273: How to rebuild your wardrobe

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.

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?

265: Colour and Style Q&A: Expressing Who You Are, Ageless Style, and Wardrobe Organisation.

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?

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.

260: Colour and Style Q&A: Bras, Style Rut, and living in the wrong climate for my style.

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!

259: Colour and Style Q&A: Neckline, Sizing, and Weight.

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

258: Colour and Style Q&A: Ageing, Fit, and Feminine mixed with Relaxed Lifestyle.

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.

257: Colour and Style Q&A: Pink, Capsule Wardrobe, and Best Clothes.

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!