Colour and Style hints and tips, from globally award-winning image consultant Imogen Lamport who shares her encyclopaedic knowledge of all things personal style, answers your style and colour questions and wants to help you get up, get dressed, and get out the door looking and feeling fabulous every single day.
210: Colour and Style Q&A: Eye patterns, looking stylish, and finding the right shoes.
I would like you to do a video on eye patterns if possible! There isn't much information on it and I value your opinion! For example, someone who has starburst and freckles is considered warm, but I haven't fully comprehended if that means autumn or spring (light and bright or soft and muted?). Does eye pattern show your dominant or secondary? What information can we get from eye patterns for our colours and style?
I'm 74 years old and still live in jeans, tee shirts, tailored shirts, blazers, good shoes and I want to stay in style but not look like I'm trying too hard. I'm very fair and have white hair so I have added more color to my wardrobe instead of my black/navy/white routine to brighten my face. Suggestions?
How to find the right shoes for elegant chic that are comfortable
209: Colour and Style Q&A: Finding shirts that fit, versatile garment, and changing body shape.
I have a hard time finding shirts that fit right. I am short from my shoulders to my bust (petite fits this area best), but I have a long torso and a long rise. So if a shirt fits my top portion, it's usually too short. I'm guessing I'm going to need to tailor my clothes?
I try to ensure that any garment that I buy is versatile enough to go with at least three of my existing items of clothing, I still find that when I do purchase something, I'm thinking, 'if I only had whatever, it would make that new item look great.” Is this just a state of mind or something else? I also have a strict one-in-one-out policy
At present my body shape is changing as I’m starting to lose weight. Am on a very limited budget. I love colour and clothes but my whole confidence has gone. Is 2nd hand the only way to go? Are there any basic guidelines?
208: Colour and Style Q&A: When to let go, finding your authentic style, and knowing what suits you.
I have too many things I don’t really wear but feel too bad to chuck them out. I know they say we only wear 20% ? of what’s in our wardrobe – probably true for me. I can’t seem to let go of the stuff and live my dream of having a capsule wardrobe!
I struggle with making the effort to dress stylishly when I don’t have many places to go and am not sure how to find my authentic style
I’m baffled by my body shape and not sure what suits me
207: Colour and Style Q&A: Feeling sloppy, Dramatic dressing style, and Scarves.
I have gained weight due to health issues and have let my hair go grey. So I’m not sure what works for my age and shape (59 yrs young)! Also naturally large busted and short-waisted. Help me not look sloppy and old
I have taken the style personality quiz and I came up as dramatic. I think I am that personality but my lifestyle now is retired with grandchildren. I have a more relaxed way of life. My question is how do I dress casually with dramatic elements. I never wear heels nowadays. My life is going to the pub, the gym, and walks with friends and holidays with grandchildren, no work pressure. I find it harder to dress in a more relaxed style without looking overdressed
I have several silky large square scarves, Hermes style although the fabric is not as sturdy and they don't hold any shapes....they don't seem appropriate for daytime given the fabric, but I have no idea how one would wear them in an evening look. Any advice on how these should be worn?
206: Colour and Style Q&A: Smart casual, Changing body shape, and basic staples.
I struggle with smart casual – how to get the balance right
How can I tell if I’m no longer an H shape but instead an O shape? Does a rounder tummy mean I’m now an O?
Shopping is so hard Every bloomin' top I buy is too long Fabrics are cheesy, I hate lycra in everything. I want basic staples to be a happier dresser!
205: Colour and Style Q&A: 8 Shape, Pants, and Power on Clothing.
Now that I’m in my sixties my waist is still very defined as an 8 shape when viewed from the front or the back but my weight seems to have shifted to the front.
That causes my dilemma. I want to hide my protruding stomach, but I look hideous in shapes that don’t emphasize my waist. What am I to do?
I’ve always found it easy to find, make and wear well-fitting business wear, party dresses and evening wear but I’m struggling to find a stylish wardrobe for my semi-retired life.
I am having a horrible time finding pants. They fit in the front, but then they wrinkle under my butt. My behind is flat, so I don't know if that is causing the problem. If I go up a size, they will be too big.
I am an average height I-shape with a narrow build and delicate features. As I’ve grown older my appearance has become less waifish and more fragile, vulnerable and inconsequential.. What is are good ways to convey strength through clothing? Are there particular lines, fabrics, colors or patterns that convey strength and presence that are appropriate for someone with delicate features? Bold statement pieces seem to overwhelm me.