For me, every single aspect & part of Gaia creates my avi. Everything defines her.
When it comes to online worlds, there are few things to really define a persona.
So that means my heart & soul have to go into giving personality to any type of character I create.
That's why I work so hard to make sure my avi, profile, post style, journal & signature are cohesive.
They all tell Milk's story & give people an idea of what her personality is through style.
I've worked hard to dream up a back story & little world for Milk on Gaia through everything I do.
If I was to define my style in three words, I'd say: sweet, elegant & alive (full of life).
My current is radically different from my usual style.
In the AT at least, I'm somewhat known for dapper, gentlemanly looks and a generally simple-themed-matching style. This developed fairly recently, shortly before my name change. Before then my avis were still simple-themed-matching but much less focused on certain themes.
I haven't updated my profile in ages, and I don't think my style is reflected in how I type. I don't have a post style to speak of (yay minimalism!) and I typically just use my signature for informational purposes rather than aesthetic.
I do have a tendency to do things in a certain way. When dressing my avatar, to dressing myself in real life.
I'm quite sure it wouldn't be considered stylish though, but I can at least say I tried. xD
From 2003 to now I went from hardcore matching which tended to be really weird looking avatars due to the lack of items to well...Now where I take a style that could be inspired from lolita, or... some inspiration from the Victorian era(which I don't do often. u_u I don't tend to favor long skirts, most on gaia make feet look weird with the toes sticking out haha. )
y style is to create a smuch internet kipple as possible while hav- no, while enjoying myself. also for some reason this box is lagging as i type so if there are any errors lol you're afadfsfddsfdsfasdfsdfsadf
Ummm I guess my style is to be colorful...and try and make the avi not look like a human, but a humanoid creature emotion_c8
But as far as more trendy manners of dressing up an avi....I wouldn't consider myself stylish. Nor in any other aspects of the site. Some people's post styles are really cohesive with how they represent themselves...I just wanted a kinda reddish brown color cuz I was tired of looking at black.
My style has changed alot..When I first started, I went with very simple avi's, then I started making darker avi's. And my style just changed so much taht I don't fit to jsut one. I go with whatever the hell I want. Like right now my avi is nothing more, than a grumpy old geezer, who is teaching a class, with a cigar in his hand. Sometimes I may have a simple avi, but when it is, there is a theme to it.
I got no style. >:T
So then... is my style posting in threads that don't apply to me?
I try to have creature-y avatars. Have since I joined. Ages ago it used to be all antelope-person all the time. Now it's just like whatever man. I was on a roll with cats for a while. Today it's a fish thing. I dunno.
I think that's like, the only thing that I consciously strive for. Maybe I'll go change my profile's colours to match my avatar too. No one will see it, but... still...