From time to time we are all completely undecided about what to choose from our closet or we lack the inspiration to put together an outfit. Suddenly it can feel like we no longer know how to dress. But if you’ve ever consulted an astrologer or a birthing cart to battle the other pickles in life, it may be time to apply this approach to your wardrobe, as resorting to astrology for fashion advice could be the perfect way out of a rut.
Each zodiac element and sign has specific behavioral traits and aesthetic biases that can help determine what clothing choices a person will make. To that end, we asked astrologer Alice Bell to provide insights into the fashion POV of each zodiac sign and to help us focus on the specific clothing – including favorite colors and accessories choices – that will inspire us. Read on for some sort of astrology reading that has plenty of sign-specific shopping suggestions for your fall style.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Fire shields usually want to leave a mark and so their style will never be simple or neutral, Bell says. Strong and bright colors such as red or orange and sequined or decorated outfits are indeed a matter of course for them. “Leo wants to stand out with what they’re wearing, so they might like dresses with a cool silhouette or something that attracts attention – they like to look glamorous,” says Bell. “Sagittarius is a world traveler, so her many trips can affect her clothes and they can be overdone with accessories like feathered handbags or flashy sunglasses,” she adds. “Aries is the more active of the three, so they may like clothes that are a little easier to move around in.”
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
When it comes to earth signs, style is all about practicality. Essential pieces that combine well and easily with anything in your wardrobe are must-haves. They love neutral colors and clothing that is comfortable and timeless. “Capricorn and Taurus both have a very traditional and expensive-looking style, like a classic trench coat or silk scarf,” advises Bell. “Virgo is probably the most basic sign in the world and is also a huge fan of athleisure because their health is very important to them.” Finally, for all three earth signs, Bell recommends great jeans, cashmere sweaters, basic T-shirts, loafers or ballerinas and, as accessories, something practical like a tote bag.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
As Bell notes, Air Signs love to be on the cutting edge of trends and are very happy to shop with aspiring designers. As born show-offs, they want to wear original pieces that nobody else owns, such as unique prints or fun accessories such as cool heels or a small handbag. They like to experiment with their outfits and are therefore not afraid to wear colors, but nothing super daring. “They prefer softer, floral prints or cooler greens and blues,” explains Bell. “Libra is more social and flirtatious, so they like dresses that go from day to night. When I think of Aquarius, I think of a brand like Paloma Wool, which always has weird prints. At Gemini, I think of a mashup of different items and prints put together. Air Signs aren’t afraid to take style risks! “
Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
The most sensitive of the zodiac, watermarks, have a penchant for calm pastel tones and, unlike their fiery counterparts, do not like to draw attention to them with bright colors. “Pisces prefer colors like purple, turquoise, and light blue, and clothes with a sheen that feels kind of mystical,” suggests Bell. “Cancers have a nostalgic style, so they like vintage silhouettes, although both characters are like clothes to lie around in as they are very introverted,” she concludes. With the last one to the left of the watermark, it’s a whole different story. Scorpio is a bit of the weird because it wears dark colors, especially black. “Scorpio is a kind of sexual sign, so they might like clothes with unexpected necklines or very figure-hugging but not too revealing clothes – the way they make a statement is very subtle,” says Bell. “For a Scorpio, I think of black leather boots and a leather jacket.”