Fascinating question. For a long time I included soft in my style adjectives. To me soft referred to the feel of the material and the color contrast, not to the addition of fringe, fading, rips, wear, etc., or as referred to on this forum—RATE. My best guess at my Kibbe category is either Dramatic or Flamboyant Natural. Sadly, neither set of Kibbe’s recommendations for these categories seemed right for me. I therefore left Kibbe feeling confused. Instead I had an Align consultation, which is similar, but not the same as Kibbe, and it made perfect sense to me, probably because the creators explanations were very methodical/analytical as she is more scientist/biologist than artist. My category fell into the strongest vertical yang category with secondary vertical yin and very minimal horizontal yang. Recommended for me were long, narrow, angular, sleek and crisp vertical or diagonal lines. Avoid most horizontal lines. In keeping with this, I have not been one for a RATE look. I prefer my clothing unfaded, without holes, and looking fresh. I never thought of my look as crisp or sharp before, because I associated those terms with color intensity and contrast more so than with tailoring or line, but my best look is definitely sharp and crisp, fresh and pristine. I remove overly worn looking items from my wardrobe. I do have some items with fringe, but the fringe is long and adds a vertical and sharp element to the item, not softness or anything that looks worn, etc.