We grew up watching aspirational characters like Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, sashaying her way into a multibillion-dollar business and commanding a whole movement in the fashion empire, bringing about an almost-revolution. Priestly and other such women—real or fictional—are believed to be women of incredible strength, intense zeal, and solid demeanour. We are talking about women with ambition, supreme passion, and a genuine sense of style; women who may seem demure and coy but are yet unafraid to speak their mind.
Whether you identify yourself as a game-changer or an unabashed millennial, it is said that your core personality influences your sense of sartorial style.
So, what really comes to mind when you try to define your personal style? Do you dress for comfort? Or, do you dress to stand out and make a statement?
Well, don’t answer just yet! Continue reading to know about three unique personality types and how each one correlates with an inherent personal style.
The Empowered Bossbabe
This is a woman that never really second guesses herself, stands up for herself, and is never afraid to speak her mind. She is a level up, brazen, and fearless, and her dressing sense speaks volumes about her spirit. Never really deterred by society’s pressures and stigmas, she is someone who will sport the boldest hues and is the trailblazer for most trends that start.
Bold prints and solid colours that resonate profoundly with mysticism, fantasy, and a sense of deep longing are evident in this style. This styling speaks to every girl’s maximalist nature and exudes a sense of confidence.
The Graceful Intellectual
Think Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton: the graceful intellectual woman is all about chic minimalism, inherent poise, and an outstanding sense of style. While less-is-more is an age-old phenomenon celebrated and romanticised heavily in pop culture, literature et al., the art of blending cutting-edge fashion with the simplicity of classics and nostalgic elements is what is delightfully representative of this style.
Well put together, thoughtful and crisp—her fashion choices are trendy yet conservative, with a hint of playfulness. The graceful intellectual is a woman who dresses for impact, comfort, and radiates positivity. Not really seeking eccentricity or uniqueness, she plays by the rules but also gives it a spin of her own. Think floral dresses paired with sneakers, high-waisted denim and crop tops, jumpsuits, and neutral tones.
The Quirky Game-Changer
Always spontaneous, thinking out-of-the-box, while staying true to their self is the millennial anthem. Are we right? With bloggers, designers, and the entire fashion industry going gaga over changing the protocol, doing away with stereotypes and yet staying true to the roots, this is a woman that every Gen-Y individual would truly relate to. The quirky game-changer is your true uninhibited, outgoing personality that has no holds barred. She is there to make a point, and her personal style reflects every ounce of her dynamic attitude, her ever-changing moods, and expressive self.
What’s her personal style, you ask? Experimental and easy-going! While she likes to stay abreast with the latest fashion trends, her dynamic core personality reflects in her wardrobe choices likes. We are talking about mismatched socks teamed with printed sneakers, abstract printed kurtis, geometric patterns, color-block cotton saree with eccentric designs, and crop tops for blouses, with oxidized jewelry.
So, which of the three personality types do you best identify yourself with?
Don’t think you belong to a particular type? That’s absolutely fine, because your personal style is not linear, and it keeps evolving with time.
Understanding your core persona and how it impacts your wardrobe choices is fun and adventurous! As American fashion designer Rachel Zoe said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”