This week, I have posted a blog series dedicated to style personality and identifying your own personal style: the Pure Natural, the Creative Original, the Classic Modern and the Style Fashionista.
In one of the posts, I mentioned that one of the style personality types was my own, but I added that I am actually a blend, and wondered if anyone would guess which of the other three was part of my style personality blend. Not very many readers guessed, but there was one person who shared her own combination and it turned out to be the exact same as mine.
That fellow blogger was my good friend, Alice, who blogs at Alice's Grand Adventures. We both participate most times in the Ultimate Blog Challenge and I love reading her blog posts about her everyday adventures.
She and I are both Pure Natural and Creative Original style personality blends.
The woman who blends Pure Natural and Creative Original in one style personality is likely both to dress for comfort and to want her outfits to express her own creative style. She may put together outfits no one else would, but she will be comfortable each time she does it. She may mix colors, patterns or prints you wouldn't think to wear together, but you might also noticed how relaxed or comfy she seems. Maybe even huggably so.
Except for my platform maryjanes - which I hardly ever wear - I only wear flats. And I have only worn knitwear for well over two decades now.
Pretty much ever since I discovered them and realized they felt like wearing pajamas. Sold!
Notice that in this outfit, I have blended an olive floral neck scarf, a leopard print duster and a green-but-not-quite-olive striped dress. Although for some reason, the dress plus my hair makes me think of Ethel Merman, that's okay, because I loved the combination almost as soon as I put it on.
So everything's coming up roses and daffodils.
Having read the style personality series this week, do you agree that that is my most likely blend?
Someone suggested style fashionista and I agree that I have some touches of it - but true style fashionistas will tolerate discomfort in the name of style, and I just cannot do that. Whenever I get the idea into my head, whatever I have added on, comes off before I leave the house. Want to know the number one uncomfy thing I would wear if I was willing to do it?
Hats. And similar things like barrettes, headbands, etc. Can not do it!
Do you think you might be a style blend? If so, which ones?
Have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday!
Last week, I gave you a master list of style personality quizzes. Did you find one that really feels like you? If you still aren't sure of your style personality, you'll love our style focus this week.
Why a Week-Long Focus on Finding Your Personal Style?
Because leaving it out of the equation is like trying to use a three-legged table that only has two of it's legs. Even if you figure out a way to get it to work, you won't be happy with it.
Just as I mentioned when I told you about the style trifecta, you need all three parts.
I learned this the hard way.
When I dress only for the primary part of my style personality, I look frumpy, sloppy and overwhelmed by fabric. But when I dress only for my style type - or, in other words, what my body is doing - I miss some of the things I liked most to wear.
And I know that, by now, I don't need to remind you about how awful it was to wear the wrong colors!
In order to be happiest with the style you present, you need the entire style trifecta.
So we will spend the week taking a closer look at personal style. Let's hope at the end, you'll be clear on what yours is.
Style Personality and Personal Style: One Outfit, Four Ways
(1) Have a look through your closet and take note of any themes or items you have bought over and over again. Jeans jackets, sweater sets, turtlenecks, long skirts, bright colors, lace, knitwear - notice whatever you tend to buy, and keep it in mind as we look at each style personality this week.
(2) Create a mood board that includes what you are drawn to and know you would wear if you owned it. That will make it easier to discover your innate sense of style.
Can you think of anything off the top of your head, that you buy again and again?
See you tomorrow!
Don't you just love a good quiz?
It's almost impossible to resist spending a few minutes of your time with them, isn't it?
Today, I've got a round-up of style quizzes for you. One way, or another, you'll find yourself, style-wise...
Style Personality vs. Style Type
Style types or body types address your physical traits and they come with recommendations, depending on where you land. Style personalities exist independently of your type, but it's helpful if you take your type into account as you dress according to personality.
Style Personality Quizzes
Style Yourself Confident
What's My Style Personality?
The My Private Stylist Style Quiz
What is Your Style Personality?
Personal Style Quiz
Women's Clothing Style Personality
How to Find Your Style Personality
The Cut's Fashion Week Style Quiz
The Clothing Style Personality Quiz
The Style Type Quiz
My Quiz Results
I decided to take several of the quizzes, myself, and share my results, and whether or not I agree with them.
(1) The first one I took was What's My Style Personality? - I got Modern Feminine...
Not to be mistaken with girly, the Modern Feminine knows how to make florals cool and embraces a palette of pinks, metallics and prints to create a soft yet contemporary look that’s just risqué enough to make the mother-in-law blush. You love everything about dressing up and planning your wardrobe. You love to experiment with new skincare and bodycare products, and never go without your perfume.
(2) The next one I took was the Personal Style Quiz and I got Trendy Style Personality...
You like to keep abreast of the latest fashion trends through reading fashion blogs, websites and magazines. The highlights of the fashion calendar for you are when the new season collections are shown in the world’s fashion capitals. You know the value of accessories when it comes to adding a trendy element to your outfit.
To be honest, I am not sure this is me. Though I could relate to some of those statements, I bet I am more of a blend of two or more types.
Here's an example of the Trendy Style Personality, and I do love this look. I love patterns and would probably wear polka dot but not quite in this way...
I think that Architectural - which is about geometric shapes and structure, and Minimalist are more likely to be my style personalities from this quiz, with maybe some Trendy thrown in, for good measure.
Here's 40PlusStyle's example of an Architectural capsule wardrobe and I would wear a lot of these outfits...
(3) My third quiz was the Style Type Quiz and my result was Whimsical, with Bohemian as a secondary style...
Whimsical style types adore color and have a natural ability to mix and match colors, patterns, and textures. In the Whimsical style type’s closet, you’ll find loads of playful prints and accessories. Whimsicals love...polka dots, paisleys, florals, and other painterly patterns.
That definitely sounds like me and is, basically, the way I dress, combined with the Architectural style.
Though it does mention a love of animal print (yes!), I am less sure about the Bohemian style personality. It's too flowy for me.
What about You?
Did you take any of the quizzes? What did you think? Let me know in a comment.
See you tomorrow!
My mission is to help you discover, embrace and celebrate your own beauty and style.
Thanks for dropping by! I'll see you soon.
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