If you love to look feminine and pretty, and you wouldn’t go out without looking groomed, you may well have a romantic style personality.
We’re all individuals though, so you’ll find that while you have one dominant style personality that you are most drawn to, you are also attracted to elements from other style personalities.
You may, for example find that you have a natural style but like to add a touch of romance with some floral prints.
If you aren’t sure what your style personality is you can take this fun quiz to find out.
So what are the elements of the romantic style personality?
1. You dress to express your femininity
Being practical or comfortable is not always your top priority. Even when you are dressing casually, you are likely to add a romantic element such as a touch of lace or a pretty print.
2. You are attracted to beautiful pieces
As a romantic style personality, your eye is drawn to pretty pieces and patterns, including tactile fabrics.
3. You like embellishments on your clothes
Your clothes may feature frills, ruffles, bows, pearls, embroidery, and lace.
Kedera Embroidered Rivet Pearl Denim Jacket – Ted Baker London Tabbia Mixed Media Wide Leg Jumpsuit – MOOMMO Kitten Heel Suede Bow Booties – Kate Spade New York Morgan Floral Embossed Saffiano Leather Crossbody Bag – Petit Moments Beagan Heart Pendant Necklace – Karine Sultan Double Flower Clip-On Earrings
4. You like soft colors
You are drawn to pastel shades and other soft colors.
Sheree @shesheshow chooses a brighter pink and “softens” the look with raffia accessories and her graphic print jacket.
5. You Like To Be Well-Groomed.
Even if you are just running errands, you like to have some make-up on, even if it’s just a slick of pink lipstick.
Like other style personalities, you are likely to find you have one main style personality, but that you are drawn to a secondary or even a third personality.
As a romantic style personality, you may also be drawn to elements of the glamorous style personality and be attracted to glamorous, figure-hugging outfits as well as deeper jewel colors.
In general though, your style tends to be softer and more romantic rather than overtly glamorous.
Romantic style on the catwalks
Below, you can see some designers to follow if you like a romantic style. All of the looks shown here are from the 2023 runway shows.
Easy ways to add some romantic style to any outfit
Maybe a romantic style already resonates with you or maybe you want to dabble a little with a more romantic look, although you feel that you have a different style personality, such as classic or glamorous, for example.
Below are 5 simple and stylish ways you could add a touch of romanticism to your existing closet.
If you aren’t sure about color, always go for pastel!
Simply adding a pastel-colored top to your jeans is a great way to get a romantic look which is still casual. The Blank NYC jacket (below) is suede, and comes in a good range of soft shades, neutrals and brighter hues. Reviewers say it is well made and classy. They advise going up one size.
Look for feminine shapes
If you have a romantic style, you may wish to emphasize your waist and your feminine figure. Look out for styles that nip in at the waist, such as peplums, fit and flares and belted styles. Anything with a bow like the Madewell top (below) will add a touch of romanticism.
Every detail counts
It’s really all about the little, and the not-so-little, details when it comes to romantic style. Look out for florals and swirling prints as well as embroidery and crochet.
You could also think about adding a little lace to your t-shirt to give a simple jeans and tee look a romantic vibe.
Lace is often associated with weddings, so it’s no wonder than opting for lace can immediately give you a more romantic look.
However, you don’t have to save lace for special occasions. You could add a touch of lace to more casual outfits by wearing lace on your accessories or you could choose a lace dress and then wear day-to-day by teaming with casual sneakers and a denim jacket.
Add some flowers
Another easy way to add romance is to choose floral prints and patterns, or opt for accessories in floral shapes or styles. You could always keep the rest of your look fairly neutral and add a romantic touch with your shows. Reviewers say the floral sandals (below) are comfy and add a little height without being painful to wear.
A romantic style capsule for you
Now you’re thinking about whether a romantic style sums up your own style and how to add some romance to your looks, let’s put together a full romantic capsule wardrobe for you.
Below, you’ll find all the tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes and accessories you need to evoke a romantic style this spring and summer.
At the end of the article, you’ll see all of the clothes and accessories put together in one capsule wardrobe.
Romantic style tops
As a romantic style personality, you will naturally be drawn to tops that feature some ruffle detail or draping. Your print of choice will be a beautiful floral rather than anything too graphic such as stripes or geometric shapes.
Just make sure that you include some plain tops in your closet too. Otherwise, you may find that while you have a lot of clothes, you don’t have a lot of outfit choices as there are many pieces which won’t go well with each other.
Erica @ericabunker (read her style interview here) combines a romantic-colored top with a pair of on-trend wide leg pants, showing how you can comine pale colors with brighter shades. You can find more wide leg pants options and inspiration in this article.
Romantic style jackets and coats
While it often feels natural to look for a coat in a darker hue such as black, you will instead find that your style personality is better suited to softer shades.
You could look for pinks to add interest to your closet as well as soft taupes or grays to ensure that you have enough neutrals in your wardrobe to balance out your outfits. You can look for jackets and coats which have draping, large collars and belted waists.
You will also like to feature texture in your coat selection. A Chanel-style jacket with a soft pattern and texture will be great to pair with jeans, for example, or choosing suede rather than leather will appeal to your desire for tactile textures. Or, you could choose a style that is traditionally thought of as giving a tougher, rock chick style look, and add a romantic element with embroidery or pearls.
MEROKEETY Open Front Cardigan Coat – Ted Baker London Nethiia Floral Print Camisole – NYDJ Sheri Side Slit Slim Ankle Jeans – Nordstrom Ashton Leather Flat – Ted Baker London Medium Aksanna Canvas Tote Bag – Karine Sultan Double Flower Clip-On Earrings
Romantic style pants and jeans
You may wish to concentrate on your tops if you have a romantic style personality. For summer, you can then add white pants. For your jeans, you will probably prefer a soft shade such as a pale gray or white rather than the traditional blue denim.
You can also pair your plain tees with floral pants or jeans, which are bang-on-trend this season.
Eileen @eileenternullo often combines romantic shades in classic shapes. Above, she shows how pink can go beautifully with gray.
Romantic dresses and skirts
As a romantic style personality, you are likely to have more dresses and skirts in your closet than you do pants and jeans.
Again, you will be attracted to floral patterns in your dresses. For more formal occasions, you could look at textures such as lace.
The shape of your skirts will vary. You aren’t necessarily attracted to one shape over another. But, you will find that both pencil skirts and flared, or pleated, skirts suit your style personality.
You can wear a sweater with any of these skirts for spring and fall to ensure you can continue to wear them when summer is over.
You could also toughen up your romantic style a little by wearing a biker jacket and ankle booties. Adding the unexpected to your style is what makes it uniquely yours.
Ted Baker London Taliar Circular Cuff Ruffles Floral Midi Dress – Karen Millen Floral Georgette Cap Sleeved Woven Midi Dress – Ted Baker London Mirelia Floral Print Pleated Crossover Dress – Ted Baker London Tabbia Mixed Media Wide Leg Jumpsuit
ANINE BING Quinn Blazer – Karen Millen Floral Georgette Cap Sleeved Woven Midi Dress – Coutgo Bow Knot Peep Toe Bootie – Ted Baker London Medium Aksanna Canvas Tote Bag – Tory Burch Roxanne Fluted Bead Hoop Earrings
Romantic style shoes
You can also express your personality through the shoes you wear. Even if you are just wearing jeans and a simple tee, adding some ruffles and choosing a soft pastel, taupe or metallic shade will allow you to show your romantic style credentials.
Romantic style accessories
Your accessories are likely to include a mix of pieces with plain colors and patterns. You could opt for a beautiful floral scarf or statement necklace.
For summer, a straw bag can add texture to your outfits, while you could add some ruffles to your clutch bag for evening.
You will still want a practical tote bag for day, but you are likely to be drawn to a slouchier shape rather than a structured bag. Or, you could mix elements of the glam style personality and choose a retro-style tote.
Ted Baker London Medium Aksanna Canvas Tote Bag – COACH Polished Pebble Leather Shoulder Bag – Kate Spade New York Morgan Floral Embossed Saffiano Leather Crossbody Bag – Petit Moments Beagan Heart Pendant Necklace – Karine Sultan Double Flower Clip-On Earrings – Tory Burch Roxanne Fluted Bead Hoop Earrings – Ted Baker London Gailll Floral Print Silk Square Scarf – Ted Baker London Bettyye Floral Silk Long Scarf
ANINE BING Quinn Blazer – Madewell Floral Eyelet Crop Top – ANINE BING Carrie Pants – Ted Baker London Art Print Sneaker – COACH Polished Pebble Leather Shoulder Bag Tory Burch Roxanne Fluted Bead Hoop Earrings – Ted Baker London Bettyye Floral Silk Long Scarf
9 outfits using the romantic style clothing pieces from above
Below are 9 outfits that are put together for you using the pieces from the romantic style capsule above.
There are obviously many more ways you could mix and match. You could, for example, wear any of the tops with any of the jeans, you could wear the moto jacket over the jumpsuit, or you could create an outfit in different shades of pink with the pink coat, shirt and pants.
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Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
More romantic style inspiration for you
The capsules (below) is inspiration from previous seasons, but should still give you plenty of ideas for your romantic style outfits. Whether you are shopping your own closet or shopping the stores.
Does this style personality resonate with you? If not, why don’t you check out:
- A capsule wardrobe for the EUROCHIC style personality
- A capsule wardrobe for the NATURAL style personality
- A capsule wardrobe for the CLASSIC style personality
- A capsule wardrobe for the BOHEMIAN style personality
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Feature image by Sheree @shesheshow
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