Do you like to match a pair of tartan shorts with a Hawaiian shirt? No, you’re not a fashion disaster, you’re fluidly adept with sartorial quirks. You epitomise carefree chaos, or it could simply be you’re a dedicated follower of nonfashion.
A long pleated skirt with sensible shoes, sagging tights and a jumper your mother knitted? Geek chic!
Gardening pants, a football shirt and fluffy slippers? Uncoordinated clothing choices…the epitome of cool. Or possibly an eccentric synthesis.
A grey business suit with a white shirt? Normcore with flair.
Kaftans and gold brocade vests? A progressive and full-strength wardrobe.
Do you wear glasses? Statement spectacle wearing is shorthand for thoughtful intensity. And above all, glasses pull your outfit together.
Thanks to Terry Newman’s book Legendary Authors And The Clothes They Wore for these useful phrases.