Can We Guess How Successful You Are Based on Your Fashion Preferences?

By: Patrick Hyde
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About This Quiz

Judging how successful someone is by their fashion choices may seem surface level at first, but recent psychological studies show that when it comes to fashion preferences, there’s more than meets the eye. A recent Columbia study found that your clothing choices not only influence the way others view you and how you think about yourself, but they also impact your cognitive functions and the way you think. In short, your fashion choices might broadcast how well you are doing in your career and influence your future success.

So it’s time to take a look at your style. Are you already at the top of your game, with a perfectly organized closet full of bespoke outfits for every occasion? Are you currently struggling to turn things around, but following the credo of “dress for the job you want, not the one you have”? Or are you bumming around in your old college hoodie because what’s even the point? If it's the latter, maybe this quiz this will serve as a wake-up call to go search for some bargains and get some new threads. This quiz should help you take a moment to reflect on your fashion preferences and how things are going right now. 

So can we tell how successful you are, based on your style? Time to find out.

What are you wearing to your next interview?

Band T-shirts, yay or nay?

Your boss invited you out to a casual lunch. What do you wear?

What would it take for you to dress up in formal wear?

Snow day! What are you wearing?

Your artist friend invited you to a hip gallery party. What do you wear?

When you're getting down in the club, you'll be seen in what?

You HAVE to dye your hair. What do you choose?

Coachella!!! What's your main stage look?

What's your favorite fashion event of the year?

Your one piece of jewelry to rule them all is...?

What is the tackiest clothing item you can think of?

Let's get some shoes. What is next on your to-buy list?

Time to decide what watch you are wearing today?

It suddenly starts pouring on your walk. How do you handle it?

Do you have any vintage items in your wardrobe?

What's the most fashionable city in the world?

Time to get the heart rate up. What are you wearing to exercise?

What's your most daring clothing item?

What's the least fashionable item in your wardrobe?

Sun's out, shades on. What do you reach for?

A big party is coming up and you want to make a statement. How do you do it?

How do you use fragrances to accentuate your outfit?

How would your friends describe your style?

How balanced is your wardrobe?

What clothing do you feel most comfortable in?

Do you accessorize your phone case with your outfit?

What do you think of clothes with bold brand names on them?

How often do you update your wardrobe?

How often do you self-care with manicures and/or pedicures?

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