The most intense of all the zodiac signs, Scorpios are also a jumble of contradictions. Passionate but secretive, low-maintenance but also perfectionistic, you guys have a lot going on. Here’s how to dress like the nuanced woman you are.
How do you strike a balance between your fiery passion and reluctance to be the center of attention? With a comfortable top that shows off your curves but is also, like, reserved. Turns out turtlenecks can, indeed, be sexy.
Get the look: Uniqlo ($15); Everlane ($30); J.Crew ($30); Velvet ($70)
Scorpios value loyalty, so they tend to pick a jeans style and stick with it…for a long time. (Trendy crops? Nah, we’ll take timeless skinnies, thank you very much.) Invest in quality brands and you can go years without replacing.
Get the look: American Eagle Outfitters ($40); Warp & Weft ($98); Habitual ($158); Parker Smith($210)
SEXY NIGHT-OUT DRESSES
Though not many get to see this water sign’s emotional, feminine core, you know how to bring it out for maximum effect. In other words, you’re a pro at drawing out the two-syllable “day-um” when you want one.
Get the look: BB Dakota ($98); Chelsea 28 ($139); Rebecca Minkoff ($198); Cina a Sept ($495)
SNEAKERS YOU CAN WEAR ALL DAY
Scorpios are incredibly practical, which means you’ll rarely find one teetering around town in sky-high stilettos. Supportive (but always stylish) sneakers are the way to this fall birthday-girl’s heart.
Get the look: New Balance ($75); Vionic ($90); Greats ($99); ECCO ($150)
The scorpion has its tough outer shell…and the fashionable ones take that literally. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a classic leather moto or long leather trench, so as long as it’s unadorned, neutral in color and totally badass.
Get the look: Guess ($108); Eloquii ($150); Blank Denim ($158); Capulet ($212); Lucky Brand($399)
A SUPER-PORTABLE RAIN JACKET
As the most practical of all the water signs, you’d never get caught in a downpour unprepared. And you’re never without a lightweight rain jacket that folds up nice and neat into its own little pocket.
Get the look: Lark & Ro ($79); The North Face ($79); REI ($90); Patagonia ($199)
Most of your wardrobe consists of black, white, gray and beige so you can easily blend in with any crowd. But when you do decide to give color a try, look to your ruling planet Mars for some burgundy, rust or crimson inspiration.
Get the look: Madewell top ($60); W118 by Walter Baker top ($74); Citizens of Humanity pants($188); Rails dress ($188)
A WELL-TAILORED POWER SUIT
Scorpios are professional, successful and natural leaders—though not as vocal about it as their Leo or Aries friends. An understated but sharp power suit is a must for wielding your power without making it all about you.
Get the look: Anne Klein blazer ($119) and pants ($79); Ann Taylor blazer ($179) and pants($109); Banana Republic blazer ($199) and pants ($99); Theory blazer ($425) and pants ($295)
Scorpios like to be concealed observers, meaning they’re unlikely to gravitate toward vibrant colors or bold patterns. Navy and beige stripes, however? That sounds like the perfect mix of fun and function.
Get the look: Ellos sweater ($43); All In Favor pants ($44); Boden top ($55); Caara dress ($124); Splendid sweater ($168)