What Your Favorite Spring Print Says About Your Personality

Quick: Why did you pick whatever you’re wearing right now? While there’s practicality behind our clothing choices (like weather and the day’s agenda), we’re also motivated subconsciously by our personalities. It’s a fascinating way to look at your spring print style selections and can even help inform your shopping decisions. Just in time for spring, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner partnered with T.J.Maxx and Marshalls to focus in on the season’s classic prints, revealing what a fondness for, say, leopard print has to say about the woman wearing the piece.

If you like florals:
If come spring you’re all about blooms and buds, you’re likely someone who routinely embraces her femininity. You rock jeans and tees with the best of them, but there’s a good chance you’re a girl who appreciates her high heels and a slash of bright lipstick too.


If you like plaid:
“You may be a true traditionalist at heart,” the doc wrote, reminding us that plaid was used primarily for domestic textiles before it became popular for clothing. Those that reach for plaid tend to place a high value on stability, endurance, and loyalty.


If you like stripes:
The classic spring favorite appeals to practical types who enjoy knowing something will never go out of style (and can be worn with practically everything in your closet). You’re “confident by nature,” and strong stripes show that you’re ready to buckle down and take care of business.


If you like tie-dye:
“You’re someone who tends to break boundaries and are keen on charting your own course,” she explained, pointing to the unique nature of the print as being one that’s close to your heart. You’re not likely to do something just because, and instead prefer to march to the beat of your own drum.


If you like paisley:
The whimsy of paisley attracts daydreamers who’d be most happy stamping their passports at exotic ports all around the globe. “Paisley asserts a feeling of movement, helping to unleash your inner passion for journey and discovering the wonders of life,” Dr. Baumgartner explained. That love of the unknown means you also like a good dose of mystery woven into things.


If you like animal prints:
Closets with a fair amount of leopard and snakeskin typically belong to ambitious women who are after success in all aspects of life. “You exude sheer strength and are an unstoppable force no matter what life throws at you.”


If you like geometric prints:
Dr. Baumgartner says these sorts have “an eye on the future.” The sharp lines and intersections of geometric prints appeal to your love of balance and order.