I was recently asked to describe my personal style in three words. Surprisingly, I struggled to come up with an answer. After racking my brain for a simple way to explain my design aesthetic, I settled on easy, chic, and preppy.
Weeks later, those adjectives still don’t feel completely authentic to me.
Is my style easy? I suppose so, since I tend to shy away from fussy outfits, and my house is not particularly over-styled.
Is my style chic? Maybe. I like my home and wardrobe to be current and fashionable, but I’m not sure either are especially elegant or sophisticated.
Is my style preppy? Not really. I’m hardly the poster child for L.L. Bean, Lilly Pulitzer, or Ralph Lauren, although I do appreciate some classic elements of fashion and design.
Then I randomly stumbled upon a Twitter link to Lonny’s MyStyleFinder Quiz. Curious as to how Lonny would describe my style personality, I took the short quiz over the weekend. According to the design magazine, my style is trad with a twist:
You’ve never met a chevron-striped area rug you didn’t like. A bright turquoise foo dog sits atop the latest issue of Anthology on your nightstand (right next to the iPad edition of Lonny, of course). It wasn’t too long ago that a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster took pride of place above your bed. You’re a tastemaker with a touch of quirk, inspiring anyone who walks through your doors to take his or her own style to the next level.
Trad with a twist. I can go along with that. “Practical, stylish, and timeless” with “plenty of room for fun” pretty accurately describe my taste in fashion and home decor. And I’d agree that trendiness in small doses seems to work best for me.
The “trad with a twist” living room in the top photo is a bit too
stuffy conservative for me, but I do love the bedroom and kitchen above. And that reading nook anchored by a mid-century modern chair is the perfect combination of classic and quirky, I think.
So now I’m curious: If you had to describe your personal style in three words, what would you chose? And if you’ve taken the MyStyleFinder Quiz over on Lonny, I’d love to know your results. Leave a comment below!
(all images via Lonny)