What’s Your Fall Style Archetype? – Alyssa Nelsen

Photo courtesy of Lovisa Barkman

What’s Your Fall Style Archetype?

Stocking your closet with new boots, bags, and beautiful little nonessentials at the turn of a season is fun. More fun still? Stocking your closet according to your style archetype. Not only is it a gratifying way to shop, it also ensures your wardrobe will wind up feeling intentional and cohesive.

So, step one: Scroll. Step two: Home in on the vibe that best aligns with your most authentic self. Steps three and four: Lean in and curate a closet so considered, so uniquely you, that you won’t ever have to second-guess what to throw on.

THE SCANDI

Your Vibe: Minimalism—it’s a lifestyle.
The Palette: Monochromatic.
Style Mantra: “Does this come in black?”

Your theme is clean. Your philosophy on life, love, and fashion has always been “the less complicated, the better.” Clutter causes a special kind of cognitive dissonance, and as such, your home, like your wardrobe, is a chic study in sparseness. Intentionality and simplicity are hallmarks of your aesthetic, and you take to heart the Chuck Palahniuk quote “the things you own end up owning you.” Beauty, in your eyes, lies in geometric lines and anything streamlined. The best part about the shifting seasons? Leather weather, duh.

Co
turtleneck and pants
goop, $1,095 and $895
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G. Label
Elliott assorted-link bracelet
goop, $1,500
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Khaite
Sweater
goop, $1,080
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L’AVANT Collective
Hand soap
goop, $32
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L’AVANT Collective
Dish Soap
goop, $26
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Kjaer Weis
Mascara
goop, $32
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Tove
Shorts
goop, $880
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Maria McManus
sweater
goop, $820
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Toteme
Jacket
goop, $580
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Toteme
Slacks
goop, $670
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Ganni
boots
goop, $445
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Blacksaw
Throw blanket
goop, $398
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Therabody
Wave roller
goop, $149
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G. Label
Sydney Floating-Diamond Pinkie Ring
goop, $1,300
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The Nue Co.
Destress 360
goop, $55
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Aesther Ekme
bag
goop, $475
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G. Label
Yang High-Cuff Turtleneck Sweater
goop, $595
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Crown Affair
brush
goop, $62
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Fellow
French press
goop, $99
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G. Label
Margo Pleated-Neck Top
goop, $395
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Fellow
Mug
goop, $30
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Friends of Form
design studio
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Tove
Dress
goop, $715
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THE COTTAGECORE-IST

Your Vibe: English countryside with an appetite for romance.
The Palette: Victorian-era ruffles and anything checked.
Style Mantra: Get your frills.

You’re a creature of comfort. You spend weekends upstate foraging for chanterelles, reveling in the foliage, and basking in the garden’s bounty. For you, it’s all about the simple things in life: period pieces, Jane Austen novels, something decadent roasting in the oven. Frankly, the kitchen is your playground. You take your tea with turmeric honey and probably definitely believe baking sourdough from scratch is an innate personality trait. Celebrity crush? Hozier. Album on repeat? Taylor Swift’s Folklore. Favorite quarantine hobby? Knitting. Style-wise, you’re mad about plaid and have a deep-rooted love for cozy layers. Fall, in all its moody glory, is your season.

goop Beauty
eau de parfum: Edition 04 – Orchard
goop, $165
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Tibi
top
goop, $395
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Victoria Beckham
shirt
goop, $390
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The Green Vase
paper plant
goop, $375
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Hereu
tote
goop, $420
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Joseph
Boots
goop, $975
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Ulla Johnson
Dress
goop, $495
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Nili Lotan
top
goop, $575
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Westman Atelier
Lip Gloss
goop, $38
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Follain
Cleanser oil
goop, $22
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G. Label
Bunny Ruffle-Trim Sweater
goop, $395
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Sophie Ratner
Necklace
goop, $700
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Fog Linen
Placemat
goop, $14
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Smithey Ironware Co.
Cast-iron skillet
goop, $200
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Tensira
bedroll
goop, $325
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Barebones
Portable fire pit & Grill
goop, $265
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Hot Eric
honey trio
goop, $75
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Apiece Apart
minidress
goop, $295
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G. Label
Eliza Poncho
goop, $675
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Lisa Przystup
Upstate: Living Spaces with Space to Live
Bookshop, $41
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Hilma
Indoor/ outdoor support
goop, $30
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Madeleine Thompson
jumpsuit
goop, $650
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Ciao Lucia
Cardigan
goop, $395
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THE CALIFORNIAN

Your Vibe: Chill, meet coastal.
The Palette: Pale blues and sun-kissed hues.
Style Mantra: Be cool. Don’t be all, like, uncool.

Relaxed and carefree, you champion ease above all else. You thrive in the fall (it’s when all the tourists leave) and always see the world through rose-colored Illesteva glasses. You do everything in moderation…including moderation. Weekdays are reserved for Tracy Anderson and celery juice, while weekends center around rooftop views and picantes in Malibu. The only bars you’re familiar with are the ones branded Bala. You’ve got the whole GreenPan collection, but let’s be real—why cook when you can goop Kitchen? Your style is nothing if not laid-back, just like…you.

Suzie Kondi
top and pants
goop, $195 and $195
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G. Label
Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings
goop, $895
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G. Label
Fiene Yellow Gold and Pavé Ear Cuff
goop, $650
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G. Label
Kai Tiered Minidress
goop, $545
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goop Beauty
GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum
goop, $48/$44 with subscription
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Illesteva
Sunglasses
goop, $240
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G. Label
AmyLee Chunky Puff-Sleeve Sweater
goop, $595
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Aura
Collagen
goop, $60
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Dr. Barbara Sturm
Aloe Vera Gel
goop, $70
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MT by Madeleine Thompson
Cardigan
goop, $212
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MT by Madeleine Thompson
Pants
goop, $175
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Ciao Lucia
Skirt
goop, $475
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Ciao Lucia
Shirt
goop, $295
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Beast Health
Blender + Hydration system
goop, $185
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G. Label
Margot Midlength A-Line Dress
goop, $595
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Manta
Hairbrush
goop, $30
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Therabody
Theragun
goop, $199
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Tata Harper
Cream Blush
goop, $42
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goop x GREENPAN
Blush Padova 10-Piece Set
goop, $300
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Malibu Beach Inn
hotel
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goop Wellness
Gut Microbiome Superpowder
goop, $55/$50 with subscription
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Jane Win
necklace
goop, $248
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Baina
Pool Towel
goop, $110
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Victoria Beckham
top
goop, $450
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G. Label
Geiger Wide-Leg Jeans
goop, $295
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Bala
Bala Bars
goop, $55
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Ganni
Sneakers
goop, $345
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Cult Gaia
bag
goop, $428
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THE MAXIMALIST

Your Vibe: Loud and proud.
The Palette: Bold blooms and autumnal hues.
Style Mantra: More is more.

You have a PhD in print-mixing. Casual is not in your repertoire. If tablescaping were a sport, you’d be an Olympic medalist. Your bible? Anything Ina Garten has so much as touched. Your seasonal manifesto? “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*ckers.” In the closet, you’re more of the go-bold-or-go-home type, gravitating toward soft, feminine silhouettes that strike a happy balance between demure and high-drama. You are the maximalist—and as such, you live your life to the absolute fullest.

Ulla Johnson
Pullover
goop, $395
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La DoubleJ
Dress
goop, $1,420
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Victoria Beckham
Jeans
goop, $490
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Hawkins New York
Candle Holder
goop, $48
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Sorellina
ring
goop, $4,900
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La DoubleJ x Laudurée
Jar
goop, $180
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La DoubleJ x Ladurée
Apron
goop, $95
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Sorellina
Necklace
goop, $4,200
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Ulla Johnson
Pullover
goop, $445
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Ulla Johnson
Pants
goop, $445
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Furtuna Skin
Balm
goop, $185
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Sig Bergamin
Maximalism
Abe Books, $364
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Loewe
bag
Loewe, $1,900
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Saie
Blush
goop, $22
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NuMe Hair
Curling wand
goop, $179
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Matin
Blouse
goop, $313
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La DoubleJ
Sweater
goop, $415
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Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
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G. Label
Rita Round-neck gown
goop, $650
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Estelle
Glasses, set of 6
goop, $160
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ILIA
Liquid Liner
goop, $28
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Atelier Saucier
Napkins, set of 4
goop, $66
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Cure Hydration
Electrolyte Mix
goop, $25
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Staud
boots
goop, $425
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