This year, use your horoscope as a fresh way to consider your fashion choices. From Aquarius to Libra, find new inspiration for your closet here.
This text was originally published on Vogue.com
“New Year, new me.” Every January, in pursuit of this goal, we embrace all sorts of less-than-scientific advice, such as the power of healing crystals and the wisdom of star charts. It’s one time of year when we’re inclined to give into our New Age impulses—so why not use horoscopes as a fresh way to consider our fashion choices? According to Dr. Kayse Budd, a California-based astrologer and self-professed fashion fan, consulting the Zodiac can be a fun, playful way to recast your closet. Here, a celestial shopping guide for each sign to inspire you in 2018.
Aries, March 21 – April 19
Quality over quantity is the Taurus mantra when shopping: You’re more likely to find this beauty-obsessed sign cruising down Fifth Avenue or Via Monte Napoleone than sifting through the sales racks at Zara. “Expensive fabrics such as silk, velvet, and cashmere appeal to the Taurus’s sensual side,” Budd notes. “They have very rich tastes.” With a deep appreciation for the finer things in life, they are oftentimes able to spot a designer fake from a mile off. And though Taurus is not normally one to stray too far from their trusted heritage labels, they may be surprised to find their fashion choices take an experimental turn this year, thanks to the subtle influence of rebellious Uranus.
Gemini, May 21 – June 20
A true hopeless romantic, a Cancer wears their heart on their sleeve. “They have a very classic, feminine, motherly energy,” says Budd. Preferring not to draw attention, this emotional water sign favors softer silhouettes with a subtle color palette of pale blues, grays, and shades of white. A Cancer’s elegant wardrobe is very much reflective of all the time they spend with their head in the clouds, daydreaming. And although power dressing may be the current craze, Budd notes that come 2019, Cancer will prove to be a powerful fashion influence, causing us all to get more in touch with our sensitive sides.
Leo, July 23 – August 22
Virgo, August 23 – September 22
Libra, September 23 – October 22
Scorpio, October 23 – November 21
Scorpios love to contradict themselves. Their style can be both powerful and sexy, yet still very low-maintenance and simple. Like Cancer, this water sign tends to have an emotional, feminine core, but they don’t usually express it through their outfit choices, instead preferring to dress in all black or tough leather. While some Scorpios take an interest in clothing, a lot find what they wear to be irrelevant. Brave and assertive in their personal and professional lives, Scorpios often see fashion as “unnecessary, because they know that their power emanates from within,” says Budd.
Sagittarius, November 22 – December 21
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18
Pisces, February 19 – March 20