Ep 297: Finding your signature style

What is a Signature Style Anyway?
It can be a look that is almost like a uniform, think Vogue editor Anna Wintour (signature bob, frock and sunglasses), or Ellen Degeneres (pants, shirt and sweater or vest), or Jackie Kennedy Onassis – where you can pretty much guess what they will wear each day.  It’s a very defined look if you go for the uniform version.

296: Your colour questions answered about style rut and overwhelming advice on colour and body shape.

My biggest problem with my style is that I seem to have lost it! I began dressing casually when I had kids and I just never seemed to get my flair back. I am also a theatre nurse so when I go to work I get changed into my “pajamas”. So I haven’t put much effort into how I look as I just get changed. I guess I’ve just lost my spark and aren’t sure how to get it back. I see lots of stuff I like but at 51 I’m not sure what works for me and I find it easier to just fall back into track pants/active wear.
If I wanted to put it in a nutshell, my biggest style struggle is overwhelm. I’ve been told that my colouring is Clear and deep winter, and true winter and bright spring and vivid winter and so I’m totally confused and then as far as body shape goes there are so many systems, from Kibbe to Trinny and Susannah (What not to wear) and so many more. I’m so confused I don’t know who to believe and what to do. I wish had the self-confidence to dress with certainty rather than always feeling confused about what is right.

293: Inside Out and Outside In Style

I called my blog Inside Out Style because I’ve found when you align your outside with your personality – who you are on the inside –  you feel your most comfortable and confident.  That said, not every day do we feel like the best version of ourselves which led me to think about Outside In style (and Inside Out style in a different context which I’m discussing here.

292: Your colour questions answered about relaxed personality style, petite and choosing shoes.

The relaxed personality style report you sent to me is 100% me but little of my wardrobe reflects that. I have recently retired at 66. I haven’t really transitioned into my style from work clothes, dead easy to buy, Reiss and Hobbs and silk blouses, these still fill my wardrobe yet are unworn. I’m slobbing around in shorts and tees hirts or black leggings. When I pluck up courage to go shopping I can’t decide what to buy, I dislike buying on line as depending on brand and cut I might be an 8 or a 10. Often I am overwhelmed by choice. So really where do I start?
My biggest problem is I am short (1m58), curvy (but not curvy enough to fit in plus-size models) and that’s sometimes hard to find. Help
Footwear issues: what to wear with each kind of outfit? I can’t wear heels because of a bad back and I never know what type of shoe to wear that is both stylish and season appropriate (warm in winter. etc) and what kind of leg covering goes with what: leggings and socks, just socks, foot leggings, what? The regular panty hose is not warm enough for the cold winters in my region.

Ep 286: Would you rather be underdressed or overdressed | 16 Style Types | Imogen Lamport & Jill Chivers

This is an interesting question as I’ve heard persuasive arguments for both options.  Which would you rather be?  Underdressed or Overdressed? Jill Chivers of 16 Style Types and I discuss this topic in this video.   The Underdressed to Overdressed Continuum and Personality Type This isn’t a black and white question, as really the overdressed…

Ep 280: The starting point to your style

One reason there are so many mistakes are made shopping for clothes, and why so many have a wardrobe full of clothes yet nothing to wear, or just feel dissatisfied with our style is that we haven’t defined the starting point to your style. Just like when you plan any journey, you need to know your starting point before you can plan your route. The same can be said for your style, if you don’t know where you are now, and what your criteria are that you need to focus on to make the best shopping decisions.

Ep 278: What makes you memorable?

It’s not what is the same, it’s what is different, and we often perceive those differences as flaws to be hidden not uniqueness to be celebrated. It’s time to embrace the Japanese concept of Kintsugi and taken what you perceive to be broken and instead realise how resilient you really are and see the beauty in those metaphorical scars.