Team-Picking Challenge!

I was inspired by Fruitful's thread about how she had a lightbulb moment and realized that Angie's posts on picking teams was more than just a fun poll but a way to define and refine your style. And by Laurinda saying she would use the Team X Team Y posts as a quiz for her girlfriends.
http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....ulb-moment

So, I had another lightbulb moment and thought, why not combine those ideas and make it into a YLF challenge? I think this will really help each of us figure out our own style! Plus, it will be a fascinating read to see each member's replies. I bet we'll even be able to figure out who are style twins by people's responses to these questions.

So, without further ado, here are 50 Team X Team Y questions for you to answer. I selected some from Angie's list of Team X Team Y posts, and added a bunch of my own as well. And, as Angie says--over to you, and no batting for both teams! (If you can't decide, you can sit on the bench).

PS, if you want to post one or a few representative looks of your style, I think that would be great! It will really help us visualize how you put these questions all together!

YLF Team X Team Y challenge questions:
Personal Style and Silhouettes
1. Casual or Dressy—do you tend to underdress or overdress?
2. Minimal or Maximal—Less is More, or A Lot Going On?
3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges)
4. Feminine or Androgynous
5. Sleek or Frilly—do you prefer simple looks or embellished with ruffles, bows etc.?
6. Fitted or Flowy—body conscious or voluminous looks?
7. Waist definition or Waist surrender—do you like to have your waist showing or hidden?
8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—tunics/ponchos with leggings/skinny jeans or fitted tops and full skirts?
9. Classic or Trendy—do you stick with the tried and true or do you always like to try something new?
10. Singular or Schizophrenic—do you stick with your one well-defined style or do you mix it up with lots of different looks?

Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
11. Online or In-store--where do you mostly shop?
12. Thrift or Retail
13. Full price or Bargain price—do you mostly buy full-price items, or do you always wait for sales before you buy something?
14. Tops or Bottoms—do you mostly shop for tops or for bottoms?
15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—do you tend to buy things impulsively when you first see them, or do you think and wait for a long time before purchasing something? Also related, do you buy things randomly that you see and like, or only look for a specific item that you know you need?
16. Keep or Return—do you pretty much keep everything once you buy it, or do you buy a lot and return most of it after trying it at home?
17. Wear or Save—do you rip the tags off and wear right away or do you let things sit in your closet for a long time?
18. Edit or Keep—are you minimal or maximal in number of items in your wardrobe? Are you a ruthless purger or do you save a lot of your clothes?
19. Dip or Dive—when trying trends or new looks for you, do you dip your toes in the water or do you dive right in?

Colors & Patterns
20. Colors or Neutrals—do you prefer colors, or neutrals like white, black, gray, brown & beige?
21. Lights or Darks—do you prefer lighter colors like pastels or darker colors?
22. Warm or Cool—do you wear warmer or cooler colors?
23. Brights or Muted
24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones
25. High contrast or Low contrast—do you prefer high contrast or monochromatic looks?
26. Matched or Mismatched—do you try to match colors or wear different shades of the same color?
27. Black or White—which do you wear more, black or white?
28. Black or Brown
29. Gold or Silver—both for jewelry and clothes
30. Solids or Patterns—and if you do patterns, do you do pattern mixing?
31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric—which type of pattern do you prefer?

What you Wear
32. Blouses or Knits
33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves
34. Jacket or Cardigan
35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan
36. Skirt or Pants
37. Skirt or Dress
38. Mini or Midi
39. Leggings or Jeans
40. Bootcut or Skinnies
41. Bare legs or Hosiery
42. Heels or Flats
43. Stilettos or Stacked heels
44. Round toe or Pointy toe
45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots
46. Sandals or Sneakers
47. Scarf or Necklace—how do you like to adorn your neck?
48. Bejeweled or Bare—do you wear jewelry or not?
49. Natural or Made-up—do you wear makeup?
50. Wash and go or Styled—do you routinely spend time blow drying, curling and/or putting products in your hair?

ETA: Oh no! I forgot a couple!
51. Modern vs. retro
52. Big purse vs. small purse

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.

23 Comments

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Here are my answers. Eye opener--I'm surprised by how many teams I've switched since joining YLF!

    YLF Team X Team Y challenge questions:
    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Casual or Dressy—Used to be casual all the way, now I'm Team Dressy!
    2. Minimal or Maximal—Used to be minimal, but now it's Go Team ALGO!
    3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges)--Polished
    4. Feminine or Androgynous--Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly—Frilly
    6. Fitted or Flowy—Hmmm...fitted I think. But I like a combination of fitted on top and flowy on the bottom.
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender—Waist definition, all the way! (Which is hard to do as an apple)
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—Volume on bottom (although I'm starting to try and like volume on top!)
    9. Classic or Trendy—Trendy
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic—Schizophrenic! But now that I know my style I am getting better at keeping things consistent with my style.

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store--Online (but I have better luck keeping things when I try on and buy in-store).
    12. Thrift or Retail--retail (I am not savvy enough to pick out the thrifted treasures--I think I need a tutorial!)
    13. Full price or Bargain price—Mostly full price, but I'm obsessive about asking for price adjustments if/when things I buy go on sale! :)
    14. Tops or Bottoms—Used to be mainly tops but I'm becoming more equal.
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—probably deliberate, but I've become more impulsive lately!
    16. Keep or Return—Return--I buy and return tons of stuff! I'd say only about 20% of what I buy actually stays in my closet.
    17. Wear or Save—Mostly Wear--if I don't love it enough to rip the tags off and wear it right away, it usually gets returned!
    18. Edit or Keep--I was keep, but I just got through a big purge so I'm trying to be Edit! My motto is now "Love it or Leave it"...if it doesn't make me feel totally fab it goes!
    19. Dip or Dive—Team Scuba Dive!!! Wooo!!!

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—Colors, baby!
    21. Lights or Darks—Darks
    22. Warm or Cool—I wear both, but more cool colors I think.
    23. Brights or Muted--Initially I said brights, but I'm changing to Bench, looking at my pics I like both brights and muted colors.
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones--jewel tones, but I like autumny earth tones too.
    25. High contrast or Low contrast—High contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched—Matched
    27. Black or White—Black
    28. Black or Brown--That's tough, I'll have to sit this one out since I love both!
    29. Gold or Silver—both for jewelry and clothes--silver
    30. Solids or Patterns—and if you do patterns, do you do pattern mixing? Patterns all the way, and lots of mixing!!!
    31. Floral or Geometric—Floral

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits--Used to be knits, now I'm blouses (esp. pussy bow blouses!)
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves--I wear both but prefer short sleeves
    34. Jacket or Cardigan--used to be Team Cardigan all the way, now I'm Team Jacket!
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan--hip length
    36. Skirt or Pants--used to be pants, now I'm skirts
    37. Skirt or Dress--skirt (but I like dresses too)
    38. Mini or Midi--yay midis!!!
    39. Leggings or Jeans--jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies--skinnies (a new convert here)
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery--bare legs
    42. Heels or Flats--used to be Team Flats, now I've become Team Heels!
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels--stacked
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe--pointy
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots--knee high
    46. Sandals or Sneakers--used to be sneakers, now I'm sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—necklace (but starting to learn how to wear scarves)
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—bare (but starting to buy more jewelry)
    49. Natural or Made-up—natural
    50. Wash and go or Styled—wash and go

    51. Retro
    52. Big purse

  • Diana replied 5 years ago

    This is a fun exercise - thanks, natalie!

    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Casual or Dressy? Dressy
    2. Minimal or Maximal? Maximal
    3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges): RATE
    4. Feminine or Androgynous: Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly: Frilly
    6. Fitted or Flowy: Fitted
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender: Definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom: top, to balance my pear, but I do both
    9. Classic or Trendy: trendy
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic: Schizophrenic by choice - way more fun!
    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store: store since I definitely have better luck there, but I do shop a lot online too and it supports my stalkerish tendencies...
    12. Thrift or Retail: Retail
    13. Full price or Bargain price: Bargain!
    14. Tops or Bottoms: tops
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper: deliberate (since i am a bargain stalker), but I do not really have a list either
    16. Keep or Return: Keep
    17. Wear or Save: wear
    18. Edit or Keep: Keep
    19. Dip or Dive: dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals: Colors!
    21. Lights or Darks: Dark
    22. Warm or Cool: Cool I guess, but I wear both all the time
    23. Brights or Muted: Brights
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones: Jewel tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast: High contrast all the way
    26. Matched or Mismatched: Mismatch although I'm more likely to wear opposite colors together (see High contrast above)
    27. Black or White—Black
    28. Black or Brown: Black
    29. Gold or Silver—silver, but I like gold too
    30. Solids or Patterns—patterns, and yes, I mix
    31. Floral or Geometric—Floral, although I prefer the descriptor Organic

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits: Knits (I am the Queen of Handknits after all)
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves: short in summer, long in winter... but no preference really
    34. Jacket or Cardigan: Cardi
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan: cropped
    36. Skirt or Pants: skirt
    37. Skirt or Dress: dress
    38. Mini or Midi: mini
    39. Leggings or Jeans: jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies: bootcut, but it's close
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery: bare legs
    42. Heels or Flats: um, what does 1-2" heels fall under? It has a heel but looks kinda flat?
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels: stacked
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe: round
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots: knee high
    46. Sandals or Sneakers: sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace: scarf, or both!
    48. Bejeweled or Bare: bejeweled
    49. Natural or Made-up: natural
    50. Wash and go or Styled: wash and go

  • HelenInCanada replied 5 years ago

    I love this exercise! (Feels like I am taking a college course - an enjoyable one!...You are a natural teacher, goldenpig!)

    YLF Team X Team Y challenge questions:
    Personal Style and Silhouettes

    1. Casual or Dressy— (Not sloppy) Casual, most days!
    2. Minimal or Maximal— Minimal
    3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges)- RATE, though I would love to be more polished!
    4. Feminine or Androgynous- Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly— Sleek (most of the time, though I have fantasy looks too)
    6. Fitted or Flowy— Flowy!!!
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender— Waist Surrender these days - very freeing!
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom— Volume on Top
    9. Classic or Trendy— Classic
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic— Schizo, all the way!!!

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store-- Store - safer than credit cards in my hands & unlimited choices!
    12. Full price or Thrift - Thrift
    13. Full price or Bargain price— Bargain Price
    14. Tops or Bottoms— Tops
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper— Impulse
    16. Keep or Return— Keep
    17. Wear or Save— Wear, for sure!
    18. Edit or Keep— Keep - my closet is overstuffed!
    19. Dip or Dive— Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals— On the bench!
    21. Lights or Darks— Darks
    22. Warm or Cool— I need more schooling in this!
    23. Brights or Muted - Muted
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - Jewel Tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast— Low Contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched— Mismatched
    27. Black or White— Black
    28. Black or Brown - Black
    29. Gold or Silver— Silver
    30. Solids or Patterns— On the bench - such a variety of moods!
    31. Floral or Geometric— Geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Knits
    33. Long Sleeves
    34. Cardigan
    35. On the bench
    36. On the bench again - how can you pick?!
    37. On the bench - depends on my mood and the occasion!
    38. Midi
    39. Leggings - oh so comfy!
    40. Bootcut, hands down
    41. Bare legs, except in winter!
    42. Flats
    43. Stacked - are you kidding me - of course!
    44. Rounded Toe
    45. Ankle Boots - love 'em
    46. Sandals
    47. On thebench!
    48. Bejewelled
    49. On the bench - again, depends on the occasion and my mood!
    50. Team On the Go! (though in my youth I was known to spend hours on my hair!) Whew, thank God for 'older & wiser'!

  • goldenpig replied 5 years ago

    Diana, that's a great suggestion--I am going to add Organic to the floral, because I like a lot of nature patterns (leaves & stuff).

  • Janet replied 5 years ago

    Wow, GP! What a great idea, and thanks for compiling this. I am going to sit down and really answer all of these questions -- I think I was on the fence about a lot of these in months past, but I'm getting a stronger sense of my style now. Terrific exercise!

  • Kate replied 5 years ago

    YLF Team X Team Y challenge questions:
    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Dressy
    2. Minimal
    3. Polished
    4. Feminine
    5. Sleek
    6. Fitted
    7. Waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—BENCH (or no volume)
    9. Classic
    10. Singular
    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online
    12. Retail
    13. Bargain price
    14. Tops
    15. Deliberate shopper
    16. Keep if I bought it in the store, return if I bought it online
    17. Wear
    18. Edit
    19. Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—BENCH
    21. Darks
    22. Warm
    23. Muted
    24. Earth Tones
    25. Low contrast
    26. Mismatched
    27. Black
    28. Brown
    29. Silver
    30. Solids
    31. Geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Knits - but I'm trying to change this!
    33. Short sleeves
    34. Cardigan
    35. Cropped Cardigan
    36. Skirt or Pants - BENCH
    37. Skirt or Dress - BENCH
    38. Midi
    39. Leggings or Jeans - BENCH
    40. Bootcut
    41. Bare legs
    42. Heels (1-2")
    43. Stacked heels
    44. Round toe
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - BENCH
    46. Sandals
    47. Scarf
    48. Bejeweled
    49. Made-up Naturally :P (minimal make-up)
    50. Wash and go

  • Mo replied 5 years ago

    I think this is a lot to digest at once but here goes:

    1. Casual, but my peers in the mountains think I'm dressier than average
    2. Minimal
    3. Polished but barely
    4. Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly - bench, combo of both
    6. Fitted
    7. Waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom see #6
    9. Classic or Trendy bench - don't like 'classic' looks but tread slowly into trends
    10. Singular

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online
    12. Retail
    13. Bargain price
    14. Tops or Bottoms—bench
    15.Deliberate shopper
    16. Keep
    17. Wear when the climate allows
    18. Keep
    19. Dip

    Colors & Patterns BENCH on most of these - I wear what looks good on me period.
    20. Colors or Neutrals—bench
    21. Lights or Darks—bench
    22. Warm or Cool— no idea
    23. Brights or Muted--bench
    24. Jewel Tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast— bench
    26.
    27. Black or White—bench
    28. Black or Brown - bench
    29. silver for EVERYTHING
    30. Moving to solids after years of patterns
    31. Geometric—

    What you Wear
    32. Knits
    33. sleeves are completely climate dictated, and not indicative of my style at all
    34. Jacket
    35. Cropped
    36. Skirt or Pants--bench
    37. Skirt or Dress--bench
    38. Mini
    39. Jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies--bench
    41. Bare legs
    42. Heels or Flats--bench
    43. Stacked heels
    44. Round toe
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots--bench
    46. Sandals or Sneakers-- sneakers for work sandals for play
    47. Necklace
    48. Bare
    49. Natural with 5 min of help ha ha
    50. Wash and go hair

    And to be fair, I think a lot of this depends on what you are dressing for, ie work, play and the climate you are dealing with.

  • Lisa replied 5 years ago

    1. Casual or Dressy—I'm dressy for my work environment.
    2. Minimal or Maximal—Less is More
    3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges)-I think I'm closer to polished than RATE
    4. Feminine or Androgynous-Not sure, BENCH.
    5. Sleek or Frilly—Sleek, I like classic lines versus ruffles and frills.
    6. Fitted or Flowy—I prefer fitted.
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender—I'm a bigger fan of waist definition to counteract my pear shape.
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—I like bootcuts and my recent skirts are flared, so volume on the bottom. (although I do wear skinnies too)
    9. Classic or Trendy—I am more classic than trendy, when I try trends it's only ever one or two at a time/per season.
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic—Schizophrenic! I'm boho, classic, preppy, all in one.

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store--In-store, I really like to touch and feel the fabrics when I can.
    12. Thrift or Retail-I very, very rarely thrift, too lazy.
    13. Full price or Bargain price—My impulse ways leave me a full price shopper. I like a bargain but if I really want it, I just pull the trigger.
    14. Tops or Bottoms—Tops, much easier for me to fit.
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—I am still an impulse shopper but getting better at shopping with a list or specific item in mind.
    16. Keep or Return—I'm still a big returning shopper.
    17. Wear or Save—I am becoming more of a team wear right away person.
    18. Edit or Keep—Still a keeper since my wardrobe purge is taking almost a year already.
    19. Dip or Dive—I am always cautious with new trends/looks.

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—My closet is full of few colors and needs more color.
    21. Lights or Darks—Darks
    22. Warm or Cool—Cool
    23. Brights or Muted-Brights
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones-Jewel
    25. High contrast or Low contrast—BENCH, I'm still figuring this out. Probably low contrast though.
    26. Matched or Mismatched—Matched, my wardrobe has few colors in it.
    27. Black or White—Black
    28. Black or Brown--Black
    29. Gold or Silver—Silver
    30. Solids or Patterns—Solids
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric—Moving away from florals, I'm really liking small patterns such as dots or stripes right now.

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits-Both but trying to add more blouses. I do wear a lot of button down shirts though.
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves-Both, due to climate although I am more often found with long sleeves because I am on team always cold.
    34. Jacket or Cardigan-I'm a blazer gal.
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan-Tunic/hip length are more favorable for my skinny jeans.
    36. Skirt or Pants-Still a jeans gal but I am starting to wear more skirts.
    37. Skirt or Dress-I do own more dresses than skirts but two recent skirts I am wearing more often than dresses.
    38. Mini or Midi-Midi
    39. Leggings or Jeans-Jeans!
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies-BENCH, I like and wear both.
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery-I prefer hose, always did.
    42. Heels or Flats-Flats
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels-Stacked
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe-Round toe
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots-Knee high boots
    46. Sandals or Sneakers-Sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—BENCH I wear both. I always have something around my neck.
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—I always wear jewelry, although most of it is dainty.
    49. Until recently I always wore make-up and lots of it. Now I am going make-up free or very minimal and focusing more on my hair.
    50. Styled hair, which is funny because I used to wear make-up and not style my hair, now I've flipped.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Great thread, Natalie! I was going to launch something similar today, also following up on Fruitful's post, but with a wrinkle: I was going to ask people to give really quick gut level answers to the questions. I did this for myself last night and was surprised at some of my own responses! Back soon with a proper answer to the challenge.

  • chewyspaghetti replied 5 years ago

    I answered mine on my blog:
    http://chewyspaghetti.blogspot.....-quiz.html

    Thanks fr compiling this goldenpig- it's a fun way to get some clarity!

  • RandomThoughts (Andrea) replied 5 years ago

    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Casual or Dressy— Casual. However if responses should be based on "Do you tend to underdress or overdress?", it would be dressy. My style is typically very casual but I'm not an under-dresser when occasions call for dressy.

    2. Minimal or Maximal—Probably lean toward Maximal
    3. Polished or RATE - RATE
    4. Feminine or Androgynous - This is tough because it begs the question "what is feminine?". Lots of folks in the blog response addressed this. In my mind, I dress femininely.
    5. Sleek or Frilly— Sleek (I do like adornment, but not frilly)
    6. Fitted or Flowy— Fitted
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender— waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—Volume on top
    9. Classic or Trendy— Trendy
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic— Decidedly Schizo

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store--On-line. My preference is for in-store but my schedule doesn't allow, usually
    12. Thrift or Retail - Retail
    13. Full price or Bargain price— Bargain
    14. Tops or Bottoms—Tops
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—Deliberate. I do make impulse buys but I TRY to have a list and stick to it. I do find I am a "mission" shopper when alone.
    16. Keep or Return—keep
    17. Wear or Save—Wear
    18. Edit or Keep— Keep with a strong desire to join Team Edit
    19. Dip or Dive—Dive

    Colors & Patterns - I had to look in my closet to see what was really there
    20. Colors or Neutrals—This is tough. There is a lot of color in my closet but I have to admit that my outfit base is Team Neutral
    21. Lights or Darks— Dark and desaturated
    22. Warm or Cool— Cool
    23. Brights or Muted - Muted
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - Earth
    25. High contrast or Low contrast— Low Contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched—Mismatched (I like to say "go". They "go" but they don't match)
    27. Black or White—Black, hands down
    28. Black or Brown - tough one but... Black
    29. Gold or Silver— Silver
    30. Solids or Patterns—Solid but by a very close margin
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric—bench. I have a mix
    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - Knits
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - Long Sleeved
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - Jacket
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - Tunic
    36. Skirt or Pants - Pants
    37. Skirt or Dress - Skirt
    38. Mini or Midi - Mini
    39. Leggings or Jeans - Jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies - Tough choice but in the end, Skinnies
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery - Hosiery
    42. Heels or Flats - Heels
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels - Stacked, very firmly so
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe - Round/square
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - Knee High
    46. Sandals or Sneakers - Sneakers, but only because I have to be. In my alternate lifestyle, I would switch teams ASAP
    47. Scarf or Necklace—bench me.
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—Bejeweled
    49. Natural or Made-up—Madeup (but minimally)
    50. Wash and go or Styled—Styled by necessity

    ETA: Oh no! I forgot a couple!
    51. Modern vs. retro - modern
    52. Big purse vs. small purse - big purse

  • Mainelady replied 5 years ago

    This is thought provoking and fun! Thanks!

    1. Casual
    2. Maximal
    3. Polished
    4. Androgynous
    5. Sleek
    6. Fitted
    7. Waist definition
    8. Volume on top
    9. Classic
    10. Singular

    11. In store
    12. Retail
    13. Bargain
    14. Tops
    15. Deliberate
    16. Keep
    17. Wear
    18. Edit
    19. Dip

    20. Neutral
    21. Darks
    22. Warm
    23. Bright
    24. Earth tones
    25. High contrast
    26. Mismatched-- can I call it tonal?
    27. Black
    28. Brown
    29. Gold
    30. Solids
    31. Bench

    32. Knits
    33. Long sleeved
    34. Jacket
    35. Tunic
    36. Pants
    37. Skirt
    38. Mini
    39. Jeans
    40. Bootcut
    41. Bare legs
    42. Heels
    43. Stacked
    44. Rounded
    45. Knee high
    46. Sandals
    47. Necklace-- usually statement
    48. Bejeweled
    49. Made up, but minimal
    50. Styled
    51. Modern
    52. Big purse

  • Fruitful replied 5 years ago

    Another winning thread from you GP! I'm subbing to come back and read it tomorrow :)

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    1. Casual or Dressy—dressy
    2. Minimal or Maximal—Less is More (do hats count)
    3. Polished or RATE - polished. I try but fail with RATE
    4. Feminine or Androgynous - feminine usually
    5. Sleek or Frilly - I prefer sleek with some detail - is that cheating?
    6. Fitted or Flowy—body conscious
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender- waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom - Both
    9. Classic or Trendy—classic with a bit of trendy thrown in
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic—all over the map these days

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store- both. I think it is fairly well split.
    12. Thrift or Retail - retail only
    13. Full price or Bargain price - I like a sale but will pay full price for items I love.
    14. Tops or Bottoms—both fairly evenly
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper - I do both but more random.
    16. Keep or Return—keep
    17. Wear or Save—wear
    18. Edit or Keep—keep (I edit regularly but still have a lot)
    19. Dip or Dive—dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—Black, white, grey and jewel tones
    21. Lights or Darks—dark and rich colors
    22. Warm or Cool— cooler colors
    23. Brights or Muted - brights most often
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - jewel all the way
    25. High contrast or Low contrast - I'm not sure. I will have to keep an eye on what I prefer.
    26. Matched or Mismatched—I seem to match even when trying not to.
    27. Black or White—Love both
    28. Black or Brown - black
    29. Gold or Silver—silver almost exclusively
    30. Solids or Patterns—more solids but some patterns
    31. Floral - no preference either way

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - both almost evenly
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - both
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - jackets but have had cardi years
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - cropped
    36. Skirt or Pants - skirts for dress/work pants for casual
    37. Skirt or Dress - both but love the simplicity of dresses
    38. Mini or Midi - knee length
    39. Leggings or Jeans - jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies - skinny
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery - weather driven
    42. Heels or Flats - flats
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels - stacked
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe - almond round
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - knee high
    46. Sandals or Sneakers - sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—both
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—Not a lot
    49. Natural or Made-up—minimal make-up
    50. Wash and go or Styled—minimal time - 40 minutes max from shower to leaving.

    ETA: Oh no! I forgot a couple!
    51. Modern vs. retro - modern
    52. Big purse vs. small purse - bigger bag to hold my stuff.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    1. Casual or Dressy — Dressy
    2. Minimal or Maximal—Minimal
    3. Polished or RATE —Polished
    4. Feminine or Androgynous—BENCH, with a strong visual preference for androgynous
    5. Sleek or Frilly—Sleek
    6. Fitted or Flowy—Fitted
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender—Definition as a rule, but will also happily surrender
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom—Volume on bottom
    9. Classic or Trendy—Classic....but inching my way towards trendy
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic—Singular

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits

    11. Online or In-store--BENCH
    12. Thrift or Retail—traditionally thrift, now retail
    13. Full price or Bargain price—traditionally, bargain, now moving towards full price
    14. Tops or Bottoms—BENCH - depends entirely on need
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—BENCH (shop for basics very deliberately but will also buy on impulse if I see exactly the right thing.)
    16. Keep or Return—Keep
    17. Wear or Save—Wear
    18. Edit or Keep—Edit
    19. Dip or Dive—Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—BENCH
    21. Lights or Darks—Darks (actually, medium intensity darks)
    22. Warm or Cool—Cool
    23. Brights or Muted—Muted
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones—Earth
    25. High contrast or Low contrast—Low contrast but also love black or navy & white
    26. Matched or Mismatched—Mismatch
    27. Black or White—Black
    28. Black or Brown- Black
    29. Gold or Silver—BENCH
    30. Solids or Patterns—Solids, but I will wear patterns and even mix them.
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric—Geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits—BENCH
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves—BENCH (this is entirely season dependent for me)
    34. Jacket or Cardigan—Jacket
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan—Cropped
    36. Skirt or Pants—BENCH
    37. Skirt or Dress—BENCH
    38. Mini or Midi—Hmmm. Mini. MODEST mini. <grin>
    39. Leggings or Jeans—Jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies—Skinnies
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery—Seasonal - prefer bare legs when I can
    42. Heels or Flats—LOW heels (2 inch)
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels—Stacked
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe—BENCH, but never TOO pointy
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots—Knee high
    46. Sandals or Sneakers—Sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—Scarf
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—MINIMALLY bejewelled.
    49. Natural or Made-up—MINIMAL makeup.
    50. Wash and go or Styled—Wash and go

    ETA: Oh no! I forgot a couple!
    51. Modern vs. retro—Modern (which can include some retro elements)
    52. Big purse vs. small purse—Small, mostly because i am small.

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Great challenge! I should print this out and keep it with me when shopping. :)

    1. Casual
    2. Minimal or Maximal (bat for both)
    3. RATE
    4. Tomboy
    5. Sleek
    6. Fitted
    7. Waist definition
    8. Volume on top
    9. Classic
    10. Singular

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online
    12. Thrift
    13. Bargain!
    14. Bottoms
    15. Impulse or Deliberate (bat for both)
    16. Return
    17. Wear
    18. Edit
    19. Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors
    21. Dark/Saturated
    22. Cool (undertones)
    23. Brights
    24. Jewel tones
    25. High contrast
    26. Mismatched
    27. Black
    28. Black or Brown (bat for both)
    29. Silver
    30. Solids
    31. Geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves (bat for both)
    34. Jacket
    35. Cropped cardi
    36. Pants
    37. Dress
    38. Midi
    39. Jeans
    40. Bootcut
    41. Hosiery or Bare legs (bat for both)
    42. Heels
    43. Stacked heels
    44. Round toe
    45. Knee high boots
    46. Sandals
    47. Necklace
    48. Bejeweled (this means jewelry, right? I don't have that many actual jewels)
    49. Natural
    50. Wash and go

  • Nakidra replied 5 years ago

    Man!! Good thing I have a little free time this weekend!  I kid! This is great!
    YLF Team X Team Y challenge questions:
    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Dressy
    2. Minimal
    3. Polished
    4. Feminine
    5. Sleek
    6. Fitted
    7. Waist definition
    8. Volume on top
    9. Classic
    10. Schizophrenic (I’m a Classic Schizo!)
    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online (3 kids under the age of 6 and work full time!!)
    12. Retail (see above, don’t have time to bargain shop!)
    13. Full price (bad habit, trying to get out of it!)
    14. Tops or Bottoms—Shop for both equally)
    15. Deliberate shopper—I’ve been stalking a pair of Frye boots for 2 years
    16. Keep – I rarely return unless it’s a total miss – I’m pretty careful about what I buy so it’s not usually necessary
    17.Save
    18. Keep – ask my husband, I pretty much keep everything
    19. Dip n
    20. Colors or Neutrals—do you prefer colors, or neutrals like white, black, gray, brown & beige? – like them all
    21. Dark
    22. Warm
    23. Muted
    24. Jewel Tones
    25. Low contrast
    26. Matched
    27. Black
    28. Black
    29. Gold or Silver—I wear both
    30. Solids or Patterns—both!
    31. Floral
    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - both
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - both
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - both
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - both
    36. Skirt or Pants - both
    37. Skirt or Dress – both
    38. Midi
    39. Jeans
    40. Skinnies
    41. Hosiery
    42. Heels or Flats - both
    43. Stacked heels
    44. Pointy toe
    45. Knee high boots
    46. Sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—both
    48. Bejeweled
    49. Made-up
    50. Styled
    51. Modern
    52. The biggest purse I can find!!!

  • Sveta replied 5 years ago

    This is fun and very helpful. Great thinking, GP!
    1. Casual or Dressy—definitely dressy
    2. Minimal or Maximal—Less is More
    3. Polished or RATE (Rough Around the Edges) - polished
    4. Feminine or Androgynous - I have both elements so i sit out this one
    5. Sleek or Frilly—sleek
    6. Fitted or Flowy— again sit this out - wear both equaly
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender—the same as above
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom— on the bench: wear both
    9. Classic or Trendy— if trendy defined as trying something new then I am trendy: get too bored with tried and true!
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic— I don't think I have a well defined style at all so I must be Schizophrenic?

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store--in-store
    12. Thrift or Retail - retail mostly with occasional thrift
    13. Full price or Bargain price—bargain but can go full price for items i love
    14. Tops or Bottoms—tops: much easier to shop for
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper—on the bench as I do both
    16. Keep or Return—return: I need to play with an item in my closet to see if it worth keeping so my return rate is pretty high
    17. Wear or Save—wear
    18. Edit or Keep—edit
    19. Dip or Dive—mostly dive now
    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals—colors make me happy
    21. Lights or Darks—darker
    22. Warm or Cool—warm
    23. Brights or Muted - bench on this one as I wear both.
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - jewel tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast—high contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched—mismatched
    27. Black or White—black
    28. Black or Brown - bench
    29. Gold or Silver—silver
    30. Solids or Patterns—solids
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric—geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - blouses
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - long sleeves
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - jacket
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - tunic length
    36. Skirt or Pants - bench
    37. Skirt or Dress - bench
    38. Mini or Midi - knee-length :-)
    39. Leggings or Jeans - jeans and leans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies - skinnies
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery - in my Canadian climate hosiery is mandatory 7 months in a year!
    42. Heels or Flats - flats and low chunky heels
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels - stacked heels
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe - round
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - I have more knee-high boots now but I would wear ankle boots as well if I had them so i will sit it out
    46. Sandals or Sneakers - sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace—bench as i wear both equally often
    48. Bejeweled or Bare—bejeweled minimally
    49. Natural or Made-up—minimum makeup
    50. Wash and go or Styled—wash and go with a bit of product
    51. Modern vs. retro - mostly modern
    52. Big purse vs. small purse - I am a big girl so big purse all the way

  • Astrid replied 5 years ago

    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Casual or Dressy? - Casual
    2. Minimal or Maximal? - Minimal
    3. Polished or RATE - Polished
    4. Feminine or Androgynous - Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly? - Sleek
    6. Fitted or Flowy? - Fitted
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender? - Waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom? - Volume on bottom
    9. Classic or Trendy? - Classic
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic? - Singular

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store? - In-store
    12. Thrift or Retail - Retail
    13. Full price or Bargain price? - Full price
    14. Tops or Bottoms? - Depends (bench)
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper? - Deliberate
    16. Keep or Return? - Keep
    17. Wear or Save? - Wear
    18. Edit or Keep? - Edit
    19. Dip or Dive? - Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals? - Colors
    21. Lights or Darks? - Darks
    22. Warm or Cool? - Cool
    23. Brights or Muted - Muted
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - Jewel Tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast? - High contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched? - Matched (I have really strong color preferences)
    27. Black or White? - Black (but I want to replace black with other neutrals)
    28. Black or Brown - Black
    29. Gold or Silver - Silver
    30. Solids or Patterns - I like both and I like pattern mixing (bench)
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric? - Geometric

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - Knits (but I want to wear more blouses)
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - Depends (bench)
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - Cardigan
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - Cropped Cardigan
    36. Skirt or Pants - Skirt
    37. Skirt or Dress - Skirt
    38. Mini or Midi - Midi
    39. Leggings or Jeans - Jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies - Bootcut
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery - Depends (bench)
    42. Heels or Flats - Flats
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels - Stacked heels
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe - Round toe
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - Knee high boots
    46. Sandals or Sneakers - Sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace? - Scarf
    48. Bejeweled or Bare? - Bejeweled
    49. Natural or Made-up? - Natural
    50. Wash and go or Styled? - Wash and go

    51. Modern vs. retro - Modern
    52. Big purse vs. small purse - Big purse

  • crazyone replied 5 years ago

    Personal Style and Silhouettes
    1. Casual or Dressy? - Casual
    2. Minimal or Maximal? - Minimal, to clarify, I often like Maximalism in print or embellishment *on* clothing, but I am very minimalistic when it comes to accessories.
    3. Polished or RATE - RATE
    4. Feminine or Androgynous - Feminine
    5. Sleek or Frilly? - Sleek
    6. Fitted or Flowy? - Fitted
    7. Waist definition or Waist surrender? - Waist definition
    8. Volume on top or Volume on bottom? - Volume on bottom
    9. Classic or Trendy? - Trendy
    10. Singular or Schizophrenic? - Schizophrenic. I don't really know what my style is...

    Shopping, Wardrobe and Wearing Habits
    11. Online or In-store? - Online
    12. Thrift or Retail - Retail
    13. Full price or Bargain price? - Bargain Price
    14. Tops or Bottoms? - Tops
    15. Impulse or Deliberate shopper? - Impulse
    16. Keep or Return? - Keep
    17. Wear or Save? - Wear
    18. Edit or Keep? - Edit
    19. Dip or Dive? - Dip

    Colors & Patterns
    20. Colors or Neutrals? - Colors
    21. Lights or Darks? - Darks
    22. Warm or Cool? - Warm
    23. Brights or Muted - Brights
    24. Earth Tones or Jewel Tones - Jewel Tones
    25. High contrast or Low contrast? - High contrast
    26. Matched or Mismatched? - Mismatched
    27. Black or White? - Black (but I want to replace black with other neutrals)
    28. Black or Brown - Brown
    29. Gold or Silver - Gold
    30. Solids or Patterns - Solids, mostly
    31. Floral (or other organic nature-inspired patterns) or Geometric? - on the bench for this one

    What you Wear
    32. Blouses or Knits - Knits, but wear more woven tops than most women my age/life situation
    33. Long sleeves or Short sleeves - bench
    34. Jacket or Cardigan - Jacket
    35. Cropped or Tunic/hip length Cardigan - Cropped Cardigan
    36. Skirt or Pants - Pants
    37. Skirt or Dress - Dress
    38. Mini or Midi - Midi
    39. Leggings or Jeans - Jeans
    40. Bootcut or Skinnies - Bootcut
    41. Bare legs or Hosiery - bare legs
    42. Heels or Flats - Flats
    43. Stilettos or Stacked heels - Stacked heels
    44. Round toe or Pointy toe - Round toe
    45. Knee high boots or Ankle boots - Knee high boots
    46. Sandals or Sneakers - Sandals
    47. Scarf or Necklace? - Necklace
    48. Bejeweled or Bare? - Bare
    49. Natural or Made-up? - Natural
    50. Wash and go or Styled? - Wash and go

    51. Modern vs. retro - Modern
    52. Big purse vs. small purse - Medium purse--almost never carry big totes, dislike very small coin purses as well.

    This was fun, goldenpig!

  • Fruitful replied 5 years ago

    Goldenpig, to be honest the day before you posted this, I answered the Team X/Y posts on a stickynote on my computer!

    Now that I'm seeing everyone else's, I'm thinking there needs to be a spreadsheet? So we can see if there are any patterns/who else picks the same as us.

    After all, we can't all be making lists out of these without making some meta conclusions, can we? (Like the style twinning you mentioned). I would post mine but I'm waiting to see if a spreadsheet appears first :)

    Your photos are a great cross section of your style!

    If Greg is listening, and I know you probably have ideas like this on the burner anyway, but it would be so great if we had a photo gallery here, even better if we had our own on our profiles. Imagine if it had subcategories, like "current style", "evolution", "inspiration". I'd love to pin all my inspirations here *sigh*. We could also have lists like this. Of course it could currently be done too, as simple notes.

    Rambly post is rambly...

    Oh, GP, one question I'd like to ask is if people are Team "close to" or Team "far away". Do you dress for the effect created from a distance, or up close?

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Fruitful, I did the same thing. The day before GP posted this, I went and asked myself the Team x/Team y questions from Angie's blog and made myself answer REALLY QUICKLY, gut reaction only. If I had to look up the meaning of the "team" I did so, but other than that, I went with my gut. And scribbled the answers in my notebook. And it was SO instructive. The answers themselves were less instructive than which questions were tough, and why. I saw where I had already changed and made some surprising discoveries about where I want to go. It's really worthwhile to do it that way, I think, just off the cuff. (Especially for those of us who tend to over-analyze and bench-sit whenever we can!!) When I was really tempted to sit on the bench, I asked myself: If you could only ever wear ONE of these again, which would it be?

  • Fruitful replied 5 years ago

    Really good point Suz! About answers being less important than which questions were hard. I'll have to do this again, and try not to analysis-paralysis myself.

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