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274: Your colour questions answered about colour palette, high contrast, matching shoes, and colour values.
Your colour questions answered about colour palette, high contrast, matching shoes, and colour values.
How do you dress more Rebellious when black all over is a little overpowering for your coloring? Do I stick with black on the bottom and grays up top? I still love rock band T-shirts, leather stuff, metals, etc. but I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard. I also have elements of Creative, Natural personality styles and am a hopeless romantic.
Further reading: What to Wear to Look Credible and Professional in a Relaxed Business Environment 4 Simple Ways to Wear More Colour in the Workplace What to Wear in the Corporate World If You’d Like to Define Your Style and Discover Your Colours If you’re sick of wasting money on clothes that don’t work…
Reader Question: “I struggle with aligning how I feel inside with what my external image is meant to convey. It makes me doubt many of my intuitive wardrobe decisions! Help”
If vanity is a sin then is caring about your style shallow? I don’t believe so (at all) and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on why I believe this and I’ve got some research to back my beliefs up!
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Have you watched the Netflix series, Inventing Anna? It’s the story of Anna Sorokin/Delvey who steals hundreds of thousands of dollars from a variety of people and institutions before getting caught. Watching this series you really can see just how Anna used her image, the clothes she wore, her hair and accessories as tools to…
Reader Issue: My biggest challenge is creating a cohesive style when my wardrobe is made up of extremes: very boring and very outrageous, very feminine and very androgynous, too youthful and too ageing, and I hate shopping too!
267: Colour and Style Q&A: Choosing prints, balance of yin and yang in clothing, and following trends.
I struggle with prints in general – what to choose. I’m a bit scared that they won’t work so I tend to avoid them. Any tips?
How do I dress practically and attractively, being comfortable but still in an interesting but not crazy way, so vibrant but not aggressive?
Why is it that I am tempted to follow trends even when they don’t fit my lifestyle or body type?
Why is it that even though I’m average height at 5’6” petite size tops fit me better?
I hate shopping. Cannot find my favorite colors and I find that clothes off the rack fit poorly. Any tips?
How do I improve my style consistency – some days I look great and others I feel like a slob
I want to learn better how to express who I am without being obsessed with my appearance and not to be invisible unless I choose to be. As an older women, it is easy to be overlooked, but I’m not interested in being dramatic as a means of countering that bias. I don’t object to it in other, but my own style is more understated. I struggle most with hair and makeup.
I’ve no idea what is suitable for my age – which is 52 – I’d like to be more elegant.
I have too much stuff that I picked up on sale that is now so unorganized that I can’t see what I have. How can I organise my wardrobe?
I like too many clothes! I am a mood dresser, and sometimes have too many items!
How can I develop a core capsule for my style?
Help me transition away from a predominantly corporate wardrobe to more smart casual- retirement; and help with my colors as I move to grey hair color
I feel like my style is on constant repeat I find it hard to locate any variety anywhere not in my wardrobe or the shops How can I find something different?
How do I Look smart without being too formal?
I’ve been hiding in a very basic “uniform” for a long time and am nervous about showing who I am through style.
262: Colour and Style Q&A: Dressing casual, stomach gotten bigger, and biggest style challenge at the moment – what am I going to wear?
I’ve retired now and in my working life found it easy to dress smart. Now I’m more into dressing casual but I really don’t know where to start.
I need to find clothes that don’t emphasize my stomach or hips.
I suppose my biggest style challenge at the moment would be, what am I going to wear ?
261: Colour and Style Q&A: What to wear when you’re retired, have conflicting body advice, and not sure what I’m aiming for?
I’m a retired person now living in Mexico, my greatest challenge is making the transition from the work wardrobe to the more casual, climate appropriate style.
The body shape challenge is crazy because of all the conflicting advice.
I sew and design my own patterns, so I can make anything happen. As soon as I figure out what “anything ” I’m aiming for.
I can’t find a bra that fits, the cup size is not right when I choose a larger band size to fit my more expanded waist. Any tips?
I really do not know what style actually suits me. I am over 60 approximately 5ft 6in tall have salt and pepper longish hair and a pearish body shape with short body , short waist and long legs I have gained weight in the past 12 months in the hip abdominal area and have a pot belly and lost my side/hip definition therefore I don’t know what to wear and I prefer trousers
12.48 My biggest challenge is that I live in the wrong climate for my style LOL!!
I’m currently living in the UK, but I like to dress in soft, silky, lightweight satiny lacy things as well as cute kitten heels and pointy shoes. I’m either always freezing to death or dodging puddles and mud.
I just moved here 4 years ago and tried doing the lumpy sweaters and rubber wellies but I feel so *UGH* in them.
I can’t afford a total wardrobe redo, but I need to get some “sexy” back in my closet!
I just watched your post about flattering necklines and how matching your jawline is best. I do not wear the types of necklines I would look best in due to modesty reasons. How does wearing something under a v-neck or scoop neck affect the “ideal” neckline of the scoop or v-neck? Can I use necklaces over boat or crew necks to get this ideal neckline instead?
I struggle with finding clothes as there is so much Inconsistent sizing between stores.
My weight which has settled in my middle. I am attempting to lose weight but even if I do. I believe I will never have a waist again. I am a rectangle . At my best I will be a small rectangle. It is quite a change since my youth when I was an hourglass I am also short so when I attempt to hide the middle with longer tops I have no legs. I do not think it is possible to dress this and look attractive in any way. I try to be moderate and so have lost interest in clothes
The big one for me atm is ageing — I don’t want to give up, any tips?
My biggest issue with fashion is finding ready-made clothing that fits well enough to wear comfortably & look good. I wear a size 8 jean, but need a 14-16 top to fit the bustline. However, the 14-16 shoulders, neck/sleeve openings, sleeve lengths, etc. are too big to look nice on me.
How can I combine my feminine style personality with a relaxed lifestyle? I love florals, lace, pink, skirts and dresses, and feminine details, but as a stay at home mom with five kids (including a baby that I’m breastfeeding), I need my clothes to be practical, comfortable, and casual. I also have (I think) medium high value contrast and medium color contrast, so the very low contrast pastel look of many feminine outfits doesn’t work for me. I would appreciate any tips.
How exactly do colors need to match when you have an outfit with multiple items in the same color? For example, I have a pink and beige patterned skirt. I would normally think to wear it with a pink top or cardigan, but none of mine are exactly the same pink. Is that okay, or is it better to wear a top that’s neutral or a different color?
How do I create a perfect capsule wardrobe where everything goes together for all changing seasons and no thought about what to wear everyday?
How do I edit my wardrobe so it’s just my best clothes?
256: Colour and Style Q&A: How to dress when overweight, less garments in my wardrobe, and how to know what would look good on me.
My classic rectangular body that goes with my classic, style has disappeared. I feel I look like an apple on a stick! Help!
My biggest challenge is reigning it all in. I adore clothes. I’ve spent the last few years downsizing and have gotten rid of a lot, but my closet is still overflowing. I wear outfits in rotation so everything gets worn at some point. It’s overwhelming most of the time. I would love to cut it all down by half.
My problem is mainly is what would look good on me, which colors to keep in my wardrobe, how many colors for my casual lifestyle as I’m trying to make myself a guided plan with what I’m looking for!