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How to Dress Like an Aries

Andrea has a background in Myers-Briggs and Western astrology. She mostly writes about relationships.

Dressing like an Aries isn't too hard. You want to bring more red into your wardrobe, look for dynamic pieces, and be able to get into your clothes fast.

Dressing like an Aries isn't too hard. You want to bring more red into your wardrobe, look for dynamic pieces, and be able to get into your clothes fast.

An Aries Makes Fashion Look Effortless

There are two things to keep in mind if you're an Aries or you want to dress like an Aries: 1) red is your power color, and 2) you want to bring attention to your head.

Aries fashion shouldn't be too form-fitting or perfectly put together. Aries jumps into the middle of battle, so they grab whatever they can and get going. If it takes you an hour to put together an outfit, you're doing something wrong. Ideally, you're done picking out clothes in about five minutes.

Aries isn't the type to sit around and take time trying to look pretty, so skip the two-hour makeup regiment, forget the tailor, and know that unkempt hair works in your favor. You want to project confidence and assertiveness.

What to Wear

Clothing TypesDo WearDon't Wear

Jewelry Metals

Yellow-gold and rose-gold pieces. Giant hoops, dangling earrings, multiple bracelets, big statement necklaces.

Silver and white-gold pieces don't pop enough for Aries. Cutesy jewelry, simple pieces that are elegant, and colorless items aren't exciting enough for Aries.

Jewels

Rubies and red sapphires are a major plus. Diamonds are flashy and confident. Amethyst also works.

Green emeralds and blue sapphires don't really work for Aries.

Shirts

Anything red, plaid is an excellent pattern, floral with pops of warm tones, asymmetrical items, flattering blouses, easy to button up clothes or ones with zippers.

Anything too complicated or time consuming to put on. Pastels shouldn't be your first option. Earth tones are too muted.

Pants

Look for pants with interesting designs and plenty of space. You want pants that are casual, so lots of jeans and sweatpants. Variety is a good idea.

Avoid pants that are too fit or tight. Tailor made items aren't really for Aries. Ideally, you want to buy stuff off the rack with little fuss.

Suits

Stripes, black, red, a little loose, have unusual qualities to them.

Basic brown, too fitting, earth tones.

Dresses/skirts

Flattering dresses that are asymmetrical or have interesting strap designs. Pencil skirts, plaid skirts, dresses with vertical stripes, sequins and sparkles.

Plain dresses, cutesy dresses, ruffles, poofs, and big bows.

Shoes

High heels, boots, and flashy sneakers. You want your shoes to pop and not look basic.

No Crocs, no ballet flats, no Mary Janes, no Dad-core vibes.

Hats/Hair

Braids, hairpins, hats, butterfly clips, headbands, scarves, crowns.

Dull colors and plain styles. Buns and ponytails need to be revamped.

Aries can amplify their look with more intentionally with their hair and a splash of red lipstick. Get bold with: patterns, red eye shadow, and gold earring hoops.

Aries can amplify their look with more intentionally with their hair and a splash of red lipstick. Get bold with: patterns, red eye shadow, and gold earring hoops.

Colors

Red is your go-to color. You want to look serious, confident, and powerful—not meek and sweet. If you wear pink, buffer it with more striking colors like red and black.

Opt for warm tones over cool tones. Colors that are energetic (e.g., fire tones) are better than those that are subdued (e.g., earth tones).

Fire signs, like Aries, want things to be out in the open and confrontational, so gold is a better metal color than silver for an Aries. Yellow stands out and is reminiscent of sunshine, while silver is cooler and more like moonlight. Silver is mysterious and works more in the shadows, which isn't really Aries' thing.

Black is another good color, but don't let it overwhelm your palette. It could give off more of a Scorpio vibe. Aries and Scorpio are similar—they're both warring signs. Traditionally, Aries and Scorpio were ruled by Mars, the warring planet. In modern astrology, Scorpio was reassigned to Pluto.

Aries doesn't care for symmetry. Plaid skirts or kilts convey confidence and power. The mismatched patterns will get people's attention.

Aries doesn't care for symmetry. Plaid skirts or kilts convey confidence and power. The mismatched patterns will get people's attention.

Patterns

Wear striking patterns like stripes or lightning bolts. Avoid dots as they convey softness, gentleness, and whimsy. Vertical stripes are my favorite for Aries—they have a tinge of aggression to them, whereas horizontal stripes seem friendlier.

Aries can rock skull signs, dragon tattoos, spider necklaces, plaid skirts, heavy chains, and sparkly star-shaped earrings. You want to wear pieces that command attention. Clashing patterns work well for fire signs who want attention.

Stay away from adorable animals, babyish stuff, and nostalgic things. If you're starting to go nerdy, rethink what you're doing.

Your hair needs to make a statement. Put it in braids or add a headband. Big earrings have Aries vibes.

Your hair needs to make a statement. Put it in braids or add a headband. Big earrings have Aries vibes.

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Head Pieces

Aries represents the head and mind, so you want to draw attention to your head and face. You can do this in a number of ways. For example, you could throw on some bright red lipstick and chaotically add dark eyeliner. You don't need a lot of makeup, just a few bright focal points.

Put some effort into your hair, especially if you have lovely locks. Wear hats, especially ones that make you look fierce. You can change things up with a red ribbon, flashy hairpins, butterfly clips, headbands, hijabs, braids, and crowns.

If you can get a subtle horn shape to your head with French braids, perfect. For Aries, I would say you should spend more time on your hair than your overall outfit. Adorn your head and forget about the rest.

If you're wanting your hair to be more striking and intimidating, try a mohawk or fohawk. You could also experiment with different hair colors. Obviously, red is in for Aries. You could also go pink, purple, orange, or yellow.

You could shave a portion of your head for a distinct and intimidating look. Shaving part of your head creates asymmetry and makes you appear confident. Alternatively, you could do something really simple to make yourself look more striking by opting for bangs.

Ultimately, you want your hair and head to look astonishing—not subdued and simplistic. Avoid dull colors and tame styles.

A red suit with stripes conveys power and decisiveness. The shirt with stripes adds a contrast that will command attention.

A red suit with stripes conveys power and decisiveness. The shirt with stripes adds a contrast that will command attention.

You need some red items that draw attention. You're not the type of person to own a series of little black dresses—you own little red dresses or red suits.

You want clothes that you can easily grab and are simple to put on. Have some plaid button-up shirts, band t-shirts, asymmetrical clothes, one-strap shirts, jeans with holes and stains, leather or pleather jackets, and jeans with plenty of room.

Skip the skinny jeans or jeggings. You want plenty of legroom and don't want to spend five minutes trying to fit into your pants. Also, the super-fitted look isn't for you.

Your clothes shouldn't make you blend in with a crowd. Your pants should have intriguing designs, and your outfits should be unpredictable and different each day. You have clothes that are flattering but not posh.

Ruffles aren't for you. Don't look cutesy.

Aries fashion: flaunting a red dress that's asymmetrical and not form-fitting, big gold earrings, and killer boots.

Aries fashion: flaunting a red dress that's asymmetrical and not form-fitting, big gold earrings, and killer boots.

Accessories

Big golden hoop earrings, dozens of bracelet bangles, and flashy nails are all great accessory ideas fo you. Aries is the type to have fun with piercings and tattoos, but don't force yourself to get one if you don't want one.

Play with different colored eye contacts. Aries is edgy with a hint of spontaneity. People don't know how to beat you or oppose you because you play to your own rules, so if you want to change your eye color or hair color on a weekly basis, do it.

Black, red, or gold nails with stripes command attention. Don't force yourself to get bright nails if it sounds like a waste of time or a test of patience.

Other accessory suggestions:

  • Big belts with shiny buckles
  • Wigs in striking colors
  • Clutch purses in red, gold, or black
  • Long and skinny scarves
  • Pendants
  • Corsets
  • Rings with rubies
  • Sunglasses with sex appeal
As an Aries, you need to have at least one pair of red shoes.

As an Aries, you need to have at least one pair of red shoes.

Shoes

Aries wears shoes that show off their confidence, including high heels or stilettos. You want big heels, not kitten heels. Opt for shoes that are spiky rather than round. When it comes to Aries, you want to wear clothes that pop and don't look soft or like they'll blend into wallpaper.

Boots are a major plus, especially if they're dramatic and unconventional. You want your shoes to be a little scary. You're not the type to have goofy shoes like Crocs.

Ballet flats are too sweet and girly for you. Adorable Mary Janes and saddle shoes aren't for you.

Sneakers in bright colors are totally game, especially since they promote cardio. If people don't compliment your shoes on a regular basis, consider taking things up a notch. You need something idiosyncratic, not normal and basic.

Athletic Wear

Besides an array of eye-catching sneakers, you should also have plenty of sweatpants, runners shorts, sports bras, hoodies, jackets, and socks to promote exercise. These clothes should be colorful, and they should have vibrant designs.

Opt for yoga pants with fun patterns, not just ones that are black and only about function. Aries isn't conventional: they're leaders with fierce personalities. Aries doesn't really align with what is practical or functional, instead, they prefer what is immediate and striking.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Andrea Lawrence

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