In Myers-Briggs “code”, the T stands for thinking and the P for perceiving. I will leave it up to you to investigate, if those terms are not familiar. As I have been ruminating on the connections to style for a good long time now, I figured it was time to start throwing my thoughts out there.
TP = Tidy + Practical
Characterized by simple pieces and established silhouettes, the TP style is, in my mind, best illustrated by what the hero wears.
Leisure: t-shirts and lots o’ pockets
Business casual: long-sleeved button-downs and twill pants
That’s about it. (Allow me to, parenthetically, express a pet peeve here: button-down is a specific COLLAR style, not “buttons down the front”.) While women’s clothing is always more complicated, I don’t think there is anything wrong with simplifying.
A TP woman could:
- Stick closely to favorite classics and let someone else shop for her
- Buy multiples
- Spend more for perfect; it will get worn out!
A TP could also neglect to throw things with holes or stains away and wind up with a bulging drawer full of painting clothes and nothing respectable to wear. 😉
Do you have any favorite feminine translations of this style? IMO, the female detective on TV’s Psych wears it well.