"Quick Test to Identify Your Clothing Personality"
A fashion style quiz will give you an idea of what fashion style suits you, and may be an indicator of your dominant core, true clothing personality (or "fashion persona").
So how does the wrong and right clothes affect the way you look?
When you stray away from your natural clothing personality you may feel uncomfortable even if the clothes look good aesthetically. People may comment on how your clothes look great but it doesn't necessarily mean that the garments look good on you. This discomfort often shows and will lead to an unflattering fashion victim'y or "lost" fashionista look.
But when you stay with your true clothing personality you'll naturally feel good. You're letting yourself shine. You're not hiding behind a mask and it feels freeing. Being comfortable in your own 'skin' raises your confidence and people around you will notice that! When you're wearing clothes that are true to your fashion persona, it'll indicate to people that you're confident and that you like yourself. And people will like you too :-)
Inner beauty may be more important, but exterior beauty has immediate impact.
– Daniel Goh, editor of Style Magazine
Get to know yourself
Unless you're going for a carefree, eclectic look - I suggest that you take some time to get to know your fashion persona(-s). Why? Because it helps you become more aware of where you are in your style journey and reflect on how you want to dress and if your current personal style truly reflects who you are.
To steer you in the right direction, I've created a 8-question fashion style quiz that will uncover your dominant fashion persona. This quiz looks at your current style and shopping habits. Because in most cases, you are what you wear (and think!)
If you're not in a hurry, let me explain how a Style Quiz works...
(Click here if you want to take the quiz right away)
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What Are The Different Clothing Styles?I use 6 general clothing personalities because they cover and identify the basic needs, styles, lifestyles and personalities in fashion in our modern society. Yes the fashion industry is evolving and recycling, jumping hoops and going here and there. But these fashion personas will always remain regardless of what the runways are predicting about the current fashion trends.
I know that 6 fashion personas seem very limited (and it is) but my goal isn't to put a label on your style - but to lead you in the direction of becoming aware of where you stand with your personal fashion & image goals :-) You don't have to squeeze yourself in one little box and confine to my suggestions for that specific category. That's not the point with this quiz. So if you find yourself with different results after taking the test, say "what the heck" and mix them together!
Your style reveals your personality and lifestyle
A fun thing about these "style archetypes" is that each personality comes with a set of typical personality traits and lifestyle preferences. In general, these characteristics that make you you are being reflected in your choices of clothes.
For example, the majority of "Classic" women appear polished. While "Romantic" gals have this sweet and demure character. But this is not always the case though, because we all have complex personas :-) However, there's a huge chance that the person has a mix of that certain style-related character in their personal style.
The fashion style quiz focuses on your dominant clothing personality. I recently had to remove some categories and update the quiz (July 2012), because the overlapping groups confused a lot of you. So I went as general in categorizing but specific in explanation on how to make use of the fashion tips for the various archetypes.
The 6 Main Style Archetypes/Fashion Personas:Natural (Update July 2, 2012: used to be "Sporty") Bohemian (Update July 2, 2012: is now a part of the Creative & Natural archetype) Urban (Update July 2, 2012: is now a part of the Trendy fashion persona)
Note: Each group has also different sub-categories (aka "versions of a fashion persona") to them such as Minimalism which is a sleeker or minimalistic approach to Classic.
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Having More Than One Clothing PersonalityNow that you're about to unleash your true inner fashionista you may be wondering: "Can I have more than one fashion persona? I seem to fit in several groups". OF COURSE! Generally, we all have one primary fashion persona but we can have tendencies towards others - it could be a strong or a some-time secondary.
But even though you feel Dramatic or Romantic in any given moment, you can NOT be all personalities.
Your clothing style is NOT based on what activities you are doing.
Again, your personal style is inborn and often reflects a part of your personality and/or lifestyle which you can not repress or hide. Well, at least not for a very long time.
Body traits and personality often match
Usually your facial and body traits and personal characteristics match with your clothing style.
For example: A fair skinned, blonde woman with a modest personality and rounded facial and body traits would stay true to her personal style by wearing draping and ruffles that complement her body figure.
She would look silly if she attempts to wear a pants-suit with emphasized shoulders and straight lines. You'll immediately notice the clothes first and that they empower her. Unless she has a strong personality behind it all :-)
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The Personal Fashion Style QuizMake sure to have a pen and a piece of paper available!
Question 1.Your personality is often a strong indicator of your fashion persona. For example, a timid, soft-spoken personality usually gravitates towards delicate, romantic pieces. An adventurous and relaxed gal would most likely dress casual and sportier, probably more urban than the other fashionistas.
Select the attributes that best describe your personality:
Question 2.Accessories are said to be the window to the fashionista's soul. An accessory adds interest and character, which are strong indicators of your fashion persona.
What type of accessories dominates your wardrobe?a. Pearls, simple stud earrings, crystal chain necklaces and bracelets, as well as sleek belts and polished shoes. b. The latest fashion shoes, from platform sandals to eye-popping ankle booties. Trendy, statement jewelry and sunglasses; sassy belts and bags. c. Cuff bracelets, statement necklaces, oversized rings. And also sleek designer handbags and shoes. d. Canvas sneakers and loafers, simple pendant necklaces, hobo handbags, natural shell and bone jewelry. e. Vintage-inspired jewelry such as charm bracelets and necklaces, vintage-inspired purses, headbands. f. It's a mix of everything. But you'll mostly find quirky, eclectic and fun statement accessories like colored sunglasses, cool hats, print scarves and bags - as well as layered necklaces and stacked bracelets & rings
Question 3.Imagine you won a gift card from various clothing stores to put together your dream outfit.
Your dream outfit would be similar to:a. Breton top, chino pants, skinny belt with matching leather tote bag, pearl necklace and neutral sandals b. Romper, cropped leather jacket, chunky platform sandals, trendy earrings, studded clutch purse c. Jumpsuit, statement necklace, sleek patent clutch purse, Louboutin open toe pumps d. Casual white jeans with a chambray shirt, simple pendant necklace, rope bracelet, messenger bag and a pair of leather sandals e. Pretty dress, vintage-inspired purse, peep toe sandals, simple stud earrings, charm chain bracelet f. Print dress, bright-colored blazer, quirky sunglasses, fun platform sandals, layers of necklace and an exotic snake print clutch purse
Question 4.It's time to update your shoe closet and you head to your favorite shoe store.
What type of shoes catches your eye?a. Simple pumps, ballerina flats, riding boots. I like footwear in neutrals, but if I want to draw attention to my legs I may look for shoes in a bright color such as red or yellow. b. Platform sandals and booties, usually anything in the "Newest Arrivals" section. Designer sneakers (Adidas, Converse, etc.). But I'll most likely be also drawn to trendy shoes with a little bit of edge, like studs and lots of black leather. Psychedelic color-block pumps and sandals. Statement pumps c. Designer(-inspired) pumps, stilettos, peep toe high heels, sleek knee boots and ankle booties d. Comfort is very important to me. So I usually look for canvas sneakers, flats, simple leather sandals and casual boots e. Vintage-inspired footwear such as oxfords, court pumps and cute print flats (floral, polka dots, gingham, etc.). Open toe pumps and wedge sandals f. Anything colorful, bold and unique. But I'll also look at quirky, vintage-inspired footwear. Such as oxfords or anything that reflects a past-era. Casual slouch boots. Shoe styles with some ethnic flavor to them such as snake/croc print, Ikat/Batik and floral.
Question 5.Where you shop is another strong telltale sign of your dominant fashion persona.
So if you were to win a closet makeover from 5 of your favorite stores, which ones would that be?
Question 6.The inspiration we get for our outfits are usually "Channeled" from outside influences such as fashion magazines, celebs and fashion icons.
Which famous celebrity fashionistas would you say you look up to in terms of style?a. Victoria Beckham, Coco Chanel, Ashley Olsen, Kate Middleton, Anne Hathaway b. Blake Lively, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessica Alba c. Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian, Dita von Teese, Anna Wintour, Catherine Zeta-Jones d. Jennifer Aniston, Giselle Bundchen, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts e. Eva Mendes, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts, Rachel McAdams, f. Solange, Agyness Deyn, Whitney Port, Michelle Williams, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Zoe Kravitz
Question 7.They say that your favorite colors tell what kind of person you are, and in this case, it can be a strong indicator of your dominant clothing personality which could be tied in to your coloring and what colors look good on you.
What are your favorite colors?a. Neutrals, black, whites. I like monochromatic color combinations and I might throw in a subtle pop of color to keep it interesting b. I like bold, fun and girly colors such as pinks, bright blues, reds, orange and yellow. I love black in all kinds of different textures (patent, suede, etc.) as well as fun and trendy color-blocks c. I like colors that represent authority. I usually stick to two-tone color combination for a simple but dramatic look such as black on white, red on black. I also creating a style impact with one dress in a bold color such as red or purple d. I like neutrals as well as soft and delicate colors. I like simplistic colors such as mid to light tones of grays and blue. Whites and blacks. I'm also drawn to earthy colors. f. Pastels and soft colors, not too bold. I like girly, delicate colors such as soft pinks, blues, taupes. f. I like mixing all kinds of colors together. For me, it's more about creating an eye-popping combo. Soft with bold. Neutrals with brights. But I have a thing for bold, fun colors such as purple, electric blue and hot pink. I also like rich, deep colors.
Question 8.Black pumps are considered to be every fashionista's core closet essentials.
What's YOUR interpretation of the black pump?
Calculate Your AnswersNow count how many A's, B's and so on you selected from each question.
If the result is a tie; or if you've scored highest on several questions - then look at these as your accent styles.
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