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Style Personality

Another key ingredient to determining your style is your personality. The following are some suggestions of style personality types. Many of us are across several style personalities, and we often change over time as we age.

This certainly isn't about boxing you into a particular style, it just might help you understand why you're more suited to certain styles than others.

  • Comfort, practicality and ease are important to you
  • You're likely to wear comfortable fabrics, like stretch knits
  • You're a no fuss person
  • Your make-up is likely to be minimal, if you wear any at all
  • You're generally not a fashion follower
  • Your work and casual wear might be similar or the same.

  • A more traditional, refined, elegant style - timeless is key
  • You prefer a more classic, simple, straight, structured, coordinated look - tailored suits, jackets and trousers
  • You'll tend to have a limited colour palette in your wardrobe, e.g. black, white, cream, navy
  • Fabrics will tend to be plain, solid colours, not patterned or heavily textured
  • Accessories will tend to be simple, classic and traditional
  • You buy quality, looking for clothing and accessories that will last - investment buying.

  • You dress to enhance and enjoy your femininity - dresses, make-up, hair, nails, accessories, shoes, etc
  • You may be attracted to pretty things - soft, drapey fabrics, velvet, frills, bows, lace, floral patterns, soft colours, etc
  • Or you may prefer going for clean, figure-hugging/flattering lines that accentuate your womanly shape
  • You enjoy wearing heels
  • Practicality may not be a key consideration.

  • You're a trend-setter - you wear fashion well before it hits mainstream
  • Your style is influenced by celebrity fashion, fashion magazines and fashion designers
  • You're confident
  • Your appearance is really important to you
  • You always have the latest clothing and accessories
  • You're unlikely to wear an item of clothing that's two season's old, unless you refresh the look
  • You spend more on clothes and accessories than others.

  • You're an individual
  • Confident
  • You like to express yourself through your clothing and accessories
  • You're a non-conformist
  • You may be attracted to bold, asymmetrical designs, cuts, patterns and/or colours
  • Your hair and make-up will generally follow your clothes styling - bold and different
  • More creative types will tend to mix different colours, styles, patterns and textures together to create a unique, eclectic look, including mixing vintage clothing with new. You like to have fun with your clothes
  • You're not afraid to experiment.

  • Sleek, simple shapes and patterns in a monochrome, toned-down palette
  • Black is your best friend but your wardrobe may also include white, cream, browns and greys - sophisticated, subdued colours
  • Classic, simple style with a twist
  • You keep your accessories and your whole look to a minimum.

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