- Developing your clothing personality
is important for developing self-confidence and
a sense of comfort and satisfaction with yourself.
It helps in crafting an image of yourself. The way
you dress and project yourself is a way of
communicating your personality, values and
lifestyle to the world around you.
So how exactly do you discover your clothing
Get to know yourself—An important aspect of
dressing and style is self-awareness.
Look for some inspiration— Observe the clothing
choices and combinations she makes and try to
incorporate them in your wardrobe.
Give away items that are “not you”
Know your body—You can make clothing choices
that will enhance and complement your shape.
Shop solo - This will let you make
independent choices toward the goal of
dressing in a manner that reflects the
image you want for yourself, not by the
standards and expectations of others.
Find your signature piece or look—One
should consider it a compliment when
people see a piece and exclaim, “It‟s so
Play dress up— Challenge yourself by
putting together outfits you normally
would not wear. Mix and match to see
which combinations you feel most
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.
Characteristics of the Casual Fashion
- Casual describes your style perfectly.
You prefer jeans and T-shirts, sweats, and
pants. Your favorite shoes are sneakers and
flip-flops. Comfort is important to you and
often trumps style. Your casual fashion style
seems appropriate for a casual lifestyle.
Since you're not planning on appearing on
the red carpet anytime soon, you don't
worry too much about high fashion. You tend
to carry the same handbag for a long time,
and you don't wear a ton of jewelry.
Dominated by wardrobe basics such as shift
dresses, striped tops, ballet flats. Clean , neutral
colors such as black, gray and white.
- Classic describes your style perfectly. You prefer
timeless looks, beautiful, but simple, cuts in
clothing, fine natural fabrics, and leather shoes and
handbags. You're more likely than not to be over 40.
Tradition is important to you. You may occasionally
become frustrated when you can't find the exact style
of a beloved item of clothing, handbag, or shoe that
has worn out. And you frequently keep your fashion
accessories and clothing until they are worn, just
because much of what you buy does not go out of
style. Although you won't be the flashiest person in a
room, you will always look good.
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
You buy quality, looking for clothing and
accessories that will last - investment buying.
3. Gamine Style Personality
Gamine Style Personality is usually
found in women who have a neat or
diminutive frame, though this is not
always the case. Gamines like clothes
but not anything fussy instead
choosing slim fitting styles. Gamine
personalities enjoy expressing their
lively natures through their clothing,
choosing colour over neutral or
sombre shades and using accessories.
Show do you know if you have a Gamine
you like to use colour
you enjoy styles that have a sporty feel
you enjoy fabrics that have a crisp medium weight
feel to them.
You prefer a natural approach to make-up and hair
but you do spend time on grooming.
You enjoy accessories and often choose funky or
quirky pieces paired with simpler outfits as a way
of expressing your energetic and fun nature.
Your style tends to be casual but still smart.
Smaller patterns work well with your small frame.
3. FEMININE ROMANTIC
LOVE FOR EVERYTHING PRETTY AND
NICE. DELICATE JEWELRY. RUFFLES, LACE,
PLEATS, SOFT FABRICS.
- Romantic describes your style perfectly. Your
look is feminine, and you prefer feminine details on
clothing and soft, flowing fabrics.
You dress to enhance and enjoy your femininity dresses, make-up, hair, nails, accessories, shoes,
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, figurehugging/flattering lines that accentuate your
You enjoy wearing heels
Practicality may not be a key consideration.
sometimes get in the way of the
present, especially when it comes to
dressing for work. Think about
balancing your wardrobe with some
up-to-date basics in neutral colors
that you can mix with your more
romantic and feminine pieces.
Dramatic—Like to make a strong statement. Styles tend
to be glamorous and intimidating.
A Dramatic fashion style often reflects
your direct, headstrong and authoritylike persona. But you may have an
alluring Dramatic style because it
conveys your confidence in your
skin, showing your sexual openness.
Style Tips for a Dramatic Clothing Personalities
This advice is for both the (1) Confident &
Sophisticated; and (2) Glamorous & Alluring:
With your fashion forwardness you'll risk going
'over-the-top' with details such as dramatic/high
impact colors and fierce statement accessories.
If this is not your goal (you don't want to
intimidate people on certain occasions/settings)
then you might want to tone it down a little.
If you're fashion persona is (2) Glamorous &
Alluring, then you might want to work on keeping
a tasteful balance between your neckline and
5. Trendy—Conscious of the latest items
Bring it on--the latest, newest, cutting-edge
accessories. These all catch the attention of the
woman with a trendy fashion personality. Her
friends are likely to consult her when it comes
to fashion because they know she's always on
top of the trends, and she's shopping for the
newest styles before they even arrive in the
Your cutting edge style and love of celebrity
fashion may lead you to wear inappropriate
clothing or accessories to work at times, so be
careful not to hinder your career by what you
Try not to break the bank by overspending on
fashionable clothing and accessories.
Characteristics of the Trendy Fashion Personality:
Trendy describes your style perfectly. You prefer the
latest, most up-to-date fashion available. You often find
yourself looking for fashion you've seen in a magazine
before it even arrives in the stores. You're more likely
than not to be under 40.
6. Eclectic Personality - Mixing different styles in one. Usually
creative people. Likes to contrast various styles.
Eclectic Clothing Personality signals that your style is
creative, colorful and bit bold. You like to mix different
styles in one, making richly contrasting outfits. For
example, abstract graphics and strong colors such as
emerald green, hot pink, electric blue, etc. You make your
own fashion rules.
Styles of Eclectic
Your Eclectic clothing personality is often
referred to Indie style which means
„independent‟. It often overlaps with Trendy. A
hint of Drama is most often present in your
style because of its bold and angular flair.
7. Bohemian—Leans toward
pieces and hippie vibe.
Styles of Bohemian
This fashion style represents many flavors, leaning towards the
hippie (wide leg pants, retro prints, etc.), quirky and kitchy
cool classification. Bohemian clothing style usually overlaps
with Romantic and Eclectic, but with 'pure' boho consisting
more of casual and ethnic elements.