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Tuesday, May 19, 2015


(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

  • McJimsey et al 


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


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Written by Jane Rekas

Jane Leu Rekas, LCSW, CHt, writes a blog about seasonal color analysis and the four humors. She is certified in Color Me A Season color analysis and does Color Profiles individualized fabric fans online and in Hood River, Oregon.

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