I had an ah-ha moment during my Wardrobe Architect adventure. I learned to see style and silhouette as distinct, though related, elements of my clothing preferences. I like how I look in a tailored jacket, but only when paired with other clothes that aren’t as classically “boardroom professional”.
Likewise, I avoided loose tops, feeling like I was devoured by a tent and lost in fabric. Now Akita, a semi-loose top, might be my one of my top 5 favorite makes!
I am actually asking myself WHY certain outfits or garments aren’t or weren’t my style. What choices are my own, what are influenced by media? This is the train of thought that inspired my previous Alchemical Note about body image.
It’s how you wear it, right?
I’m looking forward to MeMadeMay tomorrow and the new outfit combinations I will try.
#AlchemicalNotes are a subgroup of short 250-word blog posts meditating on my life and thoughts as a sewist.