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…

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…

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?…

How to Choose Linking Pieces and Accessories to Co-ordinate Your Outfit More Stylishly

How to Choose Linking Pieces and Accessories to Co-ordinate Your Outfit More Stylishly

When thinking about putting together an outfit once you’ve got the basics sorted (find out more about my Outfit Formula and choosing the best neutral basics for you) you may want a uniting or linking piece that ties other elements of it together This may be a garment or accessory that contains elements such as…