Has anyone ever taken the time to read some of the posts on The Vivienne Files? I've been a long time lurker and have acquired a new appreciation for how to create wardrobes. Janice (owner and writer of TVF) has a remarkable eye for style and works some serious magic to put together the coolest outfits.
Last summer, Janice wrote a series of posts on how to build a coordinated wardrobe from scratch. The series is titled Starting From Scratch and provides step-by-step instructions how to do this.
I followed Sharon's (Petite and Sewing) progress through SFS and was in awe at how she was able to turn 24 garments into almost 400 outfits. To see her final reveal, click here.
You know where this is going, right? I am going to follow the steps and build a new wardrobe of coordinating outfits using the SFS posts.
The primary step is to pick a color scheme. Janice suggests working with five colors: two neutrals, two accents, and a white or cream that can be used as blouses or t-shirts.
I have a lot of black and light-to-medium grey in my stash, so those are the neutrals I'm using in this first wardrobe. (Yeah, I plan on doing this twice!)
At first my accents were teal and purple. But then I thought I had too many dark colors. So I ditched the purple and went with yellow instead. I'll use white or off white for blouses/t-shirts.
These colors seem a little strong, but I'm going to roll with it anyway. I'm actually excited to see how this all plays out!
Next up is step 1: a nice pair of pants in one of the primary colors. I worked on this over the weekend and am almost finished. The waistband is kind of wonky, so I'm thinking of taking it off and starting over. I hope to have details soon. It's exam time and I won't have much time to sew next week.
Until next time, peace!