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. 

If you aren’t sure what your style personality is you can take this fun quiz to find out.

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.

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 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.

Style personalities

a style guide for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Patricia (above) combines romance and glamour with her lace skirt, feminine headband and deep red coat.

Get her look with this similar long sleeved top, skirt, blazer, heels, clutch, earrings, sunglasses and headband.

Easy ways to add some romantic style to any outfit

a pink and neutral outfit for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Karen (above) wears a romantic-style pleated maxi skirt with a cozy sweater.

Check out this similar sweater, skirt, booties, crossbody bag and earrings.

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.

Velvet by Graham & Spencer wool & cashmere sweater | 40plusstyle.com

Velvet by Graham & Spencer wool & cashmere sweater

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.

While you might not notice at first glance, the Hue leggings feature a lace-detail hem.

Hue eyelet hem capri leggings | 40plusstyle.com

Hue eyelet hem capri leggings

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 which nip in at the waist, such as peplums, fit and flares and belted styles.

Polo Ralph Lauren ruffle hem shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Polo Ralph Lauren ruffle hem shirt

Choose lace

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.

Toni Pons slingback sandal | 40plusstyle.com

Toni Pons slingback sandal

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.

Ted Baker London leather shopper | 40plusstyle.com

Ted Baker London leather shopper

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

a romantic style outfit featuring on-trend puff sleeves | 40plusstyle.com

As a romantic style personality, you will naturally be drawn to tops which 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.

Tara (above) adds some romance with the puff sleeves of her top.

Recreate her look with this similar blouse, pants, booties and handbag.

tops for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Reiss blouseGibson puff sleeve topChelsea28 asymmetrical ruffle hem topHalogen raglan sleeve top

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.

coats and jackets for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

WASH LAB floral print denim moto jacketBlank NYC suede moto jacketClub Monaco jacketSam Edelman trench coat

Romantic style pants and jeans

printed pants for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

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 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.

Gala (above) looks beautiful in printed pants with a pink top.

Steal her look with this similar off the shoulder top, pants, sandals, earrings and hat.

jeans and pants for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen wide leg crop pantsWit & Wisdom bootcut jeansHalogen tie waist pantsJEN7 by & For All Mankind skinny jeans

Romantic dresses and skirts

a floral maxi dress outfit | 40plusstyle.com

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 on your dresses. For more formal occasions, you could look at textures such as lace.

Sally (above) wears a floral maxi dress and on-trend asymmetric strap sandals.

Check out this similar dress, sandals and crossbody bag to recreate her look.

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 with a biker jacket and ankle booties. Adding the unexpected to your style is what makes it uniquely yours.

dresses and skirts for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto floral midi dressJulia Jordan floral square neck midi dressTreasure & Bond waffle stitch dressAlice + Olivia bias cut satin skirt

Romantic style shoes

wearing a ruffle blouse and neutral striped pants | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Kylie (above) chooses a soft neutral pair of shoe booties and wears with a ruffled top.

Check out this similar blouse, pants, long vest, open toe bootie and earrings.

shoes for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Vionic sneakerSole Society ruffle pumpPUMA sneakerBueno slingback sandal

Romantic style accessories

wearing a pink dress with a scarf | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Melinda (above) chooses a block-color pink dress and adds interest with a floral scarf and neutral accessories.

Get her look with this similar dress, crossbody bag, sandals, scarf and sunglasses.

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.

accessories for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade satchelNordstrom rattan bagTed Baker London crossbody bagKate Spade New York flower satchelNordstrom silk scarfSole Society clutchTed Baker London silk scarfNordstrom floppy hatNadri hoop earringsEttika pearl heart earringsKate Spade New York pendant necklaceTed Baker London watch

9 outfits using the romantic style clothing pieces from above

Below are 9 outfits which 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.

Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

A capsule wardrobe for the romantic style personality | 40plusstyle.com

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