Fashion Personality (series): Classic...with a Twist

The term, Fashion Personality, is widely discussed within the world of personal styling. What is Fashion Personality? In laymen terms, it means to dress in a way that expresses who you are. However simple the definition may be, the idea of dressing to express who you are requires just that...knowing who you are. In the hyper-voyeurism world we currently live in, it becomes easy to adopt from others without considering our own depth of layers - layers that shouldn't be concealed, rather, when carefully unearthed, will reveal a beautiful tapestry about the person.

When my clients grasp a full understanding of their personality or personalities (you can have multiple personalities), then a vital step into unearthing their harmonious personal style is achieved. In TRUE STYLE: A Look Beyond the Surface, I dedicate a section to the concept of Fashion Personality, and discuss in greater detail how I blossomed into my own. Now, I often receive comments, such as, "Everything you wear becomes you." Comments like this, in my opinion, are a high form of style praise, and excites me more than someone simply commenting on a shoe or top. Who wouldn't want to be in such recognizable harmony with their wardrobe, that others notice? I can't think of one.

Because I view the approach to Fashion Personality as crucial, beginning with this post, I'm dedicating six style stories to bringing clarity to this point of view. Each style story will capture the six most basic types of personalities I discuss with my clients in The Harmony Approach. Today's look is The Classic. However, in order to be true to myself, I veer slightly off the classic path by adding touches that make Glenda - Glenda. If you read, Knowing Your Fashion Personality 101, then you know I refer to my Fashion Personality as Classic with a touch of Boho and a bit of Quirk. Therefore, I'm naming this post, Classic...with a Twist.


You'll notice I've 1/2 tucked my crisp white shirt (a staple in the classic wardrobe), I've done this because a fully tucked-in shirt makes me feel stiff and restricted. As I shared in Style Aesthetic 101, my underlying theme for dress is to keep things laid-back. Though the 1/2 tuck may seem odd to some, for myself, it represents my love for quirky elements, and of course, ease. Also notice my playful use of pearls (another Classic staple) - not around my neck, but on the sandals!

Shopping Links:
Madden Girl Gingham Sandals: via TJ Maxx
Medallion Necklace is vintage via eBay
Nail Polish is Powder Room by Color Therapy Sally Hansen

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.


A quick look inside the Classic personality:
  • Thinks highly of traditions
  • Isn't prone to shopping for trends
  • Quality over Quantity is the mantra
  • Has a well-curated wardrobe built on key staple garments and accessories. Think the Little Black Dress; Crisp White Shirts; Weejun Penny Loafers, Plaid, Pearls
  • Well tailored and well made apparel is essential 
  • Leans toward retailers such as: Talbot's, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, L.L. Bean
  • Timeless is the buzz word

The information I shared today, and into the next 5 weeks, is just a tip of the iceberg. You can take your journey further into unearthing your harmonious personal style by working exclusively with me:

For more information on Fashion Personality please see the following:

Stay Connected for the next post in this Fashion Personality series.

Stay True,
Glenda XoX

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  1. Love the entire outfit . I was wondering if at some point in the future, you might write about if and how our fashion personality changes as we age ! (I'm 61 and i think about how an outfit would look on someone my age !) i know i can wear whatever i want. Just wondering if you had some thoughts about this is all.

    1. Hi Cheryl! That's an excellent question. I would love to answer it towards the end of this series. There are always way to translate a look from the younger generations to more seasoned women. Thanks for the question,and I'll be sure to answer it.

  2. I love this look on You! I am still looking for a crisp white shirt at my price and know that it will be found. Enjoy every moment. . .

  3. Thanks Neti. The best type, in my opinion, is a no-iron shirt.


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