7 Top Tips to What Dates and What Becomes Timeless

After a recent discussion with the Evolve Your Style group members, when deciding what to keep and what to throw out (because it is dated), I was asked about what is dated and what becomes timeless. I thought I’d ask one of our group members and recent Stylish Thoughts contributor Lisa White share her thoughts on […]

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How to Look Smart but Not Overdressed

One dress six ways

I like to dress with a level 1 combined with level 2 level of refinement, but don’t want to look try hard or overdressed when not dressing for more formal or fancy occasions. What to wear? If you are a more formal dresser naturally, you prefer more classic or structured clothes, finer fabrics and a […]

Choosing Prints and Patterns with the Right Colours

I love patterns, but when looking for a specific colour in an item of clothing it is really hard to know when there is enough of the ‘right’ colour to balance out the ‘wrong’ colour.  Can you point me in the right  direction? – thank you! Jessie Choosing Prints to Match Your Colour Swatch by imogenl featuring a stella […]

Denim Skirts – Can You Wear them To Work?

I was asked on Twitter (@ImogenLamport) the other day about wearing denim skirts to work and if they are appropriate. The things to consider for your workplace are: Are denim jeans acceptable in your workplace? If the answer is no, then no to the denim skirt too.  If yes denim jeans are fine in your […]

Prints and Patterns – Natural vs Stylised

I’ve been asked to show you some more examples of the differences between naturalized and stylized floral prints. floral prints natural vs stylized by imogenl featuring a print dress As you can see, a floral print that looks more like a photo of the flower it represents, is a naturalized floral. The further away you get […]

T is for Texture

Texture

Texture is one of the pieces of the Style Puzzle (body shape is one piece too, yet so much is written about body shape, people think it’s the whole puzzle, instead of just being a small element of the whole). Fabrics have different textures.  There are many sorts of textures: Smooth (no texture) silk, cotton/elastane Chunky […]

More on Identifying Yin and Yang in Clothing Design

  Yin and Yang of Geometric patterns by imogenl featuring black tops Following on from Ways to Balance Your Yin and Yang, here you can see how the lower the contrast and smaller the print, the less advancing, or softer it looks, so thus is more yin in appearance.  The higher the contrast, the bolder […]

Creating Harmony with Your Personality

madonna yin and yang

Yin and Yang can be used to create harmony with who you are.  Personality is such a huge factor in the clothes we choose, what we like and dislike.  It’s important to work with your natural personality to appear authentic. For instance, here is Madonna in a Yin and and Yang outfit: Which is appears […]

Using Yin and Yang in Clothing Design to Balance Your Appearance

The other day I posted about the concept of Yin and Yang (advancing and receding elements) in clothing design. You may have started to think about the clothes you choose and what they are communicating, but have you thought about your own physical appearance and what it may naturally communicate and how you can use […]

The Yin and Yang of Clothing

Have you ever considered Yin and Yang (or Receding and Advancing) in relation to your clothes?  I first read about this concept in Judith Rasband’s Wardrobe Strategies for Women, and realised that it relates to all personality style and why each style communicates in the way it does. It’s a powerful tool to help you […]