tips on wearing a dress over pants and more style tips

Colour and Style Questions Answered on Video: 7

In This Video Do different women need more simple outfits and patterns, others more complex outfits and patterns? How does someone with a medium to dark ideal value assemble a warm-weather wardrobe that doesn’t wash them out? What are some guidelines on wearing dresses over pants?     Choosing Patterns and Textures  T is for…

What to Look for When Choosing Dresses and Skirts for Relaxed and Casual Environments

6 Things to Look for When Choosing Dresses and Skirts for Relaxed and Casual Environments

Dresses and skirts are great alternatives to jeans and shorts (and athleisure wear) for in relaxed environments, yet so many women worry that they will be overdressed if they choose to wear these as dresses and skirts are often associated more with more formal attire. What to Look for When Choosing Dresses and Skirts for…

Do You Need Interesting Basics or Understated Staple Garments in Your Wardrobe?

Do You Need Interesting Basics or Understated Staple Garments in Your Wardrobe?

Basics are the staples and hard workers of your wardrobe.  They often provide the canvas for an outfit. Basics are the plain pieces that are the supporting acts of your wardrobe.  They are the simple, the plain, the unadorned tops and bottoms that allow you to create many outfits from fewer pieces.  They are the…

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…

What to Wear When You Work in a Corporate Environment But Prefer a Relaxed Dressing Style

What to Wear When You Work in a Corporate Environment But Prefer a Relaxed Dressing Style

If you have a relaxed dressing style how do you still be yourself if you work in a corporate business environment?  This is the topic of Jill Chivers of 16 Style Types and my podcast episode. Why are you expected to dress more formally anyway? Rather than consider corporate dress codes as an imposed restriction upon…

Why Courage is the Ingredient You Need To Become More Stylish

Have you ever said to yourself: “I won’t wear a scarf/statement necklace/animal print because I might wear it wrong and will look foolish” “I can’t wear a hat/waistcoat/dress/skirt/pants/cardigan/jacket because I’d feel stupid” Or something along these lines? Why is it that the potential for being wrong or feeling foolish stops us from trying something new…

How to create stylish casual outfits

8 Ways to Look Stylish in a Casual Environment when Jeans are Not Your Thing

The eternal question that I get asked repeatedly, is how to make your outfits stylish, but still relaxed enough to suit your casual environment?  And now let’s add another ingredient to this mix – that not everyone likes wearing jeans – so what to wear instead so you don’t look either over-dressed or sloppy and unstylish?…

How to look powerful in the workplace when the traditional business colours don't flatter you

How to Dress to Be Taken Seriously in a Corporate Environment When Your Colouring Doesn’t Suit Traditional Corporate Colours

How can you help others hear your message and be taken seriously in the workplace when the traditional business colours (dark cool neutrals in a high contrast with a light top) don’t suit you, either because your overall ideal value is light and dark colours look heavy, or you are high colour contrast and you…