Our basement has been overrun with plumbers for the past two days, so I haven’t been able to spend much time in my studio. They’re replacing the hot water heater, and it’s a tricky job since our house is quirky right down to the plumbing.
Today I decided to do a wardrobe cleanse while the dogs barked and the plumbers plumbed. You know when you’re getting dressed, and you go to your closet and sort through all the clothes that you don’t like to wear to find the few items you love? My goal is to love everything in my closet, so first I needed to figure out what makes me love some of my clothes but not others.
I chose my favorite pieces of clothing—the pieces I would wear every day if I could. I took everything else out of my closet, so I could see what all my favorites had in common. It turned out they were all either neutral or subdued colors, just like the ones I like to use around my home. Surprise, surprise!
Apparently I like muted colored clothing with subtle texture or pattern to add interest—like sequins, lace, or stripes. I like vintage and menswear inspired undertones (as seen in the photos below), but I also like a bit of an Indiana Jones vibe which is harder to put my finger on—distressed leather satchels, leather lace-up boots, and military jackets with lots of buttons.
I’m probably overthinking this. Do you feel like you lean toward a specific style wardrobe-wise, or do you just buy whatever tickles your fancy? I’ve been pinning outfits I’m drawn to, and while I can’t find exactly what I’m aiming for, I’ve gotten pretty close.
photo from: for the love of pretty
photo from: Prepaganda
photo from: Everything Fabulous
photo from: Prepfection