Wardrobe Architect Week 6: Organizing My Palette

As I approach the halfway point of the Wardrobe Architect series, it finally feels like a cohesive style is starting to emerge from my choices. Where before I was floundering through each assignment, I’m now trying to resist the urge to rush out and buy an armload of patterns and fabric for the new wardrobe I’m envisioning.



No changes from last week. When I compare my actual wardrobe to this ideal, I see that I have plenty of grey but could use more browns, especially in pants and skirts. I also need more white basics: short- and long-sleeved t-shirts, a cardigan, and a versatile skirt or dress are on my to-make list.

Nearly Neutrals


I’m really fond of all three of these colors as more interesting versions of neutral colors, but all three are lacking in my closet. I especially want more navy, both in garments and accessories.

Statement Colors


Since I promoted olive to nearly neutrals, I replaced it among the remaining colors with Kelly green, a color that’s been growing on me recently because it pairs so nicely with navy.


I’m on the fence about this. For a very long time I’ve preferred silver tones to gold tones, but in the last year or so I’ve found myself gravitating more toward gold because it complements my warmer complexion. I also gifted myself the Naked 3 eyeshadow palette last summer, and discovered that I look surprisingly good in rose gold tones. I guess I’d like to have a little of both silver and gold, so that I can accessorize as fancy strikes.

I suspect this palette will evolve over time, especially since it leans more toward autumn/winter colors. I’d like to wear brighter colors in the spring/summer, which means I’ll probably lean more heavily on statement colors and may add a few, too. I’m really looking forward to exploring solids and prints next week, and putting them together with these colors.

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