While trends and aesthetics change, your authentic style will endure.
The first step to creating a capsule or intentional wardrobe is to identify your style.
Once you have a good idea of your fashion style and color palette, you can determine the number and type of clothes you need. But let’s not rush.
This planning stage is my favorite because it’s like a mini pampering.
How do you want to be perceived in the world?
It can be pretty relaxing, especially if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed or if it’s the first time you have taken the time to create your style.
It is essential to know your core style
STEP – To narrow down the list based on your preferences, take this quiz or browse the entire collection below.
STEP – First, download your Style Formula worksheet. Next, scroll through the list to note any style matches you made at 80%+ (unless you’re not a fan) or any other fashion styles you’d like to explore more.
STEP – Read the clothing style guide below and update your worksheet.
STEP – Name and describe your core style with the Find Your Style Formula.
Your Fashion Style Formula
Because so many of us don’t fit into one fashion style and because styles in fashion can be so subjective and fluid, we ask that you choose three keywords to describe your style.
What if I still need help identifying my core personality style
To help you dig deeper, you can complete the quiz again, but this time you must complete a worksheet.
If you are still stuck, getting feedback from people you trust is a good idea.
Bonus tip: type keyword combos (e.g., French-minimalist fashion, 70s-boho fashion, etc.) To see if you are on the right track, use Google image search or pin it
Beautiful combination of masculine and female styles
Because it’s unique, there’s no wrong way to wear androgynous fashion.
Androgynous style inspiration
This wikiHow shows you how to create an androgynous appearance
These ten androgynous clothes brands are available to view
This Tiktok by @holysubaru celebrates dressier looks without wearing dresses
Arty fashion is about wearing your art
You can think of unique, standalone pieces that have been carefully curated
Many colors, patterns, fabrics, and cuts
Move your style from the dance studio onto the streets.
Leotards, tulle, and satin cropped knits. Leggings. Warm up socks/leg warmers. Ribbon bow details. Ballet slippers. Shoes that lace up around the ankle.
Black, pastel, and neutral colors (blush nude, white, etc.)
Ballerina Style Inspiration
This was a pun -derful -report about the ballet core look
This coffee-table book celebrates fashion and dance with primarily black-and-white photos of over eighty well-known dancers.
Block colors and neutrals
Not many patterns
Fabrics that are lightweight and breathable
Ideal for warmer climates
Accessories: Hats, sunglasses, and oversized, cut totes
Beach waves, sunkissed and textured hair
Beach style inspiration
This Tiktok is by @addiecoffield and shows some beachy styles. It also gives some clothes suggestions. This offers beautiful coastal granddaughter looks, and This shows where you can shop
Dark colors, silver jewelry
Graphic tees featuring bling, studded shoes, and fringing
Moody makes up
Light on the leather and heavy on the number of f*cks that you give
Aka motorcycle core
Similar to: rocker, grunge, punk, edgy
Cher in leather, especially in the 80s and 90s
This article teaches you how to incorporate a bit of biker style into your outfit or embrace it completely.
There are many patterns
Leather, suede & fringe details
Boho style inspiration
This photo memoir takes you back to the roots and shows behind-the-scenes black and white photos taken during boho fashion shoots of the 60s & 1970s
Casual business attire
Ideal for brunch, lunch, or the boardroom
There is no need to have a complete business suit.
Mix your blazer and more relaxed bottoms, or make your lower half formal and tailored with a soft top.
This was probably all of us during the pandemic.
Enjoy it! Keep it casual if you like it.
You can wear loungewear, graphic tees or ripped jeans with sneakers, or any other style you like.
This is my jammmm
Soft and stretchy fabrics
You can wear shoes all-day.
While I care about how things look now, it has to feel good.
Cowgirl boots & hats
Horse as an accessory
Imagine English Lit professor chic, but with a gothic twist or the darker years of Hogwarts.
Plaid skirts, blazers, and chiffon are all great options.
Tweed, lace, and chiffon are all options.
Dark color palette
Similar to: geek chic and goth
Dark academia style inspiration
This article explains Wednesday Addams’ dark academia look
This Tiktok by @laurens.little.library gives the best dark academia description I’ve ever seen
This Tiktok from @cosyacademia demonstrates the differences in fashion styles for romantic academia, light, and dark.
Bold and bright
It’s an excellent way to express your individuality through your wardrobe by choosing eclectic as one of the keywords.
Edgy means being your boss
Rips and alterations
Perfect up-dos and pearls
Suitable quality fabrics and fit are essential.
Invest in statement accessories.
For elegant pieces, consignment shops are a great option.