is a popular style, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories,
makeup, hairstyle and body. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend
in the style in which people present themselves. A fashion can become the prevailing
style in behaviour or manifest the newest creations of designers,
technologists, engineers, and design managers.
to fashion psychology, fashion and personality are closely related to each
other. We have heard it a lot that ‘shoes define our personality’ but
it’s not just about a pair of shoes or boots, whatever accessories
we wear, the kind of clothes we prefer can define our personality.
It can also
affect our personality and behavior to a great extent.
to Mary Sheehan warren, personal fashion
consultant and author of ITS SO YOU. There
are four main style personalities—expressive, romantic, classic, and
relaxed—but most women will have elements of two or three personalities. The
varying fashion personalities explain why women have different tastes in
clothing and styling.
Those with an expressive fashion personality choose bold articles of
clothing and often find fashion as an art form. Every day is a chance to create
a unique masterpiece! Not afraid to try trends or stand out in a crowd, expressive
gravitate toward bright colors, funky patterns, and chunky jewelry. The
expressive will also go through phases of different looks. For example, they
might go bohemian for a month, then switch to 1950s retro, and then surprise
everyone with a nineties grunge look.
Romantics will gravitate toward twirling midi skirts, floral patterns,
blushing pinks, silk blouses, pearls, and antique jewelry. The romantic loves
to enhance her natural beauty by incorporating feminine details and flattering
fits. She isn’t just frills and bows—her personality is expressed through many
different styles and finds inspiration from vintage Hollywood, the Victorian
Era, the country, 18th-century France (a la Marie Antoinette), and many more.
Timeless pieces and structured fits attract the classic personality. The
classic avoids fussy prints, trends, and attention-seeking pieces. The classic
is all about tweeds, blazers, crisp white blouses, pencil skirts, dark denim,
pearls, ballet flats, and menswear-inspired outerwear. She’s always prepared
for every occasion.
Comfort is number one for the relaxed personality. But, the relaxed
fashion personality knows that being comfortable doesn’t mean looking like a
slob! Relaxed personalities know how to look effortlessly cool in cotton
shirts, neutral colors, slouchy knits, drop-waist dresses, loose trousers,
chambrays, boyfriend jeans, maxi skirts, and chic sneakers. If a dress is too
scratchy or a pair of pants too tight, the relaxed fashion personality will
pass and opt for an outfit that won’t make her squirm all night.
Even for men, fashion rules apply the same way. The design team at john
players have decoded how a man’s clothes can reveal about his personality. Men
who wear bright colored outfits tend to be friendly approachable and dynamic
personality. Abstract print lovers are mostly outspoken and spontaneous. They
are considered very creative. Men who prefer crew necks are logical but delayed
decision makers whereas men who prefer v-necks are considered as very
chilled-out type. Men who prefer classic formal kinda look are considered
culture loving persona who are well groomed. They tend to be very sophisticated
Coming to the footwear, shoes and footwear serve a practical purpose and
also serve as a non verbal cue with symbolic messages. Researchers at the
University of Kansas made it official earlier this decade with a published
study. Yes, in fact, you can judge a person by their shoes.
In the study, participants were shown images of strangers wearing shoes,
and were asked to guess the wearer’s age, gender, income, political views,
social status, and other important personality traits. They were able to
correctly guess an astounding 90% of the wearer’s characteristics — and all
that were based just on that person’s footwear!
For men, tip top shoes in men depict fear of rejection. They are always
well maintained as they fear being left alone. Funky shoe lovers are
outspoken and extroverts-styled pointy toes are considered to be liberal
political. These kinds of shoes are often worn by leaders and people related to
politics. For men who wear high top boots tend to be less agreeable. They are
not very friendly and like to be on their own.
For women, sky-high heels refer to a sense of pride in looks. These kinds
of women love attention. Women who prefer wedges and platform heels are more
practical, self assured and down to earth persona. Women who are keen to
wearing sneakers, sports and training shoes can be athletic as well as
artistic. They love to travel and explore and are always on the go.
Women who love wearing loafers and oxfords are independent, creative and
versatile but introvert. Women who prefer boots more than any other style of
footwear are well sociable, independent and a little aggressive. Women who love
wearing flip flops and flats,are friendly, understanding, sweet. They seem to
be highly extrovert but they are not.
Apart from shoes and clothes, accessories are also a part of fashion. Vogue
editor kirstle clements says that the right accessory does change everything.
An oversized bag means you are a girl who is always on the go. It means
the person is pratical and critical thinker.If you’re someone who dreams of traveling the
world with nothing but the essentials, we guarantee you’ll love having a
backpack slung over your shoulder. Tote bag lovers are opinionated. They don’t
fear to put up their voice. Girls who love sling bags do not really prefer
carrying bags around. For them it needed to carry only necessities.
Jewelry is a tool that you can use to make a statement to others about
who you are. If you enjoy wearing big hoop earrings, statement necklaces, or
extravagant cocktail rings with colorful lab-created gems, then it’s quite
likely that you are the life of the party. Your personality is very likely to
be cheerful and you are probably bubbly and outgoing. People like you because
you’re so much fun If you are a minimalist when it comes to jewelry, then it’s
likely that you have an appreciation for all the best things in life as well as
a sense of balance. Your personality is thoughtful, and your habits tend to be
orderly. You exude worldly charm despite your pared-down wardrobe..bracelets
and bangles deceipt a kind of show off and extrovert personality. You are kind
of person who loves chit-chatting and loves to move hands while talking so that
you can show your hand accessories. Statement earings' lovers are expressive and
fearless, you are a kind of person who loves attention.
If you love to wear a bright watch, then you are most likely to fall into
the happy-go-lucky category. Leather straps look classy and signify stability.
Girls who love to wear leather strap watches are absolute go-getters and do not
shy away from a challenge. You have a more practical approach to life and just
like your leather strap, you’re sturdy, dependable and do not stray from your
studded dials represent the elegant girl who loves a little drama in life.Unisex watches are becoming popular these days,
and women with a strong will and drive tend to appreciate them more. You
believe in absolute equality of the sexes, you’re self-driven and you love
living life on the edge. You also love to travel, and exploring new places is
your thing. You are surely that one person no one wants to mess with.If you love the traditional, round-dial watch with
a minimalistic look, then you are old-school and completely at ease with your
choices. You like to stick with age-old traditions and you’re most likely to
follow rules, no matter what anyone says. Your sense of fashion is timeless and
in a room full of people, you’re always the one everybody trusts.
Apart from depicting your personality, what you wear affects your
behavior too. that is why there is a particular dress code for different places
you g The term Enclothed Cognition is used to describe the effect that our
clothes seem to have on various psychological processes like emotions, self
evaluations, attitudes, and interpersonal interactions. Clothes affect our
behavior and our moods because of the symbolic meaning that we (as a society)
ascribe to different types of attire.
1 . FORMAL WEAR
When someone wears a formal dress, they automatically tend to act more
responsible and work in an organized manner.There’s a reason tailored jackets are associated
with being ‘dressed for success’. It seems that wearing formal office wear and
structured clothes puts us in the right frame of mind to conduct business.
Wearing power clothing makes us more feel more confident [possibly because we
call it power clothing]; and even increases hormones needed for displaying
dominance. This in turn helps us become better negotiators and abstract
Funky and casual looks make you act more relaxed and friendly. You tend
to act more sociable.
Any kind of clothing that is associated with a specific role activates
all our knowledge and expectations about how people from that profession should
behave. For example, wearing uniforms and coats can make people more conscious
of their duties and encourage them to pay more attention to their jobs. Just
wearing a lab-coat during an experiment encourages people to pay more attention
(since lab-coats represent serious, attentive professions like scientists and
doctors) and make fewer mistakes.
To improve self-image, even copying someone’s style is a good idea. Research
shows that a person you consider smart and powerful and whom you really
appreciate, if you emulate or incorporate their style mantra, you will feel
infused with their qualities as well and you will feel more confident.
Fashion is related historically to an individual’s personality since it
gives a general idea of what the person is thinking of and minimizes his
personality as well. Personalities have a big and great responsibility; they
represent the individual himself. Clothes help in expressing the innermost
thoughts, kindness, and feelings. This is enough to know what kind of clothes
and what way to wear appropriately. Sometimes we feel uncomfortable for being
in a place that obliges us to be with a certain dress while we have a different
life style. Fashion simply is our appearance, manners and characteristics.
Fashion and personality are related and each one completes the other. So in a
nutshell, we can say that fashion depict a person.