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Style Recipe Tips

Developing Your Style Recipe – Tips and Tricks from the Professional

Understanding what suits you – the colours, contrasts, clothing styles and lines, where to add the details, where to keep free and plain, which proportions are best for you and all those other physical aspects of fabric selection (texture, sheen, drape) are important and form your style foundation.  You need to know them to start…

What are the ingredients in your style recipe? How do you define your style? Get inspiration from others style recipes here.

The Inspiration You Need to Create Your Style Recipe

Style Recipe Ingredients Style recipes help to shape your style.  They give you a framework and the ingredients you need when shopping for clothes or putting together outfits. I think they are an essential element of becoming truly stylish in an authentic way.  I’ve written about them many times and why you must have one…

Why you need to develop a style statement

Why You Must Have a Style Recipe

Why have a style recipe?  In my opinion it’s one of the most useful tools anyone can have when developing their style.  So much of your style comes down to your personality, what you do and don’t like, from fabric to fit, shape to detail, scale and proportion. A style recipe will help you define…

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Turning Your Style Recipe into a Stunning Sartorial Dish

  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll have come across the idea of a Style Statement or Style Recipe. These are words that help you define who you are on the inside and how you want to be perceived by the outside world. They are an authentic reflection of your inner…

Finding Your Style Recipe

One of the things I enjoy most with my Evolve Your Style and 7 Steps to Style programs is watching women discover what they love and style recipes as they work through the information.  To me this is the most important elements is finding what really suits you, beyond the body shape stuff.   Now the other…

how to determine your style recipe

What is Your Style Recipe?

What is a style recipe? It’s the ingredients that go into making up your unique style.  It’s also known as a style statement too and I want to help you determine your style recipe by sharing with you some simple steps to work through. Why should it matter?  What I’ve discovered over the years of…

Personality is key to style

Why Personality is the Key to Style

Jill Chivers of 16 Style Types and I agree that personality is the key to finding and developing your style.  Most of the TV makeover shows only talk about body shapes and figure flattery, and that is important, but when you watch these shows, how many of the makoverees (yes I made that word up)…

How to Express Your Personality Through Your Personal Style

How to Express Your Personality Through Your Personal Style

How do you express yourself through your clothing?  In this podcast with Jill Chivers of 16 Style Types, we discuss how personality influences clothing choices, and how we can use the personality dressing styles to express who we are. There are a variety of well-known personality dressing styles: Classic Relaxed/Casual/Natural Feminine/Romantic Creative/Innovative/Eclectic Dramatic/Bold Rebellious Elegant…

How to Build Your Style from Ground Zero

My question is this: I’ll be turning 50 in a few months and still haven’t discovered my personal style – from hairstyle, clothing style, colors, fabrics.. the whole thing. When I was young, we didn’t have finances except for hand-me-downs and thrift stores. I didn’t learn “style” when I most girls did. But at my…

Understanding elements of style

How 3-5 Style Guidelines Are All You Need to Be Super Stylish

One of the things I notice here with the comments I receive both here and on Facebook, is that sometimes we can get bogged down in the minutia of style guidelines (remember they are just guidelines, not rules). I think so many women have a perfectionist streak that we want to be ‘pefect’ at putting…

How to Train Your Eye To Create Stylish Outfits

How to Train Your Eye To Create Stylish Outfits

Answering readers questions about our process of thinking about what to wear each day, from the colours and how they impact, to our processes for choosing an outfit which we shared here and here, Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I have been asked to answer the question of how do you know when…

Evolve Your Style 31 day style challenge review

Evolve Your Style Review – Ruth My Colour Coach

Ruth Essex (you can read her Stylish Thoughts post here) is also an image consultant (in the UK) who has taken part in my 31 day Evolve Your Style challenge has written this review of the program and I asked her if I could share it with you.  She kindly said yes.   Prologue: This…

Discover how to cultivate your style and learn how to become more stylish

Tips on How to Cultivate Your Style

  I have read (and heard) some people say that style is something that is innate.  You either have it or you don’t.  And the people who say this tend to be people who are naturally stylish and have an innate sense of style and aesthetics.  I believe that because they haven’t had to work…

10 rules to transform your personal style

10 Rules to Transform Your Personal Style

1. We all need a hero Every outfit needs a hero. Whether it’s an accessory or a garment that has a pattern or detail that makes it the feature of what you’re wearing. It creates a focal point for the eye to linger on. Wardrobe heros and supporting acts Top 6 Supporting Acts for your…

You Can Never Be Overdressed or Overeeducated – Oscar Wilde

Another great quote from Oscar Wilde … You can never be overdressed or overeducated Let’s tackle the overeducated bit of this quote first.  Getting a Style Education One of the things I notice and have experienced myself, before I took on my extensive study of colour and style, is that we are not taught the…

Tips on discovering your signature style

Discover Your Signature Style

Discover ways to think about your signature style. Watch this short video with Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I talk about our own signature styles and how we found them, and ways you can think about yours. Your signature style is an element of your style recipe and personality style.  It can almost…