How to Add a Touch of Glamour to Your Everyday Casual Outfits

Hi Imogen!
I’ve learned much from your blog and in particular, the levels of refinement was helpful.
I’ve had a life adjustment and I live my life in durable/washable pants. I’m wondering about adding glamour in level 2, even with jeans as my base.
How would you add glamour and beauty when you are barely in level 2 refinement?

Here are my clothing rules:
Sturdy Awareness.
I like streamlining and routines. No nonsense. I’m a planner and analytical. I’m sturdy, unflinching, slow and tidy. I pay attention to details. I want to know how the story will end. I am opposed to over-indulgence. I’m interested in the mystery. I hide behind sunglasses. I could be a spy. Watchful, aware and wary. I want my clothes to be dapper, naturally polished.

My guidelines/daily questions:
1. H E R O
2. Core
3. Topper Color
4. Match earrings and purse
5. Brown Shoes

Look and Feel: Clean,open spaces,tidy,organized,Tommy Hilfiger mom

No: white backgrounds Yes: solids
No: horizontal line. Yes: Column
No: oversize Yes: skimming
No: Sleeveless Yes: Sleeves
No: bulk on top Yes: Light-weight
No: Belly detail Yes: shoulders and eyes

Purchases Beware
Watch out for too MUCH texture! (add jacket as I age)
Watch the length of the top. Dress in thirds.
Think Refinement #2, not 1 and not 3.

THE SOPHISTICATE. Your look is naturally polished: centred around earthy tones of chocolate, taupe and tan. You are prepared for anything.


Adding glamour to everyday outfits

Thanks for your fascinating assessment of your style.  To add some extra glamour to your Level 2 Refinement outfits think about accessories and fabrics.

1. Add some shine

  • rather than a matte bead, one that shines in the light.
  • rather than a wool scarf, one with sheen such as silk
  • rather than matte leather, a touch of patent instead

2.  Fabrics can make a difference.

  • fine merino wools and jersey over thicker, chunkier or lower quality wools and knits.

3. Consider your shoes

  • leather over fabric
  • slim soles over chunkier soles
  • heels over flats



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