Understanding your style preference will help you build a wardrobe that’s practical and fun, and that helps build confidence about the image you portray to others. And, if it’s well maintained, you can enjoy it for years to come.
Typically, style preferences fall into one of four general categories: Traditional/Conservative; Sporty, Trendy, and Casual. These can be expressed by fabric types (patterns, prints, or textures), colors, and design choices. Different styles can be blended to work for different settings and occasions, without compromising personal preference. For example, a person with an affinity for Traditional\Conservative attire can exchange a coat with a cardigan and leather shoes with a pair of canvas fabric lace-up shoes to achieve a Sporty look while still conveying an overall the Traditional/Conservative tone.
An article published in the Huffington Post, “Clothes and Personality: What Your Favorite Color Says about You,” noted that people who always wear black, may not do so simply because it’s “chic.” Wearing black may reflect their style and personality; it may mean that they are authoritative and timeless.
Color choices can be made both to express your own style and to influence the reactions or behaviors of others. For example, RealSimple Magazine reported that colors like teal, rose and eggplant flatter every skin tone and Glamour Magazine wrote that wearing shades of red makes you appear more alluring. What’s more, color or shade preferences can change depending on moods, seasons, and life experiences. We found that this chart is a good starting point for understanding colors.
As you can see, colors can express personality, mood and even make a statement about our personal agenda. While choosing the colors of your wardrobe can be complex, the most important rule is never choose a color you don’t feel comfortable in for any reason.
Whatever your style or color preference, keeping your clothes clean in good condition with Flair will make all the difference in the world.
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