Types Of Fashion Styles, Which One Defines You?

Do you know what your fashion style is? It can be incredibly hard to know where you fall on the scale, especially if you are not familiar with fashion trends. 

It can be intimidating to explore new fashion styles outside your comfort zone. But when you are bored with your look, it can be a good idea to take a look at some new and exciting styles. 

Types Of Fashion Styles, Which One Defines You

It is for this reason that we have written this article. We are going to go over several types of fashion styles and which ones might define you or help you explore a new and exciting wardrobe.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and get started!

How Do You Find Your Own Fashion Style?

You might be in that awkward phase of your life where you are just not sure how to find a style of your own. It is likely that you will start by going through a ton of fashion phases.

In fact, you may have started your experimenting when you were a teen and going through your angsty or rebellious phase. 

But as an adult, this is not really something that you can do. Especially if you are working constantly and don’t get out. What we do recommend if you are trying to find your own fashion style is to take a look through this list and jot down styles that pique your interest.

With your list of potential styles, head over to your wardrobe and take a look at what you have. Do you need to buy new clothes? How much new stuff do you need? If you do not have anything that fits into a particular style, ask yourself why that is. 

If you were intimidated by an article of clothing, you may want to hold off buying it and instead borrow a garment from someone you know and trust. 

Alternatively, you could get your risqué garment at a thrift store for a lower price. Now you need to try your new style. If you happen to like it, slowly add more articles of clothing that fit into this style. 

You might work a job that requires you to wear largely office wear or uniforms. As such, you will need a section of your wardrobe to be dedicated to this style if you like it. So, take into account your daily life and what kinds of clothes you require. 

You can always experiment, you just need to be reasonable and logical as well. Don’t get rid of all your power suits on a whim if you require them for work. Buy a few additional outfits that fall into your new fashion style and wear them when you can. 

17 Fashion Styles

In this section we are going to go over several fashion styles. From business casual to goth, we have a ton of fun, interesting, and simplistic styles right here that are sure to inspire you. Let’s take a look!

1. Kawaii Fashion Style

If you want to add more cuteness to your look, you should try out kawaii fashion. The word Kawaii literally means cute in Japanese. So you can imagine how this style looks.

The main goal is to look as adorable and cutesy as possible. Some of the main hallmarks of this fashion style are as follows: 

  • Cute Clothes
  • Light Pastel Colors
  • Short Skirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Cute Cartoon Characters

This is a fun, exciting, and youthful style that you are sure to love. Especially if you want to add some brightness and fun to your otherwise dreary wardrobe. 

2. Sports Wear Fashion Style

In today’s world, sportswear fashion is often synonymous with casual wear. Many celebrities even go for this style when they are out and about. It is comfortable and something that you can throw together in moments.

You can wear sportswear just about anywhere, which is why it is so appealing. Some core pieces of clothing that you will see in the sportswear fashion style are as follows: 

  • Leggings
  • Tank Tops
  • Sports Bras
  • Outerwear
  • Polo Shirts
  • Yoga Pants

If you are looking for a new casual look that you can use, this is a fantastic option and one that should not cost you an arm and a leg. 

3. Streetwear Fashion Style

Streetwear is an extremely broad term that involves a lot of different styles. It is thought to have originated as a result of the Surfers and Skaters in California. However, Japan also has an impressive and thriving streetwear fashion scene. 

This style has been embraced by big brands, influencers, and celebrities all over the world. It is a collection of styles that embodies the modern yet urban fashion of our age. Some articles of clothing you might wear for streetwear include the following: 

  • Shorts
  • Track Pants
  • Comfy Jeans
  • Puffer Jacket
  • Denim Jacket
  • Sports Jersey
  • Graphic T-Shirt
  • Oversized Hoodie
  • Sneakers

This is a very versatile yet casual style that can work wonders for most people. You might need to do a little research into this style to learn more about the potential of this fashion style. Check it out when you get the chance. 

4. Formal Office Wear Fashion Style

This might seem like a boring fashion style. But, it is practical to have something in your wardrobe that falls into the formal office wear fashion style.

Especially if you need something formal that you can wear to a big meeting or other formal event. Some of the staple formal office wear articles of clothing are as follows: 

  • Starched Shirts
  • Dress Pants
  • Tailored Skirts
  • Full Dress Suits
  • Certain Dresses
  • Blazers

You can wear office wear in different ways, from more casual office wear to more formal office wear. Which one is appropriate for an event or job is up to the company. So, keep that in mind. 

5. Ethnic Fashion Style

This fashion style may not be appropriate for all people. But throwing in a few ethnic pieces into a modern look can bring your style to a whole new level.

Just be careful, this style can be misconstrued as cultural appropriation. As such, we recommend only adding small pieces to a look. For example, a kimono-style coat, Mexican peasant blouse, Afghan coats, and more. 

This can be a risky style, as wearing certain articles of clothing can be important in certain cultures. But throwing your own twist on a look with ethnic pieces can be a way to celebrate the culture or fashion of a country.

If it is done respectfully and tastefully, this is a fashion style that can look absolutely stunning. 

6. Glamorous Evening Fashion Style

In short, this style is formal and glamorous. It will usually involve people wearing formal dresses or tuxedos. It may be a style for some, but it is not a thing that everyone has the ability to pull off.

Glamorous evening fashion may look stunning, but the price of getting dresses and tuxedos can be quite intimidating. 

7. Business Casual Fashion Style

This fashion style is quite similar to the formal office look. Business casual differs a little in the way that it can be worn outside the office and not look out of place.

You will also be able to wear this outfit in the office without looking like you don’t belong there. The main articles of clothing associated with this fashion style are as follows: 

  • Blazer
  • Matching Pants
  • Khakis
  • Formal Collared Shirt
  • Tie
  • Sports Jackets
  • Slacks
  • Skirts
  • Business Blouse
  • Tunics
  • Jackets

This is a fantastic look that most people will be able to pull off without much trouble. The main issue is that it can be quite pricey to get the coats and blazers. But, it is worth it!

8. Girly Fashion Style

If you are feminine presenting and need a style that will enhance your natural feminine features. This style is going to suit you perfectly. The aesthetic of this style will center around stereotypically girly accessories, colors, and articles of clothing.

A few of the key wardrobe elements for this style are listed below: 

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Blouses
  • Cute Clothes
  • Clothes with Ruffles
  • Clothes with Bows
  • Clothes With Flounces
  • Clothes with Lace
  • Pink Clothes
  • Clothes with a Pastel Palette

If you want to wear fem clothes with all the bows and flounces, this style is going to be perfect for you. Simply go for anything that is super stereotypically girly.

9. E-Girl Fashion Style

A lot of young girls will go through phases where they love anything girly and pink. When they start to rebel against this state of dress, it is often called the E-girl style.

This is a very modern and youthful style, and not one that a lot of the older generation will be able to pull off. The main articles of clothing you will see with this style are as follows: 

  • Graphic T-Shirts
  • Loos and Layered Clothes
  • Black Nails
  • Tennis Skirts
  • Dark Clothing
  • Combat Boots
  • Crop Tops
  • Mom Jeans
  • Eye-Catching Hair Colors

This can be a very striking style. It came to fashion not long ago, and it got its claim to fame due to an internet trend. As such, a lot of thirteen to fourteen-year-old girls wear this style. 

10. Androgynous Fashion Style

If you are predisposed to liking clothing that is not really gender-specific and has a more neutral look, this style will be just what you have been looking for.

For women in particular, this style may mean that you will adobe a lot of men’s clothing to hide feminine elements and make yourself look androgynous. It can be a tricky style to get right, especially if you are curvaceous. 

11. Scene Fashion Style

This is a trend that came about as a kind of rebellious style that teens loved. People who enjoy this style of dress are typically thought to love specific types of music, tattoos, facial piercings, and they have an almost rocker chic appearance.

Some staple articles of clothing for this fashion style are as follows: 

  • Tight Shirts
  • Clothes with Cartoon Pictures
  • Graphic T-Shirts
  • Booty Shorts
  • Leggings
  • Tight Pants
  • Skirts
  • Tutu
  • Colorful Hair

This fashion style is not super popular today. But back in the 2000s, it was a hit with the teens. So, why not try to bring back this fun and iconic style? 

12. Skateboarder Fashion Style

It does not matter if you have never skateboarded in your life, with the right clothes you can capture this vibe. This is a style that embodies attitude and youth. You just need to make sure that you have articles of clothing such as these on hand: 

  • Oversized Graphic T-Shirt
  • Open Over Shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Skater Shoes
  • Skater Pants
  • Skater Shorts
  • Hoodies

The overall look for this fashion style is to appear comfortable. Your look is supposed to be quite loose while still being functional. After all, you are supposed to be skateboarding. 

13. Rocker Chic Fashion Style

People that have this style often have a carefree kind of attitude. They are seen as edgy, and you can see that in the clothing that rocker chic people like to wear, clothes that are a kind of combination of punk and biker. People that fit into this style will often have clothing such as:

  • Skinny Leather Pants
  • Skinny Jeans
  • Black Boots
  • Spiky Heels
  • Vintage T-Shirts
  • Patches
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Motorcycle Jackets
  • Dark Colors for Clothes, Accessories, and Makeup

This is a pretty edgy and cool style which can be quite affordable. It is also fun to put together outfits. If you feel like adding a little edgy rocker look to your wardrobe, this is the style for you.

14. Goth Fashion Style

Everybody has heard of goth fashion. It is classified as a style that mostly involves black clothing and has a kind of morbid, almost vampiric look to it.

There is a lot of goth culture surrounding this fashion style. This can make it quite an intimidating option to take on. Some of the key types of clothing for this style are as follows:

  • All Black Clothes
  • Leather
  • Corsets
  • Victorian-Style Clothes
  • Lace Clothes
  • Tall Boots
  • Spikes Clothing

This might seem like a scary style to go for. But it can be worn tastefully. You do not need to go all out. Simply dipping your toe into this style can do a lot to spice up your wardrobe.

15. Lolita Fashion Style

This is not a style for everyone. It is a big commitment, but if you do it right you can look stunning. Lolita fashion is essentially a style that has women dressing to look much younger or a little like a Victorian doll.

It is a style that was made popular in Japan due to the Lolita trends in anime and manga. But, you can dress up like this today if you like, without judgment. Some of the things you might see in a Lolita wardrobe might include the following:

  • Frilly Petticoats
  • Dresses with Puffed Sleeves
  • Cute Head Accessories
  • Printed Socks
  • Lick Jackets
  • Cute Collars
  • Cuffs
  • Gloves

This is a very striking style. So, if you need something that is more every day, this is not going to be something that you will like. But, there is no harm in branching out into something cute and exciting like Lolita fashion.

16. Hip Hop Fashion Style

This style came about alongside the hip hop genre of music. Pretty soon, the public started dressing like their musical idols, and that is where this fashion style came from.

You can pretty much wear what you like in this fashion style. But there are some articles of clothing that are key to pulling off a look like this:

  • Baseball Jerseys
  • Bomber Jackets
  • Low Slung Jeans
  • Crop Tops

This is a fun and exciting clothing style. If you want something fun and youthful, make sure to try out an exciting new style like this. 

17. Maternity Fashion Style

This style is not for everyone. In fact, there is one specific demographic that might find this fashion style useful. That demographic is pregnant women. You can wear any clothes you like if you are pregnant.

Final Thoughts

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and learning about these fun, classy, exciting, colorful, and cute styles.

If you do not see your style in any of the ones we have mentioned in this article, do not worry. That just means that you are unique in the way that you dress. 

At the end of the day, being true to yourself and wearing what YOU like and what makes YOU feel good is far more important than falling into a fashion style that you think looks cool. 

That being said, you can always adopt aspects of a style that you like and incorporate them into your existing style. You never know, you might come up with the next big fashion trend. 

If you have enjoyed reading this article, make sure to check out our website. We have a range of exciting, interesting, and hopefully helpful articles available there for you to peruse. 

You might just find the answer to your fashion nightmare prayers. So, take a moment to pursue our content for yourself. Something is bound to pique your interest. 

Thanks for reading!

Jessica White
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