181: Colour and Style Q&A: How to redirect focus away from the areas I want to camouflage? How do you put colours together and create contrast? How to combine part time working in business to mum in the playground?

How to redirect focus away from the areas I want to camouflage? I use a statement necklace frequently, but what are some other options?
How do you put colours together – I’m high contrast spring (Zesty) but hear colours should be the same value so how do I create contrast?
How to combine part time working in business with switching to being a mum in the playground without changing clothes?

180: Colour and Style Q&A: Dressing tips for petite, signs that you need to let that garment go, and lipstick colours.

Very Petite Dilemmas – it’s so impossible to find clothes and shoes to fit and when you are a size 14 or have a large bust what are you to do?
I have a very hard time getting rid of things I have had and loved for decades that are still in good shape. Any tips on what to keep and how to know it’s truly classic and what to let go of?
I’m cool, dark and smoky (Sophisticated) and am looking for blush and lipstick colours – are there any that are truly universal?

179: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips when you feel nothing fit or flatter your body, wearing trousers and tops when you’re overweight, and style shift with different workplaces.

I feel like I’m never stylish – it that my lack of shape means clothes don’t fit or flatter? I’m short too which doesn’t help – any suggestions?
I’d love to wear dresses and skirts but tend to always wear trousers and tops because I’m overweight. I find it hard to dress up! I also recently bought a bowler hat but haven’t had the courage to wear it yet.
My style shifts with different workplaces, cultures and activities and I”m quite non-conformist, whilst also being comfort orientated. I could like to add a piece or two from current trends to wear with my existing wardrobe. How to do this?

178: Colour and Style Q&A: How to find things that are comfortable both in how I feel about them and how they actually feel? How do you style a curved hem top with a blazer or jacket? How to find clothes for old woman who lives in the tropics?

How to find things that are comfortable both in how I feel about them and how they actually feel on me, but also dressy. I like to look classy and stylish but often find it difficult to get things that are.
how do you style a curved hem top with a blazer or jacket? Does the jacket hem need to be curved as well?
I’m an older woman who lives in the tropics and has an apple shape and I’m finding it hard to find clothes.

177: Colour and Style Q&A: How to find a balance between boring and overwhelming when considering contrast in texture and stylistic elements? How to style a 68 year old woman without dressing too young? How to stay fashionable when half of the current fashions don’t suit my shape?

Could you share about finding a balance between boring and overwhelming when considering contrast in texture and stylistic elements? How does that relate to and reflect my physical attributes?
I’m nearly 69 years old and I don’t want to dress too young, however, I don’t want to feel like a frumpy old woman – help please!
How to stay fashionable when half of the current fashions don’t suit my shape particularly when I like the look of them.

176: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on finding your flattering clothes, busty H-shape dressing style, and finding the right balance of clothes from cleaning and yard work to going out.

How to stop being so safe and spend all my time finding clothes that hide the unflattering parts of me?
Which tops and jackets to make a busty H-shape body with high hips and short, waist, long legs look good?
How to find the right balance of clothes for my varied life – from cleaning and yard work to going out to the shops etc? I find I’m getting changed 3 times a day.

175: Colour and Style Q&A: Let’s talk about fashion trends, style rut and feminine-classic dressing style.

My challenge is that I want to keep up with style trends and apply them for me in an age-appropriate way for my lifestyle (I”m 60 and work in an office setting). But I really don’t have the time to read every fashion blog, follow the influencers, check Instagram, etc. etc. I would just like some curated suggestions every season to help me stay on-trend.
I wear dark bottoms and bright tops but feel I’m stuck in a rut with my dark bottoms plus they cut me in half and I have a tummy I don’t want to draw more attention to. How do I branch out without looking too matchy matchy or calling attention to my Plus size body?
How to feminise my classic style and even make it a bit sexy – help!

173: Colour and Style Q&A: How to mix and match greys? How to wear ballet flats in corporate world? How can I flatter my figure and distract from my tummy?

How to mix and match greys so they look good and I don’t look like I’ve gotten dressed in the dark
I have a back issue that means I can’t wear heels but I don’t feel polished in my corporate work outfits in ballet flats.
Petite H Shape with a tummy, how can I flatter my figure and distract from my tummy?

172: Colour and Style Q&A: Options for jeans, comfortable clothes but still feel feminine and tips to flatter large bust

I love wearing jeans but my legs look skinny in jeans. Otherwise I have harmonious body a slight inverted triangle and proportional legs – what are my options?
I like comfortable clothes so tend to put on jeans/jeggings and plain V neck sweater, but really want to feel more feminine – I find skirts swivel around so I avoid them – but maybe you have a tip or two on this). Any pointers to help?
I have a 44DD bust I’m 172 tall . I’ve tended to hide my bust in flowing loose clothes . Tried a figure fitting dress and I was quite amazed . I do look busty but in proportion . Why is this?

171: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips to good on video conference, finding jeans when you have O shape body and how to style poncho/blanket capes/ruanas

How to look good on video conference – not corporate, but not sloppy! How to look technically competent and feminine but not too overdressed.
I’m an O shape and find jeans never stay up and they hurt when you belt them – any tips?
Can you tell me how to style poncho/blanket capes and ruanas to flatter various body types?

168: Colour and Style Q&A: Should you stay unique or blend in with others? Wardrobe organisation. Looking stylish.

Is it perceived as more friendly and open to blend in with others or be more toned down? Should I be more unique as it relates to my personality?
I’ve got lots of one-off pieces in my wardrobe but nothing goes with anything? How do I think about my wardrobe so it’s not like several jigsaws that will never join up?
My challenge is to look good and stylish and not look silly. I wish to learn how to not buy random pants and sweaters and keep them in my closet forever but never wear them.

167: Colour and Style Q&A: Principal of volume, looking stylish in hot and humid weather and active-classic mum

Can you explain more about the principal of volume and how you use it with different body shapes – I’m a bit confused?
How to look stylish in hot and humid weather when you don’t want to add anything extra to your outfit
I feel stuck because I have a very classic professional style and personality but need active mom clothes because I have a baby

166: Colour and Style Q&A: Buying necklaces, clothes that are comfortable with and wearing shrugs/boleros everyday outfits?

Where do you buy your necklaces from and what’s your low price point to find the quality you want?
My challenge is to find clothes that I’m comfortable wearing but lack confidence in trying new styles (and typically wear jeans and a tee)
I’ve got some lovely and more dressy shrugs/boleros and want to know how I can wear them with more everyday outfits

162: Colour and Style Q&A: How do you change your handbag and move all the stuff? How to find the right pants? Will I work as monochromatic from a distance if I wear light and dark blue pattern as high value contrast?

How do you change your handbag and move all the stuff? It seems like a lot of work as myhandbag is always full!
I find it so hard to find pants that fit – too tight at the waist, or too big all over – help – what’s the solution?
Low colour contrast but high value contrast – love patterns – if I just wear a light and dark blue pattern will this read as monochromatic from a distance and not work for my value contrast?

161: Colour and Style Q&A: Tips on seeing your whole outfit instead of paying too much attention to details, finding dresses for summer, and flattering bra fitting.

How do I see the whole picture of my outfit instead of paying too much attention to the details?
Finding dresses for summer that aren’t the latest trend of frills and tiers? They are just not my style.
My latest bra fitting is creating unsightly back rolls – how can I combat this and still get the support I need?