Eclectic Style Versus Glamour Style


Clothing styles can be divided into many ways and each designer always comes up with their own version. Therefore, the clothing style is something subjective and we cannot remember an exact number of clothing styles or an exact border between them. We have the freedom to experiment as we want, as long as we take into account certain basic characteristics.


Eclectic style

eclectic style

When we put together our personal style, we use elements from several clothing styles.

So, we actually use the eclectic style. As the name suggests, eclectic refers to the one who gathers opinions from different fields and keeps only the most advantageous ones.

In the eclectic style, we choose garments that define or attract us and combine them as we want as long as put together, they create a pleasant image. For this we take into account a few details:

The elements must match each other in color and texture.

We use the rule of 3. It is not advisable to mix more than three styles.

It is a style more suitable for the day than for the evening.


A few examples used for years are jeans with striped jackets, pleated skirts with sneakers, matching sneakers with jackets, etc.

Accessories can be the ones that completely change the style. An idea might be to choose an outfit in a single clothing style and then change one of the main pieces with something completely in contrast.

This is the style of dressing in which we cannot make mistakes. It allows us to put our personal imprint on each outfit, which is sometimes defined as a non-style.


Glamour style

If through our combinations we obtain a completely feminine image, then we are already moving from the eclectic style to the glamorous one.

The glamorous style can be defined as a version of the eclectic style, only it does not allow us so much freedom. The secret is that we can combine anything we want as long as we keep the feminine and elegant image at the end. Basically, we give up the elements of sport or with predominant masculine energy. The glamour style has to express only feminine energy, which allows us to wear it both during the day and in the evening. Is ideal when we feel that we use too much masculine energy and want to heal our feminine energy. It will force us to behave as such and will remind us to regain our femininity.

A few well-known combinations are the summer dress with cowboy boots and leather jacket, the pleated skirt with a classic sweater, or the combination of leather with fur, to which is usually added a shirt.

What we could try:


Neutral colors, in combination with gold or silver.

Pieces from the basic wardrobe, which we can combine with something extravagant.

A simple daily outfit, to which we can add evening accessories.

A casual outfit to which we add elegant accessories such as a large boron hat, a shawl, an elegant belt, a pair of lace gloves, etc.

To use the proportions correctly. 2/3 of the outfit should be feminine (dress with ruffles, lace, a fur coat, a skirt, and a pair of heeled shoes, etc.). 1/3 can be a piece of the basic wardrobe.

Other styling rules

Most importantly, if we do not feel that we can handle it when it comes to combining several styles, it is better to experiment only at home and stick to one style of clothing for the being. The classic version never goes out of style.

If we wear something that we do not feel comfortable with, it will make us feel insecure about ourselves, and soon after we will transmit our insecurity to others.


Also, if for the moment we want to wear a certain style and still do not have all the necessary clothing, we can replace the missing element with something else, as long as it is something simple and easy to overlook. Let’s not forget that styles are malleable, and we put our personal mark on them.

By: Paula Radu

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