How to Identify Warm Blues and Cool Greens

warm blues and cool greens by imogenl featuring Athleta I was asked how to identify the difference between a warm blue and a cool green.  Warm blues have some yellow in them that moves them towards the green spectrum but they remain on the blue end of the spectrum though are moving into the teal […]

How to Choose Fabrics to Flatter

I am a sewer and some ideas about how to choose fabric to sew would be great. It can be challenging to locate good fabric and then imagine how it will look best sewn, and then find a suitable pattern.   Fabric Drape fabric drape by imogenl featuring cotton shirts How fluid or stiff is […]

How to Pack 72 Outfits into Carry On Luggage

72 outfits from 12 garments

Here in this video I show you how I get 72 outfits from 12 garments and that they can all be packed into this carry-on sized suitcase.   If you want more packing trips grab a copy of my Travelling Light ebook!

Principles of Co-ordination – Related Line

In this short video about one of the Principles of Coordination – Related line – I will explain how to put your outfits together so they are harmonious and pleasing. Here is an example   related lines by imogenl featuring Miss Selfridge

Choosing the Right Green

undertone of green

Dear Imogen, I love reading your blog and have learnt so much from you. I have a question regarding colour and hope you could help me to add some more colour into my wardrobe. I’m a cool brunette with green eyes, but after arranging my clothes in a rainbow, I realised the only garments in […]

Win tickets to Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings Exhibition

Love desire

Recently I went to see the new Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings exhibition at Ripponlea (an old stately manor in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick). I was lucky enough to be able to attend a talk by designer Akira Isogawa and author and journalist Anna Johnson as well. The wedding dress has become the piece […]

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 […]

Principles of Coordination – Principle of Volume

  In this video I talk about one of the Principles of Co-ordination – that of the Principle of Volume.  It’s an important principle to remember as too much fabric will swamp us and can make you look larger.  Being overwhelmed by fabric (this is particularly important if you are petite) will make you look […]