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…

Brilliant Tricks of the Clothing Magician – How to Highlight and Camouflage for Figure Flattery

When you’re thinking about how to flatter your body and enhance it in a way that makes you happy, there are a few ‘tricks of the trade’ that make it easier to decide what to wear (and what to avoid when you’re shopping so you don’t keep making expensive mistakes). How does the magician create…

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 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…

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…

personality of prints in scarves

How to Interpret and Choose Prints and Patterns For Your Personality

The Personality of Patterns in Scarves This is the topic of the video Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss, though the personality of prints and the discussion on fabric choices extends into other clothing elements outside of the scarf! So how do you express personality through your patterns? Patterns Classic – stripes…

How to make a monochromatic outfit more interesting

How to Make a Monochromatic Outfit Interesting

  Monochromatic, meaning one colour (read up on the definition here), outfits can look extremely sophisticated and gorgeous, or if you’re not careful, a little boring and plain.  So how do you ensure that your monochromatic outfits are stylish and sophisticated not dull? Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss ways to put…