easy, breezy & beautiful – it is time for a summer wardrobe infusion
For the past fifteen and a half weeks, I’ve been living out of a suitcase I packed in the middle of December.
We’ve been getting up into the 70s and high 60s pretty reliably the past couple days – beautiful! And luckily I packed this suitcase for Northern California weather (basically a NYC spring wardrobe).
But! we’re meandering towards summer weather, and I don’t think there’s any sort of suitcase wardrobe that could (gracefully) deal with both NYC winter, and NYC summer.
And so, I think it is high time for a summer wardrobe infusion.
What I want to make…
: a couple black tank tops
: a couple black camisoles
: a couple long, loose, lightweight over-shirts
: pj bottoms
: a couple maxi sundresses
: that no-longer neglected, lace weight sweater
(and by “a couple” I mean one or two)
Tank Tops & Camisoles
I live in them. I think they’re pretty self explanatory? (if not, tell me). I self-drafted a pattern at the beginning of my self-made wardrobe project, and have been wearing that pattern ever since.
I just need to pick up some jersey, and find my self-drafted pattern (or draft a new one). If I have to draft a new pattern, it would be sad, but not the end of the world.
Long, loose, lightweight, over-shirts
When I was packing my suitcase capsule wardrobe. I threw in a lightweight, semi-sheer, long & loose black t-shirt. I didn’t really think about it at the time, and wasn’t expecting to wear it all that much, it was just a “nice option to have.”
I’ve worn that damn shirt more times then I care to count. It’s easy & breezy and looks good with everything – so I think it might be time to give this piece of my wardrobe some companions.
I’m pretty open to the exact form (color, pattern, style) that these shirts could take, but I know I want them to be versatile, comfortable, light, go-to pieces.
Quick & easy shorts (probably in black).
A couple new maxi sundresses
I have one maxi, summer, sundress that I live in every, single summer. (One of the perks of spending this winter on the west coast is I could wear this dress all winter long too.) It’s lovely and cooling and always looks good, and I want more of them.
I’m thinking one in a solid color (not black) or a subdued print.
And for the other, I’m thinking the pink/yellow/white/brown plaid I picked up in SF. It’s bright, and loud, and I was originally thinking another Archer button up shirt, but it’s a light cotton gauze that (with a full lining) would make a lovely summer dress.
Pattern wise, I’m really hoping to not draft my own patterns for these dresses. I don’t really have the time, or the desire, to draft a whole personal dress pattern (or two) right now. So, I’m searching for the perfect maxi dress patterns.
That no-longer neglected, lace weight sweater.
I sat down last night and finished the first sleeve! So there’s half a chance I’ll finish it before the weather starts wandering in the direction of 90 degree days.
How I want this to happen…
The name of this wardrobe infusion is easy, breezy, and beautiful (covergirl).
So I want those qualities infused in the pieces themselves, and also in how I make them.
I want to make them with intention and focus, but I don’t want to over-think or over-analyze them.
Easy, breezy, beautiful making.
Easy, breezy, beautiful pieces.
Easy, breezy, beautiful wearing.