Metis embodies urban sophistication and good taste. Her clothing screams quality, often sports designer labels, is both contemporary and timeless.
The perfect little black dress and the classic Chanel suit are weapons in her style arsenal.
You are sure to find large quantities of black for winter and white for summer in her closet.
Add a variety of luxurious silk scarves, over-sized sunglasses, and perhaps a fur coat, and Metis is good to go.
This goddess in older women was a Titan. This race of gods came before the Olympians in Greek mythology.
She helped her husband, Zeus, overthrow her father, Chronos.
Zeus was not as grateful as one might think for her flawless strategy and practical help.
He tricked her into making herself small and swallowed her up, thus claiming her wisdom as his own.
Then he up and married his new trophy goddess wife, Hera.
This is a familiar story for many first wives, writes Jean Bolen in Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty.
They help their husbands in practical ways to succeed in their careers. Then, they fade into the background or may be abandoned and replaced with younger woman.
This fashion archetype plans her wardrobe the most carefully of all the style categories.
She is well aware that designer clothing does not grow on trees.
Wardrobe purchases are planned to make the most impact.
One designer suit can be re-purposed into unit, wearing the top and jacket with other items.
A designer gown, by comparison, is purchased at a much higher cost-per-wearing. It is so memorable that you will not be able to wear it to many social events.
Dress this inner goddess by listing your daily activities. Build a wardrobe that helps you feel your best in these situations.
The wisdom of this ancient goddess shows every fashion archetype how to dress by planning a functional wardrobe.
This fashion archetype favors well-made clothing that will last more than one fashion season.
Trousers that fit or figure-flattering dresses are solid wardrobe choices. Start with a neutral colored pants suit in a fabric that spans more than one season.
If you can find and afford a matching skirt, it is worth the investment. Pair the pieces together and with other items. A white cotton shirt is a must.
One challenge for this fashion archetype is shop within her budget. She can become a bit of clothes-horse.
A high quality or designer label red blazer adds spice and goes with gray, camel, white, black, taupe, and many shades of blue.
Finding really cheap designer clothes may require culling through racks at consignment stores or driving to a big city to find expensive but gently-used garments.
Indulge your taste for high quality with stylish accent pieces. If you’ve wanted purple eyeglass frames forever, indulge. If you are guided by this inner goddess, you will always feel well put together and at your best.
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If you identify with this style category, you may take a rather serious view of how to dress.
Lighten up by adding a little whimsy to your wardrobe.
Citrine shoes and handbag can add a special touch to a palette of neutrals.
It's okay to wear a cheap scarf from an outlet store. We won't tell.
If you invest smart money in high quality garments, you may have trouble letting go of them when the time comes.
The dress that fit like a dream when you were 30 may show some bulges now that you are older.
Give it to a charity store and take the tax write-off.
Even if a classic style, such as a wrap dress, hasn't changed much since you purchased it, squeezing yourself into a timeworn garment will not result in your feeling your best.
Most every sign can benefit from a little quality in their fashion profile. A functional wardrobe is often the result of good planning, at which she excells.
Athena's practical wisdom may blend perfectly with Metis's urban sophistication by taking the focus away from cutting-edge designer fashions and putting it on high-quality classics.
On the other hand, these two together can be deadly serious.
Aphrodite-Baubo in your profile will ensure that you add some feminine ruffles and lace for beneficial feminine variety.
Hecate's emphasis on hand-crafted details and somewhat careless approach to Bohemian combinations is generally not Metis's style.
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The sporty Artemis will influence the casual clothing of the Metis who loves to sail in summer or ride horses.
Domestic Diva Hestia is most likely to influence the clothing you wear around the house, if you have both of these inner goddesses in your fashion profile.
As for Kali, this trend-setter's disdain for fashion rules is at the other end of the style spectrum from Sophia.
Black-and-white bold print is sparked with purple belt and well-groomed hair and make-up
FAUX FUR WILL DO
A fur coat was once standard for this fashion archetype but eco-consciousness dictates faux these days
ADD IN A LITTLE APHRODITE
Perfectly groomed in a dark skirt and a quality blouse with a few romantic ruffles
PORTRAIT OF URBAN GLAMOR
Dark sunglasses are the perfect go-everywhere accessory for the urban sophisticate