For those of you who have no idea what Family Ties is (for shame…), here’s a quick synopsis: It’s a TV show that ran through the ’80s starring a dashing and very young Michael J. Fox. I’m sure there are other important details about the show, but you were totally on board as soon as I mentioned Michael J. Fox, am I right?
Each member of this TV family (the Keatons) has their own unique personality and style… and one of them is bound to be your perfect match. So let’s get to know the Keatons, shall we?
The Public Television Employee, Steven Keaton
You have a big heart and a fair mind, and you’d rather suffer through caffeine withdrawals than get your coffee from the coffee chain on every corner. You wear sensible cardigans, either made from organic, fair-trade cotton or purchased from your favorite Crossroads, and you keep your accessories to a minimum.
The Successful Professional with Hippie Sensibilities, Elyse Keaton
You’re kind and considerate of others, and you try hard to see things from other people’s point of view. You’re a hard working professional who has managed a healthy work-life balance. Your style is effortless and elegant; your hair is always gorgeous, and your makeup and clothing is understated and functional.
The College-Bound Young Conservative, Alex P. Keaton
Like all teenagers, you love to get a rise out of your parents by completely contradicting them. Yet, when it comes down to it, family always comes first. You’re far more interested in dressing to impress than dressing for comfort; in fact, skinny sweats and sneakers with everything are your two most heinous sartorial nightmares.
Mallory Keaton, The Vapid Fashionista
You have your finger on the pulse of the fashion world; academics… not so much. But hey, you look fabulous, and you’d rather focus your attention on finding a date for this weekend. You are always right on trend, but you tend to play it safe and not wear anything too outrageous.
The Sarcastic Wit, Jennifer Keaton
You’re not afraid to speak your mind, but you’re never nasty about it, and boy are you quick with the comebacks. You are definitely a jeans and t-shirt kind of person, preferring sneakers to heels. When you do wear something a little trendier, it’s usually a disaster.
So which Family Ties character best suits your style? I think I’m a little of all of them. Sha-la-la-la….