What Shoes to Wear with Skirts and Dresses in Winter

I have started to wear knee-length skirts and dresses much more, but here in Europe, cold autumn is approaching, so more solid shoes are necessary. Have you any suggestions for styling warmer flat/low heel shoes (chelsea boots?) with short skirt? (at present my style is “practical mum” Is hosiery the only warm solution or can […]

Non-Dull Basics Make Your Whole Wardrobe Exciting

I have a question which is around knowing which pieces will make a real difference to my wardrobe- most mistakes I make – apart from buying clothes for a fantasy life- are buying ‘sensible” pieces, as in good quality, items that will ” be useful’ but are dull. And realising that it is easier for me […]

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

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) […]

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 […]

How to Style a White Jacket for Summer

how to style a white jacket in summer by imogenl featuring feather earrings And here are some more ideas: Wear it with your printed pants Wear it with your city shorts Wear it with an all neutral outfit Wear it with a bright bold colour Wear it with a straight denim skirt How do you […]

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 […]