We made some changes when we moved into our new house.
Our last house had small closets. Our new home has itsy bitsy closets. I don’t think I have a huge wardrobe but, thanks to sewing, it’s probably bigger than most women’s.
Our solution was to take the little second bedroom and turn it into my dressing room. It has pale creamy pink walls, an art deco vanity, and two Ikea racks that house most of my clothing.
I love having my clothes out in the open like this, rather than shoved into a closet! It gives me a really good sense of what I have and what I need, and actually has been inspiring me to sew more. It’s also motivated me to get rid of a lot of stuff I clearly never wear.
So as I was looking at my clothing racks the other day, I was thinking about what my perfect wardrobe would actually look like, and how I could get it there.
I am very color-oriented, so I mostly look at my wardrobe as a whole in terms of color. I noticed that my favorite color (pink / peach / coral) is very well represented, which is nice. I noticed that, while I love wearing black and white, I have about 10 times as many black dresses as white ones. That I have several red dresses and hardly ever wear them since I prefer red as an accent color. And that I could use more blue.
I guess when I imagine the wardrobe that would be really perfect for me, I imagine a rainbow of dresses in the striking ice cream colors that I love. I’d throw in a few pretty light blouses, slim pants, and cardigans. Oh, and plenty of polka dots.
There wouldn’t be a ton of clothes, just a well edited and lovely selection. If I could sew a brand new ideal wardrobe from scratch, that’s exactly what I would make.
If you were to close your eyes and imagine a rack of clothing that contained your perfect wardrobe, what would it look like?