Whether it’s chokers, bangles and anklets or charm bracelets and bulky watches - every girl knows the punch of a powerful outfit comes from proper accessorizing. Sometimes less is more, especially for the casual gal who sticks with simple one-strand jewelry. However, for some people more is hardly enough - especially for the fashionistas who like to make a splash with a statement necklace! What we may not realize when we’re closing that last clasp to complete our look is how much our accessory choices say about our personalities.
Style reflecting emotion or personality is not a new concept but it has become such an area of interest that it has even influenced a new brand of psychology: the psychology of dress. This kind of psychology focuses not only on how style reflects personality but how emotion is influenced by the pieces we choose to wear (for example, what items make us feel particularly confident, special, fun, etc).
With that in mind, we recognize that there is no one style to define a person’s character and while most people will take a page from multiple books (or fashion magazines, if you will), certain styles often still lend themselves to certain personality types. This guide will help you find the perfect accessory that matches your style and personality, whether you’re looking to complete the finishing touches on your own look or you’re trying to find the perfect piece for someone else.
You are fearless when it comes to fashion! You find it an art form - a true vessel for expression - so there is no trend too intimidating or eccentric for you to take on. You make bold fashion choices and don’t shy away from bright colours, fun patterns, different textiles and big accessories.
You are comfortable standing out and being the centre of attention. While you may be seen as a little dramatic, you have a natural air of confidence and an optimism that is downright contagious.
You spend your weekends reading Vogue, watching the latest makeup tutorials, checking out your favourite photographers Instagram accounts and of course, shopping!
Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry, Blake Lively
Your natural beauty shines through in your casual, relaxed approach to fashion. You may prefer sneakers to heels but that doesn’t mean your low-maintenance look isn’t cute. You need to be comfortable and able to move so you accessorize quickly with stud earrings and a baseball cap.
You love being active and healthy, leading a busy lifestyle that keeps you constantly on the go. You’re easy-going and down-to-earth so you can appreciate the little things.
You love to spend your day sweating (or glistening, rather), whether that’s in the gym, enjoying the great outdoors or at practice. After an afternoon hike, you like to refresh with a plate of fruits or a smoothie.
Cara Delevigne, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya
You’re a bombshell and you know it! You like clothes that make a statement, are form-fitting and fun and you can’t resist adding a hint of attitude every once in a while with a touch of lace or silk detailing.
You are full-of-life, confident, fun-loving and resourceful. You aren’t afraid to stand up for yourself and you won’t let anyone bring you down.
You love being social and spending time with the people you care about. Whether you’re grabbing lunch, taking a kickboxing class or going to the movies, you’ve got your best friend in tow.
Ashley Graham, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna
You believe in flower power … or at least floral print power! Florals, pastels and dainty details like Peter Pan collars, eyelet fabrics and lace trim are right up your alley. You’re not afraid to add a little sparkle or shine to your ensemble and you have a great appreciation for fashion from vintage Hollywood to the Victorian Era.
Others would describe you as sweet and kind but you may be too modest to admit it yourself. You often put others first, are big-hearted, quirky and very thoughtful.
You don’t mind spending a night in cooking or baking if it means you’re able to spend time with friends and loved ones.
Taylor Swift, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel
You love clothes that are comfy and casual. An oversized bag is your staple piece perfect for travel, no matter where your adventures takes you. More important to you than appearance is how your clothing is made as you love ethically produced items using biodegradable wools, recycled materials or labels that support independent artisans.
You are your own woman! You love to travel and are fearless. Your natural curiosity allows you to focus on making real connections with people and their lifestyles or culture.
You love to spend your time exploring new places and meeting new people. After a month-long stint in Costa Rica you’re ready to move on to the next place. Cambodia? South Africa? Who Knows!
Emma Watson, Shailene Woodley, Lauren Conrad
Your style is effortlessly cool, borrowing trends from the 60s and 70s, like floral prints, tie-dye and flowy silhouettes. You’re able to accessorize with nearly anything from headbands to anklets and can layer jewelry like a pro so that it is noticeable but not overdone.
You’re the kind of girl who doesn’t hold back. Your imagination runs wild and your good-natured disposition makes you easy to get along with.
After your morning yoga class, who knows where the day might take you! To the beach? Music festival? Volunteering or a rally supporting one of your favourite causes? The world is your oyster and you intend to enjoy every bit of it.
Vanessa Hudgens, Lucy Hale, Hailee Steinfeld
Understated doesn’t mean boring. Your love of classic pieces means that you’re always in style with structured garments like tweed blazers, crisp white blouses and pencil skirts. Your clean lines and simple jewelry gives you a polished and professional look that is timeless.
Despite your classic style, you are a modern, forward-thinking woman. You have big aspirations, strong organizational skills, are goal-oriented and while you don’t necessarily want to stand out, you aren’t scared to say what’s on your mind.
You work hard during the week so weekends are for you! You don’t set an alarm but your go-get-em attitude has you up relatively early to seize the day. You’re busy making vision boards, planning your week ahead and catching up with your friends.
Victoria Beckham, Olsen Twins, Malia Obama
You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to be able to read other people well. Sometimes it just takes a little observation or noticing details to tell what a person might be like. Regardless of which of our seven personality types you fall into, Ashley Bridget has something that will reflect your style, and more importantly, the kind of person you are. If you still feel like you haven’t found the style that best represents your personality, visit Ashley Bridget today to find the piece that speaks to your sense of style!