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 […]

How to Style Print Pants

Hi Imogen, do you think you could share your tips on styling print pants? They are everywhere this season and although I’m not a slave to fashion, I bought a pair or black and white ones that I love, but what to wear them with?!   How to style print pants by imogenl featuring a […]

How to Wear Animal Print

Animal Print

Do you love animal print (like my lovely friend Jill of Shop Your Wardrobe does)? Is it a staple in your wardrobe?  As Jill has mentioned, leopard print, in particular, works with her naturally patterned skin and makes her look less freckly. I was not a fan of animal prints for a long time, but […]

My Style Crush – Blue and White

Style crush

Blue and white patterned items have long been a style crush of mine. From willow patterned plates to Ming vases, I’ve long been in love with the simplicity of the colour scheme along with the curvy detailed, oriental feel of the pattern. The minute I saw the blouse I’m wearing in the picture above, I […]

How to Wear Metallic Accessories

Hi Imogen-I really enjoy your blog & have learned a lot! My question-are ‘metallic’ accessories (handbag, shoes) considered to go with a certain season or can they be worn all year? I really appreciate your thoughts on this-thank you. I love metallic accessories to add some interest and dress up an outfit.  Anything with a […]

How to Wear Chiffon in the Daytime

Chiffon for daytime

Hi Imogen, I would really love you to cover how to wear chiffon as day wear. Being a large busted H shape means that empire line tends to be best on me, but how do I avoid looking like I am wearing evening wear? Most pieces I see for daytime are waisted skirts and blouses […]