Fashion trends come and go but your personal style is unique to who you are and how you want to see you. You can develop your unique style by searching for inspiration, creating a mood board, and experimenting with fashion. People display their personal style through their clothing, accessories, hairstyles, and the way they wear their outfits.
Read the following descriptions below to learn more about the five personal style types.
The Classic Style Type is safe, clean and traditional. You know what works for you and you tend to stick with it. You value longevity over trends and most likely have established somewhat of a fashion uniform, a trusted look that is both timeless and flattering with a smart flair.
In the Classic Style Type’s wardrobe, you’ll mostly find neutral colors with the occasional pop of red or green. A white blouse or a crisp white shirt is a staple for this fashionista’s closet. Accessories are simple such as a strand of pearls, diamond studs, but nothing ever over the top.
The Chic Style type is known for wearing monochromatic ensembles and pieces with sleek clean lines – she exudes power and has an innate sense of fashion. She often chooses black, white, and neutrals, saving color for a bold statement accessory such as an alligator skin purse or a bright led lipstick.
In the Chic Style Type’s wardrobe, you will find sleek, modern shapes and of-the-moment accessories. A little back dress is always a staple, as is a little white dress. Accessories and outerwear are where she gets adventurous.
Whimsical style types adore color and have a natural ability to mix and match colors, patterns, and textures. She is rarely seen in black, instead she favors bright blues, pinks, and greens, with the occasional neutral such as taupe or brown.
In the Whimsical style type’s closet, you’ll find loads of playful prints and accessories. The Whimsical style type isn’t afraid to stand out, in fact, she thrives in the spotlight and enjoys having all eyes on her and her fanciful sense of style
The Bohemian Style Type is the most casual and carefree of the style types. They mostly stick with an earth tone palette-steering towards browns, camel tones, denim. And pieces rich in burgundy and hunter green. Never one to shy from a print, Bohemian style types love a classic paisley or animal print- specially in the form of a blouse or a flowing dress.
Bohemian ladies are known for favoring long, sweeping silhouettes—romantic silk maxi dresses and willowy oversized blouses are must-haves in their wardrobes as are fringe accents and lots floppy hats.
Arguably the most adventurous, the avant-garde woman sees fashion as wearable art. She adores playing with shapes and proportions and although she favors black for everyday, she’s not one to shy away from whites, bright colors, or even metallic.
In Avant-garde Style Type’s wardrobe, you’ll find various different shapes, asymmetrical hemlines, and pieces with lots of volume. She also has a predilection for menswear-inspired clothing and loves the idea of wearing a tuxedo pantsuit for formal events. Most of her handbags and jewelry are statement-making and fashion-favored, but she has a keen awareness of how to create a sleek and balanced look.
If you are unsure about your personal style, take the following quiz to help identify your taste in fashion.
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