“Winds 74-95 mph. No significant damage to building structures.
Damage primarily to the unanchored.”
The Category 1 woman is like a blank canvas. She doesn’t have her style figured out, doesn’t know what she really likes, and isn’t sure where to begin.
If you asked her how to describe her style, she would look at you like you were speaking a language she’s never heard of. You may find vibrant colors in her closet, but it’s very doubtful. If you do find a colorful top in her wardrobe, it’s most likely due to the fact that one of her friends gave her the top when they were “over” wearing it. You won’t find the basics in her wardrobe: v-neck or crew neck tees, cardigans, or vibrant color. Her style is like a Category 1 hurricane, no significant style impact to those around her and any style impact is primarily to those unanchored (or lacking style themselves).
“Winds 96-110 mph. Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery, with some trees blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers.”
The Category 2 woman is a step ahead of the Category 1, but only by minor differences. She has the basics a.k.a essentials in her wardrobe, and then some. She has color in her wardrobe, and she goes the extra mile to try prints. If you asked her what her style is, she would give you an answer like, “I don’t know. I like the classics.” She won’t push the style envelope, as a matter of fact, the big difference between Cat1 and Cat2 is that Cat2 knows there’s an envelope and Cat1 doesn’t. Her style intensity is like the Category 2 hurricane, she will have a style impact on the little things, like going out to a casual dinner w/ friends. Her friends will say “you look cute tonight!” Will they say “you look fabulous”? No. Her style impact is just enough to be acceptable, but she is slowly realizing that what was once acceptable to her isn’t quite enough anymore.
“Winds 111-130 mph. Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Larger trees are blown down.”
The Category 3 woman is really trying, and she does care. Every season she makes a conscious effort to try a new trend, to push her style envelope a little farther. That’s the difference between the Cat2 and Cat3. Although both know the style envelope is there, Cat3 is actually willing to push it! She has some misses with her style, but she’s in the game and that’s what counts for her. She is willing to try prints, ruffles, and pieces that may be considered slightly over the top. Like the Category 3 hurricane, her impact is present and cannot be overlooked. Her style intensity is felt, and she can and will knock down that big tree! She can intimidate with her style, but 9 times out of 10 she doesn’t even realize she’s doing it. She is on the brink of reaching her clothing potential. The one thing she lacks is the one thing that separates her from the Cat4…accessories!
“Winds 131-155 mph. Shrubs, trees, and signs are blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to doors and windows. Some complete roof structure failure on small residences.”
The Category 4 woman has one true understanding that Cats1-3 do not. Accessories!
A woman cannot be a Cat4 unless she accessorizes, and respects the importance of accessorizing. The Cat4 woman understands the importance of a whimsical scarf or a fabulous bag. She knows how to put on a tee w/ jeans and turn heads, because she did the one thing others wouldn’t, she accessorized! Bags, scarves, nail polish, shoes, jewelry. She focuses on them all. Her wardrobe is polished, but not impeccable. The Cat4 woman still has work to do in her wardrobe, and she knows it. But you can’t say a thing to her about her accessories, she’s on top of it. Like the Category 4 hurricane, she is doing major damage to things that count. She’ll knock you over with her Kelly green bag and floral scarf w/o blinking.
“Winds greater than 155 mph. Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures w/ small utility buildings blown over or away. Severe and extensive window and door damage. Massive evacuation may be required.”
Of all the categories discussed, the Category 5 woman is the mother of all. There is no mistaking a Category 5 woman. You know her when you see her. You love what she’s wearing (and even want to ask where she got it), but you hesitate for fear of what she’ll think. A Cat5 woman knows she’s a Cat5 woman, and if she’s reading this now, she is smiling because it’s her. She is the ultimate combination of style; clothing, accessories, style awareness, and confidence to boot! Her wardrobe is a dream, yet attainable. She can tell you what her style is w/o blinking. She walks in the room and you know she’s there. Like the Category 5 hurricane, her impact is real, unimaginable, and it can’t be ignored. Ask for her style advice, and she’ll know the answer, ALWAYS! If you have to ask if you’re a Cat5, then you aren’t one. This is something you just know!