Wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear- grab your free ebook Your 5 Step Formula for a Fabulous Wardrobe on a Budget

latest-posts

Start here to learn more about Imogen Lamport and what Inside Out Style has to offer you

What to Wear

Body
24 Tall Girl Shopping and Style resources

What to Wear and Where to Shop as a Tall Woman

By

It would be interesting if you had some things about what to do when you are NOT petite or “regular” but are a*TALL Woman* and *long limbed*. For example, you had a blog post recently about getting things tailored that was all about how to make things smaller. You didn’t have anything about what to…

Belting a Cardigan - Tips on tie belts vs wide belts particularly when you have an undefined waist

Why Fabric Tie Belts are the Enemy of Your Waist

By

Belts are an accessory that can add interest and detail to your outfit. They can add definition or highlight your waist or hips (depending where you’re wearing them). But they can also draw an unflattering horizontal line (which is broadening as I’ve explained in the illusion of horizontal lines here) if you already have a…

Wardrobe
Tips on how to shop your wardrobe

Shop Your Wardrobe First

By

  One thing I’ve noticed when going through many wardrobes in my image consulting career is that so many of us forget what we own. Frequently I discover items that the owner completely forgot they’d bought.  This is particularly common when there are multiple garments on hangers or great big drawers where clothes get lost…

Style ebooks by Imogen Lamport

Face
how to choose a neckline to flatter your face

How to Choose the Perfect Shape Neckline

By

  I think about relationship between body shape and neckline shape (oval and round versus straight and sharp). Is there any dependence between this two factors? I think, that rounded somatypes need more rounded necklines and straight body shapes need more sharp or straight necklines. But what about body shape with both sharp and curved linen…

Earrings for Your Face Shape – Diamond

Earrings for Your Face Shape – Diamond

By

earrings for your diamond face shape by imogenl featuring 18k earrings A diamond face shape has a narrow forehead and jaw, with the widest part of the face at the cheekbones.  You will want to balance your jaw with your earrings, and follow the shape of your face. Avoid wide or button earrings instead go…

free wardrobe capsule guide

Accessories
What is shoe vamp and which one you should choose for your to go with your outfit

What is Shoe Vamp and Why Does it Matter?

By

What is the vamp of your shoe? And what’s it got to do with anything anyway? More people than less seem to have shorter legs proportionally (in my experience) and they long for longer legs. This is where shoe vamp matters. The vamp of your shoe is where the top of the shoe ends on…

6 reasons why you should be wearing statement necklaces now

6 Reasons Why You Should Wear Statement Necklaces Now

By

I love a statement necklace. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’ll generally see me wearing a statement necklace of some kind. Why do I love them so much? Well our love affair started when I learned that a large scale (statement) necklace will make your bust appear smaller. And…

whats my body shape

Style Tips
style rules

Breaking the Petite Style Rules

By

Just because you’re petite doesn’t mean you can break your style rules.  You just have to do it in a knowledgeable way.  You can read up lots of rules (which are of course just guidelines) here on the blog.  Some of the petite style rules that I find matter the most are: Scale – don’t…

Inside Out Style: What to check before you leave the house so you look stylish and feel confident

Style Checklist Before You Leave the House

By

  It’s very easy in the chaos and rush of the morning (particularly when you are not only getting yourself ready but also others), to run out the door without actually having finished getting dressed. I know that I’ve: Gone out with the wrong shoes on Not finished applying makeup (kind of a half finished…

Beauty

Her Fashion Box and Bellabox reviews

What’s in the Box?

By

All Boxed Up – Bella Beauty Box and Her Fashion Box There are a number of fashion and beauty boxes on the market that are a subscription based service that post you a treat in the mail each month.  Two available here in Australia are bellabox  and Her Fashion Box and I thought I’d share the…

Embrace movie - positive body image movement

Embrace Your Body For a Better Life

By

I’m really excited to be sharing details about a new documentary all about body image. Apparently 90% of women dislike their bodies. They find them lacking. Not good enough. Not right. I have experience this many times when talking to my clients in my image consulting/personal styling business.  Many find it difficult to even look…

Franc Salon Armadale

How to Wash Your Hair Like a Pro

By

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Recently I was treated to a La Biosthetique scalp consultation (where I discovered that my hair is regularly oily in the right kind of way, and that dandruff is not an issue for me but I do have a sensitive scalp that is irritated by some products so I need…

Colour

Style

Outfits
How to Style Jeans

16 Ways to Wear Jeans

By

Jeans are a staple in so many wardrobes.  In fact I think some people almost exclusively wear jeans (I’ve seen them at weddings … not a good look unless it’s a casual dress code!), but I also often get asked how to make jeans look more than really casual.  So I thought I’d share a…

How to knit the easiest shrug ever

How to Knit the Easiest Shrug Ever

By

This has got to be the easiest garment to knit – seriously!  Hand knits are right on trend this year and you can pay a fortune buying them, or a few days knitting one like this (I like to knit while watching TV, but nothing complicated so that I can just knit without looking which…

7 outfit colour schemes to steal

7 Outfit Colour Schemes to Steal

By

There are lots of great colour schemes you can put together in your outfits to create interest and excitement in your outfit. So many people tell me they don’t  know how to mix colours, and really it’s not hard.  There are a few key tips to consider. Mix colours of similar intensity Mix colours of…

Personal Style
One Large Plain - Stylish Thoughts on Inside Out Style blog

Stylish Thoughts – One Large Plain

By

Today I’m  happy to be introducing blogger Jena Propato of OneLargePlain as she shares her Stylish Thoughts. What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on? Generally, my blog is for the mature woman who is possibly a mom, in her 30’s and 40’s, yet still wants to look stylish. I…

Stylish Thoughts - Chic at Any Age - Inside Out Style blog

Stylish Thoughts – Chic at Any Age

By

I’d like to welcome blogger Josephine from Chic at Any Age who divides her time between London and St Tropez as she shares her Stylish Thoughts with us today. What is the secret to great style? The ability to choose clothes that enhance your natural beauty. Attention to detail. What is the one thing you…

Reader Questions

Shopping
Tips on how to shop your wardrobe

Shop Your Wardrobe First

By

  One thing I’ve noticed when going through many wardrobes in my image consulting career is that so many of us forget what we own. Frequently I discover items that the owner completely forgot they’d bought.  This is particularly common when there are multiple garments on hangers or great big drawers where clothes get lost…

personal stylist training

Lifestyle

Wellbeing
Embrace movie - positive body image movement

Embrace Your Body For a Better Life

By

I’m really excited to be sharing details about a new documentary all about body image. Apparently 90% of women dislike their bodies. They find them lacking. Not good enough. Not right. I have experience this many times when talking to my clients in my image consulting/personal styling business.  Many find it difficult to even look…

Why do you wear: I only wear it at home

But I Only Wear it At Home Clothes

By

Do you have a bunch of “But I only wear it at home” clothes? Are these clothes that you wouldn’t want to be caught in by friends, colleagues or an ex-lover? Do you sometimes wear them  out of the house? On that quick trip to the supermarket (though you’d hate to see someone you know whilst…

running in middle age

How and Why I Started Running at the Age of 46

By

Call Me Crazy But I’ve Taken Up Running in my Mid-Late 40s I just participated in the Mother’s Day Classic 8km Fun Run.  In the pouring rain. And I came middle of the pack and I’m happy with that.  I competed last year too and managed to shave about 5  minutes off my time which…

Travel
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Destination Dubai – Discover the Emirati Culture

By

An inspiring blend of sophisticated luxury, authentic Indian heritage and contemporary style – Taj Dubai is a world-class destination. Experience great Indian hospitality at the shores of modern Arabia. When travelling it’s good to learn a bit about the culture before you go so you have some idea how to fit in (rather than look…

where to shop for fabric in dubai

Shop Like a Local in Dubai

By

One of the highlights of my trip to Dubai was to spend an afternoon with one of my lovely blog readers Catherine and her friend Simin, and get to see some of the places locals shop, off the tourist trail.  As I’d visited the Souks and Dubai Mall last trip I thought it would be…

where to eat in delicious dubai

Delicious Dubai – Where to Eat in Dubai

By

Food glorious food!  Dubai is full of so many delicious options for eating out.  We were treated to a range of amazing dining options while in Dubai and I’m going to share with you my favourites. Where to Eat in Dubai Breakfast at The Sum of Us For a delicious breakfast or brunch, The Sum…

Giveaways & Reviews
The Dressmaker_Kate Winslet_Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage football

The Dressmaker Movie Costume Exhibition

By

A friend of mine told me last year that she’d spent some time playing Kate Winslet’s body double in a movie called The Dressmaker (not the naked kind, the clothed kind of body double).  From what she told me and watching the movie trailer I knew that I had to see it.  As soon as…

Earrings

Win a White Hot Jewellery $100 Gift Card

By

I love jewellery. I’m sure that you’ve noticed this about me. It’s very rare to see me without any sort of jewellery on as I really do feel that it can help to make an outfit. It really is the icing on your sartorial cake. I’ve written countless posts about how to wear jewellery including:…

Popular Posts

read blog inside out style

13 Most Popular Posts of 2015 on Inside Out Style

By

Recently I’ve been sharing some of my readers favourite blog posts, the ones they have found have really shaped their styles (Katie, Carol, Corey, Ruth, Kaira, Celine’s favourites) and it got me wondering what were the most read posts of 2015 by all my lovely blog readers?  So I delved into my Google Analytics to discover…