Styling a White Tailored Shirt

how to style a mens white shirt

Imogen, Do you have any advice on styling a man-tailored shirt with jeans? Especially for us short waisted types, even shaped shirts can look sloppy and boxy. I’ve tried belting them but I don’t really know how to do it so that it looks good. I don’t want to give up , because I love […]

My Style: Mixing Patterns

pattern mixing

Your outfit doesn’t have to be complicated to be stylish. This is one of my current favourite combinations. I don’t wear it exactly the same every time, but it’s an easy outfit to wear.  I love the loose nature of this top, so easy to wear and it hides my tummy. The key to mixing […]

Hiding Behind Blandness

Fashion country girl portrit. Blue.

The other day I was having a conversation with my very talented dressmaker/designer/illustrator friend Alfia (who made my wedding dress) and we were talking about how hard it is for women ‘of a certain age’ to find interesting, flattering and non-frumpy clothing if you’re not someone who shops regularly or widely (and many women over […]

How a Small Alteration Makes a Big Difference

Hands of Seamstress Using Sewing Machine

Most women assume that they can walk into a clothing store, take a garment, in their ‘size’ into a changeroom, try it on and it will fit perfectly. Yet women’s bodies are so varied in shape and what I call variations (boobs, thighs, arms, etc.) and manufacturing of clothing shapes and styles so arbitary, that […]

Real World Relaxed Style – Loose Pants and a Knit

styling harem pants

Today I’m sharing the real world stylings of a bunch of fabulous women who are modelling their version of Loose Pants and a Knit  (and that’s a loose guideline given we are in climates from around the world!) from my recent post on 10 comfy casual outfits you’ll want to steal and try out.  So […]

How to Take a Good Selfie Photo – The Art of Posing

how to pose for photos

Following on from my post How to Take a Good Selfie Photo – The Technology you need, now I’m going to share with you my top tips for finding a flattering pose for that photo! You may remember from this post on how to pose for photos I went through a few of these tips. […]

Stylish Thoughts – The Yogatastic Shopping Planner

mette from the yogatastic shopping planner

Today I’m really excited to be sharing the stylish thoughts of  Mette from Denmark who writes the blog  The Yogastic Shopping Planner and who is also one of my Evolve Your Style members. How would you describe your personal style? My style is flirty, unexpected, current, genuine, ornate and fun! With a dash of bad-ass […]

Finding Your Style Recipe

you are a work of art in progress

One of the things I enjoy most with my Evolve Your Style and 7 Steps to Style programs is watching women discover what they love and style recipes as they work through the information.  To me this is the most important elements is finding what really suits you, beyond the body shape stuff.   Now the other […]

Stylish Thoughts – Ruth Essex of My Colour Coach

Ruth Crofts

Today I’m delighted to introduce to you Ruth Crofts of Great Dunmow, Essex (UK) based image consultant/blogger of My Colour Coach and Evolve Your Style member. What is the secret to great style? Beauty bundles! I have to give credit to Brenda Kinsel  for this in her book ‘Fashion Makeover. 30 days to Diva Style.’ […]

How to Break Your Style Rules Like a Pro

Know the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist

The other day there was a conversation over on the 7 Steps for Style private Facebook forum about breaking style rules and I loved this quote supplied by one of the members.  There was a question about how many rules can you break and how far you can push them. How far can you go […]