Zodiac Fashion for the Summer Signs: Cancer, Leo and Virgo
It’s always fun to have a birthday in the summer It’s just about a half a year from the winter holidays (more presents!) and so nice to have a special day to treat yourself. The summer signs are Cancer, the Crab, Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin. These are very different personality types and their fashion sense mirrors their personalities.
Cancer the sensitive, emotional, family oriented crab is very happy in a vintage shop, looking for the perfect thing for the swing dance they might be attending. They love the history of clothing, older or natural fabrics- cotton, linen, silk, wool… anything traditional. Cancers are also apt to hold onto clothing because of its sentimental value; like the blouse they wore when they met the guy who broke their heart. Or the lululemon gear they had on when they first met the next guy. Cancers
do like comfort. More than any other sign, they would be the ones wearing the workout clothing when they aren’t working out. They are also likely the people who go to class in college in their PJs.
They seek comfort too, even when dressing up and might not want anything too form fitting, incase they want that second gelato. And Cancer rules the breasts- so very possibly there are plunging necklines in the Cancer’s treasure trove of outfits.
Cancer likes a bargain— not going to be paying retail if they can help it. Sales are definitely worth the trouble to Cancers. Resale high-end couture is very appealing to them. Cancers, be sure to check out What Goes Around Comes Around and Wasteland.
Cancer is a feminine sign, and a cancer is likely to be frilly and girly, with lace and embroidery, but some are very Tom- Boy-ish because of the comfort level. Ruled by Moon, this sign is associated with soft, nurturing and receptive colors like white, grey, silver and cream, which give Cancer a calming peaceful canvas.
Cancer designers: Vera Wang, Elie Saab, Alice Temperley and Oscar De La Renta too are big names in Cancer fashion. Also, Paul Smith, Elizabeth Emanuel, Nicholas Matthew Kirkwood, Lazaro Hernandez and Giorgio Armani.
Leo the Lion does not like routine and daily monotony. They have to “tame it down” for day-time garb. Leo shines at night. They like clubs and dancing, and are comfortable in more dramatic colors and clothing. Bold colors, animal prints, gold jewelry- real gold (as befits royalty) and furs. While Cancer does not necessarily want to be the center of attention – Leo does; or more correctly no matter what, Leo will be
Leo loves designer clothes and has very sophisticated taste. The Lion prefers to buy only the very best, like an exquisite pair
of shoes or a limited-edition
handbag, rather than scores of lesser wares. The truth is, they love labels. Leo also dresses to fit their current feelings and
emotions, and basically they are happy souls, so they will go for vibrant, and head-turning clothing. Their number one – and lucky color is gol. It is the color of the Sun, their ruler, and it stands for all that is glorious, optimistic and sun-drenched. Gold also helps to enhance their sense of self-esteem and grandeur.
No matter what color, type or style of hair- Leo’s mane will be a big part of their persona— often red or golden, and always a statement. A tousled mane works for them, and really the 1980s “big hair” is a very Leo thing. A Leo will rarely leave the house without her “face” on. Even if it’s only a bit of mascara and some great red lips- Leo will not be seen as “thrown together.” Always fabulous, chic, and a bit larger than life is the Leo personality.
Leo Designers: Coco Chanel, Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, Jeremy Scott, Yves Saint Laurent, Santino Rice, Jai Nice and Socrates Mckinney.
Virgo the Virgin is a bit like the sexy librarian stereotype. Buttoned up, with not a hair out of place, little cat glasses and in muted or basic colors, Virgo still comes across as completely put-together and subtly sensual.
Virgo is always fastidious and ladylike but functional. Virgo gravitates toward beautiful pieces that have a hint of sexiness without ever feeling too over-the-top.Suits, matching sets, blazers, and classic styles are the Virgo’s statement. “I am in control, organized and appropriate,” is the mantra.
Clothes are always perfectly fitting and made from high quality material–no polyester for this sign! They are never too flashy or revealing, and would never wear anything too tight. The least amount of attention a Virgo can draw to herself, the better and the more confident she feels (Basically a reaction to the attention drawing Leo). Oh, and don’t forget a watch. Even in this iPhone era time, Virgo wants their watch as both a fashion and philosophical statement.
Virgos tend to over-think, thanks to Mercury as their ruler, so sometimes they may over accessorize. Only in this do they go overboard. That rule of removing one piece of jewelry before leaving the house is a good one for Virgo.
Virgo Colors are white, natural colors like, beige, soft primary colors (blues, greens, yellows), forest green, moss green, wheat field golden- anything associated with the earth, much like Taurus their earth sign buddy. And navy blue is also a favorite, because of its ship shape and Bristol fashion connotation.
Virgo Designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Roland Mouret, Gareth Pugh, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Zandra Rhodes.