Principles of Co-ordination – Related Shape

Today in this video I’m taking you through the principle of co-ordination that is called Related Shapes.  This is where the shapes of the elements of garments and accessories need to work together in harmony.  It’s particularly useful when choosing accessories and you can see in this post about choosing necklaces how it works in […]

How To Make an Outift More Yin or Yang

A little while back I introduced you to the concepts of Yin and Yang (or receding and advancing, or softer and stronger) ways of dressing. Here I want to show you a couple of ways that you can change the way you dress in some very common outfits to make them either more Yang (strong) […]

5 Rules for Dressing for a Heat Wave

Heat Wave Dressing Tips

Dear Imogen, Could you give us a few tips on how to use the 3-piece outfit rule in sweltering heat? Thank you so much! 3rd Piece in a Heatwave by imogenl featuring a gold bracelet   When you’re thinking about your 3rd piece in heat, it may just be an accessory like a string of […]

Get onto the Style Highway and Out of Your Style Rut with 3 Essential Questions

The Road to Success - Words on Arrow Going Up

Loved this article by Sal of Already Pretty about the difference between a Rut and a Signature Style  and it led me to thinking about how we get into ruts with our style, how we stop thinking more broadly about what would make us look great but still fits with our signature style. One of the […]

How to Style a White Jacket for Summer

how to style a white jacket in summer by imogenl featuring feather earrings And here are some more ideas: Wear it with your printed pants Wear it with your city shorts Wear it with an all neutral outfit Wear it with a bright bold colour Wear it with a straight denim skirt How do you […]

What are the Principles of Coordination – Levels of Refinement

in one of your last videos, you talked about principles of coordination – can you go in more detail on this, please? There are 4 main principles of co-ordination – these are: Levels of Refinement Principle of Volume Related Shapes Related Lines   Each of these influences how we put outfits together, from accessories to […]

Stylish Thoughts – So What to Twenty

Glenda So What to Twenty

I’m really pleased to be sharing the Stylish Thoughts of  Southern California based blogger Glenda from So What to Twenty. What is the secret to great style? I’m a firm believer in the idea that fashion is only a small part of great style. Style is the entire essence of a woman. It is important […]

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 […]

How To Create More Outfits From Existing Your Wardrobe

how to create more outfits

Layer Try layering, not just a cardigan over your top, but think about layering tops with similar necklines, so that you create a colour contrast and some extra detail in your portrait area. Think about adding a waistcoat or vest over the top of your t-shirt, blouse or even dress. How about turning a summer […]

Earrings For Your Face Shape – Round

earrings for round face shape by imogenl featuring ASOS If you have a round face shape, you will want to elongate your face with earrings (particularly if you don’t have longer hair or you wear your hair back in a ponytail). Look for earrings with length, but not width to create a vertical line which […]