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 […]

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 […]

Using Simultaneous Contrast to Change the Way a Colour Looks

Hi Imogen, Thank you for your awesome posts. I have a question about colour : It is said that colour is dynamic as it can change when it is next to other colours. Does that mean that we can play with this ability of colour when putting an outfit together ? Can we intentionally alter […]

What to Wear When you Don’t Have Great Legs

Hi, I live in drought-ridden California (SF Bay Area) and am bracing for very hot weather this spring and summer. Even now, in mid-February, it’s in the 70s. What do you suggest a woman who is over 55 like me and not proud of her legs anymore wear in terms of dresses and shorts. 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 […]

What to Wear with Printed Pants

What to wear with 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? Printed pants are a common fashion trend at present.  They […]

How to Add a Touch of Glamour to Your Everyday Casual Outfits

Hi Imogen! I’ve learned much from your blog and in particular, the levels of refinement was helpful. I’ve had a life adjustment and I live my life in durable/washable pants. I’m wondering about adding glamour in level 2, even with jeans as my base. How would you add glamour and beauty when you are barely […]

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 […]

What to Wear with a Denim Vest

I’d love to see a column about vests. I have a jean vest that I adore but I am running out of ideas for it. Putting it on over a sweater or long sleeve T-shirt is getting old. I’d like to explore multiple layers but haven’t had much luck. Same with mixing patterns with the […]

Why Your Clothes are Not Like Fine China

Here in this video with Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and me we discuss why it’s important that you don’t keep your good clothes for ‘good’, but should wear them more frequently.