Understanding the Style Puzzle – 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Style

Style Puzzle

There is no one route to style. You cannot become instantly stylish just from understanding your body shape (sorry Trinny and Susannah, it’s just not that simple). There is, what I call, the Style Puzzle, a group of elements when they all go together define your personal style. These puzzle pieces are just the start […]

What to Wear When You’re Retired

I thought , perhaps , you might want to cover what an older (but not feeling older) woman in my situation could wear in different situations. I don’t think I would be the only one interested. ( there seems to be advice for the “new Mum”, and the “woman going back into the workforce”  but, […]

How to Choose Necklaces to Work with Your Neckline

  Choosing Necklaces for Necklines by imogenl featuring over sized sweaters Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles. Turtle necks – best with longer necklaces Crew necks – best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib styles Scoop necks – fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale […]

How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe on a Budget

My formula for a capsule wardrobe: from 12 garments over 72 outfits!

Sponsored by Nuffnang Most women want a well functioning wardrobe, but aren’t sure exactly how to go about getting one.  They want to stop wasting money on clothes, yet shop in a random fashion, without a list and then wonder why they have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear. If this sounds […]

Top 25 Posts of 2012

What did you read on Inside Out Style in 2012?

Firstly, I just want to say a sincere thank you to all my lovely readers, I appreciate each and every one of you.  I love getting your comments and questions – they are the reason I keep blogging. Going through my Google analytics, I thought I’d share the content that was most read during the […]

How to Have Parisian Style

Parisian chic is loved by many and I have been asked how to have this French chic style if you haven’t got the slim  Parisian body. According to the book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange where she shares lots of tips and I do love her Fashion Faux Pas when you’re […]

What Every Woman Should Have in Her Wardrobe


When I travel I take my iPad with some TV series downloaded onto it to watch, on the plane, waiting for a plane, whenever I am bored. Not having cable TV (I figure with blogging and work, if there isn’t anything I want to watch on free-to-air TV I should be doing something else with […]

How to Understand the Elements of Prints

Following on from my post on how to interpret prints and patterns I want to talk more about different elements of prints and how they also relate to other elements of ourselves. Elements of Prints by imogenl featuring a floral pencil skirt You would be aware that not all florals are the same, just as […]

How to Measure Your Body Proportions

Body proportions are actually more important than body shape, they create the balance that our brain so much enjoys. I’ve made this short video to help you figure out your body proportions so that you can use this information to find how how to dress so that you look taller or shorter, slimmer or curvier […]

The Power of the Third Piece

  3rd piece by imogenl featuring black pants The Third piece is your hero, it’s the accessory or piece of clothing that can add the excitement and personality to your outfit when everything else you’re wearing are  basics or supporting acts. Quite often it can be some sort of jacket, other times it will be […]