20 Types of Fashion Styles

By on December 7, 2015

Fashion. Fashion is completely transparent. It’s fun, it’s confusing, and it never dies off. Fashions from the past are still being worn by women across the country and new fashions are being designed every day. There’s SO many different fashion styles, and we’ve come up with a list of the top 20 looks, from elegant to gothic, exotic to casual, and everything in between. 1

1. Trendy
Yup, you guessed correctly: the girl who follows a trendy fashion style is always up-to-date on the latest trends, and probably refreshes her wardrobe four times a year with the changing seasons. She always makes sure she’s following the latest fashion news and always looks like she just stepped off the runway.

22. Casual
When you hear ‘casual’, you probably think ‘frumpy’; and the casual fashion style could really be ANYTHING but frumpy! Women who indulge in the casual fashion style don’t grab the exotic and bold items off the shelves. They would much rather prefer a simple white tee and a pair of black pants with a coordinating and trendy purse. The entire look is very modern and uncluttered with an extra touch of subtle elegance.

33. Exotic
Just as the name would describe, exotic fashion is all about wearing something nobody has ever seen before. It’s a collection of bold, mysterious, and eye-catching pieces, usually consisting of vibrant colors and intricate embroidery, fascinating prints and standout jewelry that can be seen from a mile away.

44. Vibrant
A vibrant fashion style is reserved for the lady who wants to say “Hey, look at ME, world!” This energetic and intense fashion style typically features garments with wild patterns and exaggerated embroidery as well as asymmetrical designs and tons of colors. Most of her wardrobe will be lined with super light and pastel colors that draw the attention of everyone’s eyes, no matter where it’s worn.

55. Sexy
There is two main goals of the sexy fashion style: gain the attention of every male around you and show as much skin as legally and humanly possible. Sexy style is all about showing off your *best* features, those being your breasts, stomach, and legs. A woman whose fashion style is set to sexy is usually loaded with plenty of miniskirts, body-con dresses, high heels, and crop tops or low cut tops.

66. Preppy
Preppy girls, often named simply ‘preps’, love to rock a college-inspired wardrobe. Their hangers are lined side to side with girly blouses with matching collared tees as well as a-line skirts and tights. Her hair is almost always amped up with a cute little headband and she usually wears glasses- whether she really needs to or not! This style may appear geeky and slightly luxurious, but the look itself is really not expensive and extravagant at all.

77. Elegant
With the elegant fashion style, refinement and glamour is key. The woman with this type of fashion style won’t step foot outside without looking her best, and pays close attention to creating a wardrobe filled head to toe with the most glamorous and classy pieces. She is a lover of all things that dazzle and wouldn’t be caught without her diamonds and jewels, as well as a very stunning outfit that makes heads turn. She’s the perfect combination of sophisticated and sexy!

88. Bohemian
The bohemian fashion style- always referred to commonly as the ‘boho’ look- can easily be described as a style that focuses mainly on wild and intricate patterns and exotic textures. They get most of their inspiration from gypsys and hippies, creating a standout finish with plenty of tie dye, geometrics, chains, fringes, and other eye-catching designs.


99. Girly
A girly fashion style can most easily be described as the popular vintage style. Most of her outfits consist of plenty of beautiful lace as well as ruffles, hearts, flowers, and pale colors, especially pink and white. She’s a romantic at heart and wants to be treated like a lady at all times. She’s awaiting her prince charming and thus, adorns herself with only the girliest and most lovely fashions.

1010. Cowgirl
It’s not hard to point out a gal that wears the cowgirl fashion style! In this particular style, there’s a few staples that are an absolute must for the wardrobe: undoubtedly an adorable cowgirl hat, typically in either some shade of brown or pink, a pair of flared blue jeans with western themed leather belt, denim jacket to match, a pair of cowgirl boots, and a few white t-shirt and plaid button-ups.

1111. Girl Next Door
The girl next door. The classic style that’s been around for ages. This fashion style doesn’t pay attention to the latest trends and doesn’t involve anything wild or exotic. This trend focuses on simplicity and cuteness, with a striped tee, shorts, and tennis shoes enough to make her happy. At the end of the day, she just wants to be adorable and casual!

1212. Punk
The punk fashion style is all about SCREAMING edge and attitude. Punks like to wear plenty of leather- especially when it comes to jackets and pants- and they wouldn’t be caught in the streets without studs, spikes, and chains. They tend to also indulge in spandex and wild animal prints as well as band tees, boots, and skinny jeans.

1313. Artsy
Women who enjoy the artsy style tend to stay away from the traditional ‘trends’ of the fashion world and love to make a statement with their clothing. Oftentimes they will be the creator of their own fashions, designing and creating their own blouses, hats, and jackets. Each artsy style will be different per woman, as everyone has their own idea of what ‘art’ truly is. That’s what makes this particular fashion style so unconventional and interesting.

1414. Businesswomen
The woman who dresses like a businesswomen is a smart, sophisticated lady who demands and deserves respect from everyone around her. She won’t settle for less and is an over-achiever who considers herself to be high up in society. Her wardrobe is incredibly smart and snazzy, with plenty of blazers and pencil skirts.

1515. Tomboy
Tomboys are anything but dowdy; in fact, this style can easily be described as simple and modern. Girls who wear the tomboy look don’t like to wear frills or lace, pinks or other bright colors. They prefer the boyish look, typically wearing jeans with a graphic tee or button-up and a pair of flat shoes to match.

1616. Gothic
There is only one thing you need to create the gothic fashion style: BLACK. Everything about the gothic style is black, from black hair to black lips, black shirts to black boots. Women who wear gothic fashions will typically be seen wearing tight-fitting clothing, intricate black dresses, and tons of chains, spikes, studs, and other exotic accessory styles. The overall look is designed to say ‘morbid’ and ‘mysterious’, and that is easily accomplished with the super dark clothing and accessories from head to toe.

1717. Rocker
The rocker style is very versatile and will change from person to person, depending on the particular type of rock they love. However, whether you’re sporting a Ramones t-shirt or a Metallica sweatshirt, you’ll have a few things in common: ripped denim, boots, leather jackets and pants, and studs.

1818. 50s
A super adorable blast-from-the-past fashion style, the 50s look is all about bright and pastel colors (unless you’re doing a more ‘pinup’ theme, then you’ll wear black and red very often!) in adorable fashions, usually featuring an assortment of flowers and polka dots. Women will typically either wear a high ponytail or lovely curls with this fashion, and poodle skirts are an absolute must.

1919. 70s
The 70s fashion style can also easily be referred to as the ‘hippie’ look, where women leave their hair long and straight and add an adorable little flower or stem of flowers to create a natural finish. Their wardrobe will undoubtedly have the classic super-flared jeans and tons of tie-dye tops and accessories, as well as simple white tees to go with their look. Floral patterns are also common in this fashion style and makeup is minimal to maintain a simple and natural appearance.

2020. Sporty
It’s rather easy to describe the sporty fashion style: it’s sporty! Girls will typically wear some popular sport companies like Adidas or Nike and will always have runner shoes (or similar style shoes) on. They prefer a simple and subtle look that oozes ‘sports’, with plain colors like white, black, and gray being BIG hits. They won’t strive for anything fashionable or flashy and would prefer sweatpants, tight runner pants, and basic tees. Don’t forget the ponytail to finish it off!

There’s so many fashion styles out there! Which one do you prefer? Would you ever try one of these other styles? Let us know below!


  1. Shay

    October 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I’m mostly tomboy, but occasionally I am sporty and artsy. I love my individuality <3

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 5, 2016 at 9:22 am

      That is an excellent way to be! As long as you are happy with yourself and who you are, nothing else matters! :)

  2. antara*

    September 30, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I’ve a mix of casual and preppy style but occasionally i enjoy kawaii, harajuku and lolita fashion but being an Indian i don’t have a good sense ’bout such fashion !!! Plzzzzz help

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 30, 2016 at 10:50 am

      It seems as though you have a great insight into fashion. Perhaps take this time to find a style that you can make look excellent. It is certain that your style is playful, so perhaps find some new clothes that really accents your personality. Enjoy and remain positive, Antara!

  3. Nora

    September 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I’m a mix of bohemion and vibrant

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you for your insights! We always love seeing what styles our readers use and mix. How would you describe your mix of bohemian and vibrant? If you have any additional thoughts, be sure to share them with us. Thank you, Nora.

  4. Kimberley

    September 20, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I would say I’m mostly vibrant as I love wearing different patterns and designs. I am a little bit girly too!

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 20, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      That is great to hear! Patterns and bright colors can be exciting and fun. Thank you for sharing your experiences and thoughts with us. We always appreciate comments that help our community grow and flourish, Kimberly!

  5. Szandra Szilasi

    August 29, 2016 at 6:24 am

    My style includes casual, elegant, girl next door, and girly. What’d be the perfect name for this?

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 29, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Lovely lady style? Pearls and lace? Simple elegance? What name did you think would suit your style?

  6. Anna Lechner

    August 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I think that sporty,casual and girl next door are close to my style.
    But what if you combinate them?
    I saw a video once of someone and she described her style as “chill af”
    Can’t find it here.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      If someone were to describe their style as “chill af”, then they were making a joke. They simply meant casual. Mix the three in a way that shows you a casual, friendly, and athletic person. Perhaps yoga clothes or windbreakers. Whatever you find that pleases you, then wear it and make it your own. Continue you search for things that you enjoy and make it the best that you can.

  7. Kyla

    August 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I see that um another person has suggested a kawaii style and I think the correct term would be harajuku or Lolita fashion
    there’s also a fashion called pastel goth that I really like that you forgot

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      I appreciate your insight. What would be the difference between kawaii, harajuku, and lolita fashion? Please feel free to broaden our understanding of these certain fashions. Also please share some ideas about pastel goth. We always appreciate our readers sharing their ideas.

      • Amy

        August 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm

        Kawaii is a somewhat broad term that means “cute”, in fashion usually comes with pastel colors, frills, bows, dresses, cat ears, etc. I don’t think “kawaii fashion” is actually a style though.

        Harajuku fashion is sort of an umbrella term for a variety of Japanese urban styles like Lolita, Visual Kei, etc. Harajuku fashion usually has a lots of “flashy” clothes, vibrant colors, lots and lots of details–many patterns, accessories, candy-colored hair(either dyed or wigs), socks, purses… pretty much everything you can possibly imagine in a single outfit.
        Fun fact, Harajuku is actually a district in Japan where people with different styles started to gather and it became a symbol of kawaii culture!

        Lolita is an specific Harajuku fashion based on a doll-looking appearance with dresses inspired by Victorian fashion. The main characteristic of the Lolita outfit is the (usually) knee length bell-or cupcake shaped skirt. Besides that, there are many Lolita styles, the most famous being Sweet Lolita, which usually has pastel colors, lots of frills and bows, focusing on the cute look, and the Gothic Lolita, with dark colors and a more elegant look than Sweet Lolita usually has.

        • web admin

          web admin

          August 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

          Thank you for your informed and insightful explanation. This has cleared up my questions and will likely help more people in the future. Feel free to continue to share your experience and insights. We always appreciate such helpful comments. Thank you, Amy.

  8. Emily

    August 5, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I’m definantly a cross between Girl Next Door and Punk if that makes sense.

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      That makes sense! Feel free to share any style options or ideas that you have regarding your fashion creations. Thank you for your positive post.

  9. Ryanna

    July 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Trendy, preppy and bohemian = trehemian

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you for your insightful post. It is fun to make up styles. Be positive and enjoy a trehemian life.

  10. hajar

    July 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I don’t think i can pin point my style to one thing. i just mix trendy, elegant and preppy with a hint of punk. does that make sense?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      That sounds like an exciting mix. It seems like your style can change from day to day and from style to style. Enjoy it and let yourself be free without constraints. Have fun!

  11. Em

    July 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I feel like I’m a mix between girl next door and grunge (which you forgot to include). It’s similar to punk but not exactly like it.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      I appreciate that you shared that about yourself. Girl next door, grunge, and punk sounds like quite a mix. After grunge ended, punk influenced their music and culture a lot, and post-grunge came into being. Take a look at some Chevelle, Three Doors Down, and Foo Fighters music videos and see if that matches your feelings a bit.

  12. Paige Aldrich

    July 5, 2016 at 5:42 am

    i feel like im a cross over between girly and the girl next door. But where are some stores i can buy clothes like that?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      If you are unable to find clothes in a store or online, then you could always take up sewing. You can create your own clothes and there are thousands of patterns online that could give you options to make a wide range of styles. Enjoy your fashion and play with your options!

  13. Lexie

    June 30, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I really like the casual look but I just don’t know where to find that style of clothes. Do you have any suggestions of where I could look?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      You can purchase casual clothing almost anywhere. If you are adventurous, try somewhere like Value Village or another thrift store. You can even try online if you like to do that.

  14. Luna

    June 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    you forgot Kawaii

    bright colors


    pasty skin

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 1, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you! Feel free to write some ideas down and share them! We love advice from our readers!

  15. Tili Bon

    June 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

    You should have included the “Dancer” style, which is kind of like sporty and artsy except dance clothing is usually worn, like ballet-style shoes, flexible and comfortable pants for easy movement and loose shirts (typically short and sleeveless to avoid restraint) or loose hoodies, etc.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 22, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you for the idea! I am sure that other readers love to hear your ideas as well!

  16. Lexi

    May 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    There should be a mix between preppy and casual, like Spencer on pretty little liars.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      That sounds like a good idea–we will have to keep it in mind for the next list. Thanks for commenting, Lexi!

  17. Ana

    May 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

    You forgot a hipster 😞

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Lol–how funny! I am quite surprised that we forgot that one. Did you have any favorite styles on the list that we did remember to include? Thanks for commenting, Ana!

  18. huda

    May 14, 2016 at 8:48 am

    this is nice. and really helpful. thanks

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

      You are welcome! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the article. If you liked this topic, we have a number of other articles like it on Her Interest. Make sure to check them out if you have the time! Thanks for commenting, Huda!

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