Everything You Need for a Complete Summer Wardrobe, According to Your Style Type
There are many urban myths and stereotypes that shroud the fashion industry in mystery, and thankfully, I can say that 90% of them are unfounded. However, one thing I cannot deny is that fashion girls love to form tribes—and by this I don’t mean a “You can’t sit with us” Mean Girls situation, but more of an organic grouping of people that possess a shared proclivity towards a certain style. Who says social media is killing community?
While there are certainly fashion types that transcend the seasons—think minimalists, vintage hunters, print-loving extroverts, etc.—on a micro scale, there’s another natural selection process underway. Of course, it’s the designers and fashion buyers who ultimately become the conductors of this seasonal grouping. For example, e-commerce site Matchesfashion.com selects its seasonal collections according to six muses: The Fashion Pioneer, The Warrior, The Free Spirit, The Curator, The Romantic and The Purist. We’ve become a community that can’t help but move in packs—just look at fashion week street style.
So what fashion girl gangs should we expect to see in 2019? It seems as though, more so than previous years, there are five clear personalities emerging. The list is by no means prescriptive but, to me, they have the most clear identities amongst the many aesthetics proliferating right now. From the dad-dressing minimalists to the pearl-loving women of the Upper East Side, scroll down to see the style personalities that are dominating this year.