Style 'Scopes | February 2018

Style 'Scopes | February 2018

Welcome to Style 'Scopes, where we take inspiration from our totally reliable horoscopes (I use these ones), to figure out what we want to wear this month.  All the past Style 'Scopes will be available here as the months go by.  Click the pictures to go to their sources.

Since February is the month of love, I thought we'd treat ourselves in a manner befitting this month's horoscopes.  Presents all round!

ARIES

We're all having an exciting month this month, but for you it's all about massive changes in your personal life, Aries!  You'll be experiencing lots of closeness and romance, as well a being a shiny star at work...and there's exciting surprise news on its way.  

I recommend capturing all this romance, success and surprise in a diary - but I'm the first to confess I'd be in serious trouble if I had to write a memoir, because I find diaries terrible and boring.  Maybe try this "one sentence a day" situation? 

 Kikki K "A Sentence a Day" Diary

Kikki K "A Sentence a Day" Diary

TAURUS

Fellow Taureans, change is underway (hooray!) but we need to be prepared: do you have a polished resume ready and a winning interview outfit?  If not, please know that writing up your CV is good for the soul (I exclaimed aloud "shit, I'm actually quite amazing" when I last updated mine) and picking out an interview outfit is just good fun.  

Speaking of killer outfits, you want to have something F.A.B. in the wardrobe for an evening of "lyrical love" on 21 February.  While that description makes me feel desperately afraid, as the old cynic I am, I won't look past an opportunity to wear a great outfit.  Let's buy new shoes to wear to during this job interview/sexy dinner combo of a month!

 Mi Piaci Sinclair slingbacks

Mi Piaci Sinclair slingbacks

GEMINI

You're going to thrive by taking an unconventional approach this month, Gems.  Susan says "the stars are stacked in your favour", and you're going to be getting a lot out of a partner or middle man.  Apparently you've had an issue with collaborators in the past, but that phase is over (I hear you breathe that sigh of relief - who needs drama, I feel you).  

You can sign up to something new - it it's a legal thing, get the go ahead from your lawyers - and you might even be working on a new project.  Since you're simpatico with others, and it sounds like you'll be working away, I think it's time to buy a really seriously nice pen.  Perfect for love notes, thank you cards and signing up to deals with a flourish, alike. 

 Waterman Hemisphere Fountain Pen Saphir Nocturne

Waterman Hemisphere Fountain Pen Saphir Nocturne

CANCER

Right, you are feeling financially responsible Crabettes, and I salute you for this.  The universe is looking to reward you with a financial windfall this month.  "Surprising Uranus" (yes, I sniggered) might also bring unexpected financial luck you won't see coming.  Superb! I thought all financial surprises were of the crap variety (see: dentist bills, car nonsense) so please enjoy this wee flurry of cash. 

However, you might not have time to spend your surprise dollar bills, because you are going to be very busy with work and you're going to have to be organised.  Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked to what's going on around you!  Since you're going to be a busy business lady/low key spy this month, maybe now is the time to shout yourself a really good trench? (I have one from Jack Wills and I give it the official Mode & Methodology tick.) 

 Jack Wills classic trench coat

Jack Wills classic trench coat

LEO

Susan says "Life is getting better day-by-day, dear Leo, and you will have even more to be excited about as you get deeper into 2018."  Yus!  Things sound so exciting - you're at a turning point, but things are finally becoming clear to you.  You're seeing all the possibilities and the steps you need to take. 

To be more specific - this month you're all about that personal life.  You're focussed on the love of your life (whatever, or whomever, that may be) and about future plans.  There's one person who seems super important to you, and they are going to inspire you deeply.  I'm going to assume (from my in-depth reading of this horoscope) that there's some rolling about passionately in your immediate future, and so I think you should treat yourself to a pretty silk robe - also perfect for dreaming about your FABULOUS year ahead. 

 Now or Never Ivy Silk Cotton Robe

Now or Never Ivy Silk Cotton Robe

VIRGO

You're going to find out a secret, Virgo...but don't worry, you'll like it.  Your home is where your heart is now, which hasn't necessarily been the case in recent times.  You get to kick back and enjoy it, and perhaps focus on the fun of your living space - interior design!  You're going to be working on something new, so maybe sign up to a night course on furniture upholstering and see where your creative muse takes you.  

I'm a big fan of ceramics and natural materials like wood from a home decor perspective.  Since you're going to enjoy being curled up at home, how about a delicious rabbit themed cup to sip tea out of?

 Paul Maseyk ceramics from Vessel

Paul Maseyk ceramics from Vessel

LIBRA

"Get ready for a divinely social month...Your level of magnetism will run exceptionally high" says Susan, and apparently this month you might experience the most important day of your year, when you will be transported to an enchanting place, romance-wise.  We're looking at landmark, special events for Librans this month, which sounds far better than the busy work life in your future, so I say lean into it. 

This flurry of social activity is followed by a rest period at the end of the month - lean into that, too (I love a good couch party for one).  I think splashing out on a silk pillowcase to make sure your hair and skin looks great for parties, and your rest is as luxurious as possible, is a strong move this month. 

 Ecosa silk pillow case

Ecosa silk pillow case

SCORPIO

Your horoscope literally reads "Shop for new items to add to your wardrobe, for it seems likely you will be stepping out this month, and during most of March, too. If you can’t find love with these dazzling aspects, heaven help the rest of us!" .  PLUS, the month culminates in a big event - so this is not an invitation to buy new work out gear, this is an instruction to buy something you look (and feel) extra-hot in.  

If work stuff has been getting you down, it sounds like you're about to get a break.  Perhaps you'll be out celebrating a promotion or a new gig this month?  Nothing goes as well with champagne as a banging party dress! 

 Kate Sylvester Sibila dress

Kate Sylvester Sibila dress

SAGITTARIUS

This month is going to be one of your faves, Sagittarius. 

Career-wise, you are racing up to dizzying heights (think promotions, awards).  Now is the time to advance your professional life, and great news: you're going to be in the lead, and have full control, so now is the time to power ahead!  Plus, love is in the air, and you're going to be irresistible to others.  You'll get plenty of attention in a month that is described as "perfect for you".  Since you'll be in the spotlight, a piece of beautiful eye-catching jewellery seems like a great choice for your February treat. 

 Cathy Pope Carnelian Gold Hoops

Cathy Pope Carnelian Gold Hoops

CAPRICORN

Did you have a super busy month in January?  This month you should get a chance to step back and reflect but, as one of the galaxy's hardest workers, you're still going to be working hard towards a goal.  Capricorns are considered a v sensible sign. 

You're going to be doing some serious learning as you work towards this goal, and setting up a foundation to your life.  Yikes - it all sounds seriously sombre, to be honest, so I think all Capricorns will need a bit of zest in among the hard work and quiet reflection.  There's still plenty of sun about, so zest up your look with some new sunnies!  The mirrored lens is perfect if you need a quick zzzzz from all that hard work. 

 Day Break from Double Rainbouu x Le Specs

Day Break from Double Rainbouu x Le Specs

AQUARIUS

You're making a big relationship decision at the moment, but Susan is thinking positive thoughts and hoping it's a good decision (whatever it might be).  Sounds like kind of a heavy start to the month, but you're in control and you're likely to get some recognition elsewhere to put some pep in your step, should relationships be a bit urgh right now.  You're also going to have a great month for meeting new people and impressing them with your many charms *wink*. 

Don't spend too much time socialising though, because Mercury is going retrograde in March (NOOOOOOO) so now is the hour to do some hard work and get things set up for the future.  

Since this month is going to be heavy on socialising and networking, I think a great eyeshadow is in order.  Forget a statement lip at this time of year - you just want a slick of something balmy and a wee bit of shimmer on your lid to give your face some impact. I saw this guy in Mecca the other day and it is fairly fabulous. 

 Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

PISCES

Lucky last this month, Pisces.  You have a LOT going on, from the start of the month when you should be wrapping something up,  to the end of the month, which will end "gloriously", with the universe "blowing you kisses".  Susan actually says "This will be an ideal time to select new clothes and accessories, and for women to choose fresh new colors of makeup for the coming season. Having some new things will give you confidence as you step out to meet new people."  Sounds like you need to find your Scorpio mates and make a day of it!

You need to focus up on your career this month, Pisces.  This is a critical moment and your decisions here will reach into the next two years of your professional life.  No pressure, jeez.  You're likely to set off on an exciting new path, too!  Since it's all business this month, try on a few blazers when you're shopping this month.  As we know, they magically make every outfit 90% more work appropriate. 

 Witchery Military Blazer

Witchery Military Blazer