An External Expression of Your Inner Essence

Active? Mysterious? Practical? Each Zodiac sign has its own fashion flair.

How to find out clues to your style? Of course you can always check out your Sun sign, which is the part of the Zodiac the Sun was in at the moment of your birth. Your Sun sign describes your vitality, sense of purpose, and how you shine your light in the world. What you choose to wear can be an extension of your passion! Or an external expression of your inner essence…

The Influence of Your Rising Sign

But astrology is also more than just your Sun sign. In the case of fashion, the sign that’s rising (and the planet associated with that sign) will also have an influence on how you present yourself to the world. Your Moon sign and Venus sign also add their voices to the mix – the Moon governs what makes you feel comfortable, and Venus your sense of beauty and aesthetics.

This one’s for the ladies but stay tuned, we’ll have one for the men soon!

Keep reading and you’ll learn how to dress like a star.


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Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Style: Groundbreaking. Risk-taking. Sporty.

Favorite Colors: Fire-engine red

You’re on the go, so your clothes had better keep up with you. No frills, easy-care fabrics make it easy to focus on your goals instead of your clothes and still look fabulous. Look for outfits that convert from work to play so nothing slows you down.


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Sun in Sign: April 20-May 20

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Earth

Style: Earthy. Sensual. Garden-loving.

Favorite Colors: Pink. Earth tones.

As the original earth goddess, you love clothes that are practical yet deliciously comfortable. Savor your sensuality with soft and fluid fabrics that help you look great from spa to garden to art museum without the fuss.


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Sun in Sign: May 21-June 20

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Style: Inquisitive. Trendy. Social. Youthful.

Favorite Colors: Light Green. Lime green. Orange.

You’re the original social media deva. Youthful and fun styles that move from café to work to play are your ticket. With your desire for variety and eye for what’s trendy, the new clothes-swapping apps were practically designed for you.


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Sun in Sign: June 21-July 22

Ruling Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Style: Nostalgic. Sensitive. Nurturing. Ocean-loving.

Favorite Colors: White. Silver. Greys. Blues. Sea green. Pearl.

The light of the silvery moon shines within you. You feel the pull of the tides and nostalgia for the past. Go with the flow in colors of sea and sky, or check out your favorite vintage stores for a trendy classic.


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Sun in Sign: July 23-August 22

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Style: Dramatic. Glamorous. Flashy. Sunny.

Favorite Colors: Gold. Yellow. Orange.

You know the spotlight is on you. Make a statement with bold and beautiful colors and lines that herald your regal nature. You also have a knack for understanding how clothes create an impact on your audience; you can put your fashion sense to work for you as an image consultant.


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Sun in Sign: August 23-September 22

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Earth

Style: Simple. Uncluttered. Sophisticated. Efficient.

Favorite Colors: Forest green. Earthy tones.

You’re practical and versatile, so you need your wardrobe to be the same. Whether managing a new project, studying for midterms or volunteering at your favorite charity, simple and classic serves you well. You also hate to see things got to waste, so you’ve probably picked up a few mending skills along the way.


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Sun in Sign: September 23-October 22

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Air

Style: Graceful. Refined. Elegant. Approachable.

Favorite Colors: Pink. Pearl. White. Diamond.

Embrace your feminine side. Understated styles with grace, harmony and a dash of romance make you feel all’s right in the world. But it’s not always easy for you to decide what you love, so bring along a friend on your shopping trips for a second opinion.


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Sun in Sign: October 23-November 21

Ruling Planet: Mars

Element: Water

Style: Mysterious. Femme Fatale. Intense.

Favorite Colors: Wine red. Black.

It’s all in the eyes. Yours smolder with passion and mystery. Why shouldn’t your style do the same? Black is likely your closet staple, but you may spice it up with a bold piece of jewelry or other signature piece people will remember.


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Sun in Sign: November 22-December 21

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Style: Adventurous. Explorer. Ethnic. Seeker.

Favorite Colors: Orange-Gold. Royal purple.

Curious and adventuresome, you’re always ready to sample the local style and culture. Take the best from your travels home, and make it your own. Choose wrinkle-free fabrics with an eye on durability, if you want to look great right out of your suitcase.


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Sun in Sign: December 22-January 19

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

Style: Pragmatic. Purposeful. Conservative.

Favorite Colors: Black. Dark brown. Navy blue.

Success is your destiny, so dress for it. Quality, timeless pieces always say you mean business. If you want to save on the high-end clothes you crave, consignment or outlet stores are your friend. But you’ve probably already figured that out.


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Sun in Sign: January 20- February 18

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Element: Air

Style: Bohemian. Funky. Avant-garde. Cosmopolitan.

Favorite Colors: Black. Electric Blue.

Unique and free-spirited, your style is always your own. Never let anyone tell you how to dress – find your own flair. The design-your-own clothes fashion websites are an easy way to fulfill your dreams of having it exactly your way.


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Sun in Sign: February 19-March 20

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Element: Water

Style: Spiritual. Misty. Ethereal. Dreamy. Other-worldly.

Favorite Colors: Peacock blue. Purple. Opalescent.

Om.  You’re ethereal and other-worldly. Whether you’re painting, dancing, doing yoga or communing with the universe, you want clothes that ride along on your astral travels. If you work in an office, stick to a simple palette with interchangeable pieces. You’ve got deeper things to ponder than what to wear in the morning.

(Originally published in, Sept. 2011)