Describe your style in one word!

Just for fun...another style persona question. This one is simple...or hard, depending on how you look at it! Describe your style in one word. And for extra credit, post a pic of an example of your style!

I'll go first:


(of course!)

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  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    Can we make it up like supercalilfragilisticexpialodocious?
    One word won't do for me. But that's okay. That's like trying to describe my personality in one word.

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    I know Mo, that's what makes it a fun challenge! You have to take your rubric and distill it even further!

  • Diana replied 7 years ago


    (Am at work, and don't have most of my photos, but here is one).

  • replied 7 years ago

    Haha! That's a good one. I wear a mixture of styles. I guess if I have to use just one word, it would be:


    When all is said and done, that's the overall look I'm after. That said, to me there's not just one way to look feminine. You can wear several different styles and still look feminine. That's the beauty of the word.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago


    (can't post a pic from work)

  • rae replied 7 years ago


    Pic from my Manspiration Month challenge - I think tomboy fits because my style is masculine but not manly. :)

    Natalie and Diana, I think yours both fit perfectly!

  • cciele replied 7 years ago

    LOL, Shannon!

    The first word that popped into mind for mine is "rough." :)

  • Vildy replied 7 years ago

    Emphatic. No picture but here's what I wore yesterday: leopard print cotton sateen skirt, all rose beiges and browns. Short sleeve slightly scoop neck stretch fabric top in red and indigo print, a naive block print of foliage.

    ETA: skirt a pencil and top tucked in. Smallish woven belt in a burgundy brown.

  • Sylvie replied 7 years ago


    Colorful seems to imply bright or primary colors. Since I wear dark colors and black, I thought colored was appropriate. You won't find me wearing colors that are more washed out - beige, pastel, cream, white and if I do, they're paired with brighter colors.

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  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    ACK! Just one word?! Well then I'll have to go with Ruth and say feminine.

  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    AJ, I thought of Fun when I saw your name. I am playing a little game of my own guessing what I'd call other's styles. I'm of the mind that some have a more singular look and are therefore easier to distill down.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Uncontrived. (Actually that's a downright lie, but it makes me a liar alongside over 3 million other Parisians, who all work damn hard at convincing the rest of the world their laid-back chic just 'happens'. And now I'm off to tackle my nightly beauty routine, 'cos that's another French lie. We buy hundreds of euros-worth of creams and lotions to cosset our skin, then tell the rest of the world WE would never DREAM of Botox or going under the knife, because we 'prefer our characterful wrinkles'. Well the truth is, I'm going to spend the next half-hour doing my very damndest to keep mine at bay! It's a hard life being French, you know!! :-))

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    I guess if I had to pick one, I'd go with "colorful!"

  • replied 7 years ago

    Well, darn you, goldenpig!! I mean, thanks for the 'solution' endorsement and all that, but I'd been sitting here, putting off my nightly routine (not to mention my beauty sleep!!), hoping for a 'comedy', cos I needed just one more to get my 'missing' badge! I had 'solutions' by the bucket-load!!! Call that professional solidarity, huh??? LOL!

  • JR replied 7 years ago

    Balanced. No photo, sorry. But I am usually trying to reach a happy medium between seemingly disparate elements: masculine/feminine, classic/trendy, elegant/whimsical... Or sometimes wearing something atypical just to balance off what I normally wear.

  • rachylou replied 7 years ago


    As in, wearing miniskirts as aprons is quirky. Or the way I tie my headscarves to keep just my ears warm.

    But this is not my favorite word. It suggests cat lady with a love of Kurt Weill. I like Kurt Weill and have a dog.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Hum.. Not sure that's possible for me, I mean hey even my "rubric" is 3D! My hubby would say "Weird" but I suppose I could go with "Urban"?

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Haha LF, you made me laugh so here's your comedy badge! I thought you were being serious in your first post!

  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    @Mo - It was a toss-up between fun and feminine. OK I've changed my mind. I'm going with FUN!

    ETA: Added pics

    I usually pick a "zing" feature whether that be a color, fun accessory, or idea (sweater sleeves sticking out under scrunched blazer sleeves or trying out a new trend) that just makes it a joy to get dressed. (Got a little picture happy, sorry!)

  • qfbrenda replied 7 years ago

    I would have to make up a word.... does artsyclassical work?

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  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    I love this thread! Well done, Natalie! Lady-like is perfect. I agree with quite a few of the other words chosen for respective styles too.

    The one word challenge gets right to the heart of it. No nonsense! I'm going with:


  • Sveta replied 7 years ago

    Boldly-simple (OK, I made it up!)

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    My work would be "soft" if I had to pick just one.

    Sounds like the exact opposite of Angie, doesn't it? But it's just my spin on "soft". Soft colors, soft draping, but all in moderation and balanced with ladylike tailoring and a vintage nod. (-:

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Ahem! One word only, ladies :)

    Jenava, I think you can look soft and crisp!

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    Yes, ladies, no cheating! It makes it too easy!

    Thanks, Angie, I think so, too!!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Jenava - we posted at the same time. HAH!

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    It cracks me up that it cracks you up when that happens...hehe!

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    Ok, fine. Mine is "whimsical."

    I always have a little something that amuses me about my outfit. Either I'm channeling someone like Miss Marple or Don Johnson, have on funky jewelry like my robot necklace or am challenging the corporate dress code by wearing the right pieces but in bright colors.

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    Ah, Amy, LOVE it! Of course it's not your end all be all style in one word, but it's the thing that's *distinctive* about your style!

  • Keix replied 7 years ago

    No pictures here either, but I think my style boils down to "unafraid." I will throw together things that may or may not work, and more often than not they don't, but I'm unafraid to wear them anyway. For instance, I don't have "skirt" tops and "pants" tops--everything gets worn with everything else, even if some pieces don't play well with others. And I own few solid-colored tops; maximal is definitely my mantra.

  • RandomThoughts (Andrea) replied 7 years ago

    I guess if I pick one, it'll have to be arty.

  • ramya replied 7 years ago

    Hmmmm mine would be .... hmmmm
    Simple???? :P:P

    I take the easy way out you see :)
    Rae: tomboy is perfect :)
    GP: Oh yeah you are lady like

  • Marley replied 7 years ago

    Oh my - this is just so tough for me. I think I'd go with "fearless" - even though, I don't think that's a style, is it? ETA to add pics.

    If anyone has any input on what my style is - please let me know! Thank you!

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    "Confused" lol I am kidding:). I find this sort of thing quite difficult. I find I can define others style but struggle to define my own, so I almost feel I need to ask you what my word would be.

    I'm going to go with "modern"? Though a friend the other week labelled me "classic".

    There are so many elements to our style it's tricky picking out what is perhaps the dominant signature.

  • Lyn D. replied 7 years ago


  • replied 7 years ago


    After seeing your latest outfit (your third 'hit' in a week), you are definitely not confused. You're quite simply 'STYLISH'! Now, I'm off back to work! (Leaving on the Eurostar later for London!! A patient gave me tickets for the opening ceremony! YAY!)

  • Mander replied 7 years ago


  • April replied 7 years ago

    I was going to use "Developing," but Lyn D. beat me to it with a better word.

    Instead, I'll go with Polished.

    (These words are aspirational, right?)

  • Kirti replied 7 years ago


  • replied 7 years ago

    I would have to say Military.

    But drawing on my archaeological background, military inspired from all the human tenure of the earth :)

  • christieanne replied 7 years ago


    It means composed of different, often incongruous elements and also can mean variegated in color.

    I know I don't post pictures enough for you all to get to know my style but I have embraced color in a huge way. After six weeks, already known at work for colorful and punched up looks (since so many of the employees go for black tops it isn't hard to stand out!) and accessories. But still defining my style as far as classic vs. boho, etc.

  • Ginny replied 7 years ago

    This is a tough one, But great question GP!!
    I think I may have to go with

    Within my MOTG lifestyle and jobs i strive for put together but I think I mostly have a relaxed hopefully polished appearance.

  • qpswan replied 7 years ago

    Great thread!

    Polished (or at least I aspire to be...)

  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    Is it fair to call mine 'active'? I mean, I pretty much don't wear anything that I can't climb a roadside dinosaur in for a pic, you know. Or go bowling in. And I have done both in skirts and dresses. ;) I thought 'casual' was too big a cop out.

  • DeclawedJaguar replied 7 years ago

    Marley, I've got a word for you, "fabulous!" You made me gasp with your outfits. Saucy and classy at the same time. :)

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago


    Although I found this tough to pick just one word.

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    What in the H? Marley, you put up those pics with no warning?
    OMG, I *died*
    You style is fantastic! What about experimental? I love it!

  • Gaylene replied 7 years ago


    I'm definitely a minimalist dresser, but I like to have something unexpected in my outfit. I usually aim for sophisticated look, but also like a bit of urban funkiness. That's why I love Ann Demeulemeester's designs. I would wear any of her items-- well, maybe not the mini-skirts (I am in my early 60s, after all!).

  • fern replied 7 years ago

    I think I am "soft" too - hi, Jenava!
    Aspirational, though - I'm going for "crafted".

  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago


  • JulieJohn replied 7 years ago

    Also, great thread! Thank you for challenging us.

  • harmonica replied 7 years ago

    Great thread! This is really hard, but I think RATE is closest to my heart

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