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 […]

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 […]

Z is for Zebras and all other Kinds of Animal Prints

How to wear zebra print

Animal prints are classic prints. They may become more and slightly less popular, but never really go out of style.  These days leopard print is almost considered to be a neutral! I’ve noticed in my work as an image consultant that animal print divides my clients.  They either love it or hate it. There are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Right Texture and Sheen for Your Skin

Me - I need sheen and shine - see how shiny my face is and that's only an hour after powdering up!

Have you ever thought about the texture or sheen of the fabrics you wear? The jewellery you choose? The makeup that suits. Did you know that some textures will look more harmonious on you and others less so? In this short video, Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss how to choose the […]