September is the month for fashion, as the spring runway shows are presented from New York to Milan to Paris, and the fashion industry is plunged from its lazy summer days in St. Tropez and the Hamptons back into full throttle ‘next-greatest-thing’ mode. It is perfect timing, as September is the month of Virgo, a sign which has a discriminating eye, impeccable taste, great attention to detail and a preference for well tailored, simple styles.
Who is the Virgo woman?
Splurging on classic investment pieces rather than of the moment show-stoppers, the Virgo woman opts for minimalism over, “over-the-top”, ALWAYS. She is organized and observant, thus thoughtfully chooses each outfit to create for seemingly effortless results. Extremely detail-oriented, the Virgo woman is constantly on the lookout for the perfect texture, cut, trim, color, pattern, lining, and silhouette to complement the already existing pieces in her wardrobe. Virgo’s high standards translate to all areas of her life, including her fashion sense. Therefore, her closest not only contains every wardrobe essential, but is precisely categorized, cleaned, and color-coded.
Ruling Planet: Mercury, the planet of day-to-day expression and communication.
Virgos are perfectionists–there’s simply no escaping it. Her accessories serve that purpose. While chic and stylish, they are versatile pieces which are carefully calculated into her wardrobe.
clockwise: Alexander Wang Ryan Ombre bag, Steve Madden Maxinnee platforms, Botkier Charlotte bag, Elie Tahari Two-tone slingback
Birthstone: Sapphire, called the “Stone of Destiny”.
clockwise: Alexander McQueen Crystal-embellished cuff, Urban Outfitters Space Cuff bracelet, Mason Martin Margiela Broken Setting ring
Although she consistently holds herself to the highest of standards, the Virgo woman is also down-to-earth and thus leans towards earthy hues – especially browns, taupes, and greens when looking to add color. A closet full of simple neutrals allows her to effortlessly coordinate pieces and color.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Marlow shirt dress, J Brand sateen skinny jeans, IRO stretch-silk dress
Body: Virgo rules the Abdomen
Health-conscious Virgo makes an effort to stay physically fit and Virgo people don’t mind repetitive exercise routines, if they can see achievable outcomes. They tend to have killer abs and should deservingly show them off.
clockwise: Alexander Wang crochet crop top, ADAM tuxedo blazer, Ralph Lauren cropped kimono top, Stella McCartney cropped denim jacket
The Virgo’s go-to outfit is sharp and polished as she makes her mark in black and white. She transforms her classic sheath to fashion-forward adding an on-trend accessory or shoe. For Virgos, a little goes a long way.
Stella McCartney satin and lace dress, Michael Kors sheath dress, Alexander McQueen peplum dress
A critical eye for detail, combined with a ceaseless pursuit of perfection, endows Virgo with an irresistible urge to improve everything and everyone (whether they need it or not!). They find themselves to be picture perfect at every occasion.
Celebrity Virgo stylistas include:
Rachel Bilson – August 25, 1981
Blake Lively – August 25, 1987
Cameron Diaz- August 30, 1972
Pippa Middleton – September 6, 1983
Michelle Williams – September 9, 1980
Jennifer Hudson – September 12, 1981
Stella McCartney September 13, 1971
Nicole Richie September 21, 1981