Do you know your fashion style? Find out right now with my ultimate list of the most popular styles clothes for this year!
Fashion is ever-expanding, as is the list of clothing styles. From aesthetic dressing to boho chic to the elusive, classic style it can be overwhelming if you’re trying to find your exact style type.
The best way to find your style type is by experimentation. While you may gravitate towards a specific style or aesthetic, it doesn’t mean you have to box yourself into that group indefinitely. Especially when there are over 50 styles of clothes!
I’ve rounded up this exhaustive list of 58 fashion styles out there right now. Think of this as a virtual flip-book to browse through for inspiration and resonation whenever, wherever. Whether you’re looking to change your style and start fresh or streamline your wardrobe, this guide to styles clothes will get you there!
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Best Styles Clothes
What Is Style In Clothes?
If you’re trying to figure out what styles clothes are best for you, it’s good to get a general idea of your overarching style preference. Style preferences are like style categories that encompass all different clothing styles and aesthetics.
Knowing your style preference beforehand can help you narrow down your options when it comes to different fashion styles and which ones you may want to incorporate into your wardrobe.
Classic style embodies timeless wardrobe essentials that never go out of style. Clothing is tailored and neat. Accessories include fine jewelry, structured handbags, and elevated footwear. Avoids trends, logos, flashy jewelry, bold colors, and one-hit-wonder items.
Feminine style gravitates toward playfully, romantic pieces that embody the essence of being a woman. Dresses and skirts dominate this wardrobe as do soft, drapey fabrics. Pinks, purples, florals, lace, bows, and other “girly” features decorate both clothing and accessories. May incorporate trends.
Bold style makes a statement when it enters the room. Loud, flashy, sexy, or avante garde elements make up this style. Unexpected and breaks fashion rules. May incorporate trends in an “over-the-top” way.
Eclectic style is a style personality that can’t be categorized because it includes different elements of style personalities and fashion aesthetics. This style is entirely unique to the wearer, who could care less about mainstream trends. Instead, it’s about styling different pieces together to create an entirely new look. You rarely see these people wear the same outfit twice.
Glam style embodies the sensual aspect of the female figure in a bold way. Think “Old Hollywood” or the infamous “lady in red”. Clothing is figure flattering, romantic, sexy, and makes a statement. Fabrics are lush and luxurious like silk, satin, fur, or cashmere. Animal prints, sequins, jewel tones, and dramatic elements are welcomed. Jewelry is accentuated. May incorporate trends.
Simple style is a stripped back style that consists of mostly wardrobe essentials. Outfits and accessories are more streamlined without too many elements to any particular look. Neutrals take center stage with a pop of color here or there, if any. Simple style can look very chic and elegant.
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List Of Fashion Styles
Now let’s dig into this ultimate list of different fashion styles, starting with the decades!
1. 1920’s Style
The 1920s represented a breakthrough in women’s fashion towards short dresses, boxy cuts, and pants. It was the Jazz Age with the birth of flappers, prohibition, and speakeasies. Styles include dropped waists, pearls, cloche hats, and glam accessories such as feathers, headpieces, beads, and fringe. Think Gatsby style or the infamous ladies of Downton Abbey.
This style is great for parties, weddings, and attending The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
2. 70s Styles Clothes
The 1970s was the decade that embodies eclectic style to the fullest in the last century. For this post, we’ll focus on the following elements: bell bottoms, flared sleeves, shearling jackets, peasant blouses, tie dye, plaid, and ponchos. Vintage shops are packed with amazing pieces from this decade, if you can get your hands on them.
If you love the music of the 60s, 70s, vintage fashion, or today’s jam scene, 70s style may pique your interest.
3. 80s Styles Clothes
The 1980s were full of oversized blazers, shoulder pads, power suits, head-to-toe denim, parachute pants, neon, colored tights, bodysuits, lace, and fanny packs to name a few. Do any of these sound familiar? Today’s fashion trends are definitely going through an ’80s revival. Another amazing fashion style to shop vintage.
If you love bold styles, 80s style may be up your alley.
4. 90s Styles Clothes
5. Academia Aesthetic
The academia aesthetic is inspired by a romanticized take on the intellectual environment, especially from a collegiate standpoint. Having several subtypes, this aesthetic can go light, dark, romantic, artsy, or chaotic. This style of clothing includes plaids, collared shirts paired with sweater vests, blazers, pleated skirts, cardigans and v-necks, and other apparel considered preppy.
6. Artsy Style
Artsy fashion is inspired by art, whether in color, structure, or material. It embraces creativity and individuality, with a nod to artisan-crafted, bold prints, and quirky/funky pieces.
7. Athleisure Fashion
Athleisure combines the words “athletic” and “leisure” into an accommodating aesthetic for those who want to look dressed without really getting dressed. Yoga pants, leggings, T-shirts, sweatsuits, and even knitwear that’s comfortable enough to lounge in and functional enough for a yoga class embodies this style.
8. Baddie Style
The baddie aesthetic is a combination of streetwear and form-fitting clothing to create a sexy street style. Clothes for this style type include crop tops, tube tops, camo pants, tight jeans, bodysuits, sneakers such as Vans or Nike, hoodies and sweat pants, ripped jeans, graphic tees, and hoop earrings.
If you love streetwear with a sexy edge, this style may be for you.
9. Basic Style
Basic style is also considered what the “girl next door” would wear. I’m not sure if the “girl next door” is even a thing anymore, so this style is simple and casual. Clothing items include a white T-shirt with jeans styled with a cardigan, or leggings with a denim jacket or moto jacket and a pair of ankle boots. Add a baseball cap for good measure.
Basic wardrobe essentials are all you need to wear this style on the daily.
10. Biker Style
Biker style is an edgy aesthetic inspired by biker culture. Lots of black, leather jackets, leather pants, sleeveless tanks, ribbed tanks, distressed t-shirts, and leather boots. Details include studs, leather, fringe, and spikes.
If you’re going to rock this style, make sure you have a few pairs of black jeans to go on rotation!
11. Bohemian Fashion Style / Boho Chic
Boho style fashion is synonymous with loose-fitting, drapey, and layered styles that embody a free-spirited aesthetic. Clothes are colorful and prints include florals, tribal, ethnic, and astrological themes. This feminine fashion style includes tiered maxi skirts, kimonos, peasant tops, leather belts, fringe, flared pants, and other eclectic pieces such as wide-brimmed hats.
12. Casual Style
I think most of us know what casual style is–an everyday style that almost always includes a pair of jeans. This look is relaxed, but isn’t defined as basic or simple. Jeans, sweaters, simple tops, denim jackets, cardigans, T-shirts, striped tops, white sneakers, relaxed loafers, flats, and flat boots all embody the casual style.
13. Casual Chic Style
Casual chic style is the sophisticated version of casual style and from what I see around social media, very elusive and highly coveted. Inspired by Parisian chic style, casual chic blends casual with chic to create stylish outfits dressy enough for a smart casual office, a nice lunch out, or visiting a friend at home.
Think blazers with a nice top, jeans, and loafers or a knit top, wide-leg trousers, and a pair of minimalist white sneakers. It’s the perfect look for everyday because you’ll never be underdressed if you run into someone important.
14. Classic Style
Classic style is a timeless and elegant with clean cuts, natural fabrics and materials, and the emphasis of quality over quantity. Embellishments may be in the form of pearl buttons, tasteful jewelry, and ladylike handbags. Trends, logos, and anything gaudy is avoided.
15. Coastal Grandmother Style
Coastal grandmother style is an aesthetic inspired by the equally relaxed and refined wardrobe of Diane Keaton’s character in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” or the lovely vibes of Ina Garten in her Hampton’s home. This style is timeless, bright, and airy and utilizes capsule wardrobe essentials in natural fabrics, evoking a New England coastal aesthetic. Linen + nautical stripes + light colored knitwear nails this aesthetic.
16. Business Casual
Business casual is synonymous with workwear attire for the corporate world. A step down from business professional attire, the aesthetic includes business clothes such as blazers, collared shirts, silk blouses, pencil skirts, sheath dresses, chic matching suits, cardigans, and trousers.
17. Cottagecore Style
Cottagecore is a fashion aesthetic that idealizes the French countryside and simple living. The fashion style is feminine and romantic with airy dresses, gingham, and dainty floral prints.
18. Flamboyant Fashion Style
Flamboyant fashion style brings all the drama with bold colors, cuts, fabrics, and contrasting pieces. Colorful, expressive, and fun embody this youthful aesthetic.
19. Formal Fashion Style
Formal style is characterized by dressing elegantly, and to the nines. Characterized by floor-length gowns, matching suits, and fine jewelry this style is a popular dress code for upscale weddings and events.
20. Futuristic Fashion Style
Futuristic fashion style is avante garde, evoking audacity, risk, and futuristic themes. If you pay attention to the fashion runway, you’re most likely familiar with this style which transcends any particular style category.
If you love to make a statement, this style may be for you.
21. Gamine Style
Gamine style embodies a sweet, childlike, and charming aesthetic popularized by Audrey Hepburn. Fashion apparel is playful, youthful, and styled in a way that flatters the figure of the wearer. Knit polo shirts, slim trousers, flats, stripes, and high necklines are all part of a gamine aesthetic.
22. Girly Style
Girly style is super feminine and everything you’d think of when it comes to girly. Dresses, skirts, heels, pinks, purples, florals, lace, rosettes, bows, and cutesy accessories to match with everything. Outfits make a youthful statement and can include both trendy and vintage pieces.
The soft girl aesthetic also falls into girly, cutesy style.
23. Glam Style Fashion
Glam style is the modern take on “Old Hollywood” with figure-flattering cuts and luxurious materials. Pieces make a bold statement and can include any of the following: bodycon styles, dramatic necklines, furs, silk blouses, draping, strappy heels, sequins, and cut-outs.
This style is great for parties and date nights when you want to “dress to impress”.
24. Goth Fashion
Goth style has it’s roots in opposing mainstream society. Typical goth style clothing are grounded in dark black with details such as lace, fishnet stockings, boots, stilettos, corsets and lace-up details, leather, scarlet or purple accents, gloves, crosses and other religious symbols, chokers, and silver jewelry.
Dramatic makeup, such as dark eye liner and shader with black or deep red lips, is also a key component of this style.
25. Granola Girl Aesthetic
Granola girl style showcases one’s passion for the environment and great outdoors. Clothing is casual, outdoorsy, practical, and may consist of earth tones. This aesthetic is perfect for a day of hiking, camping, or the backcountry.
Brands such as Prana, Patagonia, Birkenstock, Teva, Chaco, The North Face, Madewell, and REI carry granola girl fashion.
26. Grunge Aesthetic
Grunge is a style popularized in the ’80s and ’90s with the music scene and bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Typical grunge style clothing is edgy casual and includes thrifted pieces, T-shirts (including band merch), ripped jeans, leather jackets, flannel shirts, and combat boots.
27. Hippie Style
Hippie fashion is similar to boho style (which originated from hippie style) in that it embodies the free-spirited, artsy counterculture birthed out of the late ’60s. Outfits inspired by hippie culture include bell bottoms, round sunglasses, peasant tops, floral dresses, corduroy, vintage Gunne Sax, colorful vests, fringe, and most importantly, TIE DYE. Lots of tie dye.
Search your local Shop of India store to grab some affordable and cute pieces for the perfect hippy aesthetic.
28. Kawaii Style
Kawaii fashion style is a Japanese fashion aesthetic defined by cutesy and colorful pieces styled to evoke a childlike innocence and character quality of the art style of the same name. Barrettes, hair bows, cute accessories, playful dresses, pastels, and apparel displaying Kawaii art are all part of this aesthetic.
29. Lagenlook Style
Lagenlook is German for “layered look” and that’s exactly what this European style embodies. Designs look very artisan and include unique, loose pieces designed to be layered together to create effortless looks. Think colorful dresses, tunics, vests, leggings, tanks, and jackets with the perfect amount of draping.
30. Tomboy Style
Tomboy style embodies a casual, masculine aesthetic, almost teenage-like, in a sense. Clothing may be oversized or styled in a more androgynous or masculine way. Main pieces for this style include T-shirts, hoodies, baggy jeans, ball caps, beanies, flannel shirts, and sneakers such as Vans and Converse.
31. Garçonne Fashion Style
The Garçonne fashion style is the sophisticated version of tomboy style–akin to menswear style. Born from the 1920s with the rebellion against “proper” ladies’ fashion, the androgynous aesthetic today includes menswear elements such as tailored trousers and suits, ties, collared shirts, leather accessories, derbys, oxfords, and and other cuts that gravitate towards the masculine side of things.
32. Minimalist Style
Minimalist fashion style is derived from minimalism, a lifestyle revolved around sustainability and a “less is more” mentality. The capsule wardrobe is a great example of minimalist fashion made mainstream. Minimalist clothing uses simple, timeless designs in neutral colors that mix and match easily and function for multipurpose wear.
33. Modest Style
Modest dressing refers to fashion that includes less-revealing cuts and styles for either religious or personal preferences. Necklines are high and can cover the neck and hairline while hemlines are long, covering the ankle. Styles are loose, but can be extremely slimming, flattering and elegant.
34. Natural Styles Clothes
Natural style pays homage to the earth by respecting the environment and it’s natural resources. Clothing is sustainable and ethically produced, or purchased secondhand to minimize environmental impact. Fabrics are made of natural materials such as bamboo, organic cotton, hemp, linen, flax, and wool. Colors may reflect earth tones and attire may be loose, casual, and carefree.
35. NYC Fashion Style
NYC style fashion embodies the city girl aesthetic. Modern, slightly edgy, and functional, this aesthetic consists of mostly black or gray (LBDs, leggings, leather pants and jackets, leather bags, sunglasses), ankle boots, trench coats, the latest on-trend denim, wool coats, and stylish footwear that’s comfortable enough for walking those long, city blocks.
Marcella NYC carries everything you need to wear the city girl aesthetic with style.
36. Parisian Chic Style
Also dubbed “French girl style”, Parisian chic is the embodiment of the casual chic aesthetic, from a metropolitan point of view. Pieces are timeless but modern, a touch romantic, and easily mix and match.
Try the Parisian chic aesthetic to give you that “je ne sais quoi” vibe everyone’s looking for these days.
37. Pin-Up Girl Style
Pin-up girl style celebrates the hourglass figure with styles that emphasize or accentuate the hips and cinch the waist. You don’t need an hourglass shape to rock this style though. Look for clothing and accessories that cinch the waist while adding volume to the hips and bust to create that figure 8.
Bonus points for polka dots, checks, and stripes, Daisy Dukes, sweetheart necklines, and flounced skirts.
38. Preppy Style
Preppy fashion style consists of classic pieces with a nod to the corridors of Ivy League institutions and “members only” country clubs. Tweeds jackets, herringbone, collared shirts, cardigans tied around the shoulders, sweater vests, striped shirts, boat shoes, loafers, and tailored trousers embody the preppy fashion aesthetic making a comeback right now.
39. Punk Fashion Style
Punk fashion is birthed out of a non-conformity to mainstream culture and the music that started it all. This edgy style includes leather jackets, graphic T-shirts expressing political messages or punk bands, plaid trousers, vests, combat boots, ripped clothing, and embellishments such as studs, nails, or spikes.
This style might also include Victorian-inspired/steampunk elements.
40. California Casual Style
California casual is a laidback style with slightly boho undertones and a nod to the beach. Clothing is casual, loose, and on the trendier side.
41. Resort Wear Style
Resort wear clothing also embodies a beach aesthetic and is perfect for a beach vacation or anyone who lives in French bikinis (or at the beach, in general). This can include elegant swimwear, cover-ups, caftans, linen, sarongs, flowy separates, and sundresses.
42. Rocker Chic Style
Another edgy aesthetic, rocker chic fashion is the type of style that embodies a classic concert look. Band t-shirts, cut-out shirts, crop tops, good-fitting jeans, leather or suede moto jackets, black boots, velvet pants, leather pants styled to look equally cool and sexy.
43. Romantic Style Clothing
This sophisticated fashion style is all about creating a romantic aesthetic. Whether it’s a red dress, a flattering skirt, sensual necklines, dreamy fabrics, velvet, lace or flowy palazzo pants this will definitely take you into a fairy tale (or a first date).
44. Sexy Style
Sexy style is provocative aesthetic with low necklines, high hemlines, stilettos, platforms, and tighter-fitting styles. This style plays with trends designed to be flattering on the female figure and also have fun expressing one’s body shape.
45. Spirituality Fashion Style
Spirituality styles clothes are worn by a lot of spiritual practitioners today. Loose and flowy, spiritual clothing can be made of stretchy or breathable materials that may also be good to practice yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and meditation in. Yoga pants, loose tanks, long vests, loose dresses and tunics, scarfs, prayer beads, and lightweight cardigans in white or color make this free-spirited aesthetic.
46. Sporty Style
Sporty fashion is all about wearing athletic or athletic-inspired clothing as your everyday style. Anyone a fan of Sporty Spice back in the day? Whether it’s leggings, a sports bra and a zip-up hoodie, a matching tracksuit, a tennis outfit, or a Lakers jersey with a pair of jeans, this style is casual, comfortable, and cool.
Let’s not forget about styling with the perfect pair of matching sneakers to tie your look together!
47. Street Style
Street style is an urban aesthetic born out of the fashion found on the streets of big cities, inspired by hip-hop culture, skateboarding and other alternative outlets. Streetwear includes oversized hoodies and T-shirts, jeans, sneakers and can also include elements from other styles such as sporty, tomboy, and sexy.
48. Surfer Style
Surfer style is the most laidback form of beach style and includes anything oriented for the warm weather such as bathing suits, flip-flops, cut-off shorts, tank tops, board shorts, and graffic tees. Don’t forget the sunglasses. Brands that carry surfer girl fashion include Roxy, L*Space, Rip Curl, and Heidi Merrick.
50. Traditional Styles Clothes
Traditional clothing doesn’t pertain to a specific style, but is instead relates to the traditional dress of a culture or people group. Clothing that’s traditional carries significant spiritual and cultural weight within different communities. The stories surrounding cultural dress and attire never cease to amaze.
51. Trendy Style
Trendy style is focused on the latest fashion trends in the industry. This style always has something new going on with their outfits and there’s often a lot of turnover in their wardrobe. It’s the opposite of timeless and classic styles that focus on the longevity and versatility of an item as opposed to its current buzz in the mainstream.
52. Vintage Fashion Style
Vintage fashion is the style for all lovers of clothing from past decades. Often found in thrift stores, secondhand shops, flea markets, and Etsy there’s one common thing about this style: it makes a statement.
53. Western Style Fashion
Western fashion is the style associated with the western part of North America, where ranch culture is prevalent. Clothing includes western-style button down shirts with snaps, plaid shirts, blue jeans, leather belts, a cowboy hat and of course, cowboy boots.
Make a statement with a fringed leather jacket, a patterned wool skirt, and a denim shirt.
54. Y2K Styles Clothes
Y2K fashion has been making a comeback for a few years now. This style is inspired by the retro styles exiting the last century and entering the current century (1996-2004). The fashion aesthetic includes mesh tops, low-rise bootcut jeans and denim skirts, shiny materials, bold textures, ribbed tanks, chunky belts, and peekaboo bra straps.
55. Loungewear Style
Loungewear is the fashion style of dreams, and very much a reality for most of the “work from home” crowd. Matching sets in cashmere, wool, or linen keep things chic and comfortable. Soft fabrics that make you want to spend all day on the sofa, includes blanket cardigans, modal tops and tees, slinky leggings, sweatsuits, and yoga pants.
Don’t forget comfortable slippers with durable soles you can grab the mail in!
56. Balletcore Aesthetic
Balletcore has donned the runways of recent years with the emergence of ballet flats, bodysuits, tights, and see-through tulle skirts. More practical styles are inspired by dancewear include bateau necklines, shrugs, and lace-up details.
Of course, your balletcore wardrobe should also include one or two pairs of chic leg warmers to style with boots when it’s chilly!
57. Fairycore Style
Fairycore fashion (also known as faecore) embodies the artistic aesthetic of a fairy and is often ethereal, giving off feminine nature vibes. Styles include lace and sheer fabrics, ethereal dresses, corsets, vests, puffy skirts, knee socks, leg warmers, fingerless gloves, and platform shoes.
And of course, add some wings and pointy ears if you’re going all-in!
58. Quiet Luxury Aesthetic
The quiet luxury aesthetic is inspired by high-end designers such as The Row, Khaite, and Jil Sander. This style embodies minimalist designs modern in styling without being trendy. Neutrals make up the color palette of quiet luxury as these pieces are meant to be timeless favorites in your collection.
You won’t find any branding, embellishments, or embellishments. Instead, every minute detail is done impeccably well.
What’s your favorite style at the moment? Comment below!
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