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Zodiac Style: Water Signs – Pisces, Cancer & Scorpio

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Water Signs

Have you ever wondered if your zodiac sign helps dictate your personal style? That’s what we at CF are trying to discover in this four-part series that explores the link between fashion and the stars.

In case you missed the first two parts, see Zodiac Style: Air Signs – Aquarius, Gemini & Libra, and Zodiac Style: Fire Signs – Aries, Leo & Sagittarius. If you’re an Earth sign, expect a post on your style up next.

For the third installment, we will be looking at the water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio) and their personal style. Water signs have a romantic and observant nature and will often wear their emotions quite literally on their sleeve. (Water girls tend to dress according to how they feel on any particular day.) However, these signs have totally different styles, which you can learn more about below:

Pisces (February 19- March 20)

Pisces Symbol

Symbol: The Fish

Traits: Romantic, Imaginative, Helpful

Colors: Sea Green, Violet, Indigo

Fashionable Pisces: Whitney Port, Ashley Greene, Rihanna

  • Pisces are true romantics, which makes them drawn to flowy, feminine and delicate styles.
  • Fish girls embrace creativity and are always searching for unique and artsy accessories.
  • Pisces rules over the feet, so girls under this sign love wearing fabulous shoes.

Looks for Inspiration

Pisces Outfits

Outfit #1: Top, Jeans, Bracelet, Earrings, Shoes Outfit #2: Dress, Clutch, Ring, Shoes

This sign is all about romantic, dreamy pieces like this flowy blue top. When worn with some basic jeans, it makes a gorgeous yet simple daytime look. Add some fabulous caged shoes (don’t the straps remind you of ocean waves?) and accessorize with an intricate cuff bracelet and these pretty earrings.

What Pisces wouldn’t love this sea foam green dress, with its flowy, structured style and feminine purple sash? Girls under this sign love artsy looking accessories like this interesting clutch and the adorably unique fish ring. Finally, add some structured and feminine heels to satisfy the Pisces love for shoes.

Cancer (June 21- July 21)

Cancer Symbol

Symbol: The Crab

Traits: Patient, Creative, Compassionate

Colors: Silver, Pearl White, Pastels

Fashionable Cancers: Diane Kruger, Jessica Simpson, Selena Gomez

  • Cancers usually dress according to their mood, so their style is forever changing, and could be completely different from one day to the next.
  • Crabs are very sentimental, so they look for clothes that have a story to them. Girls under this sign are also big fans of vintage clothing and accessories.
  • This sign loves to wear clothing that is both traditional and feminine with lots of soft details.

Looks for Inspiration

Cancer Outfits

Outfit #1: Top, Jeans, Earrings, Bag, Flats Outfit #2: Dress, Blazer, Pumps, Brooch, Clutch

Cancers love a traditional look and is there anything more classic than jeans and a white top? This top has a soft look with embroidered detailing, and the jeans are a universally-flattering boot cut. I added some basic black flats with a feminine bow and a vintage-looking quilted bag for interest. Finally, accessorize with some delicate pearl drop earrings.

The second look mixes both classic and vintage styles with a simple linen dress. Layer an always-classic white blazer to amp up the style and put on some matching peep-toe pumps to tie the look together. Pin a vintage-inspired brooch to the blazer for interest and add this two-toned clutch that finishes off the traditional look.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

Scorpio Symbol

Symbol: The Scorpion

Traits: Dynamic, Social, Intuitive

Colors: Black, Dark Red, Purple

Fashionable Scorpios: Katy Perry, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway

  • Scorpios are drawn to intense, rich colors, but usually have a closet full of dark-colored clothes.
  • This sign loves to attract attention with their clothing, but always leaves a little something to the imagination.
  • A Scorpion likes simple clothes with an edge and a hint of sex appeal.

Looks for Inspiration

Scorpio Outfits

Outfit #1: Top, Pants, Sunglasses, Bracelet, Shoes Outfit #2: Dress, Clutch, Earrings, Shoes

For the first outfit, I wanted to capture a look that was both dynamic and mysterious. The bold red top is simple and the mesh detailing shows just a hint of skin. Some simple black pants balance out the bold top, while these shoes maintain the bombshell look Scorpios love. Accessorize with a unique cuff bracelet and add to the air of mystery with some oversized shades.

Scorpios aren’t afraid to show a little skin and that’s exactly what this unique LBD does, while still maintaining a simple and classic shape. Add to the edgy look Scorpions are fond of with these structured heels and accessorize with dramatic drop earrings and a wine-colored clutch.

More in this series:

What’s your sign?

Do you believe in astrology? Are you a water sign? If so, does your style resemble your zodiac sign? Would you wear any of these outfits? Do you admire a celeb who shares your zodiac sign? Leave a comment to let us know and be sure to keep an eye out for the final installment!

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64 Responses to “Zodiac Style: Water Signs – Pisces, Cancer & Scorpio”

  1. 1
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I’m a Scorpio and even though I don’t love red I can totally se myself wearing the outfits you styled!

    Great job!

  2. 2
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I must say the Scorpio was pretty accurate for me. I do like lots of color, but I have mostly navy, black and grey in my closet :)

  3. 3
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I am a Pisces and I feel that it described me perfectly! I LOVE the fish ring and the clutch from the second outfit and the shoes and shirt from the first outfit. I love the colors you picked, I’m definitely a blue, green, and purple kind of person. Thanks for the post (:

  4. 4
    July 11th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Cancer was accurate for me, definitely the part about my style constantly changing depending on my mood. I could love an outfit one day and not be interested the next day. So while the traditional look fits with my style, it constantly changes so one day I love the boho look and another I like an edgier style.

  5. 5
    July 11th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I’m a Cancer, and I say it’s very true. Cancers also love old fashioned stuff, so lots of vintage. Think white floaty dresses- that’s like a cancer dream.

  6. 6
    July 11th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    What about Earth signs?

  7. 7
    July 11th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I’m a pisces and I looooved the outfit! i actually loved all of them–this is the best one so far.

  8. 8
    July 11th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Woohoo Scoripio! That is sooo right about the closet of dark clothes. whenever i go shopping, i try to pick color but i always go back to basic black. Great outfits :)

  9. 9
    July 11th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    when will virgo be in one? The ‘signs’ that ahve been put up are fire, water, and air……. im guessing only earth is left ? so does that mean virgo will be in earth’?

  10. 10
    July 11th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    The Scorpio outfits are exactly my style. I definitely tend to move towards red, gray, and black in the winter.

  11. 11
    July 11th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Love Cancer, LOVE Scorpio, but Pisces is a bit too froo-froo for me.

  12. 12
    July 11th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    As a pisces, I can say that outfit 1 is spot on, but 2 doesn’t work for me. I’m not at all romantic, so I like a nice balance of flowy and structured (outfit 1).

  13. 13
    July 11th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Why isn’t there a polyvore set for Cancer?

  14. 14
    July 11th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Glad you all are liking the post and thanks for all the great feedback!

    Sam and Varsha: The Earth Signs post will be up two Sundays from now and will include the remaining signs- Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. :)

    C: I’m not sure what you mean? There’s a set of Cancer outfits in the post made with Polyvore.

  15. 15
    July 11th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    It was crazy how right you were about Scorpios…..I always try on color, but I end up buying black, navy, and gray too. I must admit my go to wanna feel sexy color is red! Great job!

  16. 16
    July 11th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I’m an Aries, but my style most closely aligns with the Pisces and Cancer sets here. (I actually couldn’t stand any of the fire sign sets, especially Aries… go figure.) And – sorry, astrology-eese for those who might get confused here – I’m pretty familiar with my birth chart, so I suspect that because my Mercury is in Pisces (Mercury being communication, travel, mental facilities, and the like; so here because my thought processes is most like Pisces I’d imagine myself in more Pisces-esque clothing) and Mars in Cancer (Mars being ambition, so my ambitions are Cancerian-influenced) it makes sense that I like the corresponding sets the most. :)

  17. 17
    July 11th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I’m a cancer and I found this post to be spot on. I love vintage items and my style definitely changes w/ my mood. Keep up the awesome posts!

  18. 18
    July 11th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Has anybody actually ordered anything on ASOS? I keep following links from your site to that one and finding SO many cute things, but I wonder how scary the customs and import charges are, even though the shipping cost is fairly low? Has anybody tried it?

  19. 19
    July 11th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, haa.
    I’m a Scorpio and that was all SPOT ON.
    Great post.

  20. 20
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    im a scorpio and none of these were my style ): yet i loved all of the air and fire outfits, maybe i was just born at the wrong time? haha

  21. 21
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Cancer was right on, and I’m actually wearing a white float top with jeans right now, if that’s any indication!

    I’ve been waiting for this article since the air signs, and you did not dissapoint!

  22. 22
    July 11th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    By the way, Cancer is till July 22nd, not 21st. That’s an error that needs to be fixed on this post! You missed my birthday.

  23. 23
    July 11th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Lily- I used the same reputable astrology website for all the zodiac dates, which listed Cancers as falling between June 21- July 21. However I did notice that from site to site, the days that each sign falls between varies depending on where you look. Either way, you’re on the Cancer/Leo cusp :)

  24. 24
    July 11th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I’m a cancer and those outfits are totally me. My pearl earrings are my favorite jewelry and I wear them daily!

  25. 25
    July 12th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I’m going crazy waiting for Taurus!!!

  26. 26
    July 12th, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I’ve waited so very long for this post! I’m a scorpio and with the exception of a few accessories, it was dead on: the colors, the types of clothes.. it was almost flawless. i wish you guys would do more zodiac stuff like this! <333

  27. 27
    July 12th, 2010 at 3:18 am

    oh, and to livy, it’s okay! not every scorpio is the same! we are a very diverse sign that really just blends together what we like with a little of what we dont! i’m sure if you scope through all of the other signs and ours and make your own outfit collections, you’ll be more satisfied! i know, its weird and complex but when have we ever done things the easy way?!

    best of luck!

  28. 28
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Do the earth signs next please!!

  29. 29
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    i’m a pisces, & while i love the water, i totally don’t fit anything else about the pisces mold. i’m more tomboyish & preppy in style & i absolutely HATE shoe shopping. on the other hand, i did like the colors & outfits you picked out, though i would probably never wear them myself. :)

  30. 30
    July 12th, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Gorgeous outfits, loved them all! Especially the for the last two signs, just wow. You did a fantastic job incorporating the characteristics into the outfits!

  31. 31
    July 13th, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Interesting! I’m a Scorpio and you’re completely right about the wardrobe full of dark colors. I love pops of color but wear them rarely – my friends often complain/tease me about this.

    I love Selena Gomez’s style so it was interesting to see she’s a water sign too. Love the Cancer style – your outfits seem to match up with something she would wear. I love the style but I’ve never been able to pull it off.

  32. 32
    July 13th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Just wanted to say that scorpio look was right on target for me. The concepts were EXACTLY how I would define my style…however, I wasn’t a huge fan of the red blouse. Maybe that’s just me (:

  33. 33
    July 13th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Perfect! I have a lot of Pisces-inspired jewelry and that ring will be coming to my collection very soon. (:

  34. 34
    July 13th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I am a Scorpio and everything you said its so true about me! -closet full of dark-colored clothes- very me!

    but im starting to use more colors & patterns.. im tired of wearing black all the time..

  35. 35
    July 13th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    @Blaire Its not just you! I didn’t like the blouse either.. It’s not me at all! maybe a red halter top… that would be me :)

  36. 36
    July 13th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    So the Pisces was semi accurate. I do like the colors and fabulous shoes, but I don’t lean towards super feminine flowy pieces. I like flirty details, but more the darker components of fashion. But still really cool info :)

  37. 37
    July 13th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Okay, so I’m a Scorpio too. I kind of think that suits me. I wear a lot of navy, black, and grey, i guess i do where dark red a lot, so it does suit me. I loved both those outfits! I would totally wear them any day!

  38. 38
    July 13th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Really cool-I’m ready for Capricorn!

  39. 39
    July 14th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    As a picies you were spot on about the shoes lol I love all the outfits!

  40. 40
    July 15th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    This is a really unique post! I’m a Pisces and the description definitely fit me. I love wearing romantic and feminine pieces — that’s what I’m naturally drawn too, I guess!

  41. 41
    July 15th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Cancers RULE! Definitely true for me. I’m wearing a floaty chiffon dress right now!
    Floaty, romantic clothes are the best and so easy to mix and match with everything in your closet. It makes it so easy to switch up my look so I can have tougher looks with softer pieces.
    I’m loving this feature. It’s so cool to be inspired by the other signs too.

  42. 42
    July 20th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    PLEASE do one for Leos!

  43. 43
    July 20th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Maddie- You can find the Leo-inspired Zodiac style here: http://www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/zodiac-style-fire-signs-aries-leo-sagittarius/

  44. 44
    July 24th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I’m a Cancer, and usually posts associated with my sign are so accurate, but not this time! Out of all the outfits (and the last two were AMAZING!) the Cancer picks are outfits I would only wear to a dinner with my grandparents!

  45. 45
    July 24th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    hey where the earth signs…in taurus

  46. 46
    July 25th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I’m scorpio, but the scorpio outfits are the ones i like the least :D

  47. 47
    July 26th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I guess I was born in the wrong month, I’m a pisces but the scorpio’s description suits me perfectly!!! Maybe because I’m sort of a closeted pisces, hard on the outside and romantic ont he inside. Oh, and because I have a warm colouring and don’t look too good in such cool tones. Besides, my boyfriend and my ex are both scorpios.

    (Ha, what fashion does to a girl…I’m a philosophy major! I don’t believe this sort of bull****!)

  48. 48
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    i’m a cancer, but i prefer strong colours instead of the ones described in this article!!!

  49. 49
    August 24th, 2010 at 4:15 am

    I think people shouldn’t only depend on Sun signs to determine their style but also consider Ceres and Venus signs.

  50. 50
    August 24th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    im a real pisces girl and i love get dressed with fantasy,details and water sea colors.but with shoes i have problems cause i prefer to be in comfort,if it was for me i could walk without them :p

  51. 51
    August 29th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I’m a Scorpio. I love all the outfits, but the Pisces set on the left was definitely more my style. (:

  52. 52
    August 30th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I am a Cancer the crabby kind, and I would definately agree with this post as a whole. I feel that overall Water signs have a similar taste as well (my best friend is a pisces) . I love those sea greens and violets in pisces and the romantic feel of the flowy fabrics. I love the pearl ring in particular for my native sign, it is super classic and I want it or atleast something like it! I adore the little black dress as shown in Scorpio, definately a classic in everyones’ book, but it is just a sexy feminine piece anyone can pull off. If I had to describe water style: Flowy fabrics, ultra-feminine shapes and colors, and a little sexier than the average girl in the crowd. Great job on all the other signs outfits as well I would wear them all! :) one for everyday in my closet please for my ever changing moods :D

    P.S. You forgot to say that Cancers rule over a certain part of the body as you did for every other sign.We rule the heart and the breasts so a personal suggestion would be wear jewelry shaped as hearts ( i have a pair of silver earings myself) as long as it is classy and not flashy fake bling, you’ll love the sentimental meaning behing your jewelry. Also, I am not the one to be revealing, though my sign says I rule over breasts, but I love to emphasize with an embroidered top or some cute details around the neckline like beading, or a necklace.

    Best wishes,
    Vlada

  53. 53
    January 14th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i just found out about the 13th zodiac sign. So i am no longer an Aries. I am now a Pisces. And the Pisces outfit is so cute.

  54. 54
    January 15th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I’m a Scorpio and this described the way I like my clothes spot on

  55. 55
    January 17th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I am a Libra, but I would totally wear Scorpio clothes with the black and red edgy ensemble.

  56. 56
    March 13th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Man! I’m a Cancer and they nailed me. :)

  57. 57
    June 4th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I’m Cancer and even if someone would pay me I wouldn’t wear it . I find it so rigid and colourless.

  58. 58
    November 25th, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I’m Scorpio and it’s funny cause people tell me red looks good on me XD
    I also have a tendency to have dark colored clothes on my closet but I’m starting to buy pink O_o which was a color i used to hate
    I like white, navy blue, black, soft pink, yellow and blue clothes. I like my clothes to be sweet and sexy at the same time XB
    I also love high heels!!! (pink lol) :I
    and I don’t like big glasses

  59. 59
    January 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Have to say, while I like the Scorpio outfits, they don’t suit me at all, and I wouldn’t wear them :/ I’m more into a combo between the Pisces and the vintage love from the Cancer :D

  60. 60
    March 4th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Omg, this is soo true for me (scorpio) like the katy perry part (LOVE that girl) and both outfits. And i laughed at the closet part, bc girl, that’s exactly how it is. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!

  61. 61
    March 27th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I’m a cancer and have always been into the the whole zodiac thing. Really, if it tries to describe your personality, I’m into it. I never thought about the zodiac and fashion before, but I was on Polyvore scrolling through some sets and saw one for Leo. I was like … Oh my gosh… why didn’t I think of it before? Low and behold, here I am.

    I totally agree with this, for me anyway. My whole closet consists of pastels, white, floral patterns, ruffles, etc. If it’s dark, it either looks vintage or has floral. I have two dark shirts – one has floral, one is a cardigan. I’ve always preferred silver over gold, I just think it looks better personally. Also, I just adore pearls.

  62. 62
    June 30th, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I’m a Scorpio, but my wardrobe is not filled with dark clothes, lol. I have a bunch of light clothes and dark clothes. I like anything that’s cute…especially lace.

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