My daughter and her friends were chatting with they were saying low rise jeans were coming back into fashion. They were adamant that they were never going to wear lower rise jeans. When I was their age, back in the 80s, high-rise jeans were the trend. I could never imagine wearing low-rise jeans. To my…
Balance is the concept of visual equilibrium. When we talk about dressing for your body shape and body proportions, what we are trying to do create visual balance. There are 4 main principles of co-ordination that influences how you achieve balance with your outfits. These are: Levels of Refinement Principle of Volume Related Shapes Related Lines When…
In This Video 0.07 My biggest issue is my size. I am petite but overweight. I have no confidence and feel like I have no style. I just wear whatever fits even though it is often not flattering. I would love help!! 4.30 If you have 8 hips but really A shoulders and balanced but…
What are the keys to creating flattering outfits for the A body shape? The A shape has narrower shoulders than hips with a defined waist and is often described as a pear shape body. If you want all the details grab your Body Shape Bible here. The widest part of the hip is at the…
In a recent Facebook Live, a reader asked if I could advise the best styles to wear to highlight athletic curves as many clothes don’t fit properly to accommodate a small waist with strong glutes and finding tops to fit over shoulders and back muscles as they tend to have no shape around the waist…
Active wear design is something that you may not have thought a lot about whether or not it’s something that is going to create harmony with your body or not. So what should you consider when choosing your active wear tops? There are some fairly common colour blocking options that you’ll find on a lot…
94: Colour and Style Q&A: Wardrobe between classic and casual, choosing your hat, and lighter colours when your colouring is dark
How to create a wardrobe between classic and casual that doesn’t feel too formal as I live in a relaxed location
How do you wear a hat for warmth or shade whe hats just don’t suit you?
I don’t always want to wear dark colours – how to wear lighter colours when your colouring is dark (A Shape body)?
In This Video 0.011 How to create a wardrobe between classic and casual that doesn’t feel too formal as I live in a relaxed location 4.04 How do you wear a hat for warmth or shade when hats just don’t suit you? 7.34 I don’t always want to wear dark colours – how to wear…
Why do all my waistbands roll down? What can I do about it?
Can you chat about Uniform dressing? I’m thinking it could be useful
How can I tell if a shoulder seam needs to be right on the shoulders or dropped?
46: Colour and Style Q&A: A shape Can I wear dark top, Adding the right contrast with an accessory and can you be a mix of warm and cool?
If you have an ideal value of medium light and medium-low value contrast but are an A shape – can you wear dark tops?
My young son has warm skin and cool eyes – can he be a mix of colouring?
If I’m neutrals plus 2 colours can I just wear a different coloured necklace to the colour in my top, or do I need to add that colour to more areas of my outfit – such as a bracelet too?
In this video 0.08 What is the best colour for a face mask? 2.10 How do I wear stone pants when I have an A shape body and the advice is to wear dark bottoms? 4.11 I’m and X shape but my waist is no longer as slim as it was – how do I…
42: Colour and Style Q&A – A shapes- white pants and shoulder flattery, choosing necklines, where do I shop
How to flatter the A shape shoulders – can I wear white pants or do they not work?
How do I choose the most flattering necklines?
Where do you shop? I love all the colours you wear!
As an A Shape, can I wear coloured bottoms or am I stuck with wearing only neutrals?
What to wear on feet with short and long boots for comfort and practicality
Does a summer tan allow you to wear a higher colour or value contrast?
33: Colour and Style Q&A: Where to end tops for A and X shapes, Going Grey will this change my colours? Determining Colour Direction
A shape can I wear tops and jackets that end at my widest point if I wear them as an outer column of colour?
Going grey – will this change my colour palette? How will I know if I need to reassess?
Which colour palettes are easiest to identify? Are there any particular colours you look at to determine colour direction?
What are you colour and style questions? I’m here to answer them LIVE on my Inside Out Style Blog Facebook Page – come join me and get your questions answered. Now, sit back and enjoy the answers to these colour and style questions… In this video If you don’t want to match shoes to hair…
30: Colour and Style Q&A: How to Choose a Flattering Necklines, Feeling Cold and Wearing Skirts and Dresses, A Shape Where to end Tops and Jackets
How do you decide how to choose a neckline – face or body shape recommendations?
How do you wear dresses and skirts in winter and not feel cold?
A shape with long body and short legs – where to end tops and jackets with pants?
26: Colour and Style Q&A: Summer Wardrobe Choices for H, Short shapes for X, A plus 8 Shapes and wide leg pants
How do I dress my busty, short waisted H Shape body for hot weather?
Why do A line skirts and wide leg pants are bad choices for 8 Shapes?
What style shorts suit a short legged X or A shape?
Here are five (count them) new videos and over 60 minutes of colour and style tips and advice! I’d love to answer your questions – join me on my Inside Out Style Facebook page and let me know what you’d like to know! In This Video A shape can I wear tops and jackets…
In this episode: I am a tall A shape with a short waist. Where do I end my tops? What about skirts?
Do you find there are one or two colours in a palette that just don’t make you look great even though they are in your colour direction?
Can you demonstrate monochromatic dressing?
In this episode:
What colour pants to wear in the spring and summer with an A or pear shape body besides dark wash denim or navy?
How to select the right necklace for different types of necklines?
Getting Organised – how do I make sure I have the right pieces?
I’ve been making some Facebook Live videos over on my Inside Out Style page (join me there if you want to watch them live) and wanted to share them with you here too – and I’m also linking here to some useful blog posts that help answer these questions! Here I’ve compiled a few videos so…