326: Your colour questions answered about practical dressing, elevating your wardrobe and rediscovering your style.

In This Episode


0.07 My biggest challenge with my style is my job, I’m a kindergarten teacher so I tend to have an uninteresting casual work wardrobe (jeans, cropped pants, merino trackies (winter) and dresses (summer) because I don’t want to spend too much money on items that could easily be ruined by in a flash by dye of paint. Sometime a pair of jeans only last a day before I need to wash them because I come home with paint, playdough, sand or clay on them.
I dress fairly casually but like a feminine top and struggle on balancing my work wardrobe within my general wardrobe and end up mixing them together. I really struggle to choose layering items, with everything feeling more ‘stand alone’ .

Practical Dressing

How to Use Your Personality to Create Stylish Outfits When You Have a Very Practical Lifestyle

How to Look Stylish Yet Be Comfortable, Practical, Attractive and Interesting

8 Top Tips for Combining a Classic Dressing Style with Practical Lifestyle Needs

3.05 I’ve fallen into a rut. I wear all black basics. Would love to know how to elevate and accessorize classics and maybe add in some small, wearable trends while still looking polished.

Elevate Your Wardrobe

How to Make a Classic and Structured Outfit Softer and More Alluring

15 Ways to Elevate Your Wardrobe and Your Style – Celebrating 15 Years of Inside Out Style

How to Throw on an Outfit in Minutes and Have Nailed It

6.08 My biggest challenge is I don’t have a size that works for me on a regular basis. I’m 68 and retired. I spent my last 30 years of work as the assistant to the registrar at a Community College. I had a professional wardrobe, and dressed sharp every day. When I retired 7 years ago, I gave away my “work clothes” to a women’s shelter. I pictured myself in athletic wear, for the duration. Then, 6 months after retiring, I got breast cancer.
That was an experience that took me to the brink and back. That was 6 years ago. That experience aged me, and I’m trying hard to do everything right to prevent a recurrence. Now, I have a disconnect with how I look on the outside and how I feel on the inside. My belly has gotten soft and I can’t even hold it in. I have an “H” shape and back flab. I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes because when I try on jeans, for instance, they fit great everywhere, but I can’t zip them up. If I buy ones I can zip, they look horrible and unflattering everywhere else. I really want a casual wardrobe that includes jeans, shirts, sweaters, etc. Can you help me? I don’t know where or how to start. When I worked, I had a wardrobe based around neutrals, mainly, that I could change up with a cardigan, blazer, scarf, etc.

Rediscovering Your Style

Unveiling Your New Signature Style – Embracing Change with Elegance and Comfort

Finding Your Sense of Style: Rediscovering and Refining Your Fashion Identity

What World Champion Gymnasts Can Teach You About Becoming More Stylish

If You’d Like to Define Your Style and Discover Your Colours

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