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Wind Ethereal – Olga Brylińska Image Consultant
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Wind Ethereal



Guidelines closest to Natural are the base for the Wind Ethereal style. The clothes are loose and comfortable, and the outfits are never based on color contrasts. The Wind colors are very cool shades of blue, blue-gray, steel, shades of gray, graphite, and black as complementary color.

White also appears in the Wind Ethereal. It is not a purely Wind color, but it creates a very harmonious combination with a Wind palette when used in the right way. When we add white to blue and gray, we get outfits with a Natural vibe. On the other hand, the introduction of black adds power and changes the form of the Wind style, giving it rock or rock-motorcycle connotations.

At this point, it is worth noting that the Wind style is never sexy or provocative. If an outfit looks that way, it means that it is affected by Crimson Ethereal. Wind leathers (jackets, boots, handbags, motorcycle pants) are never shiny or seductive. Vampy rock stylizations have a substantial admixture of Crimson. On the other hand, gothic styling is a blend of the Fairytale (steampunk) and the Crimson, often with a hint of the girly Rose Ethereal. For a change, the crazy punk style combines Wind and Energetic Ethereals.

Wind Ethereal’s style consists of ascetic Natural with a touch of Dramatic elements. The heavy accents are motorcycle and rocker styles. Next, we also have the military field style elements (the military gala style is King). These are, for example, cargo pants, military parkas, military-style shoes.

There are also leather clothes and accessories (matte leather, often worn-out), washed denim, melanges, acid-wash, shaded, worn-out, destroyed fabrics. Wind Ethereal’s most typical garment is a leather biker jacket embellished with stitching or studs. Decorative details are mainly studs, rivets, eyelets, chains, and buckles, but there are no patterns or prints here.

Other elements of style that introduce the desired mood are large scarves tied around the neck, heavy boots (military, motorcycle, rocker), and large hoods.

Jewelry can be leather and decorated with studs, but the best jewelry will be metal (oxidized silver), adorned with rough stones.

The hairstyle for Wind Ethereal is long hair (up to mid-back) with a windblown look.

The Wind style also shows some similarities to the style of Moon Ethereal. The common elements are shades of gray, melange, acid-wash, large hoods, knitwear, and comfortable clothes that do not restrict movements. The main differences between the Wind and the Moon styles are: Yang versus Yin, Natural versus Soft Natural, rough versus smooth, cool versus cozy. Thus, the Wind style for the Soft Natural type must be moderately flowing, gentle, and refined, even if it has a rock vibe.

The extravagant types, i.e., Flamboyant Gamine and Flamboyant Natural, can afford more Wind „craziness,” as long as there are no particular Ethereals in the way, such as: Luminous, Alabaster, Moon, or the strong and dominant Mermaid.

Dramatic type represents the second degree of compatibility with Wind Ethereal. The connection is mainly because Wind Ethereal can significantly impact the figure, making it very slim and slender. However, adjusting the Wind style to Dramatic’s beauty requires adding a hefty dose of Crimson Ethereal style recommendations.

Other Kibbe types must adapt Wind Ethereal to their base guidelines, taking into account all additional Ethereals.

The following will always be safe: colors, knitwear, melange fabrics, denim (without holes and abrasions), matte leather jackets in the right cut, lace-up shoes in the right cut, discreet details on the bags (studs, eyelets).

Wind jewelry is mainly intended for Natural, Flamboyant Natural, and Flamboyant Gamine types.

The essential elements of the Wind style are listed below.

  • soft lines
  • addition of straight lines (e.g., leather biker jacket)
  • elongated lines
  • undefined cuts
  • relaxed, comfortable cuts
  • loose cuts combined with tailored and/or narrow cuts
  • slim, skinny jeans
  • looser jeans with tapered legs
  • layered clothing
  • short denim shorts
  • military-style pants (cargo pants)
  • T-shirts
  • long sweaters
  • leather biker jackets (only black or graphite)
  • denim biker jackets
  • classic denim jackets
  • parkas with drawstring at the waist
  • military parkas
  • bomber jackets (only black or graphite)
  • short, down jackets (only black or graphite, never shiny)
  • slouchy hats
  • large scarves tied around the neck
  • the style does not include dresses and skirts 
  • round necklines (never large)
  • large hoods (never with fur trim)
  • acid wash
  • melange
  • grunge plaid (medium contrast)
  • camo (only in cool colors)
  • fraying
  • distressed clothing
  • holes (e.g., in jeans)
  • rivets
  • studs
  • eyelets
  • decorative chains
  • metal tips (e.g. in strings)
  • metal buckles
  • decorative lacing
  • decorative zippers (never sexy like in Crimson Ethereal)
  • leather belts – reminiscent of military belts
  • patch pockets
  • rock motifs (e.g., prints)
  • denim
  • cotton knitwear
  • wool knitwear 
  • acrylic knitwear
  • genuine leather
  • shades of blue (think denim/jeans)
  • gray-blue
  • steel
  • shades of gray
  • graphite
  • black
  • only black
  • handbags decorated with rivets and studs
  • rock style handbags
  • fanny packs decorated with rivets and studs
  • little backpacks (never elegant)
  • hiking boots
  • worker boots
  • boots
  • military-style shoes
  • classic sneakers
  • biker boots
  • tall biker boots
  • oxidized silver
  • patinated silver
  • a small number of rough stones
  • stones in cool colors
  • masculine style jewelry
  • accent on wide rings
  • black leather bracelets
  • decorative elements made of studs and rivets
  • short black strap necklaces
  • the so-called rocker jewelry
  • smokey eyes (never colorful)
  • clearly defined lower lash line
  • skin as natural as possible
  • lips as natural as possible
  • no makeup as an option
  • long hair (up to mid-back)
  • long, layered hair
  • no bangs
  • wind in the hair look
  • natural hair color
  • natural hair structure

The individual style elements should be adapted to the beauty features and the entire Ethereal configuration.

Wind – and all other Ethereals – can function as an independent element that makes up our type of beauty. In such a case, we are talking about the Ethereal type of beauty. We omit Kibbe typology and classic color analysis.


  • cools and softens the coloring
  • physiognomy with a predominance of Yang characteristics
  • body type – long, lean
  • body lines – lack of curves
  • height – tall
  • shoulders – equal to the hips
  • waist – slightly defined
  • bust – small
  • musculature – low level
  • limbs – long
  • eyes – medium size
  • nose – small
  • lips – slightly full, small
  • cheekbones – not defined
  • lack of expressive beauty (regardless of individual coloring)
  • Wind Ethereal likes to couple with Wild and/or Crimson Ethereal

The above list presents the beauty features that Wind Ethereal is responsible for in its pure form. Please note that how we ultimately look is the result of several Ethereals combined together.


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I love Rock n Roll
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Nightwish – Over The Hills And Far Away (+ Fairytale Ethereal)
The Pirates Charles – The Storm


Lanvin Oxygène
Greg Lauren Spring 2016

(The collection additionally includes Wild Ethereal style)

Coach Women’s Spring 2017

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  • Theodora S.

    Dear Olga, I am fascinated with the Wind ethereal and I feel really drawn to it! I have a question – would adjusting the wind ethereal color palette to a warmer one since I am a warm autumn, change the effect of the style and thus make it appear less rebellious and free-spirirted? Thank you!

    • Moderator lothlorien

      Hi 🙂
      From what I understand, we take the colors from a given Ethereal, and then we adjust their shades/hues to our palette. Warm Autumn would have warm shades of grey and white.
      Also, I recall Olga saying that black used away from the face is generally safe. However, when used close to the face (e.g. a black biker jacket), it would require a rested skin and look, and putting on some make-up, because it can make the skin look very tired or aged. So you would have to be careful if you don’t want these adverse effects 🙂

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