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Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I’m Imogen Lamport AICI CIP and live in Melbourne Australia with my family (2 kids and 2 step kids plus gorgeous husband) and crazy whippets Bo and Arrow.
My mission in life is to empower you to express your style.
I really appreciate you taking the time to check out Inside Out Style and hope you find some useful information. I’m a professionally trained and internationally certified Image Consultant (personal stylist) and a Certified Type Practioner and I love to share what I know so that you can stop wasting money on clothes that don’t work and discover the ones that make you look and feel fabulous.
Inside Out Style is an award-winning blog:
Top 10 Best Australian Style Blogs 2019- Expertido
No. 1 Australian Style Blog 2018 – Feedspot
No. 24 Top 40 Personal Stylist You Tube Channels 2018 – Feedspot
No. 34 Top 100 Fashion Blogs 2017 – Feedspot
My passion is to help women of all ages and sizes look and feel great every day with easy style solutions. I love to share my knowledge gleaned through years of working with lots of personal styling clients to assist you in creating a wardrobe that works for every aspect of your life. I cover the ABCs of Image – that’s Appearance, Behaviour and Communication and believe that who you are should be expressed through your image in an authentic manner so that you really feel like you, not someone trying to be someone or follow a fashion trend that just doesn’t work for you.
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Hi Imogen – what does a 51 yo H shape wear to a party in Melbourne where there’ll be a range of ages from 17-70! I don’t want to look like either age but want to feel stylish, comfortable and age appropriate. Any ideas gratefully accepted.
Cheers, Lynda 🙂
Really depends on the kind of party – could be a pair of dark wash jeans with a nice top or could be a cocktail frock!
I think people should style with their potential, because your dress shows your personality.
Hi Imogen. Please add me to your email list. I keep finding your work on Pinterest, and think you are terrific!
Thanks Ann – done!
I’m 60 years old and going to a tim mcgraw concert. I have a black pleather jacket w fringe I want to wear. I’m pear shaped 5’2. I’m struggling with what to wear. I have white jean capris w a white top, a long sleevless light gray vneck dress, or long black dress.
WHat would you suggest?
If you are Pear (A shaped) and want to wear your black leather jacket then I would avoid a light bottom and go for something dark instead. https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2010/08/what-to-wear-to-a-rock-concert-when-youre-40.html
Can you tell me what brand of eyeshadow you use un your video tutorial?
Hi Alie, it’s a brand I get from a wholesaler and sell myself.
By using any body calculator I come out as an hourglass. I feel I look more rectangular. Bust/Waist/Hips are 39″28″39″. I’m 5’5″”, 131 lbs , and no matter what I try I fell like I look huge in clothes. Could I be a different shape than the calculators say? Constantly buying unflattering clothes and I wonder if I’m shopping for the wrong shape. I’d appreciate any advice. Thank you!
The reason I don’t use measurements it they aren’t always accurate. If you use the calculator and feel that you don’t have a defined waist and answered the question in this way – then you can’t come out as an X shape. There are some really specific instructions here https://www.insideoutstyleblog.com/2016/03/want-to-figure-out-your-body-shape-try-my-quiz.html to help you – as you’ll read it’s not bust that you count, but shoulders, waist and hips. If you’d like my professional opinion on your body shape I give this as part of my 7 Steps to Style program – https://insideoutstyleblog.com/7-steps-to-style-system
Hi Imogen. I’ve been reading your advise for a while now and feel that I still am not sure as to my coloring – (altho I’ve come a long way with your help!). I’m a bit of a controversy – I have natural strawberry blond hair, freckles, grey eyes, bluish undertones, but I also tan (whether self-tanners or real). I know I look good in navy, black, cobalt blue, turquoise and jade. But sometimes I look good in jewel tones and camel doesn’t (seem) to wash me out, however that’s probably the thing I struggle with the most – wondering if I look ‘washed out’. It does always help if I wear lipstick! Can you help me?
I do personal colour analysis as part of my 7 Steps to Style program https://insideoutstyleblog.com/7-steps-to-style-system – without actually seeing you and working with my colour anaylsis system it’s hard for me to give you any specific or useful advice. Plus colour naming is arbitrary, apart from black and process blue – the rest of the names can mean anything. Once person’s cobalt blue is cool, another person’s is warm.
I’m 70 and walk quite bent forward due to a spinal problem. What can I wear to de-emphasize this humpback appearance? I am 5’5”, 165 lbs., and hourglass shaped. Thank you for your suggestions.
Last year I had my colour analysis done by a consultant using your system and was told I was of warm colour and given a “SPICY”colour swatch to take home. My question is if I am looking on Pinterest and other websites does spicy come under Autumn colouring and is it warm,soft,deep
Thank you for your time
There are more colours in my system than the seaasons – but Spicy is warm and light and toasted – so related to Autumn and also a softer spring
You are the best!
So how does it work? Do you hold sessions in different cities or do you meet one on one? Or is there a book we can buy?
My 7 Steps to Style program is an online program so you can do it from anywhere in the world – https://insideoutstyleblog.com/7-steps-to-style-system – find out more here. I also see clients in Melbourne for one-on-one consultations if that’s of interest to you – you can find out more about them here: http://www.bespokeimage.com.au/about-imogen-lamport/how-we-can-help/
Earlier this year I had a wardrobe consultation with a stylist who told me I could wear anything (not true!). I came away not even knowing what body shape I had and no real vision to help me move forward. It was quite frustrating, until I found your blog. From reading & studying your website, I have learned so much. Thank you for all the information you share with your readers! I am saving up to do ‘7 Steps to Style’, but in the meantime I have a question about my proportions:
I am an X-shape, with a long neck, long torso (long rise) & short legs (wide thighs in comparison to my very thin calves). My shoulders seem to be a little wider than my hips, but everything else about me fits the X-shape description. Due to an unresolved knee injury, I am unable to wear heels to lengthen my legs…I can tolerate a maximum of 1.5cm elevation – not much to work with!
When I don’t wear waist-defined, fairly tight-fitted clothes, on my upper half (with flat shoes) my head/torso can easily look bigger than my lower half…as though my upper body belongs to an adult & my short/skinny legs belong to a child/teen! My question is: how to wear loose/comfortable clothes (on days when I’m feeling relaxed, bloated or just don’t want to reveal so much), but keep my proportions balanced?
I’m so sorry you got such terrible advice from the stylist you saw (sadly there are many poorly trained and untrained stylists out there). I’m glad that you’ve found me and are now getting the advice you need. Do read this post https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2018/06/what-to-wear-in-a-hot-and-humid-weather-tops-and-dresses.html that has tips on looser styles that still suit a waisted shape.
Kia ora Imogen, I have been trying for some time to connect to receive your emails, but only get the processing or an unavailable message.
30 years ago I had my colours analysed by an awesome consultant who categorised me as a Bright. She said at the time, my colouring would soften as I get older. With grey hair(currently with fading turquoise highlights) and skin that has become more golden(tumeric supplements)I am at the point now where I think I need to be “redone”. Would your seven steps progamme help?
Thanks for all the great tips and posts with great advice.
I discovered your style blog today and would love to sign up to a course, but I’m not sure where to begin. As well as the four options on this website, there’s Your Type of Style which also interests me. What would you recommend as a first step?
I’d recommend doing 7 Steps to Style (which includes Evolve Your Style) as this gives you the what suits you information. Ignite Your Style Genius is an extension program once you’ve done 7 Steps and Evolve. Your Type of Style is currently on waitlist until our next intake which won’t be until next year.
Thank you, Imogene,
I just discovered your blog as part of my New Year’s resolution to be more true to myself outwardly as well as inwardly. At age 68 I think it’s about time, no? I am devouring your Style Type report for me, playing with my wardrobe, scanning Pinterest and having a great time with it all.
Here’s my dilemma. I am SO concerned about having a sustainable lifestyle, that the idea of clothes only being in style for a limited number of years seems wrong. I was raised with the maxim (which I still subscribe to) of “Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without.” What’s a stylish woman to do?
I’m a long time reader of your blog and really appreciate all the wonderful information you share. Recently I read about fitflop shoes on one of your older blogs and decided to purchase some. Unfortunately, the website I purchased from turned out to be a fake website so I thought I’d share this information with you in the hope that you would pass it on to your other readers so they won’t be caught out as I was. The website I purchased from was https://www.fitflopaustraliau.com (I didn’t notice that extra u at the end at the time). Fitflop has a link you can go to that helps you figure out if the website you are dealing with is genuine, https://www.fitflop.com/eu/en/counterfeit-information. Thanks again for all the time and effort you pour into your blog, it really is appreciated.