Throughout this journey, I’ve been receiving comments and e-mails from many of you stating that you too have had trouble discovering the “soul of your style”.
And so in response, while not an all-encompassing concept, I’ve been working hard on identifying four distinct soul types, and will be sharing them with you over the coming weeks. Along with a text description, I’ve put together inspiration boards, showcasing some of the re-mixable wardrobe essentials each soul type might feel at home in. Once we’ve covered all four, I’ll share a quiz that you can take to match you with your primary soul. – Now of course, you’ll probably see a bit of yourself in each one; we’re all such diverse creatures. But I think it will be helpful to identify your primary soul in order for it to act as a guide as you begin to pare down and rebuild your wardrobe until your clothes reflect YOU – even if that takes years! The fun thing about style? It’s always a work in progress…
Some other advantages to knowing your soul style:
+ To help you break out of a style rut that you may feel stuck in, but does not accurately represent your personality, lifestyle, or age.
+To give you a framework to use when you go shopping for clothes (to help reduce impulse or “it’s so cheap I have to buy it” purchases).
+To help you develop a wardrobe that works more practically together (re-mixable is our goal!)
I hope you enjoy the journey! Let’s dive right in, shall we? Today, we’re going to start out with the most feminine of the souls:
Violet- Is all about vintage feminine beauty
A girly, girl through and through. Violets love pink, lace, sheer/floaty fabric, ruffles, florals, and sweet flowing dresses. She can lean towards boho/hippie styling, and adores layering for a “collected over time” look. Her colors are often soft pastels and neutrals, with a touch of timeless, sophisticated black. She prefers smaller, demure prints, and tone-on-tone texture. Her shoes of choice might be Mary Janes, bowed kitten-moderate height heels, neutral flats, old-fashioned booties, and feminine sandals. She prefers her clothing to fit her body type well, not too tight or too loose, she wants to feel beautiful but not suggestive in her blouses/jackets/dresses. Pearls, diamonds, and cameos are among of her favorite jewelry pieces, and she is most apt of all the souls to wear hair decorations. Violets wear simple, creamy make-up…more sweet than dramatic, leaning toward peaches and mauves instead of bright reds and pinks. Her nighttime attire is similarly feminine: full of lace, satin, and bows.
And now for the inspiration board: If the concept of a remixable wardrobe (one in which the items can be endlessly mixed and matched with each other) is a new one to you, I encourage you to study these boards, and find all the versatility in them. See how the pieces work together. Notice how the accessory collections strategically compliment the majority of the clothing pieces. See how many different outfits you can make!
Are you a primary Violet?
You can take the Soul of Your Style Quiz HERE.