When we think of the term ‘feng shui’, which literally means ‘’wind-water’’ translated into English, the first thing that pops into our mind is probably a minimalist home design, decluttering our personal space or landscape decor. But, did you know that feng shui can also find its place in the sun in the world of fashion? Since it’s basically focused on colors, shapes and elements, it can be easily applied in that field, too.
However, in order to learn which shapes, colors and clothing items you need to bring in, according to your eternal energy, also known as Chi, you’ll have to find out your personal KUA number that is associated with your gender and date of birth. It gives you detailed info about the wealth, success, love and health directions that are best for you. Plus, KUA number also directs you to the style that suits you best. The power of the five elements – Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water is the best representatives of your inner chi, so you must include them in your fashion choices.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be that bad to implement this ancient Chinese skill into your wardrobe, and here’s how you can achieve it.
Water elements obsess over crazy prints
Those who are attached to this element are creative, unique, and natural philosophers who can easily adapt to different people or circumstances. The colors that suit them best are usually all black and dark sorts of colors (plum, cherry), and darker blue tones (navy blue and indigo). Flare skirts made of chiffon and silk are what they feel most comfortable wearing, as well as asymmetric pieces, crazy prints, and handbags that are their main fetish.
For a casual midday stroll, water goddesses should be wearing a cobalt blue maxi dress matched with white or beige ankle strap sandals and a white mini bag to accessorize the whole outfit. Make a roaring fashion statement with a leopard print coat and own it.
Stylish bags to match your mood
It’s essential to choose the right jewelry or bags to suit your needs and reflect your personality. But first, you’ll have to identify your Chinese Zodiac and discover which of the 5 elements you belong to.
For instance, black, dark-blue colors and curvy shapes are classified with ’’water’’, square women’s handbags in orange, brown and yellow represent ‘’earth’’, and are the best choice when you want to appear approachable and cool. Rectangular shapes matched with green and light blue are connected with ‘’wood’’ and are great for maintaining harmony. Purple, red and pink in angular shapes are a dream come true to anyone who’s related to ‘’fire’’. For the pure souls of ‘’metal’’, choose round silver, gold, white, grey or bronze bags and enjoy your strength.
Bright colors for the unapologetic attention seekers
If Earth is your element, your personality tends to be calm, full of patience, realistic, down to earth, and you have a deep understanding of others. You always go for the eternal classic items, because a real fashionista that you are knows they can be worn for many, many years ahead.
Choose bright colors, earthy tones, tweed, pepita and quilted patterns, as well as linen, cotton and silk materials. As for the accessories, kuas 2 and 5 are true fans of belts and kua 8 simply adores bracelets and rings because they draw attention to their hands. For the perfect balance, select the elements of wood, like stacked wooden heels or some woodsy accessories.
Channel your inner femme fatale
Those who belong to this element are passionate, charming, fun, and like to dress up in order to draw attention wherever they show up. People with fire energy are fierce, and the colors that complement their flaming personality are red, white, purple, gold, orange and russet.
You like deep necklines, fabulous swimwear, skinny jeans, miniskirts and everything that makes you the life of the party. For the daily chic, go for the cropped straight leg pants and a red coat. To complement the whole look put on some skinny shades and a pair of pointy heels. For the ‘all red everything’ date night look, choose the red pumps, ruby red earrings and a red dress along with a black metal clutch. To calm down the fire that runs through your blood choose the dark tones and water elements.
Posh state of mind
Apart from being a perfectionist, metal elements are elegant, optimistic, focused, organized and loyal to a good quality. Lace, cashmere, leather, satin and silk are a must have in your closet, and you simply enjoy luxurious materials. You appreciate jewelry made from precious stones and you like to splurge on clothing pieces that are timeless and classic.
Cashmere sweaters over a silky blouse are your trademark pieces that you like to pair with leather boots or pants. Working girls should wear a pencil skirt matched with a satin blouse. White gold or gold jewelry would be perfect for styling the whole office look. Your ideal choice of a fashion brend would be Chanel, Dior, Gucci, YSL, and Celine.
The ultimate hippy vibes
People with the Wood element are strong-willed, kind and patient. You tend to choose clothing that is comfy and calm. All shades of green and light blue are your colors.
You usually go for the organic fabrics such as cotton, silk and wool. Embroideries, floral prints, vines, and scrolls are the materials that perfectly reflect your style and attitude. Also, most of the time your wear sporty clothes to match your chill personality. Essential items like sweaters, shirts, jackets and coats are what is likely to be found in your closet. Flowery dresses are your thing, and you also like to buy clothes that allow movement.
For the ladies who like to keep it casual, blue jeans, plain white tees and a pair of comfy sneaks is their safest choice. Plan your perfect night out outfit by choosing a maxi spaghetti strap dress, an evening bag, and pump heels. Balance your wardrobe with Metal, by mixing metallics, pastels and whites.
Once you have identified your kua number, be sure you will be able to make bold fashion choices that reflect your inner self, and boost your confidence by wearing what you like wearing the most.
Contributed by Chloe Taylor