As an everyday essential, but also as a form of art, it is no wonder fashion has generated a number of unique styles. From spring/summer and autumn/winter collections to the ones designed especially as a daytime outerwear or a party look, the freedom in works of fashion is without limit. The question that poses itself is how to categorize all of these looks and styles? Because there is no way that we can say that the sexy and rebellious style of Rihanna is similar to the sophisticated one of Amal Clooney.
Here is a possible seven category delimitation of types of fashion styles:
The Bohemian style is inevitably an “artsy” style. Colorful and dynamic patterns on light materials are something that is a symbol of Boho. The freedom of the Bohemian spirit and outfit draws inspiration from gypsy and hippie looks. We can say that this style is always trendy, with its headscarves and multiple chains, as can be seen every year on many fashionable visitors of the music festival Coachella.
This style contains a hint of rebellion against the usual fashion norms. Most of the oversized T-shirts and straight-line trousers that are its trademark can be found in the men’s section or simply taken from your boyfriend’s closet. There is no lace or pink color on items that are characteristic for this modern and restless style. Fashion legend Coco Chanel is one of the pioneers of the tomboyish look, and today, we can see many celebrities rocking it, like the actress Kristen Stewart or the fashion influencer Alexa Chung.
Classic is always fantastic. The mark of this style is that quality comes over quantity. Clean lines and a subtle elegance are perfectly combined with the comfort that comes with white buttoned-up blouses, wide-leg trousers, and ballet flats. To always be simultaneously classic and up to date, it’s essential to keep up with all the new fashion trends from magazines and get ideas (and treat yourself with a new fashion item) while browsing through sites that offer stylish women’s clothing online. All these, paired with a trench coat, like the ever-modern Burberry ones, create a look that empowers every woman who wears it with grace and sophistication. The Academy Award winner, actress Natalie Portman, is just one of the icons of the classic style.
College period of our lives is something we remember with nostalgia and (usually) joy. There is definitely a bit of that nostalgia in collared, girly blouses matched with a luxuriously looking sweater that symbolizes the preppy style. This style that also includes A-line skirts and headbands is considered quite girly, and an example of it can be spotted in the outfits of the hitmaker musician, singer Taylor Swift. Preppy manages to be subtle and impressive at the same time, with pieces that never go out of fashion, but can be effectively combined with a more current fashion item, such as a pair of modern flats.
Flannel shirts tied around the waist, slip dresses, and chunky combat boots are the symbols of this fashion style that actually emerged from the subculture and the grunge music genre. Although the grunge style was at its peak in the 90s, it never completely disappeared and has continued to be an inspiration for many free spirits who seek to express their rebelliousness and love for both the grunge style and the music. A fresh way in which this style and people who enjoy it express their protest against the mass clothing production, is seen in the fact that most of the pieces can be found in thrift shops. There is no doubt that revolt was one of the motives for the talented Kurt Cobain, the singer of Nirvana, to start this trend.
This style is ever-popular and trendy. A woman who carries a chic look is stating that she is up to date with the latest style news and that she is a true fashion lover. Everything in the wardrobe of a chic woman is tailored and classy, eye-catching, but in no way flamboyant. We could easily say that when it comes to chic style, it’s the woman who makes the clothes she wears trendy and beautiful. A chic icon is a powerful, sophisticated, and fearless woman. Style icons such as the famous Jane Birkin and the beloved actress Audrey Hepburn have reshaped the fashion industry with their unique, memorable and, of course, chic style.
Lastly, we have the style that is maybe the highest maintenance, in terms that it isn’t easy to be achieved. Luxury and elegance are something that this style breathes. The best quality of materials, the best cut, and a culture polish are all factors that a woman looks in a sophisticated style. Not necessarily expensive, but absolutely elegant and stunning, sophistication can be seen in the style of many famous ladies, the already mentioned Amal Clooney and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
In the end, we can conclude that the number of fashion styles is vast and is constantly being enriched with new ones. It’s up to you to decide which one works best for you and your personality.
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