What is “My Style”, anyway?

This week, the Wardrobe Architect series focused on a “core style”, based on the results of last week’s worksheet and some other questions. Sarai put together a great worksheet again that gets people thinking about what they wear the most and how they feel about the clothing they wear. Here are this week’s questions and my answers:

When you are wearing your favorite clothing, how do you feel (e.g. confident, sexy, poised, powerful, etc)? Confident, comfortable, pretty, strong, more grownup for lack of another, better phrase.

When you’re wearing something that is not quite right, how do you feel? What are the feelings you want to avoid about the clothes you wear? Very uncomfortable. Fearful, even. Like I’m standing out in the worst possible way. Feelings I want to avoid: trashy, kidlike, pretense.

Who do you consider to be your style icons? What is it about them that appeals to you?
Helena Bonham Carter. She dresses the way she wants to – most of her style hasn’t changed a lot in the past 20 years or so, and it just…looks right on her. She dresses, for the most part, like a romantic Goth.

What are some words that describe styles that you like in theory, but are not quite you?
“Cupcake Goth”/Lolita Goth, bohemian/hippie, flowery.

Look over your answers from last week on history, philosophy, culture, community, activities, location, and body. List at least 15 words that you associate with your answers. Think about descriptive words, moods, and feelings you associate with these things:
Dark, romantic, handmade, blending, camouflage, multiseason, Victorian, jewel-tone, black, outdoor, comfort, hiding, layering, business, Corporate Goth, ease, geek.

Are there other words you would like to add to this list? What other words describe
your core style?

Simple, vintage.

Look over the answers to all of the questions above. If you had to narrow your list to only 3-5 words to describe you, which words would you choose?
Corporate Goth, vintage, dark, blending in, easy.

Collect 15-20 images that represent these 3-5 words for you. You could create a pinterest board, a folder on your computer, a moodboard, or a collage. Be creative and have fun!
My Pinterest boards are over here. The two that are related to clothing are My Style and Core Style.

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One thought on “What is “My Style”, anyway?

  1. Hey! I’m really enjoying your posts 🙂 I’m doing the Wardrobe Architect too, and it’s super interesting seeing what other people are writing. Your point in the first post about the things you like/that look good not being so age-appropriate really hit it on the head. It’s such a pain!

    Anyway, looking forward to reading more 🙂

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