When I saw Alexandra’s plan I thought it would be interesting to see how it would work in my wardrobe.
Now I do have quite a co-ordinated wardrobe as it is, but there are some major holes and I thought I would use this to see what garments I need for the coming spring/summer.
First up I had to choose my colour scheme, the two neutrals were pretty much a given, milk chocolate brown and navy. Next was the two accents, well yellow is a colour I love and for the second one I have chosen salmon. Then Janice suggests a variation of white so that is my cream that will function well as a blouse or t-shirt.
Most wardrobe planners tell you start with a suit, however Janice has started with a pair of dressy pants which takes you on a completely different journey.
Pants are the one garment that I am still working on, and later this month I will be attending Louise Sparrow’s “Louise Pants that Fit – Create your own Pattern” at the Australian Sewing Guild Convention.
Step 2 is comfortable pair of shoes, it has to be my Circa Joan & David Calalilly Pumps, I just love these shoes!
Step 3 is adding a cardigan/jacket or t-shirt or blouse, in the same neutral.
Thankfully I have some lovely dark brown wool knit to make up a twin set for this Step.
Step 4 is adding jeans and a blouse!
Step 5 is all about accessories, this is an area that I know I need to work on, although I have managed to accomplish Round 1 Accessories with my leather bag that is used every day, silk scarf purchased in China, my everyday watch and earrings.
Step 6 you add another scraf and two accent tops, here come the yellow and salmon tops. I’m not sure why but I have realised that I haven’t worn many scraves this winter, but I would love to find one that incorporates my colours.
|I couldn’t remove the necklaces from my pictures, so please ignore this round.|
Step 7 is where we bring in the 2nd neutral with a jacket/cardigan or skirt/pants and some more shoes. This time I have chosen my Navy Marfy Skirt and do plan on making the Marfy jacket to go with it. The shoes are a pair of Circa Joan & David slingbacks in navy that are also in my wardrobe.
This is good time to assess if I am heading in the right direction with my garment and colour choices.
I’m not in love with the style of the brown top, but I know that I can make it my way so I just need to ignore the silhouette at the moment. I didn’t do the grouping with the brown jeans but you can see how easily they would fit in.
Have you been following Janice’s posts and looking at your own wardrobe, I would love to know if you are and how you are going.
This about a third of the way through so I will be back soon with some more steps.