Do you like to look relaxed and like you haven’t tried too hard? Do you favor a casual style which is comfortable, but which still looks put together and stylish? Then it’s likely you have a natural style personality.
Most people will have one dominant style personality, but will also relate to other style personalities too.
By combining your dominant style personality with your secondary style personality, you can create a look which is unique to you.
Do you want to find out your style personality?
Don’t worry if you’re not too sure what your own style personality is. You can always take our fun quiz to determine your style personality.
Arguably, the most famous celebrity with a natural style personality is Jennifer Aniston. Here is how to dress like Jennifer Aniston.
Other celebrities with a natural style personality you may admire include Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres and Halle Berry.
You may find yourself drawn to a more casual way of dressing if working from home, in which case you may want to add in more elements of the natural style personality than usual to your own way of dressing to create a stylish yet casual look.
Dawn Lucy @fashionshouldbefun above (read her style interview here) wears an outfit that perfectly encapsulates elements of both the natural and classic style personalities.
She is wearing a tank top from Treasure & Bond, shirt from Lyssé, and necklace and earrings from Kendra Scott. Check out these similar pants, sneakers, handbag and sunglasses to complete the look.
SO, WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF A NATURAL STYLE PERSONALITY?
1. YOU LOVE THE QUALITY AND FEEL OF NATURAL MATERIALS
You aren’t one to indulge in fast fashion in man-made fibers like polyester. Instead, you prefer fewer pieces in fabrics like leather, suede, linen, silk, wool and cashmere.
You could look out for clothes in linen, like the linen shirt dress (below).
Massimo Dutti Linen Shirt Blouse
Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above shows off a summer shirt dress that would be perfect if you love a natural look.
Steal her look with this similar shirtdress (another option here), espadrille sandals, sling bag, hat, earrings and sunglasses.
Learn how to create an ethical style with our list of sustainable fashion clothing brands.
2. YOU ARE DRAWN TO THE COLORS OF NATURE
You are unlikely to go with bright primary colors or black. You’re likely to favor greens, denim blues and autumnal hues – colors you can find in the countryside. The Massimo Dutti shirt below combines an on-trend green shade with linen material.
3. COMFORT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU
You want easy-to-wear pieces in relaxed fabrics which allow you to move freely.
Abi @abi.loves.style above wears a pair of neutral booties and accessories with her timeless outfit.
Recreate her outfit with this similar sweater, bootcut jeans, booties, handbag and belt.
4. YOU AREN’T TOO BOTHERED ABOUT FOLLOWING FASHION TRENDS
But you may add in the odd current trend to your existing wardrobe to keep it current. It’s important the pieces you do buy are timeless enough to last for a number of seasons.
5. YOU DEFINITELY PREFER FLAT, COMFORTABLE SHOES OVER HEELS
The relaxed, yet stylish, vibe created by flat shoes is ideal for the natural style personality. For warmer weather, a pair of Birkenstock sandals will be perfect.
Birkenstock Papillio by Birkenstock Glenda Wedge Sandal
(Zappos / Amazon)
Adaline @sdmomstyles above opts for a striped shirt with her jeans and ballet pumps.
Get her look with this similar tee, shirtdress (cardigan option), jeans, flats and necklace.
6. A LOW MAINTENANCE BEAUTY AND HAIR ROUTINE IS IMPORTANT TO YOU
You like to look good, but you don’t want to spend hours in the bathroom and in front of the mirror before heading out.
CASUAL STYLE CAPSULE FOR THE NATURAL STYLE PERSONALITY
If that all resonates with you, then this guide should prove a fantastic resource for you, particularly if you are looking to put together a wardrobe which you can mix and match to easily put together outfits to suit your natural style.
These key pieces will allow you to create very casual looks, but you can also elevate your natural style through the use of more structured jackets, scarves, shoes and boots.
Let’s take a look at some of the individual clothes, shoes and accessories you could use to put together a natural capsule.
Also, read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe.
NATURAL STYLE TOPS
You will want to put together a collection of shirts and tees which can be either dressed down or which can be put together with smarter pieces.
Classic white shirts, denim shirts, check pieces, neutral tees, tunics and long cardigans should allow you to put together a wide range of outfits.
When you want to dress up your look, the classic white shirt and blazer combination is one which is a fail-safe. But, to dress down, you could simply choose a tee, jeans and sneakers, or a double-denim outfit.
Eileen Fisher Long Jewel Neck Tank – COS Voluminous Blouse – COS Boxy T-Shirt – COS V-Neck T-Shirt
Barefoot Dreams Honeycomb Shawl Collar Cardigan – COS Boxy T-Shirt – Madewell Skinny Flare Jeans – Superga 2790 Platform Sneaker – Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote – Madewell Windchime Double Pendant Lariat Necklace – Madewell Enamel Huggie Hoop Earrings
NATURAL STYLE SWEATERS & CARDIGANS
As a natural style personality, you are likely to prefer draped styles that don’t constrict you. Wearing a long, loose sweater over your outfit can pull together your look, keep you warm, and create nice, long, lean lines.
COS BOxy Alpaca-Blend Sweater – COS Voluminous-Sleeve Knitted Cardigan – Barefoot Dreams Honeycomb Shawl Collar Cardigan – COS Belted Cashmere-Blend Wrap Cardigan
Nikki @midlifechic above (read her style interview here) wears a neutral outfit, and adds an on-trend element to her look with the voluminous sleeves.
Recreate her outfit with this similar sweater, wide jeans, handbag, booties and earrings.
NATURAL STYLE JACKETS & COATS
As a natural style personality, you won’t want anything too fussy, unlike if you have a street/urban personality, for example, wherein you like to experiment with different styles.
Stick to natural, timeless styles such as a denim jacket, a moto jacket in a neutral shade, a classic trench and a blazer.
The denim and leather pieces will go with most of your wardrobe, while the blazer will allow you to add a smart touch where you need to.
Simply adding a blazer to a white or neutral tee shirt and a pair of jeans will elevate your casual looks when you want.
Adding a few tailored pieces to your casual wardrobe will ensure you can dress appropriately for all occasions.
Massimo Dutti Open Blazer – KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket – Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Biker Jacket – & Other Stories Classic Relaxed Trench Coat
Massimo Dutti Open Blazer – COS V-Neck T-Shirt – FRAME Belted High Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Jeans – Superga 2790 Platform Sneaker – MICHAEL Michael Kors Sienna Woven Leather Tote – Tory Burch Kira Enamel Circle Stud Earrings
Also, read our style guide and capsule wardrobe for the preppy style personality.
NATURAL STYLE PANTS & JEANS
It is likely that you favor pants over dresses and skirts. They’re simply easier to move in and you feel more confident in pants.
Make sure you find some perfectly fitting jeans, chinos or combat-style pants, and maybe some linen pants for warmer weather.
Opt for styles such as bootcut and boyfriend which won’t date and which will allow you to wear with casual shoes or heels to give your closet flexibility.
Madewell Skinny Flare Jeans – PAIGE Jolie High Waist Ankle Slim Utility Pants – FRAME Belted High Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Jeans – Caslon Wide Leg Pull-On Linen Blend Pants
Claudia @glamupyourlifestyle above (read her style interview here) wears a pair of green pants with her striped tee and trench coat.
Check out this similar top, wide pants, coat, sandals, shoulder bag and necklace.
NATURAL STYLE CASUAL DRESSES & SKIRTS
Even though you are likely to favor pants, you will want to make sure that you do have some skirts and dresses in your closet which you feel comfortable in.
A shirt dress will take you from day to night, while a wrap style suits every body shape and will allow you to feel comfortable, yet you can style it for daywear or evening.
You could, for example, wear a wrap dress for vacation time with sandals, or you could wear heeled sandals or booties for an evening out.
When it comes to skirts, opting for natural, completely timeless pieces such as a denim skirt and linen pieces will mean you will be able to continue to wear them for many seasons to come.
Because you don’t like to spend a lot of time shopping, it’s particularly important for the natural style personality to opt for pieces which will be on trend for a long time.
Tommy Bahaha Two Palms Linen Shirtdress – FRAME Le Muscle Organic Pima Cotton T-Shirt Dress – La Ligne Georgette Inset Linen Blend Sundress – NIC+ZOE Summer Fling Linen Blend Skirt
KUT from the Kloth Helena Denim Jacket – FRAME Le Muscle Organic Pima Cotton T-Shirt Dress – Tory Burch Miller Soft Sandal – Freie Liebe Straw Clutch – Madewell Windchime Double Pendant Lariat Necklace – Madewell Enamel Huggie Hoop Earrings
NATURAL STYLE SHOES
As a natural style personality, comfort is definitely important to you. You don’t want to suffer to be on trend! While you like to look stylish, you hate to feel restricted.
As such, you will want to put together a shoe collection which features more flats, wedges and low heels rather than high heels which are likely to sit unused at the bottom of your closet.
A pair of white sneakers will go with everything, while natural tan sandals will be perfect for your vacations and warmer weather.
Even when you do opt for heels, you don’t have to choose shoes which are formal. A pair of shoe boots will keep your look current, while a pair of heeled sandals will also work for evening.
Tory Burch Miller Soft Sandal – TOMS Sandal – Toni Pons Caldes Linen Wedge Sandal – Superga 2790 Platform Sneaker
Karen @styledbykaren above chooses an easy-to-wear tiered dress with her espadrille sandals.
Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (other options here and here), sandals and sunglasses.
NATURAL STYLE ACCESSORIES
You don’t like wearing a lot of jewelry. Usually, if you do wear anything, you are likely to keep it very subtle – perhaps only adding a watch and a pair of stud earrings.
Scarves will be your best friend when it comes to accessories because they can elevate even the most casual of styles.
Choose a couple of scarves which will pull the color palettes in your closet together. Then, you can team with everything from your leather moto jacket to your blazer.
When it comes to bags, you are likely to prefer a crossbody style which will keep your hands free.
But, do add a clutch bag to your closet for evening as you won’t want to be carrying a large bag around with you at dinners and events. You could also look for timeless tote and woven style bags.
Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote – MICHAEL Michael Kors Sienna Woven Leather Tote – Freie Liebe Straw Clutch – Lanzom Classic Wide Brim Panama Hat – Madewell Windchime Double Pendant Lariat Necklace – Madewell Enamel Huggie Hoop Earrings – Tory Burch Kira Enamel Circle Stud Earrings – woogwin Scarf
Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Biker Jacket – Eileen Fisher Long Jewel Neck Tank – Caslon Wide Leg Pull-On Linen Blend Pants – TOMS Sandal – Rebecca Minkoff Megan Leather Tote – Tory Burch Kira Enamel Circle Stud Earrings – woogwin Scarf
A CAPSULE WARDROBE OF CASUAL OUTFITS FOR THE NATURAL STYLE PERSONALITY
Below you can see many of the clothes, shoes and accessories featured above together in a capsule, which should see you winter and into spring.
All links to the items in this capsule are linked below.
shop some of the items above here:
More outfits ideas for the natural style personality
Below are some previous capsules we created for past seasons. These items are no longer available online, but you may want to recreate similar outfits from your own wardrobe.
fall / winter natural style capsule
spring / summer natural style capsule
transitional natural style capsule
This capsule (below) was put together previously for transitional weather.
BRANDS YOU MAY LIKE IF YOU HAVE A NATURAL STYLE PERSONALITY
Where should you shop if you have a natural style personality? Clearly there’s no definitive answer, but the stores below may be a good starting point for you…
Which of the casual outfits for the natural style personality above do you prefer? Does this natural style feel like you?
- The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Capsule Wardrobe That Works For You
- Sustainable Clothing Brands To Look Good With A Conscience
- A Capsule Wardrobe For The Classic Style Personality
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I’m a mix of classic and natural. Where can I find blazers to slightly dress up the casual look? Only saw cardigans and jean jackets, which I have. Thanks so much for all the great advice!
Great to read that the site is helpful for you! I’ve written an article on blazers here https://40plusstyle.com/how-to-fit-a-blazer/ . Some of the blazers featured are still available online.
I think this style is definitely me, however after having my colour analysed last year I discovered I was Autumn brights and tend to go for rich colours now. Otherwise this is spot on.
I appreciate all that you do to help us find our on fashion! I’m very happy with the results of my personality quiz…it’s definitely me!. I’m a natural personality with a pear shape and I’m a size 18 petite (bottom) and PXL (top). Please note that 18 petite is hard to find. I love quality, but cannot afford high-end clothing. Where do I start?
I have done the quiz twice. First time Rock n Roll, second time Trendy but think I am more of a natural. I cannot wear heels now so always have to be in flats. Knee high flat boots with skirts and dresses in winter. Flat ankle boots with trousers and jeans. Narrow shoulders so prefer cross body bags. Love long cardigans as help to hide my stomach. Cannot wear tie front tops as accentuate my stomach. I am Apple-shape and 78.
I thought maybe I have some casual personality because comfort has become more important to me with medical conditions I’m dealing with now. No! This isn’t me for sure! That still helps!
this is more me. I like all of the styles
I love the natural style, as I am a laid back person, but I have an hourglass figure and things still need to be fitted and have a waist, or I look really odd; so no white shirts for me, which appear too masculine on me and don’t suit, or long cardigans, which tend to hide the waist. I tend to have more on trend bags with jeans and tee styles, or jumpers. I do find it problematic finding casual jackets that still look feminine, especially as I live in an area with unpredictable weather and always need a hood on it. I cannot wear most flat ballet shoes either as they are too wide for my long, narrow feet and too rounded at the toes, rather than the long, more pointy styles that fit my feet. Shoes and coats/jackets are the most difficult items to buy, especially as they often set the style for an outfit. But hey, its fun trying to find things, even if a lot of legwork and internet trawling. Good luck ladies with all your own efforts and thanks too for an extremely useful website.
I’m exactly the same, Trisha. I’m very much a casual person but an hourglass petite frame. I dislike fitted clothing, especially as I’m a mum to two young boys and very active. It’s a challenge but good jeans and a nice scoop neck or V neck t-shirt is a pretty good uniform!
I do fit in the natural catagory but also like to look classic with a twist. I love rich saturated color and no pastels. I’m out here on the internet this morning trying to figure out a resource for workout clothes that I can wear as a short waisted long legged menopausal size 14 Apple shape that don’t make me feel so fat and disgusting that I’m embarrassed to work out. High waisted everything so unflattering. I’m like sausage link twisted in the middle. I’ve put on 20+ pounds this year with the quarantine, being in a boot and menopause and I’m trying so hard to be nice to the skin I’m in but all the current trending shapes are the absolute worst for my body. HELP
You may want to check our guidelines for the apple body shape at https://40plusstyle.com/how-to-dress-the-apple-body-shape/ We have some suggestions for workout clothes at https://40plusstyle.com/workout-clothes-for-women/
I am a rectangle and apple shape. I like the natural style. How do I combine those to wear something that fits my body type and style
Hi Sylvia, So great to have a style name that fits. I am a Natural! I never knew what style I was and this is so easy for me to know how to dress when I shop. I need new summer clothes and have been looking and looking online, due to the Virus and all the stores being closed. Now I know what to look for. Everything you spoke of I am taking to heart and body. I am nearly 70., gray and loving living in the heartland of US. Lost some weight and ready to shine. Thank you, thank you for all your heartfelt advice. Your new friend, MJ
Happy to help 🙂
I found out that this is my style some time ago and now I try to find pieces that suit my style AND my bodytype. At the moment I have many basics which I mix with more interesting accessories to avoid a boring look. It seems hard to find good pieces in good materials , I am still serarching for a good dress and nice sweaters, I am inverted triangle und soft summercoloured and there are so many shapeless clothes at the moment.
Predominantly my style, except I do not favor warm nature colors. My secondaries are minimalism (clean lines with interesting forms, not voluminous) with some global influences with accessories.
Like others here I also have a capsule wardrobe of this style, but also have the secondary of trendy and boho pieces. And the Salvation army is my go to for some trendy pieces . Thanks for the article and capsule wardrobe imaged….
do relate to the colours, fits and textures of this “style”, however doesn’t suit my climate.. tropical.. more ideas please for this
This style can be easily adapted to a tropical climate. Choose natural fabrics like linen, cotton and silk. Wider linen pants which a silky top may be all you need.
I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but I am 71-years old and 5′ 1″ tall, stocky build. I would like to see, along with the Natural Style, clothes that would look good on my body shape.
We have guidelines for shorter women at https://40plusstyle.com/how-to-dress-when-you-are-short-petite/ We also have articles for the 5 main body types. You can determine yours at https://40plusstyle.com/how-to-determine-body-shape/
I’m 5’ and rather plump but also relate to the “sporty / natural”.
Blazers look too “buttoned up” on me. Due to overweight I can’t wear some sporty stuff. Love the trench coat though and collar-less jackets.
Jennifer A seems to trend towards classic, as a secondary? eg the blazers?
I have worn Natural style for the past 10 years because it’s quick,and easy. However,I have to admit that the style is no longer working. I’ve tried to experiment with other styles,but,I keep coming back to Natural because it’s familiar. I would love to get back into the dating scene,but all of the newer styles are things that my nieces and 20-something co-workers would wear. I am 5ft.6in.,and now because of menopause I am an Apple shape. It’s not my shape that concerns me,just my style. I always get complements when I wear colors from the Winter palette. I still have good cleavage and fabulous legs. I also have a good bum,and pretty good skin. I would like some ideas on which styles would look sexy and feminine and attract men.
Tired of looking like I’ve given up on myself.
What attracts men is self confidence. They are most interested in YOU. If you feel good in your clothes that’s attractive to them too. So start with yourself first. What do you like? What lights you up? As we get older, it’s often good to add a bit more color to your outfits and your face, so I’d recommend that too. You can still stick to your natural style personality, but just choose styles that have a bit more color, or add a few accessories.
Love this! I didn’t realize I had a style, but this has me written all over it.
Here’s my question regarding Natural style: How do you make the style look sophisticated? I love the style and the way everything fits. However,there are times when I want to look polished while still being relaxed. How do I achieve this?
I’m a natural too and I agree with the reader above. We need articles on how to dress the style type with body shape.
Love these articles though.
I also have a question. Why is there so much synthetic material out there? I will often see a style I like but it’s made of polyester or viscose etc. Never buy them. It makes me cringe to see expensive clothes in synthetic materials.
Viscose is considered semi synthetic and much better than polyester fabrics ( which are cheaper to produce and easier to color ). Rayon, viscose or modal are good fabrics with nice breathability but tricky to wash ( shrinkage could be excessive for some pieces ) – preferably hand wash cold, air dry. I’m wearing a lot of tops 100% viscose and some cotton/modal too ( they don’t give me hot flashes like poly fabrics ).
I’m a natural with a dash of boho. I like statement-making rings, earrings, and cuff bracelets as well as splashes of color and animal print in my accessories – shoes and purses and scarves. One thing that is missing for me here is cascading open cardigan.
This is me too – Natural with a little Boho! I’ve been Boho-dominant in warm weather, but I have been so busy in the last couple of years that Boho became just messy. And I feel like I’ve shifted to more Natural than Boho as a dominant style in the last year. I have most of the stuff in the suggestions, and now that my life is a bit calmer (except I’m a brand new grandmom and helping out every day for a few weeks!), I’m trying to reestablish some actual “style” vs just throwing on clothes. hahaha
I am also natural/boho, with a splash of rock n roll. These days it is mostly natural, as hanging around the house in jeans and sweatshirts or sweaters or taking my elementary school age kids to school in the park is the order of the day. I do like to wear more jewelry though. When I go out (oh, I remember going out) I definitely skew more boho rockstar, but try to do it in a way that doesn’t make me look like I’m going to Coachella.
I found this very helpful. I did not know that there was a style for a more natural look. I prefer this look over some of the others. Only I keep to add mor variety to my closet as to not always wear the same clothes. I like how this gave a capsule of many possible clothing combinations, just don’t understand how this works with the different body shapes. I counted 5 different jackets, that can be expensive. Not all of them work with every body shape. Need more guidance in finding the correct style, fit and colors that look good on me.
This is great. I really need to simplify my wardrobe. My closet is packed with clothes I never wear, it’s depressing. I’ll be off to good-will this weekend after a good wardrobe clean out, keeping only the pieces I truly love and KNOW that I will wear. Capsule wardrobe here I come!
And how! Don’t you love Goodwill!!
Yep, that is me to a T, except I lurve my heels. My dressed up is generally my jeans with a pair of heels lol! And I have many of the pieces in the capsule wardrobe!
I never knew I was considered a Natural style personality until now. These are me to a “T”! I already have many of the items shown and now have ideas to add to my wardrobe. Thank you for this article
this artical is very accurate for me, I hate shopping, heels and synthetic materials.. I’ve most of the pieces already, except for the middi crossover dress, who’s the stockists? cheers Lizz
This is me completely! thanks.
This is definitely my style! How smart of you and thank you for all the neat ideas!