The Wardrobe Architect Week 7: Let's Talk About Prints

Thursday, March 13, 2014
For the past few weeks, I've been examining what colors work best for me in my wardrobe. This week the Coletterie Wardrobe Architect series is examining prints

Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE prints! When I'm shopping I tend to gravitate towards printed fabrics over plain fabrics because I feel like they're more fun! I'd say that currently about 1/3 of my wardrobe has a print. Here are the types you'll find in my closet:

Stripes, Plaids and Checks

I tend to wear stripes, plaids and checks most often and almost view them like a neutral colored fabric that I can pair with everything. 


My second most worn fabrics are polka-dots. I just love polka-dotted fabric and find something very cheerful about this print. I own several polka-dotted clothing items in black and white and am still on the hunt for a grey and white dotted sweater.

Camo and Animal Print

I feel like camo and animal prints can be fun in moderation. I tend to go through love/hate phases with these two prints. Sometimes I can't get enough of these prints, and other times I just can't stand them. Currently I'm in love with them.

Novelty Print

Two of my favorite and most worn work shirts are novelty print (one is cat print and the other is tea cup printed). I love the fun an unique patterns and they always make me smile. 


While I currently don't have any geometric fabrics in my wardrobe, I do love the look of geometric fabrics and would love to add some geometric prints to my wardrobe in the future. 

Here are a few things that I noticed after examining my prints:
  • I tend to enjoy smaller scale prints vs. larger scale prints.
  • I don't have any floral print fabrics in my closet (I find them to be too froufrou for my tastes).
  • Most of my printed clothing items are in black/white.
In other news, I just ordered the Coco pattern from Tilly and the Buttons and can't wait to sew a high neck collar version of the shirt. I just need to pick out my fabric.

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