It’s all well and good to say that you’re ready to commit to capsule wardrobe life but you really are setting yourself up for failure if you haven’t had a good think about this one first – your defined personal style. I know that all sounds a bit technical but it just means that you need to know what style you gravitate too and/ or which style you want to work towards having in the future. A capsule wardrobe without this step just won’t have the versatility it needs to work – you won’t be able to mix & match if the items in your wardrobe don’t all work well together.

To help you get started, I’m going to introduce you to a few of the most common styles amongst my clients and give you a little description of each so you can determine if this looks like something that you’d like to portray yourself. Of course there are so many others but this is a great starting point. I always tell my clients that it’s best to choose two (2) – one that works for you more casually and one that works for you for more glam dressing and that way you’ll be sorted no matter what event you’ve got on.

If after looking through these, you find that you’re still really unsure of which style you like or which style works best for your body shape and lifestyle, then in both the #MYEPICSELF Fashion and Capsule Wardrobe Workbook, I have a very in depth step-by-step process on how to work out your own defined personal style.

CREATIVE/ VINTAGE

Think clashing prints, vintage clothes, eclectic, perhaps slightly retro inspired.

Those with a CREATIVE style –

  • Unpredictable in the way the mix clothes & accessories
  • Rarely wear the same outfit twice
  • Mix vintage with high fashion
  • Loves shopping in different places (markets, op-shops, one-off boutiques etc) to get their hands on unusual pieces


Personalities with a Vintage/ Creative Style

Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johannson, Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung

DRAMATIC

Think bright colours, bold patterns, clashing prints and statement clothes & accessories.

Those with a DRAMATIC style –

  • Unafraid to make an entrance
  • Wardrobe consists of mostly one-off pieces
  • Leaves a lasting impression on others
  • Interested in fashion and the latest trends


Personalities with a Dramatic Style

Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Alba

ROMANTIC

Think pastels, soft fabrics, ruffles and florals.

Those with a ROMANTIC style –

  • Love clothes with details – bows, ruffles, peplums etc.
  • Prefer a pretty, feminine look
  • Often choose muted colours not dark or drab colours
  • Like softer styles to the tailored, classic cuts


Personalities with a Romantic Style

Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria-Parker, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift

CLASSIC

Think stripes, suits, neutrals and quality pieces!

Those with a CLASSIC style –

  • Outfits are timeless and elegant
  • Prefer a co-ordinated look
  • Have a fairly formal wardrobe
  • Outfits are often smart, tailored and understated
  • Values quality over quantity
  • Not swayed by the latest fashion trends


Personalities with a Classic Style

Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie, Amal Clooney

NATURAL

Think denim, cotton, neutrals and effortless hair and make-up.

Those with a NATURAL style –

  • Have a relaxed look
  • Like ease of movement and comfort when choosing garments
  • Choose outfits that usually include the colours of nature – blues, greens, greys etc.
  • Prefer casual wear to formal business wear
  • Like simple lines and designs and don’t like a cluttered look
  • Prefer comfortable clothing and shoes


Personalities with a Natural Style

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba

ELEGANT

Think statement accessories, not too overdressed but not too casual either, tailored pieces mixed with more fluid fabrics.

Those with an ELEGANT style –

  • Aren’t afraid to wear colour though prefer not to go overboard
  • Use colour to highlight their best features
  • Exude confidence
  • Keep up with the latest trends but know how to use them to their advantage to suit their own defined style


Personalities with an Elegant Style

Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington Whiteley

ANDROGYNOUS

Think tailored jackets, oversized pieces, flat shoes and minimal prints & patterns.

  • Likes a combination of masculine and feminine when dressing
  • Wears feminine styles teamed with masculine accessories
  • Uses colour to highlight best features
  • Prefers a co-ordinated look
  • Often a minimalist who favours classic styles over trend pieces


Personalities with an Androgynous Style

Carmen Hamilton, Kaitlyn Ham, Milla Jovovich, Julia Roberts, Keira Knightley

BOHO

Think fluid fabrics, prints, earthy tones and accessories made from natural materials.

  • Unpredictable in the way that separates are mixed with accessories
  • Prefers soft, fluid clothing styles or those with a 1970’s vibe
  • Often mixes vintage with high fashion
  • Loves shopping in individual boutiques/ markets looking for unusual pieces


Personalities with an Boho Style

Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Elle Ferguson

For more outfit inspiration for each of the styles mentioned above, you can check out my Pinterest account which includes a heap of examples and if you love the thought of a quality over quantity approach and want to see what a capsule wardrobe looks like specifically for you, your body shape and your lifestyle, then check out my Capsule Wardrobe service.

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