“Astrology is a reflection of you and your life. The whole thing can be seen through the lens of what makes you beautiful and what makes this life of yours beautiful.” — Chani Nicholas
We’ve mentioned this a few times before, but here at VINTA, we’re all about horoscopes, astrology and all that birth chart business. So when our woman crush/astrologer Chani Nicholas launched her first book, You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Acceptance, we got inspired to write up our own little star sign-related fashion guide. (Btw, if you don’t already know who Chani Nicolas is, check her out ASAP. She weaves progressive politics, social justice, queer identity — not to mention amazing Spotify Cosmic Playlists — into her work. We’re obsessed.)
But back to VINTA — it’s a new year, and 2020 is the year for us to begin a new cycle, a new journey of creativity, exploration and discovery. Of hard resets. Of being the boss of our own lives. Of expressing ourselves. Of feeling good. Of rocking a sweet new look.
So we’ve put together these VINTA outfit ideas for every star sign to hopefully inspire your wardrobe for the exciting year ahead!
January 20 - February 18
People born under the Aquarius sign are typically shy and quiet, but once you get to know them, they’re actually eccentric, energetic and may we add sometimes a bit too cool for school (but in the best way possible). Because of their yearning to always be original, there’s never a dull moment around Aquarius individuals. They can be the life of the party around friends, but also secretly tender, thoughtful and independent.
Their VINTA outfit would be the white Terno Set (Top) — pure boss woman/butterfly sleeve energy, but the terno top’s transparent décolletage panel and silk organdy material give it that tender and intellectual look.
February 19 - March 20
We know a Pisces when we meet one. As a Water sign, they’re compassionate, artistic, gentle and wise. Often very spiritual individuals, when Pisces people speak, you can see the depth of their emotional capacity, and you can tell they’re more intuitive than others. They love being alone, but they’re also in love with the world.
For this reason, the High Neck Crop Barong in Lavender would suit them best — made with hand-dyed jusi, creating this beautiful water-colour effect, and embroidered with avocado green thread. Dreamy, artistic and romantic AF.
March 21 - April 19
Don’t mess with an Aries girl.
The most competitive of the star signs, we love a good Aries girl. As a natural-born leader, they always want to be first at everything, work-related or otherwise. When an Aries individual walks into a room, it’s one of blazing confidence, passion and energy. And when they’re in love, it’s over — they will express their feelings to the person they are in love with without any thought. The one colour that pops into our head when we think Aries: RED.
Our Terno Jumpsuit in Candy Apple Red is an obvious choice for this star sign — its deep V cut neckline and legs-for-days palazzo cut pant can murder a room. It’s also stretchy and built to move (Aries people love comfortable clothes), so it’s literally the most perfect outfit for them.
April 20 - May 20
Oooooh, Taurus. One of the most reliable signs, these guys are practical, stable and well-grounded, always ready to endure and stick to their decisions, sometimes to the point of stubbornness. Taurus individuals are also known to love high-quality shi*t and dressing to the nines (read: NO synthetic fabrics and luxe clothing that shows signs of the fruits of their wealth and labour).
As the badass “Wandering Bull,” VINTA’s Headmistress Terno was made for the Taurus lady (I mean, look at those power sleeves). Reminiscent of 1940s glamour, this deep purple-black fully-lined cotton sateen terno dress even has a unique cañamaso butterfly sleeve innovation that’s crushable and comfortable, as any Taurus would appreciate.
May 21 - June 20
Geminis are interesting individuals, and you can bet they’ll keep you on your toes — as the “Caring Twins,” you’ll never know which side of you’ll face. Without a doubt, Geminis can be super charming, quick-witted, sociable and always ready for a fun time — on the flip side, they have a tendency to suddenly get serious and deep in their thoughts, maybe even a bit restless. But their open-mindedness and curiosity make them excellent artists, constantly flooded with inspiration and definitely never boring.
The Gemini gal would love our cotton sateen Terno Jumpsuit Dos in both colours — hot pepper yellow for those days she just wants to express herself and the black Terno Jumpsuit Dos for those serious (but secretly still fun-loving) days.
June 21 - July 22
Cancer babies wear their heart on their sleeves. They’re those friends who hug you tightly with their eyes closed and for a few seconds longer. Guided by their emotions, they’re deeply sentimental and sympathetic, closely attached to people they connect with. They can be overly sensitive creatures, only because they’re so gentle and caring to their very core.
Our white Pleat Front Camisa has ‘Cancer’ all over it. Made with beautiful cotton lace and voluminous butterfly sleeves — inspired from the 1910s camisa — it’s sweet and sentimental, perfect for this zodiac sign.
July 23 - August 22
Think J.Lo, Madonna, Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston — all fierce, fun and confident Leo ladies. As natural born leaders, Leos enter a room with a blazing force, dominant and in love with life, not to be ignored. For this reason, they have a tendency to be overly dramatic, sometimes even “queen-of-the-jungle” entitled — at the same time, they’re very incredibly warm-hearted, generous and funny, making them quite irresistible to the people around them. The Leo’s motto: Just do you, girl.
Our Terno Barong in ox blood was made for the attention-loving Leo. 100% silk and hand-dyed in deep red, the front has an opaque nude lining and features delicate floral, hand-manipulated machine embroidery — the back is see-through, obviii.
August 23 - September 22
Everyone needs at least one Virgo friend in their life — you know, that one friend that keeps you grounded, who pushes you to be your best, and is all work, no play. In all seriousness, we love Virgos because they inspire us to be just as organized, detail-oriented and practical as they are. As perfectionists, they can be over-analytical with a methodical approach to life that leaves nothing to chance.
Because of their impeccable taste and keen eye for details, our Shirt Coat Barong is just for them. Made from 100% silk organza, this long, gorgeous barong coat is machine-embroidered in-house with a hibiscus floral motif designed by the equally as detail-oriented local Manila artist, May Caras. Virgo babies would also appreciate the Care Instructions for such a delicate piece. (Hint: It involves spot hand-washing and/or steam clean and/or dry clean, only if necessary, with specific directions for the cleaners.)
September 23 - October 22
“Fashion made me late.” Totally something a Libra would say, lol. Individuals born under the Libra sign are highly social, super charming and they hate conformity. They most likely have an Instagram-perfect lifestyle and need constant mental stimuli to keep them interested. They’re very opinionated and can hold you down with hours-long discussions with their strong intellect and keen mind.
As the star sign most likely to discover the next trend, Libra ladies would go for our best-selling Cut-Out Terno Top. Versatile, with saucy peek-a-boo cut-outs on the front shoulder, our Cut-Out Terno is also made with a unique Philippine batik printed poly-cotton blend — definitely not for the basic bishes.
October 23 - November 21
Watch out for the Scorpios! We say that only because they’re the most intimidating and mysterious out of the zodiac signs. Like, we never know what type of person they are until you actually truly and deeply get to know them. And even so, we may not even get to the depths of who they are. Extremely determined and assertive individuals, they say Scorpios can “sting,” but only because they can be quite passionate and emotional. Born brave and fierce, they balance it out with their outside calm and cool behaviour. Who doesn’t want to be a Scorpio?
No other VINTA outfit would suit the Scorpio as much as our High Neck Pleat Front Camisa. I mean, that high neck, full-blown Victorian-style black lacy number, with badass power terno sleeves? Dead.
November 22 - December 21
Where to next?
Think of that one love who got away — they’re most likely a Sagittarius. The travel-hungry, adventure-loving Sagittarius baby is energetic, optimistic and boy, do they love their freedom. It’s hard not to like them, though — idealistic, humourous, philosophical and open-minded, to keep up with a Sagittarius, you have to be equally as curious, playful and fun-loving, always ready and open to change at the drop of a dime.
Our blue floral Shirred Terno Bustier is perfect for the dreamy-eyed, extroverted Sagittarius. Made from printed, fine Japanese cotton with sweet and sassy terno sleeves and coconut wood buttons, it’s basically has their name written all over it.
November 22 - December 21
Last but not least — the Capricorn baby. Like the grounding Virgo, Capricorns are responsible, disciplined and have good self-control. They’re the go-to friends you hit up when you need that hard-hitting ‘life coach’ advice you hate so much — and they’ll give it to you straight up, without any of the fluff. Because of this, they may seem a bit harsh and cold, but they only want what’s best for their besties.
The Crop Barong in black is totally for the Capricorn — serious by nature, with its buttoned-up collared look; but once you get them to let their guard down for a bit, they can be super fun (it’s a crop top, after all!)