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The Essence of Style

  • Writer's pictureGigi

Which Style Personality are you?

Styling With Gigi Personal Stylist in London

So why is it important to know your style personality?

Our clothes tell a story. They reflect our personality and what’s important to us. Studies have long demonstrated that people make assumptions based on their first impression of you within the first seven seconds of interaction. Wow, that's a short time to make the right impression.

However, none of us fit neatly into one box, often each of us have one dominant or a combination of a few style personalities.

It is important to know who you are in terms of style as it eliminates confusion of what to buy and what to wear, hence saving you money in the long run. Think all those impulse buys when you got influenced by someone who looked amazing in something. So if you are jeans and top kinda girl and constantly get influenced to buy floaty dresses because they are something you should be wearing I am 100% sure you’ll end up in jeans and tops because this is who you are and you feel most comfortable in.

Despite many variations, I'll be focusing on the 6 main ones:







So how do you find out which Style Personality resonates with you?

So firstly, start by thinking how do you want to feel in an outfit: sexy, casual, classic, funky, rock chic, comfortable etc.

Then start looking at things that you would actually wear in real life, stay away from things that are pretty to look at but totally would not fit your lifestyle.

In my experience, many people are inspired by visuals rather than their imagination, so Pinterest is a great place to start when you need some inspiration, you can search from #schoolrunoutfits to #coolofficewear.

Pinterest Moodboard is a perfect way to do it.

(Here's an example of one )

Pinterest Moodboard

You'll often see a pattern of styles you most admire, which will indicate your Style Personality. You can be classic, or romantic, or urban, or natural, or creative, or dramatic, or a combination of these styles.

So if you are a classic style personality, that frilly dress that looks amazing on someone else would never make you feel comfortable, hence knowing your Style is so important in order to stop buying aimlessly random things.

Once you have a clear idea how you would want to look and feel, building a cohesive wardrobe will be a breeze, its like having a roadmap and the destination is in sight.

So let's start looking at each style personality and its traits, we will start with:

Natural Style Personality

Natural Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • Natural

  • Comfortable

  • Practical

  • Casual

  • Minimalistic

  • You love natural fabrics like linen, cotton, wool, silk, cashmere, denim

  • You are minimal on details

  • And enjoy simple, dainty accessories

Famous Celebrities with Natural Style Personality:

  • Jennifer Aniston

  • Cameron Diaz

Classic Style Personality

Classic Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • Neat

  • Elegant

  • Well put together

  • Likes simplicity and clean lines

  • Timeless

  • Enjoys quality

  • Always looks impeccable

Often Classic Style Personalities are very conservative and risk looking dated. The aim is to elevate the style while introducing some more contemporary pieces, a tweak in cut, colour or print that will freshen your look.

Famous Personalities with Classic Style Personality:

  • Queen Letizia of Spain

  • Naomi Watts

Romantic Style Personality

Romantic Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • Girly

  • Feminine

  • Delicate

  • You love pretty details and soft lines.

  • You are drawn to ruffles, bows, lace

  • You enjoy delicate, pretty jewellery

Famous Celebrities:

  • Keira Knightley

  • Rachel McAdams

Urban Style Personality

Urban Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • Street chic

  • You enjoy layers and comfort

  • You want to come across as low key and cool

  • You love layered denim, eclectic and slogan tshirts, tracksuit pants, caps and beanies and investment trainers.

  • You enjoy experimenting with sunglasses

Famous Celebrities with Urban Style Personality:

  • Zoe Kravitz

  • Alexa Chung

Creative Style Personality

Creative Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • You love unique, key pieces (you also love vintage and pre-loved for their uniqueness)

  • You have an individual approach to style

  • You are very imaginative and quirky

  • You love bold details

  • You enjoy statement footwear

Famous Celebrities:

  • Chiara Ferragni

  • Gwen Stefani

Dramatic Style Personality

Dramatic Style Personality

Key Characteristics:

  • Glamour

  • Confidence

  • Experimenting with bold colours and prints.

  • Love bold, statement jewellery and accessories.

  • Love interesting and bold details on garments.

  • You invest in bold, glamorous footwear.

Famous Celebrities:

  • Rihanna

  • Kim Kardashian

So What Style Personality are you? Pop any questions in the comments below and I'll gladly answer them all.

Mucho love

Gigi xx

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