- Anything by Kate Spade
- Anything by Lily Pulitzer
- Anything with polka dots
- Dresses from the 50's
- Dresses form the 60s
- Anything Joan Rivers hawks on QVC
- Anything Dita von Tesse wears
- Tacky 80's sequined sweaters
- Only lady pencil skirts complete with elastic insets
- Anything with a bow
- Sleek shift dresses
- Anything and everything sold by Modcloth
- 99% of what I see others making in the sewing blogosphere
- Everything with a vintage union made label
- Everything worn on Mad Men
- Everything on the clearance rack
- Anything made with Pendelton wool
- Anything that seems to tickle my fancy for a milisecond
There are a few things though that I know that I don't like.
- Acid wash jeans
- Skinny jeans
- Neon orange and yellow
- Anything with a huge logo or saying across it ( Small embroidered logos are acceptable.)
- Leggings and Jeggings
- Fluffy, 3 inch thick shoulder pads
- Faux snakeskin print
- Anything sold by Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, Pac Sun, and Hot Topic
- Shoes that look like they're worn by pirates or pilgrims
- Crewneck T-shirts
- Denim jumpers
- Anything with a skull print
- Anything with cartoon characters
- Faux fur
Now, comes the tricky part. I need to sort through all of those and determine what I truly like and what image I want to portray via my wardrobe. Off the top of my head I would assert that I want a wardrobe that is not too casual, timeless, coordinated, feminine, and perhaps some vintage tastefully thrown in the mix. However, let me state, I will not be giving up my 60's mod sheath dress with brightly colored flowers even if it may fall into the "I need to be an artist to wear something this eclectic" category.
So, readers, over the next few weeks expect to see some posts about my journey into defining my style. There may be laughs, tears, and Dove chocolate binges along the way, but in the end I will conquer my wardrobe!
But, readers, I can't do this without you! Do you have a defined sense of style or are you firmly in the category in which I firmly stand? If you have a defined style, how long did it take you to figure out what you truly like. I'll take all the tips and ideas that anyone wants to share!