Since what you wear communicates non-verbally a lot about you – from your values to your personality and beliefs, and because the science of enclothed cognition has found that what you wear impacts how you feel on the inside and behave on the outside.
What has your style got to do with your worth?
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Question: for the last 20 years (since retirement) I have attended a theatrical production several times a week and i wore long flowing dresses, hat and heels. now due to age and tripping, I am restricted to runners and pants. I’m very petite with long torso, a bit of a belly, and very short legs. What suggestions do you have for generating a new ‘signature style’
317: Your colour questions answered about feeling frumpy due to weight gain, understanding balance points, and finding the right neutral.
I’m struggling with my style now that I’m Older have gotten overweight and find, physical shopping difficult
I struggle with summer dressing with layers
I’ve started to accept that buying a larger size will be more comfortable and even more flattering, but it’s depressing
Are you stuck on style rules? don’t believe in rules, I believe in principles and the science behind why something does or doesn’t work, and these are then guidelines or suggestions which you can try on for size, and then decide what does or doesn’t work for you.
You get to be in charge as it means your style aligns with your personality, your lifestyle, your colouring and your unique body.
I have a question–I just read your post about wearing your good clothes every day and its effect on how people see you as well as how you feel about yourself. I work at home. People see me from the waist up. How important is it that I wear a full-on “good” outfit every day at work?
What you wear is a powerful form of non-verbal communication and research has shown that how you appear, your personal presentation, and attractiveness have the power to impact your income in positive or negative ways. Have you thought about what your image is saying and the impact it may be having on your career?
This is really common and there is a good reason why you’re not feeling consistently stylish – and I have a solution for you
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I lack the confidence to trust my own judgement on style. I need to learn to trust myself. Have you any tips on doing this?
I have noticed different attitudes towards the value of style and how men and women often see it differently.
In This Episode “Where should I shop?” was a question I got emailed by a lovely reader this week. And my answer was “I don’t know”. Why is this? Because there are so many other things I need to know BEFORE I could even think about suggesting places to shop. In fact, shopping is really…
In This Episode Many years ago (aka 2004) just after I’d completed my image consultant training course and launched my personal styling business, I was out shopping at a local boutique. I walked in the door and started looking around at what was available, immediately, I as approached by a sales assistant who said “I’ve…
In This Episode People talk about having superhuman strength in times of crisis to do things like lift a car off someone to rescue them. Yet some people do this for fun so I discovered recently. My son and his girlfriend recently competed in a Strongman competition for the first time. I’ve never been to…
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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.
How do you know which is which so that you love what you buy rather than realise that it’s “just not me”?
Where do you get the inspiration for your personal style from? In this video Jill Chivers of 16 Style Types and I discuss the idea of style inspiration. As the inimitable Dolly Parton (one of the most authentic people around) says: “Know who you are, and do it on purpose” What Inspires Your Style?…
What is Authentic Style It’s one of my central principals as my aim in life is to help you find a style that is authentic to you, It’s why I don’t do lots of “you must buy this garment” posts because just buying what I wear or what I recommend is unlikely to be authentic…
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…
Do you ever think about having a future-focused wardrobe? It’s something that will occur to some of us, and for others, it’s something that feels like a completely foreign concept. When you think about your current wardrobe, every single thing in there is based on a decision that happened in history (even if you just…