A fashion check is a side-quest first appearing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and also appearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. During a fashion check, the player is required to dress in a particular style.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In New Leaf, the fashion check is conducted by Gracie. The player must meet Gracie's requirement by midnight on whatever day she appears at the Event Plaza. She will only start appearing at the Plaza once the player has obtained T.I.Y and spent enough Bells in the store.
There are a total of ten styles, which include Basic, Cute, Flashy, Historical, Iconic, Ornate, Modern, Rock and Roll, Official, and Sporty. It is mandatory for players to dress in a full outfit, or else they will not be accepted for a fashion check. A full outfit includes a shirt, pants, and shoes. Socks and accessories can be removed if necessary to avoid clashing with the theme.
Players will pass the Fashion Check as long as they wear enough clothes which match the theme and none which clash with the theme. When a player passes the Fashion Check, they are usually rewarded with a piece of furniture or clothing, usually those which are exclusive to Gracie's store, GracieGrace. If players manage to pass the Fashion Check four times, Gracie will open GracieGrace in the player's town on the third floor of the T&T Emporium. Completing these fashion checks is therefore a requirement to obtain T&T Emporium.
To pass a Fashion Check, the player may not wear clothes that clash with Gracie's specified theme. The table below shows which themes may and may not be mixed together:
|Sporty||Basic||Iconic||Official||Rock 'n' Roll||Modern||Flashy||Historical||Cute||Ornate|
|Rock 'n' Roll|
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In New Horizons, the fashion check is conducted by Label, who has become an independent fashion designer. She will start appearing once the Resident Representative has built the Able Sisters store, and may stand in the plaza in front of the Resident Services building on random days, typically no more than once a week.
There are a total of eleven styles in New Horizons; Casual, Sporty, Comfy, Fairy Tale, Formal, Theatrical, Outdoorsy, Work, Vacation, Everyday, and Gothic. Accessories and socks are not required during the check, but may be removed to avoid a style clash. Label will also give the player a piece of clothing that fits the requested style, to offer some coordination ideas. The item is the player’s to keep and is not required to wear for the check.
Once a full outfit of the chosen theme is worn, the player will be mailed up to two Tailors tickets, each of which can be used as a coupon to get a single clothing item worth up to 3,000 Bells from Able Sisters. Unlike in New Leaf, repeated successes will not lead to a store being opened; instead, after a successful fashion check, along with the Tailor Ticket, the player is given an article of clothing from the Labelle clothing label, which is also then added to the daily rotation of items which can be purchased at Able Sisters.
To pass a Fashion Check, the player may not wear clothes that clash with Label's specified theme. The table below shows which themes may and may not be mixed together: