In my interactive eBook program, The Conscious Closet, I created a quiz that shows you how to find your Unique Style Address, or USA. Your USA is made up of two (out of 12) Style Archetypes.
Why is this important? Knowing your USA, your Unique Style Address, helps you to have awareness about your wardrobe. It gives you a snapshot of your style at this moment in time. If you don‘t like your address at the end of the quiz, remember it’s just fashion, you can change it tomorrow. If you live in Chicago but like the sunshine and 75 degrees 338 days a year, all you have to do is move to LA, right? Well, it’s the same with your USA, but first we have to determine your current residence.
Today I’m going to show you Style Archetype #1: Classic Style.
Classic Style is forever. It’s as perfect in 1963 as it is in 2013. Characteristics of Classic Style include structured lines, solid/neutral colors, simple patterns, and preppy styles.
The Classic Archetype is important to learn about, since it deals with basic items, the foundations of every Conscious Closet. Even if it’s not your main Archetype, you’ll still want to pick some of the goodies from this category to implement into your wardrobe for lasting style.
Here are some examples of Style Icons that embody the essence of
Photo: Vanity Fair
You can look at the pictures of these women from 10, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago-the clothing is still relevant today. It’s still stylish, showing off the beauty of the woman rather than the ego of the designer.
Following is a partial list of quintessential, Classic Style wardrobe items:
Jacket and Photo: Bloomingdales.com
*Levis, or other Simple Jeans
*Wide Leg Trousers
*Simple Black or Gray Pants
*Turtleneck or V-neck Sweater
*White Button Down Shirt
Dress and Photo: Zara.com
*Leopard Print-small doses!
*Minimal or Gold Jewelry
*Black and White
Next time I’ll be writing about another Style Archetype from my list. For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest page, Style Archetypes.
With Love and Style,