LADIES – Your dress style personality can be defined by your interests, lifestyle and clothing choices. Take this quiz to learn more about your personal style. Select the answers that best describe you. Don’t over-think it the first answer that comes to mind is normally the right one:
1. The type of clothes I prefer for work are:
A. Separates that mix and match. Comfort is key.
B. Softly tailored garments, delicate pieces, pretty blouses.
C. Tailored suits, structured garments.
D. The latest fashion trends that suit me.
2. On casual work days I am most comfortable in:
A. Baggy sweats and a t-shirt.
B. Flowing dresses, skirts.
C. A collared shirt and jeans.
D. Trendy top with skinny pants or skirt.
3. When choosing a print it is usually:
A. Plain or a small pattern.
B. Soft florals, polka dots.
C. Pinstripe, paisley.
D. Fashionable prints, latest colors. Designer name prints.
4. I shop or would like to shop at:
A. American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy.
B. Forever 21.
C. Nordstrom, Macy’s.
D. Express, Zara, H&M.
5. My dream car is:
A. Jeep, pick-up, an electric car.
B. Pink cadillac, white Rolls–Royce.
C. Mercedes, BMW.
D. Porsche, latest convertible.
6. What would be your dream holiday?
A. River rafting, hiking, camping.
B. Paris in spring time.
C. Museum sightseeing tour.
D. Shopping in NY, Paris, London.
7. In my spare time, I love:
A. Being in nature.
B. Having a picnic or lunch in a romantic setting.
C. At home reading a book or watching a documentary.
D. Going out to the latest trendy hang out/ event.
8. My preferred accessories are:
A. Not much, maybe a simple watch.
B. Delicate and feminine, bangles, earrings, bracelets.
C. Minimalist accessories, a strand or two of pearls.
D. The latest trendy statement pieces.
9. My perfect everyday shoe is:
A. Flats, flip flops, sneakers.
B. A pretty peep toe with detail.
C. A classic heel.
D. Statement designer shoes.
10. When it comes to colors, I like:
A. Light neutrals or earthy colors.
B. Mostly pretty pastels.
C. Dark neutrals – black, grey, navy.
D. Latest fashion colors.
11. My make-up and hairstyle routine is:
A. Wash and wear hairstyle, lip balm, little to no make up.
B. Soft and feminine, curls.
C. Neat hairstyle, subtle make-up.
D. Love to experiment with all the latest trends in hair and make up.
12. I would describe my overall look as:
A. Effortless, laid back.
B. Pretty, with detail.
C. Structured, monochromed.
D. One that makes a statement.
Evaluating your style quiz answers.
Now that you’ve taken our style quiz, find out who you are and how to define your look. Add up your number of A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s and enter them in the blocks below:
Mostly A’s: The Natural
You dress for comfort – you possess no tailored suits or jackets. You could live in jeans, cargo pants or shorts for the rest of your life. Your color palette consists of earth tones, whites/creams, the colors of nature. You possess none or very few prints. You like uncomplicated clothes – you refuse to spend more than 15 minutes putting yourself together. Dressing for work is frustrating…you often feel under-dressed. Think Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz.
Warning: you could be seen as too casual and not serious enough about your job. Remember to dress for the position you aspire to be in not the one you are currently in. Your overly “plain” style may leave you to be unnoticed.
Tip: Introduce some pop of color and more tailored lines.
Mostly B’s: The Romantic
You are a true romantic and always look feminine and pretty. You’d rather wear skirts and dresses than pants.
You love loose-flowing, romantic tops, skirts, and dresses. Ruffles, lace, chiffon, pleats, floral prints are all wardrobe staples. Think Penelope Cruz.
Warning: you could be seen as too “girly” and not taken serious enough specially in a dominant male environment.
Tip: Don’t put all the elements together e.g. ruffles, sheer fabric, pleated skirt, pastels. Use on or two of these and anchor with a tailored, darker neutral garment. Less is more.
Mostly C’s: The Classic
People see you as an effortless dresser, always put together, elegant, polished and chic. You stick to the basics. Fashion does not dictate your wardrobe – you believe in classic pieces. You value quality more than quantity and style more than fashion. Yours is an understated look. You prefer plains rather than prints, dark neutrals rather than colour. Think Natalie Portman.
Warning: you could appear boring and outdated.
Tip: introduce some new colours and prints in your wardrobe to appear more current.
Mostly D’s: The Fashionista
You’re the ultimate risk taker fashionista! You love to be noticed and often wear clothes with a wow factor. Whatever the latest fashion, you’ll have a go at wearing it. Dressing is an art for you. You buy all the latest fashion magazines and always know what are the latest fashion trends and colors. Think Victoria Beckham.
Warning: you could appear too trendy and over the top in a tradionally corporate environment.
Tip: Use the trendy print, colour in edited versions iow not from head to toe. Anchor outfit with a classic piece e.g. tailored jacket or pants in a dark neutral.
Help! I scored in various categories similarly
You suffer from multiple personality style dress disorder. You don’t want to have too many styles going on at the same time. Work on defining a style that reflects your personal brand and personality. For inspiration see what décor you like in your house is it Natural? Feminine? Classic? Or very Trendy?