Let’s look at the most fun style personality out there—adventure, also known as dramatic, or eclectic. It’s a highly individualised style that can verge on the eccentric! We all have a dominant style preference, and often a second one too, and I often meet clients who have lost knowledge of their own individual style personality. Indeed, you may have many more preferences, but this is often when someone will give me a call as they have become confused, with chaotic wardrobes, and have lost their way on how they really prefer to dress. This is my favourite area of discussion, as I love to find someone’s style personality—and there are some sure-fire clues that give away the sense of an adventurous dresser!
There will always be a love of print, bold colours and a statement piece—whether it’s an oversized accessory such as jewellery, sunglasses, a hat, or a bag. The draw to leopard print is usually a major tell-tale sign too, as well as red lipstick or red nail polish!
You will not be afraid to be noticed—in fact, you will crave it!
I absolutely love the Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, for her individualised style and use of colour, pattern and unusual jewellery. Her style is a perfect example of attention-grabbing glamour, with a hint of classic thrown in for good measure!
Likewise, Paloma Faith is as individual, though with a less classic edge, and will wear any item to create the look she is after. She is more n eccentric and ‘anything-goes’ type of dramatic-dresser!
Next, we have the ‘high-maintenance’ adventurous types! Here, we are talking the likes of Victoria Beckham and, still to this day, Joan Collins. Both are avid followers of trends and fashion, and are less concerned with the eccentric. Immaculate grooming—hair and make-up—are definite parts of the consciously created look. You may know someone who will say “they must be buried wearing their red lipstick”—this is a high maintenance adventurous dresser! Striking cuts and asymmetric garments are sought after, and killer heels are adored. Oversized pattern or unusual lengths all add to the head-turning impact of the look, but without the eccentricity.
Don’t be scared of embracing your adventurous side. Be as daring or as subtle as you like, but a touch of the dramatic may well put a spring in your step this summer.