202: Colour and Style Q&A: Shopping, Length, and Outfits.

You have given so much great advice and shopping with a plan and a mission has really simplified my trips and saves me so much time.
One question as Spring is here and as a Warm Toned skin what colors do you suggest I look for. I love my Fall/Winter cause the colors are so perfect. Aqua and Navy are my Spring Go To.
I love Kimono style tops. Is there a good length of sleeve for this to work on a A shape?
I often choose great outfits which don`t look good on me. How can I make better decisions?

EP200: Let’s Talk Body Image, Weight and Shopping

I received this email (and I get many like it, so you too may relate), so I wanted to talk about waiting to lose weight.
I am not your typical female with a closet full of clothes.
I’m 54 and have had issues w/ my body since I was a kid and have mostly felt uncomfortable shopping AND always waiting to shop for clothes until I lose ’10 pounds’ so I have a very short list of clothing items that I wear.
My goal is to stop waiting and start shopping which I’ve wanted to do for months now but can’t seem to do it – when I actually go online to shop for clothes I’m there for hours trying to find things that I would feel comfortable in as well as look good and I just don’t have that time right now.
Any suggestions?

199: Colour and Style Q&A: Colour contrast, mix outfit, and proportions.

I have a few pairs of jeans ranging from dark indigo denim to mid-light denim in colour. As an overall dark, Medium/High Value contrast and low colour contrast person should I treat the lighter jeans as blue and wear my blues and greens with them or can I wear any colour?
I struggle with my style because I do not like to repeat outfits so it gets reallky difficult – help!
Proportion proportion proportion!! Tricks to balance a look..I think I’m an x -Long body but regular length legs and saddle bags 

198: Colour and Style Q&A: Adding details, warm and cool, and standing out.

Details- Looking stylish current and funky at 60 (and feeling comfortable) – ideas on the details involved putting a look together
I heard a successful makeup artist say that some people have a mixture of warm and cool features. For example, some may have warm colored natural hair but cool eyes, or neutral skin and warm eyes. Do you believe that this can happen?
My style challenge is being boring because others might judge me if I were to wear something out of the norm, especially for the school run!

197: Colour and Style Q&A: Signature look, comfort with style, and style education.

How do I find my classic signature look without falling for fads and trends?
I’ve always put comfort over style, I want to change that mentatlity but I’m finding it challenging to put together a beautiful outfit. Most of the times I’m not happy with the results.
How do I be critical enough to resist piece that end up not being versatile or interesting or not passing up pieces that have potential but I wasn’t sure about

196: Colour and Style Q&A: Menopause, look approachable, and scarves.

How to dress when your body type changes – my body has change with menopause from hourglass to all my weight going onto my tummy. I feel frumpy and tented in everything.
I struggle with looking intimidating as I’m tall with high value contrast and a classic/dramatic personality style. How to dress to be more approachable but still feel like me?
How to make my scarves look like they are part of an outfit not as though they have been thrown on as an afterthought?

193: Colour and Style Q&A: Relaxed casual and age appropriate dressing.

0.08 I am a relaxed/casual, am a full-time working potter with a studio on our property, and live deep in the country. Any suggestions to spark things up? Thanks.
2.44 My biggest challenge, now that I’m 65, is finding clothes that don’t make me look like my 88 year-old mother or my 20 year-old grandaughter. So many women just seemed to give up on fashion at a certain age. I’m also a Deep Autumn and it seems all the fashions out there today are better suited for cool complexions. When I wear color I often feel like it is wearing me!
5.21 Relaxed style here. I feel I should step it up and not be so relaxed.. Any tips?

192: Colour and Style Q&A: Changing body shape, adding colours to your outfit, and classic boring clothes.

0.08 I have put on a lot of weight and my shape has changed dramatically. I could always highlight my waist before. Now I feel like a blob and need to wear loose tunics etc. It depresses me and I’m aimless just now while I am desperately trying to regain my healthy body.
2.19 I have very visible skin rash (a post COVID symptom) around the eyes and on the cheeks and am supposed not to cover it with make-up to let it “rest”. My colour palette is enigmatic and I am 1 colour plus neutral when my skin is normal.
4.09 My biggest challenge is: to feel better with my appearance, be less conventional, classical and boring and find joy in my clothes.

191: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on wearing heels when you have medical condition, body shape changes when you put some covid kilos, and narrowing down your purchase when shopping.

I can’t wear heels due to a medical condition and I’m petite and I feel completely unstylish – help!
I’ve put on the Covid kilos, and have gained weight in places like my tummy that I never used to have no longer suit me. Help!
Give me the confidence to wear what I want and how to narrow down my purchases. I love everything!

190: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on petite dressing style, proportions, and style recipe.

Being older and not very tall I struggle with knowing where and how to shop for my style
What is your opinion on the French/half tuck of tops? It works with my style recipe and it definitely improves proportions sometimes. But I always feel a little bit like I am trying too hard to look cool. Especially with button down shirts. Is this tuck a fad or a trend? Is getting the proportions right more important than anything else?
One of my big style struggles is having to decide each day what to wear. I don’t always have time to be creative, but wish the decisions were easier. Maybe that I had some more style options that I like or were easier to “go to” that I don’t have to fret through every morning.

189: Colour and Style Q&A: Matching skirts and shoes, dressing while losing weight, and shopping clothes

Do I wear back sandals with the skirt to make it relate to me or would that only accentuate the unideal color?
Do you have some tips on how to dress while trying to lose weight? I want to buy clothes that make me feel good at this weight but am nervous that I’m wasting money.
I think one of my biggest challenges right now when it comes to my style is, not knowing if I should buy pricier clothing items for style or not.

187: Colour and Style Q&A: How to wear light colour clothes for dark value colouring? Style tip guidelines for creative-dramatic dressing style and stay at home.

You have posts and info on light values wanting to wear darker colors to appear more authoritative/ professional, but what about a dark value gal who wants to lighten up to look more in tune with summer, be more femme, more approachable? If inner column is dark, then jacket/vest/ scarf near face would be light, but then darker looks better near face?
I’ve had a few colour analysis’ done with differing results. I am more creative/dramatic in my style, but still like having a few guidelines – any tips?
Could you talk about casual wear for various body types and footwear that’s flattering as we are all living in leggings and how to style up for living at home?

186: Colour and Style Q&A: Right fabrics for X shape body, most versatile shape for a scarf, mix and match clothes in my wardrobe

My problem is I find it hard to find tops to suit my X shape that are in natural fibres – tips on finding the right fabrics and clothes?
If I’m purchasing a scarf for the average shape – what is the most versatile shape – square, rectangle or infinity?
How do I have things in my wardrobe that I can swap and change and mix together?

185: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on handbag size. Feminine dressing when you have orthopaedic shoes and have heavy bone structure. Going grey.

How do I choose a handbag size to not overwhelm my body or to look miniature? As for handbag colour, does a person match their shoes, or blend or contrast with their clothing?
How do I dress in a feminine way when I have to wear orthopaedic shoes and have heavy bone structure, with wide shoulders and don’t feel small and dainty suits me, plus I’m an intellectual person and I want people to know this about me?
I’ve loved my autumn colours but am now going grey and finding it hard to figure out what colours suit me anymore. I cannot see anymore what suits me now

183: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on accessorizing, wardrobe transition, and disguising your tummy.

I’m interested in fancy barrettes/hair clips for my hair as I’m allergic to jewellery. Should I?
How to edit my wardrobe so it’s only full of clothes that I love and represent my style and work for me and I wish I could be OK with having fewer clothes.
How to hide excess weight when living in a humid environment and a jacket or cardigan is an impossibility?