Introducing the Sophisticated and Elegant Woman of Style.
We are slowly narrowing down the 6 style personalities and today I will be discussing the personal style characteristics of the Sophisticated and Elegant Woman of Style; a personal favorite of mines. Why? Because this is my dominant style personality and one I have become quite fond of over the years. However, before we get started I highly encourage you to check out my article Personal Style: What’s At Stake? Greater Opportunities. It will definetly give you a more robust perspective of understanding why your personal style is important; especially if you re a womn who is experiencing importnt life transitions in your personal or professional life.
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You admire luxe couture fashion, but embrace the elegance and classic sensibility of Ready to Wear and brand name collections. You are a woman who knows how to evoke elegance, class and charm by the way you are always effortlessly put together. Names synonymous with the word elegance and class include Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Grace Kelly and Olivia Pope, the character from the hit show Scandal who is played by Kerry Washington; and Duchess Meghan Markle. Clothes do not wear you, you wear the clothes.
Your style is sophisticated, regal and timeless, which adds to the classic element of this style archetype. A fashion era you would most certainly identify with would be the 1930’s. Although this fashion era emerged during the Great Depression, women during this epoch in history were glamorous and sophisticated. Fabrics that will appeal to you include: premium wools, silk, rayon, cotton, satin and delicate sequins to name a few; your style is elegant, classic and regal. Never over the top, just enough glamour to pique the interest of a few onlookers.
However, before we start I would like to preface this article by stating that you may not always fall neatly into any one specific style personality. Interestingly, you may intersect between 2 or 3 alternative style personalities that suit your personal style preferences. If you would like to learn and discover more about your authentic style personality I highly suggest you sign up for my FREE Energy & Personal Style Re-Alignment Webinar (Coming Spring 2019) which I have created to assist women who are experiencing life transitions in exploring and redefining their personal style, from a holistic and authentic approach.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #1: Your look is effortlessly pulled together and always timeless. For example, if you bought an LBD (Little Black Dress) back in the mid 2000’s more than likely you could easily pull it off in 2019 with contemporary accessory pieces. That is the signature look of the Sophisticated Classic and Elegant style personality; your wardrobe and accessory items are timeless and transcends most fashion trends/fads of the moment.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #2: Investment pieces are important to you, as you prefer classic, premium pieces that are regal, sophisticated and of good quality in fabric and appearance. It need not be super expensive, but must make a refined, sophisticated statement.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #3: Your style personality intersects with that of the Classic Chic and Conservative woman of style, who like you prefers to wear her hair in simple, effortless styles which balances out her preferred neutral makeup palette; while also opting for classic, yet regal accessory pieces. However, you do enjoy indulging in uniquely designed accessory items that become the focal point of an outfit you have chosen to wear; thus, allowing that particular piece to speak for itself.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #4: If you do choose to wear prints you prefer that they be subtle in appearance, not overpowering or too noticeable. Elegant and understted is key with this style personality. If you do choose to experiment with patterns you will feel most comfortable wearing: classic pinstripes, small-mid sized polka dots and simple checkered patterns etc. However, the Sophisticated Classic and Elegant style personality will always look and feel their absolute best in solid, sophisticated colours, such s Beige, Tans, Camel, Navy Blue, Winter Whites and Black.
If you haven’t done so already, I highly encourage you to check out my Color Synergy Series (Part I) and (Part II), where you can learn more about the visual impact and power color has in our everyday personal style.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #5: Accessories you tend to gravitate towards are classic, minimalist and do not overpower your facial features: antique silver, classic gold, refined rose gold and classic pearls are signature pieces of Sophisticated and Elegant woman of Style.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #6 : Your makeup selection can vary depending on the type of look you are trying to achieve: Elegant Bold, Elegant Classic or Elegant Temptress etc. But, in your day to day life you almost always gravitate towards a neutral, fresh palette.
Identify Your Fashion Style – Tip #7: Your hair style is usually kept simple, yet modern. You do not experiment very often with “trendy” hair styles of the moment. You know what hair style resonates with your authentic style pesonality.
If you are interested in learning more about developing your personal style to authentically align with the essence of who you are, I encourage you to check out the following Intro Style Metamorphosis Coaching Sessions I offer to women who are ready to transition their image and personal style with VISION and PASSION.
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Melissa .T. Jarred is a certified Toronto Image Consultant and Personal Stylist who works with women expeiencing life transitions who feel deep within their soul that it is time to not only up-level and overhaul their entire life, but to also revamp their image and personal style to authentically align and reflect with the new changes that are emerging in your life.