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Style that was appropriate for aging

When I first started blogging in the year 2020, I frequently regretted the absence of what I described as “grown up clothes.” In the early days I was still interested in the idea of a style that was appropriate for aging. In addition, I was immersed in the fascination of French fashion*. However, I realized what I was seeking was not a societal aesthetic, but rather a personal style.

I’ve tried a lot of experiments over the years and I’ve adapted my style to include more shades of color. But many of the characteristics I was looking for when I first started remain in my list of things I’d like to have:

Style Personality

Style Personality Profiles are tools to aid in creating cohesion and harmony, as well as a look that fits the individual. A consultant for image will conduct an evaluation based on a mixture of personal and physical characteristics along with the individual preferences and tastes. Your profile will help you decide what cuts, fabrics and other details can help you enhance your appearance. You might find that you’re a mix between two different profiles.

8 Personality Profiles:

It’s the Classic 

The Classic HTML0: elegant, well-groomed and understated and sophisticated. Think Grace Kelly, Duchess of Cambridge, Kristin Scott Thomas, Cate Blanchett.

The Natural Classic for Gentlemen

Sporty yet elegant, comfortable yet well-put together. Think Meryl Streep, Jennifer Anniston, Princess Diana.

The Natural/Adventurer 

Outdoorsy, sporty easy and relaxed requires easy, textured styles. Think: Lauren Hutton, Ali McGraw, Julia Roberts.

The Princess 

Pretty, delicate feminine, and with smaller-scale, tiny characteristics. Think Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried.

The Bohemian/Natural Romantic 

feminine and glamorous. It’s natural. Think: Drew Barrymore, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Winslet, Lily Tomlin.

The Romantic Princess/The Starlet

Pretty, very feminine, and sweetly sexually. Think Reese Witherspoon as Elle in “Legally Blonde,” Christina Ricci, Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson.

The Romantic

Glamorous, sophisticated, ultra-feminine , and typically curvy. Think: Christina Hendricks, Elizabeth Taylor, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey.

Dramatic Romantic 

A show that is theatrical, vibrant fascinating and romantic. Think Helena Bonham Carter, Debra Messing, Salma Hayek.

Final Words

The most appropriate way to dress for each of us is one that is authentic and lets us shine. Some people achieve this instinctively, whereas others are more influenced by guidelines. The idea of Style Personalities isn’t intended to set rules or place everyone in a certain box.

For me, it’s an excellent way to quantify and know WHY something works or does not. Understanding your style preferences will help you avoid costly buying mistakes and aid in creating a cohesive outfit composed of items we actually wear.