closet patchwork

closet patchwork

Last weekend I moved to a new apartment. Since 2010, my wardrobe has become quite minimal. Over the course of various moves, all that remains are garments I wear frequently and/or have affection for and the result is a pleasing visual harmony. While I was organizing my closet for the move, it occurred to me it would be interesting to juxtapose the garments together in a single image. This combination of colours and patterns maybe reveals something of my character as well as my fashion sense. I enjoy the idea that you could read a closet like a psychic reads a palm. A self-portrait in textiles.

These are just my skirts, dresses, blouses and jackets – but my tank tops, sweaters, leggings, jeans and shoes all fit within the same spectrum. Blue is the dominant colour, especially indigo in denim or chambray, followed by true reds and warm pinks. Neutrals are either creamy whites, cool greys, pale tans or black. Green only appears as an accent. There are no yellows, purples, or oranges, or browns. My go-to pattern is plaid but I also like certain large-scale florals, lace effects, and navy and white stripes. Almost all of my clothing is in natural fabrics, especially cotton and wool.

I would love to see other people’s closet patchworks! If you feel inspired to do one, please link in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “closet patchwork”

  1. This is so inspiring, I’m going to try it! You always come up with things I couldn’t even imagine. I think of using Photoshop and putting the images in some sort of shape, maybe the shape that reflects my personality. Thanks for sharing this is such an awesome idea!

  2. Love this!

    I’m sure mine would look like downtown Vancouver after an earthquake — hundreds of shades of teal/aqua like shattered glass, grounded by dark grey structural beams, crumbley light grey concrete and pale sidewalk taupe. With a few pieces as boldly colourful and graphic as advertising thrown in the mess for good measure.

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