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 […]

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 […]

What are the Principles of Coordination – Levels of Refinement

in one of your last videos, you talked about principles of coordination – can you go in more detail on this, please? There are 4 main principles of co-ordination – these are: Levels of Refinement Principle of Volume Related Shapes Related Lines   Each of these influences how we put outfits together, from accessories to […]

Choosing Prints and Patterns with the Right Colours

I love patterns, but when looking for a specific colour in an item of clothing it is really hard to know when there is enough of the ‘right’ colour to balance out the ‘wrong’ colour.  Can you point me in the right  direction? – thank you! Jessie Choosing Prints to Match Your Colour Swatch by imogenl featuring a stella […]

Denim Skirts – Can You Wear them To Work?

I was asked on Twitter (@ImogenLamport) the other day about wearing denim skirts to work and if they are appropriate. The things to consider for your workplace are: Are denim jeans acceptable in your workplace? If the answer is no, then no to the denim skirt too.  If yes denim jeans are fine in your […]

What Are Your Wardrobe Staples?

Winter and summer may change what you need as your wardrobe staples, particularly if you live in a climate with very different weather seasonally. When we think about what we really need in our wardrobe, it needs to: Work with your current lifestyle Work with your personality Work for the environment Reflect your personality There […]

How to Make a Very Long Neck Look Shorter

Hello Imogen. I very love your blog articles, great thanks for them! I have too long neck, so I am looking for advice for a very long neck. I know, that higher necklines are great, but I am not sure about earrings design. Please, would you so kindly, can you tell me what kind of earrings […]