Classic/preppy style type

Pearls are always appropriate!
— Jackie Kennedy
 

You are:

Traditional, proper, predictable, organized, reliable, loyal. You like to blend in. You value grace, tasteful, chic, simple, tradition. You embrace tradition, sticking with things that have stood the test of time. Simple chic. Can have less items in higher quality. Dress more conservatively than others. Not into loud trends. Neatly groomed.

LOOK:

Effortlessly chic in simple staple pieces.

YOU WANT:

Timeless elegance.

COMFORTABLE IN:

Skinny jeans, a collared shirt, and your cutest loafers.

CLOTHING TYPES:

You prefer basics, simple staple pieces—the T-shirt, blazer, white shirt, suit, and trousers. Clean, straight lines. Cable-knit sweaters, polo shirts, crisp pants.

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COLORS:

A lot of neutrals such as black, gray, navy, blue, beige, khaki, and charcoal. Crisp white paired with navy blue, kelly green, and pink. Usually primary colors used—red, blue, yellow. Bold prints such as plaid, stripes, polka dots, floral, madras, and argyle. Colors are often used as a splash here and there in the form of an accessory such as a scarf or purse. Clothing often neutral in color. You prefer a coordinated or tone-on-tone look, instead of mixing textures or wearing daring color combinations.

GREAT PIECES TO INVEST IN:

A Little Black Dress (LBD)—classic, knee-length sleeveless sheath styles, similar to something you could picture Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn wearing. Not too short and doesn’t show cleavage for the ultimate versatile piece. Best in a style you can either put under a cardigan or blazer, or layer over a white button down shirt!

White button down shirts, simple V-neck tees, striped tops, crew and V-neck sweaters, basic cardigans, a perfect black blazer, denim jacket, tailored shorts, khaki pants, dark-wash boot-cut jeans, easy weekend jeans, comfy skinny jeans, black pant suit worn together or apart, shift dresses, classic pea coat, camel coats, fabulous trench coat, straight and sleek coat. Simple and classic cuts with minimal details.

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Classic handbag, tote bags, chic evening clutch, gorgeous purses, clean and classic wallet, timeless watch, long lightweight scarf in ethnic or animal print, a bold color, or crisp white, great black pump, ballet flats, brown or tan knee high boots, sneakers, oversized sunglasses—big Jackie O style or aviators, pearl jewelry, gold or silver jewelry in classic shapes, berets, panama hats, fedoras.

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KEY:

Seek high-quality, well-made items. Incorporate sophisticated interest pieces (prints, color, jewelry) with your basics to avoid looking dated or boring.

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JEWELRY:

Understated, simple and fine pieces—pearls, diamonds, silver, gold—support occasional refined statement jewelry.

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MAKEUP:

Classy and predictable, defined but not too thick eyeliner, classic colors like black, browns, navy, grays, and soft lips. You like to keep to the same routine.

HAIR:

Timeless hairstyle that rarely changes, neat, perfectly blow dried hair style, straight parting.

ELEGANT:

Dressing up to you means chic, timeless looks with simple, tailored dresses. The little black dress, the little white dress, the little red dress - you get the picture!

CAREER:

You are ordered, capable, stable and have attention to detail. Great in traditional finance and corporate positions. You prefer tailored suits.

CELEBRITIES:

Chanel, Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Jackie O), Elle Macpherson, Ashley Olsen, Kate Middleton, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington’s character on Scandal), Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton, Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, Brigitte Bardot (she proves that classic does not equal prudish or matronly), Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ali MacGraw, Francoise Hardy, Faye Dunaway, Reese Witherspoon, Jean Seberg, Clemence Poesy, Natalie Portman, Grace Kelly, Michelle Obama