How to Make a Classic and Traditional Outfit

How to Make a Classic and Structured Outfit Softer and More Alluring

Today I am answering a question about how to incorporate feminine elements to a classy outfit.  When we think about classic style, we’re talking about conservative and traditional items of clothing. Classic style comes from traditional men’s businesswear.  It’s all about the Yang – smooth, crisp, straight and structured elements. A straight vertical line, opaque fabrics…

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choosing a column of colour for your body shape

The Impact of a Summer Tan, Choosing the Best Colour for Your Shoes, and Selecting the Most Flattering Column of Colour

Do you wonder if getting a tan will change your colour palette?  I know it’s a question on many women’s minds as it’s one of my frequently asked colour questions.   Plus what should you match your shoes to in your outfit?  Your hair, your clothes and accessory?  What are the choices? And finally, in the…

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changing hair colour changes palettes

How Does Changing Hair Colour Impact on Your Colour Palette?

Does Changing Your Hair Colour Change Your Colour Palette? Reader Question: How does your hair colour affect your palette. For example, if I was to return to my natural dark strawberry blonde/reddy brown colour, would that make me a different palette. I understand that it would affect my contrast but would it mean that I…

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What are the Crossover Colours in Every Colour Palette

What are the Crossover Colours in Every Colour Palette?

  Colour analysis and personal colour analysis systems are a topic that many find fascinating and I get lots of questions about everything colour related.   In fact, I spent a year in the development of my Absolute Colour System of 18 tonal colour directions back in 2009, as I’d been doing colour analysis for some…

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Would You Love Practical and Stylish Outfits Yet Feel You Need to Change Outfits Several Times a Day? 

Maybe there’s a better way… How to find the right balance of practical clothing that work from general household chores to running to the shops. Reader Question – How do I find the right balance of clothing for my varied life? From home cleaning and yard maintenance to going out to the shops. I like…

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Is black the only slimming colour to wear

Are Dark Colours and Black the Only Colours to Wear to Look Slimmer?

Reader Question: I have light colouring so light colours work best. So what should you do when you’re overweight and feel that light colours make you look larger.  Black is the most slimming colour, isn’t it? Retailers sell lots of black because it’s easy as they’ll tell you “black goes with everything” (it doesn’t, it’s…

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