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.
Abi @stealmystyle40 above looks stunning in her dramatic floral dress that combines romantic style with glamour.
Get her look with this similar dress, sandals and clutch.
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 and lace.
4. You like soft colors.
You are drawn to pastel shades and other soft colors.
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.
Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above opts for a flowy dress that would be perfect for events you have coming up. Note the flutter sleeves that add a romantic touch.
Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (other options here and here), sandals and clutch.
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!
VICI Collection Woven Moto Crop Jacket – Ted Baker London Ericah Burnout Semisheer Top – Ted Baker London Kiylie Floral Satin Asymmetric Skirt – Ted Baker London Kathra Magnolia Print Sneaker – Ted Baker London Flencon Floral Appliqué Tote – Kate Spade New York Floral Imitation Pearl Statement Drop Earrings
Simply adding a pastel-colored top to your jeans is a great way to get a romantic look which is still casual.
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.
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.
Lizzy @whatlizzyloves above (read her style interview here) is wearing an embroidered cardigan from Boden that gives her outfit a romantic flair.
Check out this similar top, jeans, sneakers, crossbody bag and belt.
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.
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.
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
Karen Millen Pressed Floral Pleated Woven Blouse – FRAME Le High Flare Jeans – Ted Baker London Porline Bow Pointed Toe Velvet Pump – Tory Burch Fleming Laser Cut Leather Shoulder Bag – Kate Spade New York Floral Imitation Pearl Statement Drop Earrings
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.
Ted Baker London Summor Floral Double V Tank – Ted Baker London Ericah Burnout Semisheer Top – Ted Baker London Agniss Lace Inset Button-Up Shirt – Karen Millen Pressed Floral Pleated Woven Blouse
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.
Tanasha @prettytallstyle above chooses an outfit which combines classic shapes with romantic colors.
Steal her look with this similar top, jacket, pants, handbag and earrings.
VICI Collection Woven Moto Crop Jacket – YILANUOYI Embroidered Studded Moto Jacket – Karen Millen Eyelet Woven Belted Utility Jacket – Ted Baker London Miyah Abstract Floral Linen Blend Trench Coat
Romantic style pants and jeans
VICI Collection Woven Moto Crop Jacket – Ted Baker London Ericah Burnout Semisheer Top – Open Edit Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants – Ted Baker London Baylay Bow Ballet Flat – Milisente Evening Clutch – Kate Spade New York Floral Imitation Pearl Statement Drop Earrings
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.
FRAME Le High Flare Jeans – Nordstrom Cotton Wide Leg Pants – Open Edit Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants – Karen Millen Poppy Meadow Wide Leg Pants
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.
Souri @abfemme_australia above (read her style interview here) combines a romantic look with minimalism with her all-neutral outfit.
Get her look with this similar dress, pumps, handbag and fedora.
Karen Millen Satin Back Crepe Wrap Midi Dress – Karen Millen Floral Print Belted Jersey Wrap Midi Dress – & Other Stories Satin Midi Skirt – Ted Baker London Kiylie Floral Satin Asymmetric Skirt
Romantic style shoes
Ted Baker London Miyah Abstract Floral Linen Blend Trench Coat – Ted Baker London Agniss Lace Inset Button-Up Shirt – FRAME Le High Flare Jeans – Ted Baker London Taymie Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille Sandal – Tory Burch Fleming Laser Cut Leather Shoulder Bag – LA MENO Heart Lock Huggie Earrings
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.
Ted Baker London Baylay Bow Ballet Flat – Ted Baker London Porline Bow Pointed Toe Velvet Pump – Ted Baker London Taymie Scalloped Platform Wedge Espadrille Sandal – Ted Baker London Kathra Magnolia Print Sneaker
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.
Patricia @madamechicbcn above (read her style interview here) opts for a very romantic look featuring lace on the bottom of her skirt.
Check out this similar top, blazer, pleated skirt, pumps, handbag, sunglasses and headband.
Ted Baker London Flencon Floral Appliqué Tote – Tory Burch Fleming Laser Cut Leather Shoulder Bag – Milisente Evening Clutch – Nordstrom Print Modal & Silk Scarf – Madewell Three-Piece Floral Heart Necklace Set – Ted Baker London Phylipa Serendipity Floral Leather Strap Watch – LA MENO Heart Lock Huggie Earrings – Kate Spade New York Floral Imitation Pearl Statement Drop Earrings
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 the pink top with the print pants, or you could team the floral jacket with the jeans or pink pants.
Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
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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
Do you have a romantic style personality? How would you describe the elements of your style?
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I love Romantic and Bohemian but I have an Apple/Rectangularbody with no waist to emphasize. In the past my outfits looked like i was trying too hard to “look feminine”.
Now I have very reluctantly gone more to Classic. Any tips for a frustrated Romantic/Bohemian? Thanks!
I think you can look feminine with each body type and I don’t think you have to go more classic. Find the styles that looks best for your body type (lots of tips in our body type articles), and add romantic & bohemian touches with color, pattern and accessories.
What if you are romantic style but a warm autumn? Warm autumn are supposed to stay away from pastels. ♀️♀️
Color is not the only way to make your style romantic. Also, you can always use touches of pastel to your style with accessories if you like or use pastels in the bottom part of your outfit.
I am a fall and a love the romantic style item. In the fall capsule there are lighter versions of the colors just make sure yours are warm rather than cool based colors. There are warm pinks mostly called “blush” Use off white not start white. You get the idea.
I am definitely a romantic style, love anything floral and pretty,
Yes! This is me! I only wear skirts! I don’t always wear pastels but maybe that’s because I’m in my mid-50’s. I did when I was a young girl and women. I am a spring so I wear these warm colors. I will at times wear a pinky-peach which my husband loves on me. I love pearls, sparkly evening purses and flats ( I must wear flats but I do miss heels very much!)for daytime. All things lace, fur, cashmere. mohair, velvet and I love flowy georgette etc. Love florals! I’m a mix though of Romantic, Classic and Glamorous.
Amazing! This is totally me, wow! Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions. It makes so much sense. 🙂
This quiz fit me to a tee – no pun intended. I always, always gravitate toward many of the style shown on the quizz result page. I love pink, soft blue, and most pastel colors. And, yes to the flowers – dresses, purses, etc.
My capsule wardrobe is a work in progress. I have too many varied items, and I am concentrating on better quality items and less quantity. Although, whenever I have a little extra cash, I will buy the higher quality item.
Thanks for all the lovely photos and resource information.
But all your examples are with summer and spring colours. What does one do if they are a romantic winter?!
Opt for softer winter colors. Pink, soft green and gray are beautiful for winter.
Yep! It’s me! Romantic style is everything I love, what I enjoy wearing and my personality through and through… beautiful wardrobe love it.
So happy for those lovely ladies who can’t see themselves in all these pretty things as that does mean you’re one step closer to knowing your authentic self… happy discovering.
Absolutely in love with this capsule wardrobe. I’d completely live in everything! Would love to see more of this style…
I never have thought that I have one style and after looking at all of the capsule wardrobes on this site I’m pretty sure I’m right. This is not a style I tend to gravitate to in general but I do have several pieces like this when the mood strikes! I think this is a very pretty style though and always enjoy seeing women wearing it.
I may have a romantic style personality as I gravitate to all of these options and have many like them in my closet. Of course, I do not yet have a capsule wardrobe, so I have many styles in my closet, but most of my newer clothes are in the romantic style.
It’s had the opposite effect on me, I’m beginning to think I may have a Romantic Style personality – I loved everything
This is so much fun — simply because I now know I do NOT have a romantic style personality. There isn’t anything among all of these (truly) lovely items that I would be comfortable wearing. Knowing (and accepting) who we’re not can be just as valuable as knowing (and accepting) who we are!