Essentials You Need to Know About How The Size and Density of a Print Impacts on its Value Contrast

3 Essentials You Need to Know About How The Size and Density of a Print Impacts on its Value Contrast

Dear Imogen, I am a big fan of your contrast series. I had never known about this concept before, and often kept myself wondering why some particular outfit felt off to me – but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It all really boiled down to contrast levels! I am amazed that so few…

Finding activewear in great colours

Sportswear that Isn’t Black and is Stylish, Mission Impossible?

SPORTSWEAR/ HIKING WEAR etc: how to assemble small capsules of technical clothing for sporting activities, when shapes and colours are often very limited. What are the few things to do to adapt such clothes to ones own personality and needs? Long gone are the days when you wore a baggy old men’s (or promotional) tee…

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…

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…

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?…

Things You Must Consider When Choosing a Flattering Floral Print for You

7 Things You Must Consider When Choosing a Flattering Floral Print for You

Prints: I find I usually default to solids because there seems to be an overwhelming amount of considerations with a print (color and value contrasts, size, modernity, age appropriateness, straight/curved lines, connected or individual pattern…). For example: sizewise -flower prints generally look like I’m lost in the garden, but would calico be twee?  I find…