January 16, 2012
Above is a “word cloud” of my core wardrobe. I absolutely love this, because it sort of puts into a graphic image the key aspects of how I dress most of the time.
Doing this requires that you keep a list of everything that you wear for at least a few weeks… Or, you could just type out a list of everything you own – it depends on what you’re trying to visualize.
Then get thee to wordle.net, and follow the instructions under the heading of “create”. You can choose fonts, color schemes, orientation of the text etc. I found that my cloud really started to come into focus for me once I had a classic font, and a black and gray color scheme.
An interesting use of this for me might be (1) to test my core wardrobe selections going forward, as I rebuild, against these words, and (2) using this as a litmus test for shopping, when I get back to buying things.
Also, how interesting might it be to build a word cloud of your wardrobe, and then realize that it doesn’t resonate with your self-image AT ALL? That could explain a lot…