Most of us have a distinct personality and dress up according to our likes and dislikes. Some people go for the sporty and casual look, while others appear suave and polished all the time. Some of us dress to stand out, while others shy away and hide in the crowd.
Let’s look at a few basic personality types when it comes to dressing up. You may fall into any one personality type or be combination of more than one. The best look is if you know to balance all four types and dress up for every occasion with propriety.
1. Classic fashion personality
Simple and elegant cuts with good quality, natty and well tailored designs are a trademark of this style. Demure and understated grace makes head turns wherever you go but you are never flashy or gaudy. You pick timeless and conservative styles. Neutral and solid colors along with clean-cut patterns are an absolute favorite with you. You reach out for white, black, teal, gray, navy, crimson, tan, chocolate, burgundy, etc. Fabrics you like are silk, cotton, wool, cashmere, and tweed. Some essentials clothes that you must have on are a white shirt, basic tee, casual brown pants, black trousers, business suit, gray skirt and that sought after LBD. Most accessories you own are made from leather or suede and have conventional designs. You opt for jewelry with a traditional touch like pearl necklaces, diamond studs, gold wreath neckpieces, etc. You are inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. You shell out quite a bit on your appearance looking spruced and stately most of the time.
2. Trendy fashion personality
You are a diva who keeps track of all the latest fads on the ramp. You keep up with what celebrities are wearing, the latest collections from all designers and browse through current editions of all fashion magazines. You are on the lookout for sales all the time to get a good bargain on all your fashion needs. Your closet is stocked with all the hot and happening colors and cuts. Bubble skirts, jumpsuits, skinny jeans, and jackets sit in your closet. Hues like mustard, deep purple, olive and crimson are a must have this season for you. You have a whole collection of shoes, handbags and scarves. Bling is your favorite thing – you have thought out which piece to match with every outfit you own. Just make sure you are not overdoing the spunk in your fashion undertakings.
3. Romantic fashion personality
Your style is feminine, toned down and not so fussy. Soft flowing fabrics are hoarded up in your wardrobe. You like fabrics with a girly, soft and supple effect like lace, velvet, silk, chiffon, etc. Your garments are adorned with pleats, floral motifs, frills, and ruffles. You create an old world charm appearing conservative and down to earth most of the time. Most of the clothes that you wear reach till your knees or even below. You are inspired by people and fashion from the historic past. Fashion from bygone ages like Victorian or vintage is what you like most. Your wardrobe is stacked with long skirts, flowy dresses, gloves, sweaters, cardigans, shirts, peasant tops, etc. Light hues and pastels go well with your style and you absolutely adore floral patterns. You are a diehard fan of antique jewelry. Loose pants with a lace work top or dresses worn with a cardigan is your daily fashion style. You might appear a little outmoded at times so upgrade your closet a bit.
4. Casual fashion personality
You like to feel at ease in your clothing all day. You pick out garments like jeans, sweatpants, band tees, country style tops, khakis, etc. When going out you might don a jacket on your jeans or a summer dress. Baggy dresses and skirts with flats is what you prefer. Fabrics in which you can stretch easily like cotton with elastic waistbands and drawstrings are preferred most by you. Sneakers, sandals and flip flops is what you can walk in and you shun high heels. You are not a fussy shopper and you pick basic things you need within minutes. Brands like old Navy and Gap help you to make a style statement. However watch out for being casual all the time. Stock some formal skirts in a line or flared cuts. Having a neat pair of pants and tailored jackets is a good thing. If you just can’t slip on stilettos then wear wedges or kitten heels once in a while.