Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Universal Style Classic Styles

Universal Style


"Sporty, Traditional and Elegant.. are classic. They are timeless, enduring styles which all for easy coordination and wardrobe building. Most women benefit from having one classic style as the foundation of their wardrobe. It saves them time and money."


Classic Styles


Sporty styles, which relates to Natural/Athletic in other systems, are casual items in your closet, for sport activities and spectating, outdoor hobbies such as gardening or hiking, leisure and travel, as well as informal gatherings and volunteering.


SPORTY


Traditional styles, which relates to Classic or Traditional in other systems, are basic items in your closet, appropriate for business purposes like interviews as well as business casual as determined by your work environment, also community boards or court appearances.


TRADITIONAL

Follow Jane Rekas's board Traditional on Pinterest.

Elegant styles, which relates to Classic in other systems, are your better basic items reserved for ceremonial events, like weddings or church functions, charity events, formal dining, cultural events, public appearances and receptions.


ELEGANT



Coming soon


"The four other styles (Feminine, Alluring, Creative and Dramatic) are non-classic and add variety and spice to the wardrobe." "A woman may require all seven styles in the course of her life."



... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

STYLE CATEGORIES


(I'm intentionally not including Kibbe here).

Looking at systems with 6 or 7 style categories


McJimsey Classic/ Traditional Natural/ Athletic Dramatic/ Theatrical Romantic/ Sensual Ingenue/ Youthful Gamine/ Lively


Cho Classic/ Elegant Sporty/ Casual Exotic/ Dramatic Feminine/ Romantic

Sexy/ Alluring Arty/ Offbeat
Parsons Classic/ Traditional Classic/ Sporty Dramatic Feminine

Alluring Creative Classic/ Elegant
Hartman Classic Sporty Dramatic Romantic


Trendy
Hopkins Classic Casual Dramatic Romantic

Alluring Innovative


Since I'm certified in Color Me A Season, I learned those style categories used by Kentner, but they line up with McJimsey and I also use those categories to look at inner and outer lines.  But more and more, I'm thinking about how to use style guidelines with flexibility.  You may need to focus on design lines that work best for your body type, and then you can play around with several categories for accessories depending on your mood and purpose.

You may have a significant dominant style or you may have a blend of dominant and secondary style, too:
http://expressingyourtruthcloset.blogspot.com/2015/04/styles-related-to-secondaries.html

An important thing to note is that Ingenue or Youthful/Playful is not used in other systems. It is really a younger or shorter Romantic. Gamine is a younger or shorter Dramatic, sort of "tomboy." Gamine may have some overlap with arty, offbeat, creative, trendy and innovative categories in other systems.


MCJIMSEY (and KENTNER):

  1. DRAMATIC/Theatrical
  2. NATURAL/Athletic
  3. CLASSIC/Traditional
  4. ROMANTIC/Sensual
  5. INGENUE/Youthful/Playful
  6. GAMINE/Exuberant/Lively 
  • (and ANGELIC/Ethereal)

Art and Fashion in Clothing Selection 
by Harriet Tilden McJimsey c) 1973


CHO:

BASIC and CREATIVE versions of each
  1. SPORTY-CASUAL
  2. CLASSIC/ELEGANT
  3. EXOTIC-DRAMATIC
  4. ARTY-OFFBEAT
  5. FEMININE-ROMANTIC
  6. SEXY-ALLURING

IT'S YOU 
by Emily Cho  c) 1986



PARSONS:

CLASSIC:  have most of your basic items in these categories
  1. TRADITIONAL
  2. SPORTY
  3. ELEGANT
NON-CLASSIC: using these categories for variety and accessories, also for special functions, like dates, events or outings

  1. DRAMATIC
  2. ALLURING
  3. CREATIVE
  4. FEMININE
http://www.universalstyleintl.com/
post on Universal Style

Universal Style Dress for Who You Are and W... 
by Alyce Parsons  c) 1991

HARTMAN

  1. SPORTY
  2. ROMANTIC
  3. TRADITIONAL
  4. CLASSIC
  5. DRAMATIC
  6. TRENDY
http://www.torihartman.com

Fabulous You!: Unlock Your Perfect Personal... 
by Tori Hartman  c) 1995


HOPKINS

  1. CLASSIC
  2. CASUAL
  3. ROMANTIC
  4. DRAMATIC
  5. INNOVATIVE
  6. ALLURING
Staging Your Comeback, by Christopher Hopkins c) 2008






... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane


Universal Style

In a previous post, on Flexibility of Style, I made the suggestion to avoid forcing yourself into one style, in that case in the McJimsey categories.  Of course there are various sources of categories as well.  Debra Lindquist recommended I look in the system by Alyce Parsons.  I got her book called "What's My Style?" though she has other titles as well.  I discovered that Parsons also recommends a fluid use of style categories.


"Universal Style is flexible and creative, able to change and alter to fit the woman. As she changes, so does her style; so, it is always an accurate reflection of who she is and what she wants."

"Sporty, Traditional and Elegant.. are classic. They are timeless, enduring styles which all for easy coordination and wardrobe building. Most women benefit from having one classic style as the foundation of their wardrobe. It saves them time and money." "The four other styles (Feminine, Alluring, Creative and Dramatic) are non-classic and add variety and spice to the wardrobe." "A woman may require all seven styles in the course of her life."

"How to combine styles: You can (1) incorporate the principal clothing characteristics which capture or personify the style or (2) add the dominant accessories which are integral to the style. Either of these choices will give you an immediate identification with the style."


Style and Essence

by Alyce M. Parsons 

Ashley Schafer's Boards on the Universal Styles
Follow Ashley Schafer's board TRADITIONAL on Pinterest.  Follow Ashley Schafer's board SPORTY on Pinterest.  Follow Ashley Schafer's board ELEGANT on Pinterest. 
 Follow Ashley Schafer's board DRAMATIC on Pinterest. Follow Ashley Schafer's board ALLURING on Pinterest. Follow Ashley Schafer's board CREATIVE on Pinterest. Follow Ashley Schafer's board FEMININE on Pinterest. 


... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane

MBTI

This is just one of many possible correlations, which is why I wrote a post on how this is a rabbit hole.

I was thinking about an interaction with a friend who is either 4/3 or 3/4 (I'm not sure).  I am an INFJ 4/2 (at least that's what I think now), which means I am an Fe (extroverted Feeling, cognitive function*).  We are on a planning committee and I became fairly sure she is an Fi.  This also means I am a Ti to her Te.  So that means she could be a 4/3 ISTJ or INTJ, or 3/4 ESTJ or ENTJ.  (Hmmm, I hadn't realized that all four options make her a T).  ISTJ OR ESTJ make her complete opposite functions to mine.  If she's an ENTJ or INTJ, we would share Ni and Se (though that's my inferior).

Anyway, there is one correlation of the types, that would have the following pattern, and I've been thinking about it.  I think it fits really well, except for the Ti Type 2s.  I'm still trying to figure out if that is possible.  Maybe they are the 2/4s?

*For more on cognitive functions:
 http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=6520
http://www.cognitiveprocesses.com/Cognitive-Functions/

When thinking of dominant functions (in this possible correlation)
Two types of T1s:

  • Se: scanning environment, sensual experience, active energy, fun loving, stage presence (3.0% female ESTP Fe tertiary, 10.1% female ESFP Fi auxiliary)
  • Ne: pattern surfing, brainstorming, improvisation, change initiation, inspirational energy (2.4% female ENTP fe tertiary, 9.7% female ENFP Fi auxiliary)
  • Both Se and Ne sound like Type 1, don't they?  

Two types of T2s:

  • Ti: clarification, principle understanding, situational logic, dispassion, situational analysis (1.8% female INTP and 2.4% female ISTP are Fe inferior)
  • Fi: essence reading, moral compass, empathy, devotion, idealism, Fi dom (7.6% female ISFP and 9.9% female INFP)
  • Since the INFP (Fi dom) has the highest percentage in the population of the four mbti types here, it's probably what me most commonly think of as correlating with Type 2.  I still wonder about the Ti with Fe inferior being T2?

Two types of T3s:

  • Fe: personal connection, personal consideration, ritualizing, social awareness, team building, (16.9% female ESFJ and 3.3% female ENFJ)
  • Te: thirst for challenge, planning and decision making, organizing, protocols (6.3% female ESTJ are Fi inferior, 0.9% female ENTJ are Fi inferior)
  • So we probably think of the typical Type 3 as being the Te with inferior Fi, but look at the possibility of them also being Fe dominant.  Both seem like they can be leaders!

Two types of T4s:

  • Si: reliability, practicality, memory, attention to detail, stability (19.4% female ISFJ is Fe auxiliary, 6.9% female ISTJ is Fi tertiary)
  • Ni: perspective shifting, meaningful insight, prediction, visionary drive, independence of mind (1.6% female INFJ is Fe auxiliary, 0.8% female INTJ is Fi tertiary)
  • So Type 4s can either be Fe auxiliary or Fi tertiary, two different forms of Melancholic compassion.

http://www.knowyourtype.com/myers-briggs-percentages/


Brain Types

and

T1s: 1, 2, 3, 4   so T1/2 and T1/3 explained, but T1/4 less likely
T2s: 2, 1, 4, 3 so T2/1 and T2/4 explained, but T2/3 less likely
T3s: 3, 4, 1, 2 so T3/4 and T3/1 explained, but T3/2 less likely
T4s: 4, 3, 2, 1 so T4/3 and T4/2 explained, but T4/1 less likely



MBTI Correlation

Type 1a Dominant Ne
brainstorming, idea generating, big picture, articulate, story tellers
Rose McGowan
"the debater" or "visionary"
ENTP has secondary Ti (like 2a)
and tertiary Fe (like T3a)
with inferior Si, least like T4a

Ellen DeGeneres
"the campaigner" or "inspirer"
ENFP has secondary Fi (like 2b)
and tertiary Te (like T3b)
inferior Si , least like T4a
Type 1b Dominant Se
live in the present moment, highly observant, graceful, quick reflexes, athletic, energetic
Milla Jovovisch
"the entrepreneur" or "doer"
ESTP has secondary Ti (like T2a)
and tertiary Fe (like T3a)
with inferior Ni, least like T4b
Cameron Diaz
"the entertainer" or "performer"
ESFP has secondary Fi (like T2b)
and tertiary Te (like T3b)
inferior Ni , least like T4b

Type 2a Dominant Ti
analytical, logical, objective, develop mental models, systems and theories
Kristin Scott
"the logician" or "thinker"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
INTP has secondary Ne (like T1a)
and tertiary Si (like T4a)
inferior Fe, least like T3a
"the virtuoso" or "mechanic"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
ISTP has secondary Se (like T1b)
and tertiary Ni (like T4b)
inferior Fe, least like T3a
Type 2b Dominant Fi
makes decisions based on their own emotions and values, though this is inward and hard to observe, can act selfishly from their emotions, highly sensitive if their values are insulted, can be empathetic because they know what it's like to be hurt
Princess Di
"the adventurer" or "artist"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
ISFP has secondary Se (like T1b)
and tertiary Ni (like T4b)
inferior Te, least like T3b
"the mediator" or "idealist"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
INFP has secondary Ne (like T1a)
and tertiary Si (like T4a)
inferior Te, least like 3b
Type 3a Dominant Fe
make decisions based on the greater good, connecting and building relationships are highly important to them,  they are all about helping people, they also tend to be organized
Audrina Partridge
"the consul" or "caregiver"
ESFJ has secondary Si (like T4a)
and tertiary Ne (like T1a)
inferior Ti, least like 2a
Dole
"the protagonist"  or "giver"
ENFJ has secondary Ni (like T4b)
and tertiary Se (like T1b)
inferior Ti, least like 2a
Type 3b Dominant Te
logical, objective and fair, can look cold and unfriendly, or bossy, though they are not deep inside, very organized, can establish structure and plan projects
Judge Judy
"the executive" or "guardian"
ESTJ has secondary Si (like T4a)
and tertiary Ne (like T1a)
inferior Fi, least like T2b
Margaret Thatcher
"the commander" or "executive"
ENTJ has secondary Ni (like T4b)
and tertiary Se (like T1b)
inferior Fi, least like, 2b
Type 4a Dominant Si
has vivid memories of previous sensory experiences, excellent memory for details
Bjork
"the defender" or "nurturer"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
ISFJ has secondary Fe (like T3a)
and tertiary Ti (like T2a)
inferior Ne, least like T1a
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar
"the logistician" or "duty fulfiller"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
ISTJ has secondary Te (like T3b)
and Tertiary Fi (like T2b)
inferior Ne, least like 1a
Type 4b Dominant Ni
insightful, accurate hunches, interested in learning information and then processing it internally, trouble focusing on the present moment, big picture people, focused on theories rather than details
Rooney Mara
"the advocate" or "protector"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
INFJ has secondary Fe (like T3a)
and tertiary Ti (like T2a)
inferior Se, least like T1b
Sontag
"the architect" or "scientist"
(with Introverts secondary is more visible)
INTJ has secondary Te (like T3b)
and tertiary Fi (like T2b)
inferior Se, least like 1b








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