10 Questions to Find Your Style

Last year (that’s so weird to say!) I had one pair of pants that fit and I decided to do something drastic. No, no, nothing crazy like exercising to fit into my old clothes (heaven forbid!). I hired a stylist. Best.Decision.Ever. She helped me shop my closet and figure out what I needed to buy. I’m 35, how did I not own a long-sleeve T-shirt? After getting the basics we mixed and matched and created countless outfits. I learned so many great tips that I’ll share over the next few weeks.

Find Your Style

The first thing we did was talk through a short & simple questionnaire. Just 10 questions! It’s funny how you think you know your style and then you realize that you hate wearing green, don’t even own a skirt, and can’t be bothered with jewelry most days. The questions nicely combine what you like and feel comfortable in with the practical considerations of your everyday life.

finding your style

Here are my answers. Share yours in the comments!

1. Business or casual? Um, casual. Maybe a little too casual. I need to make an effort to “get dressed” on a more regular basis.

2. What do you wear most of the day? Jeans, tunic t-shirt and cardigan. Layers are definitely my friend. I love being cozy.

3. What do you like/dislike about shopping? I easily get overwhelmed shopping by myself. The looks on the mannequins are never what look good on me.

4. Is there anything you hate to wear? Skirts. I never wear them. Hate them in fact.

5. Do you like accessories? I love them but I’m so indecisive that I end up wearing nothing.

6. What do you feel most comfortable in? Layers. Nothing too tight or clingy. I could live in jeans, cotton Ts and flats.

7. Do you have dressy/evening attire? Not really. Do hot pink pants count? I might wear more dresses if I had some warm, cozy tights.

8. What are your favorite/least favorite colors? Red, blue and purple are my favorites. And stripes, obviously. I hate green. And yellow.

9. Price, Quality or Size? A combination of prize and size. I’m willing to pay a little bit more for clothes that fit well and are flattering. And quality has become more important. I want clothes that feel good on.

10. What stores do you favor? You can’t beat the pants from Ann Taylor Loft. And most of my shirts and wraps are from Old Navy, Banana Republic and Gap.

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t really know How I came to this page but I love this post and the blog as well. I will definitely make a post and Answer these questions.

  2. says

    This is a very interesting post to me…. I am a wardrobe stylist so I ask my clients these questions everyday. However I just thought it was common sense, but after reading your post and the comments, I realize this is not something everyone thinks about!! I just take it for granted!! LOL. Thank you for opening my eyes ;)

    • gerbermom says

      Well, you know what they say … common sense isn’t all that common! :) Having someone with styling skills give my wardrobe a makeover was awesome – what a fun job!

  3. Susanna says

    Have been meaning to take this quiz :)
    Business or casual? I guess business since I work most days, but I like to try and dress “dressy casual” on weekends

    2. What do you wear most of the day? At work, I wear dress pants and shirts/sweaters/cute little jackets, the occasional skirt or dress. On weekends, jeans and sweaters or cute little jackets :)

    3. What do you like/dislike about shopping? Dislike just about everything about shopping–feels overwhelming, clothes never fit (depressing), never wear half of what I buy, etc etc etc.

    4. Is there anything you hate to wear? I love the look of heels but they sure do hurt my flat feet, so I have a love/hate relationship with them… Also have no idea how to wear scarves or shawls…

    5. Do you like accessories? Love them if I can remember to put them on

    6. What do you feel most comfortable in? Tie for Jeans, cute top, and cute little jacket, boots and sweatpants and sweat shirt

    7. Do you have dressy/evening attire? I have some “church” dresses, but nothing very dressy, not really much need for them :(

    8. What are your favorite/least favorite colors? Favorite: Red and jewel tones, all shades of brown; Can’t wear yellow

    9. Price, Quality or Size? A combination of Price and Size. I’ll never buy anything that it too big, or to small no matter how good the price or sale is!

    10. What stores do you favor? Ann Taylor Loft, New York and Company, Banana Republic

  4. says

    Aw, I LOVE green and yellow. I don’t even know that yellow looks good on me, but I continue to buy it because it makes me happy. :) Hiring a stylist is on my to-do list for this year too. I need major help! My whole closet is jeans, cardigans, and t-shirts.

  5. says

    Oh, I’m gonna do this!

    . Business or casual? I’d say casual. But I wear a lot of pencil skirts and classier dresses, so my environment always says I look business :)

    2. What do you wear most of the day? When I’m in the house I wear house wear, but to college, I’ll wear whatever I feel like wearing. Mostely dresses and skirts though!

    3. What do you like/dislike about shopping? Big stores and big crowds. I like small town shopping and to avoid even those crowds, I am shopping a lot online these days.

    4. Is there anything you hate to wear? Leggings as pants. Nu-uh!

    5. Do you like accessories? I like adding one statement piece. I also always wear the tiny silver ring my boyfriend gave me for Christmas :-)

    6. What do you feel most comfortable in? Skinny jeans, boots and a pretty sweater. The simpler, the better.

    7. Do you have dressy/evening attire? I have one LBD that has taken me to a prom, a funeral and a wedding. Multifunctional it is!

    8. What are your favorite/least favorite colors? Mustard. Without doubt. also: cobalt and bright red!

    9. Price, Quality or Size? A combination of Price and Size. I’ll never buy anything that it too big, or to small no matter how good the price or sale is!

    10. What stores do you favor? Gap, Madewell & J.crew in my dreams, in reality: H&M and Zara

    This was fun! Hiring a stylist, and a color specialist!, is something I really need to do. It would help me a great lot to find out what colors work for me and which don’t. I can’t wait to read more of the tips you’ll be sharing here :) such a sweet and great idea! x

  6. Debbie says

    I look better in cooler colors than warm colors…I’m a “winter”. Knowing that has REALLY helped me make better color choices when shopping for clothes… casual or dressy,..

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