What is classic style in fashion

What is classic style in fashion


A Classic clothing personality/fashion persona is a sign of grace and tasteful style.

Classic minimal fashion personality fashion style
Credit: Celebutopia - Angelina Jolie, JustJared - Katie Holmes,
Buzzfoto - Brooke Shields, WENN - Lauren Conrad, Wireimage - Ashley Olsen

Mini star iconYour Celebrity Style Twins: Chanel, Jackie O, Katie Holmes (Classic and Natural), Ashley Olsen (Classic and Dramatic), Brooke Shields, Victoria Beckham, Lauren Conrad (Classic and Natural), Angelina Jolie (Classic and Dramatic), Anne Hathaway (Classic, Natural & Dramatic), Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton (Classic & Natural), Michelle Obama, Diane Kruger (Classic & Creative), Marion Cotillard (Classic, Dramatic & Romantic)

You dress conservatively than other fashionistas and your wardrobe consists of a lot of neutrals such as black, gray, navy blue and beige. Clean, straight lines dominate your closet. You also favor garments with soft draping as well as tops, jackets and dresses with a nipped waist.

You prefer to keep your outfit simple, timeless and business-like. A tendency to match your clothes (ie. a handbag in a color that is similar your shoes) is in your nature. You're not into loud, faddish trends. 


Victoria Beckham has a Classic clothing personality
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If you're young (under 30) you might have had people commenting on how you dress older, and more mature for your age.

Styles of Classic Fashion Persona

A Classic style is the basis of chic fashion. It has characteristics that appeal to a majority of "neat & tidy" women - especially those who appreciate tailored clothes and accessories. Minimalism, Preppy (ie. Loafers) and Elegant (think Chanel-style suit) style are variations of this fashion persona. Classic style also overlaps with Dramatic and Natural.

Style Tips for a Classic Clothing Personality

Show off your Style With (closet essentials):

Oversized sunglasses, Breton navy-striped tops, blazers, knee high riding boots, ballet flats, pearl necklace and bracelet, pearl stud earrings, white dress shirt, tailored city shorts, plaid shirt, v-neck sweaters, shift dress, tote handbag, classic gold or silver jewelry.

Closet essentials for the Classic Fashion Persona/Clothing personality
If you already have these in your wardrobe, experiment with different styles of a piece - for example a Breton top with shoulder detailing or a blazer with prominent shoulders.

Note: All of these "Classic" essentials are already listed in the wardrobe essentials section, and I believe that every fashion-forward woman who wants to dress chic and build a solid closet should OWN because they are so versatile.


How to to Improve Your Style/Word of Warning:

Women with a Classic clothing personality tend to dress a bit safe and can look plain. It becomes rather predictable and boring (or very basic if you will).

Try stretching your comfort zone by selecting your essentials in a different color than a neutral - for example, if you're into ballet flats see if you can try a new pair with in a bold color; or look for flats with gold metal hardware. Assess your coloring and experiment with your best colors (that are not neutrals :P ).

Improve your outfit and implement an interesting twist that reflects a fun or casual aspect of your personal style. An example is to add some interesting touches with for example a scarf in an eye-popping color or an accessory with a trendy detailing (ie. strappy platform sandals or a studded clutch purse). Or combine Classic pieces with your other fashion personas. For example, if you're a little bit of Dramatic define that with a bold statement necklace or a pair of fierce stiletto pumps.

Where to shop:

Ann Taylor, Gap, Banana Republic, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, New York and Company, Zara, JCrew,Oasis, Massimo Dutti

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