During my stint working retail with a high end accessories brand, I was taught that women typically fall into one of three different style categories; Conservative, Classic or Contemporary. I like to call it the "3 C's of Style." Of course, because we are women, it's never that cut and dry, but for the most part we are dominantly one type with a pinch of the others. I think I am a style anomaly because I am equal parts of all 3, depending on how I'm feeling that day. However, for the sake of this post, I will breakdown the 3 categories and show you different looks in each one that are sure to have you ready for your closeup on Viewfinder Day.
Talbot's. The conservative woman is the epitome of polished perfection. Her look is one that is timeless and items in her wardrobe can be worn for many years, as the style pretty much stays the same with the exception of colors changing based on that particular year's forecast. She often avoids trends and favors more traditional pieces.
Conservative by everydayrunway featuring Talbot's
Next up is Classic. The classic woman really is the best of both worlds. While she favors some of the traditional styling of her conservative predecessor, she also likes to safely incorporate some of the trendiness of her contemporary sister. She's prim & proper with a little bit of an edge, like the fashions you find at J. Crew. Like her conservative sister, she favors more traditional silhouettes, but she steps out of the box and experiments with vibrant colors, playful prints and bold accessories.
Classic by everydayrunway featuring J. Crew
Finally, the wild child of the style trifecta, Contemporary. With the contemporary woman, pretty much anything goes. She is not afraid to express herself with her fashion. Think Blake Lively meets Rhianna and everything in between. If she dabbles in the trends of her other style sisters, she does it in an unexpected way. Instead of a traditional black suit jacket, she may opt for a leather blazer. Nothing is off limits, she is bold, sexy and loves to be seen. If I had to pigeon hole her into a store, it would be ASOS because her style meter is off the charts!