REAL HOROSCOPES: SEE WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOUR MAY STYLE
Ah, the sweetness of simplicity. With Taurus, the “back to basics” Bull, ruling the skies until May 19, it’s time to spring clean and streamline your closet. You don’t have to go ultra minimalist. Just figure out which of your favorite pieces can serve as the building blocks of your wardrobe. And if something doesn’t make you feel stunning — or is just plain uncomfortable — let it be someone else’s treasure. Gemini Season kicks off on May 19 as the zodiac’s “twins” take the wheel. Invite back the edgy patterns and eye-catching accessories that fit 2017 you. Put your focus on bracelets and rings, anything that can sparkle in the light. And mix-and-match your hues — twins don’t need to be identical, just complementary!
Taurus | April 20 – May 20
May is birthday season for you, Taurus, which means that it’s time for your annual style refresh. Start with a closet edit. Is your neutral palette a little too sedate? Add in some bolder colors, maybe a few patterns for pizzazz. Red can be a go-to pop color for your sign — but it can also remind you of that infuriating matador’s cape. Keep the ruby slippers but consign the crimson pantsuits and blazers that are just too much. After the 19th, the Sun swings into Gemini, and the focus switches to sprucing up your digs. Start with some simpler updates like a right-sized coffee table, a wall of framed prints or an elegant pouf (in the very “now” shade of Millennial pink, perhaps?) These small touches can make all the difference, transforming your home into your castle.
With action planet Mars touring Gemini all month — a rare event that only happens every other year — you’ll be a hard one to pin down. Versatility is wardrobe-critical as you zip straight from the office to a cocktail hour, followed by a client dinner then a friend’s art opening. Invest in a “hold everything” bag that won’t crush your strappy evening sandals. You’ll need to be up and at ’em every day. Make sure Chateau Gemini feels like a sleep sanctuary so you can drift off as soon as your pretty head hits the pillow. Increase the thread count of your sheets, invest in a good air purifier and create a proper bath time ritual. Think: ultra relaxing bubbles and oils and a gorgeous tea set for a chamomile nightcap. And when the Sun bursts into Gemini for a month on May 19, let go of any spring staples that just don’t suit the current iteration of your life.
People are your passion this May as the Sun sizzles in Taurus and your social networking zone until the 19th. Design a casual, going out look that also scores points for originality. Start with great denim staples like jeans that fit your body type. (Consign the mom jeans or wide legs if they’re not flattering your form.) Try on overalls or a denim jumpsuit, which might become your go-to weekend number — and how about a jacket with cool patches or in warm-weather white? Dress up the look with jeweled sandals or a chunky heel that won’t hurt your feet as you rush from work to your volunteer gig to seeing your S.O.’s band play live. On the 19th, the sun swings into Gemini and your beachy 12th house. California dreaming may occupy your thoughts — think sun, sand, surf and swimwear. Even if you don’t quite make it to the beach, up your poolside game with a new two-piece and sheer cover-up.
That corner office is calling, Leo — or maybe the throne in an open-plan workspace. With your career zone on fire until the 19th, you’re set to make some epic professional strides this May. Polish up that work wardrobe with a Leo twist like menswear-inspired pieces layered with tons of necklaces or a printed pantsuit that seriously only you could ever pull off. Say farewell to those stuffy suits you thought you were supposed to wear to look professional. And then, maybe replace with light blazers that have creative cut-outs or architectural details. Keep the flats handy as the Sun heads into Gemini and your ultrasocial 11th house house on May 19. You’ll be back in your element as squad entertainment director whether you’re organizing a community action group, festival weekend or Memorial Day picnic in the park. The more, the merrier!
Pack those bags, Virgo! With the Sun blazing in your travel zone until May 19, you’ll be taking home on the road. If you’ve booked a festival season getaway, complete your boho-chic look with a fringed or embroidered bag. (Dragging a wheeled suitcase from soundstage to soundstage? Oh no, no.) Fill said tote with cuteness like printed dresses, summer-ready slides, a floppy hat and chic sunglasses. But go ahead and consign those numbers that were the stars of your Instagram feed for festivals past. New year, new you. You might even hit the road for that classic Americana trip down Route 66. It’s back down to business after the 19th as the Sun shifts into your house of career. Put a polished foot forward with a neutral-hued kitten heel or a feminine oxford. You can make a strong and solid statement without having to wear uncomfortable shoes!
With the Sun blazing through your seduction zone until the 19th, you’re giving everyone fever this May, Libra. Nights get later. Dates get hotter. Skip the overcrowded restaurant scene in favor of tucked-away hideouts where you can woo (and be wooed) with soul-stirring conversation — and maybe a kiss or three. Since you’ll be breaking dawn, get your LBD game up to snuff. Take a cue from the femme fatales of yore. Think: sexy but without being overt. And don’t keep recycling date night outfits that remind you of past heartbreaks. You can’t dry clean a bad memory out of a great dress. Consign away and clear space for clothes that can be worn on happier occasions. Your travel house is lit on the 19th as the Sun heads into Gemini for a month. Invest in a high quality carry-on that will last you many jaunts across the globe. With worldly Jupiter in Libra you’ll have even more incentive to take that adventurous overseas getaway.
May is your month to shine as 2017’s only full moon in Scorpio lights up the skies on the 10th. Celebrate by setting up a photo shoot! When was the last time you upgraded the headshot on your professional bios? Pull together a sharp “business casual” look. Think: borrowed-from-the-boys staples (white oxfords) in feminine cuts and embellishments (shirt dresses, puffy sleeves). If you’re single, take a few snaps for your dating apps. With the Sun heating up your relationship zones all month, you’ll be focused on finding true love. No matter your status, partnerships will heat up from semi-casual to “for keeps” after the 19th. How to attract the right energy? Decorate your abode in pairs: two end tables with matching vases, a duo of romantic art prints. And clear some hangers in your closet for bae (current or future). Surely, you could consign one of your black turtlenecks, blazers and LBDs to make room for amour?
The Sun puts down roots in your earthy sixth house until May 20, revving up your nature-loving personality. Bring the outdoors in with some vibrant houseplants and a windowsill herb container. A small table to hold your greens would be the perfect décor addition. The earthy vibes extend to your wardrobe. Invest in neutrals, natural fibers, and textural suede. Also take a discerning look at your furniture. Is anything blocking the light from getting in? Consider downsizing or trading heavy wood numbers for floating shelves or glass and Lucite pieces. Romance heats up after the 19th, thanks to the Sun heading into Gemini and your relationship house. Curate the perfect date night outfit or post a profile on a new app. Love, with longevity, is heading your way!
It’s raining sequins, statement heels and VIP invites for you this month, Capricorn! With the Sun lighting up your glamour zone until May 19, your calendar could fill quickly with dressy affairs. From weddings to charity galas to fancy museum openings, yours could be the face on every Instagram feed (and a society page or two at that). Try on those cocktail dresses or chic evening suits, since you may favor more gender-neutral styles. If there are any in your wardrobe that just don’t fit anymore, sell them. Same if they remind you of a “memorable” event you’d rather forget. On the 19th, the Sun shifts into buzzy Gemini and your wellness zone. Combine your social needs with your fitness goals. Meet up with a running group or try a new yoga studio—a good excuse to splurge on colorful athletic wear (and fun athleisure)!
The Easter bunny has come and gone — now, how about tackling those dustbunnies, Aquarius? The Sun nestles into your domestic zone until May 19, motivating a deeper spring clean. After you’ve polished, decluttered and shined, look at what could use an update. Consign the pretty, but mismatched dinnerware and spring for a fresh set. New place settings can make meals feel special. Add a couple serving platters for entertaining guests. Your love life warms up from the 19th, thanks to Sun’s move into flirty Gemini. Date nights lure you from your lair — as do open-mics. Shed some of those preppy basics for sparkly, form-fitting numbers that give you “stage presence.” Costume accessories are fun, but sell those myriad rings and bracelets so you can treat yourself to a piece of fine jewelry.
Home? Where’s that? Until the 19th, May’s social starmap will find you buzzing about like the butterflies and bees. You’ll love meeting new people! To break the ice, adorn yourself in outfits that are also conversation starters: major shoulders, funky cutouts, ‘70s printed pantsuits. Pair them with colorful sneakers or slides — you’ll need to get around, Pisces! But no need to invest in a luggage set because the local scene is where the party’s at. On the 19th, you can click those ruby slippers together again. The Sun grooves into Gemini and your domestic zone for a month reminding you that there’s no place like home. But does your décor match your 2017 M.O.? You’ve got range, Pisces — from post-punk to granny chic — but you may decide to pick a lane in late May and build a beachwear budget by selling some home decor.
May is an industrious month for Aries as you steadily ascend the ladder. No matter what rung you’re on, dress for the job you want. Opt for polished, yet breathable, pieces. Think lightweight leather and skirts with a little give. Hey, it’s time for those al fresco power lunches — and you need to be comfy while burning that midnight oil. If you’re over your go-to pair of stud earrings,trade them in for of-the-moment hoops. On the 19th, the Sun sails into Gemini and your communication zone and “network” becomes your favorite verb. You’ll be on the go, mingling and mixing it up. Are your accessories up for the double duty of office hours to evening shindig? Maybe it’s time for a new zippable tote and gadget cases that can keep your laptop safe from the risk of a spilled martini.