How to Create a Stylish Casual Wardrobe for a Hot Climate

Hi!  I have made great strides in gathering mixable business/relaxed business wear but over time have just really lost touch with relaxation (!) and find myself without much to wear on the weekends. I stay at home often but also go to shops, farmers’ markets’, the movies, etc. and don’t really have anything to wear […]

How to Choose Evening Wear for Your Age

Evening wear

Evening wear can be a little tricky to choose.  Will I be under-dressed?  Over-dressed?  Too formal?  Too casual?  Look tarty?  Look too young or too old? So what should you wear?  Well of course it depends on the dress code and occasion, if you’ve been invited out and are not sure the host is always happy […]

U is for Uniform

u is for uniform

A uniform doesn’t have to be something prescribed by a workplace or school (or any other institution).  It can be one that you create yourself.  The concept of a uniform works for some, in fact they love it, it helps them feel in control, they know what they’re going to wear and they don’t have […]

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 […]

How to Look Stylish Yet Be Super Comfortable

How to Dress Comfortably and Stylishly

Lee wants to know: looking stylish and be comfortable as well – I often wear VERY comfortable clothes at home but they aren’t stylish at all. 1. Quality – ensure your pieces have still got good wear left in them. That they are not pilled, old, stained, faded or just plain worn out. 2. Fit […]

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 […]

Dressing Up Your Casual Cothing

In your most recent e-mail, you asked for fashion questions. I do have one question. I have quite a lot of fitted cotton/spandex tees. Would you wear them with knee-length skirts and flats? The skirts are corduroy, twill or cotton prints. The flats are casual ballet flats. It seems to me that the cotton tees […]

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 […]