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Seasonal Color Analysis and Color Palette Advice - Q&A's on How to Wear Your Best Colors 
I live in southern California. My coloring is a warm Autumn. What colors and fabrics can I use to create a seasonless wardrobe? You're very luck …

Pear Body Shape Questions and Fashion Advice - Q&A's on Dress Your Pear Shape Body Figure 
I am 4 foot 10 inches and pear shaped, but I also have muscular shoulders( I use to lift weights). I need advice on which clothes would be best for me. …

What Style Suits My Petite Body Shape? 
Any advice on what styles I should wear? For short/petite and curvy women? Because I always see advice for petite and small women which doesn't match …

New Me, New Wardrobe for Pear Body Shape? 
I have made some excellent progress style-wise with your help and have one more hurdle to leap. However,I need more of your specialized help. I sincerely …

A Wardrobe Full Of Clothes But Nothing To Wear 
No matter how full my closet is with clothes, there's still nothing to wear! That's always been my dilemma since I started my teen years! What …

I Have Warm Skin With Summer Blue Eyes 
Can I be a warm season if I have summer-like eyes? I have light skin with definite yellow/gold undertones (ranging from slightly sallow in winter to …

Womens Hairstyles and Hair Color Tips - Q&A's to What Hair Color and Womens Haircuts to Choose 
I recently cut my hair (dark brown) really, really short. I love my new hairstyle, but suddenly all my clothes look wrong. And I just can't seem to …

How Do I Objectively Clean Out My Closet? 
Do you have any tips on how I can get myself to be strict... Like a list of questions I can ask myself? Or criteria to guide me...? I threw out anything …

How to Dress Fashionable During Pregnancy 
I would love to hear your thoughts on how to dress fashionably during pregnancy, especially on how to: 1) Cover the bump at work before telling colleagues …

How Do I Define My Personal Style? 
I'm still struggling to try and define my style, and although I've read several books on the topic as well as blogs and websites, I still have a problem …

I Dress Conservative: How Can I Update My Look from Scratch? 
What basic pieces should I start with? You have a lovely smile! And I believe you can bring out the best in your appearance by updating your look. …

How To Tell If Your Jacket Fits 
How can I tell if something fits right or not? I just bought the Nils' Amelia jacket in XL and now I think I should have bought it in Large - but really …

Rules for Mixing Patterns and Textures 
What are the rules for mixing different textures, and also how do I mix patterns? Mixing different textures and patterns is a fabulous way to …

Seasonal Color Analysis Misplaces Redheads 
I'm a natural redhead (slightly more brown than red, actually, but still very much red) with fair and cool skin, and dark brown (almost black) eyes. …

Body Shape Question: What Shape Am I If I Have High Hips? 
I have been trying to decide what body shape I am for a while now - but I just cannot seem to find out whether I'm this or that. I always end up not …

Seasonal Color Analysis Troubleshooting: Cool Despite Warm Freckles? 
I have dark blonde hair and gray-blue-green eyes and light skin with a slightly pink undertone. My veins are blue-green, gradiating to blue and blue-purple …

Inverted Triangle Body Shape Questions and Fashion Advice - Q&A's to How on How to Dress If You Have Wide, Broad Shoulders 
I was wondering if you could help me determine my body shape. I seem to be built like an inverted triangle (broad shoulders, no hips, flat butt, etc.) …

Hourglass Body Shape Questions and Fashion Advice - Q&A's on How to Dress Your Proportional Hourglass Body Shape 
I have an hourglass shaped body and I hate it. I need help on improving my style and appearance before I move to Japan. I love the bodies of Japanese …

I Am a Deep Autumn: What Is My Flow Season?  
I have dark brown hair with red and gold highlights, olive green eyes, and warm-toned peachy fair skin. I know this makes me a deep autumn, but what …

I'm over 40: What to Avoid and How Do I Dress for My Age?  
Okay I'm 43 but all of my life I've been told I look younger than my actual age (drove me crazy as a teen but not so bad now). Most people think I look …

What Items Should I Include In a Spring Summer Capsule Wardrobe for Work? 
I have huge boobs – I’m a size 32HH bra (UK size). It’s impossible to get tops, blouses, or dresses off the rail to fit me properly. A size 14 fits my …

Seasonal Color Analysis and Graying Hair Questions - How Does Graying Hair Affect Your Seasonal Group 
I'm a natural redhead who is getting grayer. How does this change my season? I am very fair with blue eyes and have been classified in the past as a …

Kim Kardashian's Seasonal Color Group: Personal Color Palette 
I absolutely agree with your point of view that sometimes the 12 seasonal color analysis won't work on women of color. For example, Kim Kardashian is …

How Do I Find My Personal Style 
I am trying to find a style that represent me, but I'm confused and I need help to find the best style that fits to me. Can you help me? Thank …

How to Wear Shorts When You Have Short and Stumpy Legs? Not rated yet
Just wondering what kind of shorts I can wear which create longer looking legs? I've steered away from wearing shorts all my life as I've got short …

I Have High Hips And I Dont Know What To Wear Not rated yet
Is there anything you can do to lower your hips? I have high hips. The top of my hips is about an inch over my belly button. I'm 5'3"/5'4" extremely …

What About Long Skirts Not rated yet
All the skirts shown are in the shorter range. Are ankle length skirts or skirts just a few inches above the ankle still being worn; especially for evening …

Color Coordination Questions and Fashion Advice - Q&A's on How to Mix and Match Colors in an Outfit. Tips on Using the Color Wheel in Fashion. Not rated yet
I always thought shoes should match your handbag. Is this outdated? Matching the color of your shoes with your handbag used to be a hard and fast …

Seasonal Color Analysis Questions and Advice - Q&A's on How to Identify Your Seasonal Group and Your Best Color Palette Not rated yet
I look good in both warm and deep autumn categories. I have peachy skin and pink cheeks but I have dark auburn hair. I fit both categories, but …

Petite Clothing and Fashion Advice - Q&A's to How to Dress Your Petite Body Frame and How to Look Taller Not rated yet
Im about 5'1 slim and toned. Every time I get dressed I find ways to wear clothes that would make me look taller. I love wearing heels so that's …

Fashion Advice for a Rectangle Body Shape on Minimizing Lower Waist Not rated yet
I believe that I am a rectangle body shape because I have a balanced top and bottom according to the numbers, but I could be wrong. I think I would …

Seasonal Color Analysis Contradictions: Finding your personal colors Not rated yet
I am confused with what group I belong to in the seasonal color analysis. My wrist veins are a green-blue mix. However, I seem to look better in …






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