I suspect that your fashion dilemma is not due to lack of new clothes, but a misdiagnosis of your own fashion style type.
Before you add one more must-have item to your closet, become familiar with these 5 fashion style types to discover your true fashion personality.
Learn how to find clothes that closely reflect how you see yourself and the image you want to project to the world.
Is your fashion style Classic?
The classic woman favors traditional and clean designs. The classic woman will have a little black dress, a string of pearls and ladylike, borderline preppy garments that express her desire to be elegant, neat and “in control.”
If you have a Type A personality and consider yourself extremely organized, punctual and a conservative dresser, chances are…you’re a Classic woman.
Is your fashion style Chic?
Chic are distant cousins of the classic woman. These women favor love-it or leave-it pieces that are trendy, yet err on the side of expensive.
The chic woman favors clothes with clean lines and meticulous tailoring, but turns up the volume on her wardrobe with show-stopping statement jewelry and handbags selected straight from the runway.
For chic and glamorous style, choose luxe accessories with rich patterns like animal prints or florals. These fashion choices will inject a little luxury into all your outfits.
If you consider yourself sophisticated, cool and confident and are more Ralph Lauren Black Label and Chanel than St. John, you might be a woman who prefers chic clothing.
Is your fashion style Whimsical?
Whimsical women approach their wardrobes as an extension of their creative persona. Fun and flirty, romantic and youthful the whimsical woman lives for one-of-a-kind accessories that match her playful and retro style aesthetic.
If you favor the quirky and have a knack for throwing together an unconstructed dress with a slouchy leather hobo you might be a Whimsical woman with plenty of Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Betsey Johnson hanging neatly in your closet.
Is your fashion style Bohemian?
Yes, bohemian women are known for their tie-dyed shirts, flip-flops, slouchy big hats, batik prints and groovy beads.
However, modern bohemian women can mix classic wardrobe staples: jeans, vests, white shirts and cotton tees with hippie-chic touches like ethnic-inspired jewelry, funky jackets and peasant-wear flawlessly. For the boho signature style, look for items that feature patchwork, studs and beaded detailing.
If you can pull together a funky outfit in a flash and have a laid-back approach to fashion, you style profile might be bohemian.
Is your fashion style Avant-garde?
The avant-garde woman is fashion forward and makes no apologies for her risk-taking approach to style. The avant-garde woman is a showstopper and interprets runway looks easier than any other style type.
Bold, fearless and innovative this ultramodern style type favors black, but will always wear a bold and unusual dress or jacket that catches her eye at a moment notice.
If you select clothes that say, “I am fearless; I am an individual,” you style type might be Avant-garde.
Think about what style type suits your fashion personality best.
Whether you are a classic, chic, bohemian, avant-garde, whimsical, or a mixture of any two of these style types, you deserve to make a dramatic statement with an eye-popping wardrobe that is uniquely your own.