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 […]

How Formal is That Print or Fabric?

I’ve been Googled about this for a long time but never got any answers. This is a thing that is always misleading when it come to formality. I understand the concept of fabrics and that some prints/colors are less formal/professional than others, but the trickiest part is when it comes to garments that has more […]

Choosing Prints to Disguise Your Tummy

Hi Imogen, Here’s my question: I’m an H shape but with a bit of a postpartum tummy (also short waisted with short mid-body). I’ve been thinking about purchasing some gingham/plaid tops but am wondering what elements I should be looking for or avoiding. What pattern size/density of check should I look for? (small/large/uniform shape/irregular?) Should […]

3 Essential Elements to Choosing Flattering Prints and Patterns

contrast in prints and pattern by imogenl featuring a bright tank   Yesterday I was out shopping with one of my lovely clients. She wanted some blouses and dresses that were more ‘fun’ than her current range of tops in solid colours. Knowing her colour palette meant picking up all the options in the store […]

What to Wear After You’ve Had a Baby – 7 Easy Style Tips for New Mums

The obsession with Kate Middleton post birth of Prince George abounds on each media outlet. I admire her for appearing in her first public outing with the new prince not strapped up in shapewear to give us the impression that just hours after the birth she’s snapped back to her pre-pregnancy flat stomached ways. For […]

How to Pick Prints – Curved or Angular

Hi Imogen, I love your blog! I am wondering if the type of prints (i.e. angular/curved prints) have anything to do with body shape. I saw two ladies who coincidentally were dressed in black and white printed dresses. One has an I-shaped girl and the prints on her dress were bold and angular. If she […]