style rules

What Are the Style Rules?

What Are the Style Rules?

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Often people will comment that they don’t agree with the advice I’ve given in a blog post.  They will tell me that think my ‘rules’ are wrong and they don’t plan on following them.  There are no rules that I would say are finite “style rules” in the book, everything is just a guideline. The…

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S is for Scale

S is for Scale

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Scale is one of the most important elements to consider when thinking about dressing your body and personality.  It’s one of the tools we have to create optical illusion, we can use it to make ourselves or parts of ourselves appear larger or smaller (or just as we are), depending what we want to achieve….

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how to break the style rules

How to Break Your Style Rules

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I teach style rules all the time and then I teach my clients how to break them. I like to think of it as the Picasso principle. What’s that? Well I never used to understand the though process behind Picasso’s painting, that was, until I visited the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. There in the exhibit…

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Principle of Volume

Principle of Volume

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One of the simplest, but most often forgotten rules, is that of the principles of volume.  Too much volume at one time will make you look larger than you are.   Too skin tight can look a little tarty.   principles of volume by imogenl featuring reiss Pretty simple isn’t it? But quite often if…

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Holding Out for a Better Day

Holding Out for a Better Day

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One of the things that you may have found, if you participated in the FABruary Style Challenge, was that you wore some of your best clothes, even if it wasn’t a day that you’d normally dress up in that way. So many people keep their ‘good’ clothes for another day. The day that is important…

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How to Break The Style Rules – with Emerson Big W

How to Break The Style Rules – with Emerson Big W

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Sponsored by Nuffnang I remember when growing up learning about a whole load of rules, such as “blue and green should never be seen” and “don’t mix prints”, but I have found during my time as an image consultant and stylist that these rules are made to be broken. Many of my clients are scared…

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For the Guys – Suit Lapels and Ties

For the Guys – Suit Lapels and Ties

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I know that this blog is aimed at women, but I know many women shop for their man (or with him) and so I wanted to draw your attention to the current suit and tie trend in case you’re thinking about buying your guy a tie this Christmas. There is a rule in men’s dressing…

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