Style Tips

What are your struggles when it comes to looking and importantly, feeling, confident? Summer can be a particularly challenging time when it comes to any body images we may have. I get it, I’ve been there too. Rather than starting 2018 with pledges to lose weight or whatever to make ourselves feel better, why not […]

Did you know the colours that suit us change as we get older? As we age, we start losing pigment in our hair (making it go grey), skin (softening the complexion) and eyes (losing and/or changing colour). Loss of estrogen through menopause can also change our natural colouring (…well for the women). So those bright […]

Feeling drab in your dark winter colours? Want to look more stylish without buying a new wardrobe? Want to add interest to, or change your look? The solution? Wear scarves. When working with clients, the question on how to wear scarves is frequently raised. I show them how scarves are a simple, affordable yet effective […]

Earlier this week I posted a colour challenge for you all on the What’s My Style Facebook page. I asked which blue-tone dress looked better on Julia Roberts. Most of you responded the dress on the right, which is correct. Well done! Here’s why. Julia Roberts’ natural skin colour has a warm undertone. The dress […]

Ever had someone ask if you’re feeling okay? Or comment how well you look? Chances are the colours you’re wearing are influencing people’s reaction to, or impression of you. Colour is widely used in marketing and advertising to communicate a company’s message. We do it too. Intentionally by those who know the power of colour […]

With chokers, neckerchiefs and statement jewellery among the popular accessory trends this spring/summer, it’s helpful knowing how to wear them in a way that flatter you. Starting with knowing your neck length. Do how do you determine your neck length? Place your hand against your neck with your index, middle, ring and pinky fingers together. If the […]

Ever get confused about what style of glass frames suit your face? Here’s a guide to help make your decision easier. The Fit: Ensure the frame size is in scale with your face size. Does the frame sit comfortably and stay in place? Is the pupil position just in from the centre of the lens? […]

Ever wondered why your outfit doesn’t looked quite right? It could be that your neckline or accessories are out of sync with your body proportions. I am sharing with you a simple yet effective style tip on Balance Points. Balance Points help to determine where to wear your necklines, jewellery and other details. Given much of […]

Ever worn a garment or an accessory and it never looked or felt quite right? I recall this experience a few times myself, before learning to dress to your body scale be it a small, medium or large frame. That is, the size and volume of a garment, prints and detail, as well as jewellery, bags and other accessories. […]

Bored with your wardrobe? Have you thought about mixing prints to add some colour and interest? How you mix prints will depend on your personality. Wearing bold, clashing prints reflect the more creative or dramatic personality styles. If you are more conservative, you’re likely to prefer smaller, softer or neutral prints like stripes. Also consider your colour contrast […]

You know when people comment on a garment you’re wearing but maybe not you? Or ask if you’re feeling alright, suggest you look tired or thought you were older? Then there are those times when people comment how well, relaxed you look.  There’s a strong chance the colours you’re wearing are influencing those impressions of […]

You know when you put on a striped garment and you feel and look wider than what you really are? Horizontal stripes can be tricky and more noticeable – and unforgiving – than vertical lines. They make the eye travel from side to side, giving the illusion of width instead of height. The wider apart […]