Style Guide: A Fashion Makeover for the Signs

Kelli Fox

Just as the twelve Zodiac signs express their energies and personalities differently, according to the nature of their signs, they also express their personal styles in different and unique ways. Fire signs, for example, tend to love bold fashions and dramatic pops of color, while Earth signs gravitate toward simple, traditional lines and soothing earth tones. And there’s a lot more to it than that! Whether you’re due for a wardrobe makeover or you’re simply curious about another fun facet of astrology, read on to find out all about the looks and styles that best express the energies of your sign.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)

Even when the sign of the Ram is dressing for an important business meeting, you still love incorporating a bold pop of color — bright red shoes, for example, or a fuchsia scarf or bag. You’re a Fire sign, after all; you love sizzling, daring pieces that burn up the room as soon as you walk into it. As a Cardinal sign, you have a powerful presence and a strong competitive streak, and you’re also naturally athletic. You might wear sporty outfits or athletic gear that speaks to your love of physical exercise. Since your sign rules the head, look for great-looking hats, headbands or hair accessories that exude that fiery energy of yours.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

The earthy Bull gravitates toward clothing in natural fibers that are luxuriously comfortable and soft to the touch, such as linen, bamboo and silk. As a Fixed Earth sign, your fashion tastes are somewhat traditional — soothing earth tones, classic pieces with good lines that stand the test of time — but you also love unique details that jazz things up a bit. You consider your wardrobe to be an investment, so you don’t mind spending a good bit of money on solid staples that you’ll use for many seasons, such as a great bag, coat or pair of shoes. Yet you’re also a great bargain hunter, and you have the patience needed to bide your time as you wait for a major sale. Since your sign rules the throat and neck, your signature look might include beautiful drop earrings or a gorgeous cashmere scarf.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

Young-at-heart Gemini adores fun, flirty outfits that express your sign’s youthful, playful nature. Since yours is a Mutable sign, versatile styles that transition well from one event to the next — from the office to a backyard barbecue, for example — are a plus. You also might prefer to wear athletic clothes throughout the day, since you tend to be quite active and prefer to be ready for any eventuality. Still, there’s no need to get stuck in a sneakers-and-yoga-pants rut. You can still be fashionable while wearing outfits that move and breathe, and express your flirty, cheerful energy. Mix things up with a fun, colorful top paired with sleek pants, or an understated outfit paired with a funky, colorful bag or necklace. Since your sign rules the shoulders, arms and hands, show off these body parts with a boat-necked blouse, an off-the-shoulder top or a sparkly, eye-catching ring.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)

The sign of the Crab tends to be ruled by your emotions, so you might dress each day according to your mood. Thus, your look might change from day to day, as it expresses such a wide variety of feelings and states of mind. In general, Cancer adores clothes with a bit of history or a good story to them — a dress your mother wore decades before you, for example, or your grandmother’s cameo necklace. Traditional and vintage clothing styles are right up your alley, and your closet may be filled with items you’ve had for a long time — traditional pieces with good lines that stand the test of time. As a Water sign, you look wonderful in silver, green and blue tones that evoke moonlight shining on rippling water. You’re also a Cardinal sign, so you enjoy projecting a powerful, take-charge energy with pieces like a conservative suit or a beautiful, well-made bag.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)

The sign of the Lion is known for your bold, cutting-edge sense of style. Your clothes and accessories tend to reflect your flair for drama; you love wearing designer clothes, vivid pops of color and rare, one-of-a-kind pieces that could have come straight off the runway. You have expensive tastes, but that’s just fine — as a Fixed sign, you’re savvy enough to choose solid wardrobe staples that will last over momentary fads that will go out of fashion before the season is out. You’re attracted to clothes and accessories in bright red, yellow and orange hues that reflect your sign’s connection to the radiant Sun. Big jewelry and bold patterns and textures — including animal prints and faux fur — also speak to your love of fun, drama and making a statement.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)

When it comes to fashion, lovely Virgo is attracted to sleek, refined lines and understated colors such as silver, violet and sage green. You tend to choose jackets, skirts and dresses with traditional cuts, and you love looking carefully put together. With your attention to detail, it’s rare that you’ll have a hair out of place. (On that note, if you have pets, you may want to carry a lint brush or roller with you, so you can remove stray hairs from your clothes before heading in to the office or out on a date.) You don’t like drawing too much attention to yourself, so your look is classic, whether you’re dressed for a business meeting or for the gym. As a Mutable sign, look for versatile styles in muted earth tones that shift well from the office to dinner with friends.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)

Libra is the sign of Balance, so it’s no wonder that you seek a balanced look that blends your innate creativity and sense of style with your romantic nature — and let’s not forget your urge to make a great impression on everyone you meet. As an Air sign with a strong romantic streak, you love loose, flowy items that breathe. The artist in you is also drawn to interesting, even architectural wardrobe pieces, such as a bold handbag, striking earrings or high-heeled, angular shoes. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to balance it with softer colors and lines to offset any elements of your look that might otherwise appear harsh or gaudy. As a Cardinal sign, you’re also drawn toward fashions that project the take-charge part of your personality, such as classic pieces with strong, simple lines, dressed up with pops of color and other unique details.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

The sign of the Scorpion loves fabrics and styles that create an edgy sense of mystery. If your closet is filled with clothing and shoes in nothing but black and red, try experimenting with hues like midnight or royal blue, purple, or a deep green that evokes the depths of water — colors that play up your complex, intriguing energy. As a Fixed sign, you make it a point to seek out wardrobe staples that you’ll keep throughout the seasons, and you don’t mind investing in a truly good bag, coat or pair of boots. Since your sign rules the pelvis, you may gravitate toward sexy clothing styles that show off your favorite body parts, yet always in a way that leaves something to the imagination — you love creating an air of mystery, after all. Edgy details like stiletto heels, cuff bracelets or a velvet collar necklace project the sensual, provocative vibe you seek.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)

This athletic, adventurous Fire sign gravitates toward comfortable, rugged, versatile clothes that can go literally anywhere. Outdoorsy clothes like cargo pants or fleece jackets might be your standard uniform, along with outfits in textiles from around the world — items you’ve picked up along your travels. You love exploring other cultures, after all, and part of blending in is wearing the right clothes. You’re also drawn toward bright, fun colors and styles that pop; your closet might be an artist’s palette of textures and shades. This goes well with your sign’s Mutable nature: Constantly changing and shifting, you love challenging others’ expectations. Your sign rules the hips and thighs, so be sure to show off your strong legs with Capri pants, shorts or skirts, and wear good shoes that let you dash off to a new adventure at a moment’s notice.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)

The sign of the Goat feels most at home in classic styles that project power and status. Earth tones and classic, traditional fashions — suspenders, a good wool coat, a leather briefcase or shoes that you polish regularly — are right up your alley. While you aren’t one to splurge unnecessarily, you’re willing to invest some cash in your wardrobe if it means purchasing a piece with the right attitude that you’ll keep forever. Be sure to keep workout gear in your car or office, to make it easier to fit exercise into your busy schedule. Your sign rules the knees, bones and joints, after all, and regular workouts go a long way toward keeping these body parts healthy. Your power colors include gray, lavender and black; these hues project an understated elegance that speaks to your natural authority.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)

Funky, original Aquarius isn’t one to get too hung up on shopping or fashion — you’ve got too many other interests to occupy your mind and time. And yet, yours is one of the most fashion-forward signs of the Zodiac. You love expressing your quirky, humanitarian nature via clothing in natural fibers that can move and breathe, especially if it’s made by a company that donates profits to causes you believe in. You also don’t mind spending a bit of money on your clothes, as long as you’re purchasing wardrobe staples that you can rely on in any situation, whether you’re going on a date, to the office or to another country. You might even be the first to try a new fashion trend, as long as it’s uniquely you. And while you aren’t much for shopping at the mall, you don’t mind scouring vintage shops or Web sites for retro looks that no one else has.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)

Romantic Pisces is drawn toward delicate, flowy clothing in shimmery shades of silver, blue or green that evoke the depths of water and the light of the moon. You love incorporating unique accessories into your look, preferably artistic or handmade items, such as a chunky amethyst ring, a silver fish necklace, or mother-of-pearl earrings whose iridescence is reminiscent of sunlight on the ocean. As a Mutable sign, you also enjoy changing up your look from time to time, and might experiment with fashion styles the way children play dress-up. Since your sign rules the feet and toes, many Pisceans have a “thing” for great shoes. Just be sure to wear sturdy ones, since your sign can be prone to foot and ankle injuries. Finally, it’s a good idea to keep a swimsuit and towel handy in your car, so you’re always ready to enjoy a dip in the water any time the opportunity arises.

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