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The Art of Wearing your Best Colours and Mixing them confidently.

With Spring on the horizon and the easing of lockdown restrictions looming, there is no better time to add colour to our lives.

Colour is a powerful styling tool!

There are numerous psychological and physical benefits to wearing Colour:

  • Creates a youthful glow and it brightens your complexion
  • It uplifts your spirit and mood. (We could all do with that in lockdown)!
  • Saves you money experimenting with random purchases; you buy colours you love and wear.
  • Less stress shopping for clothes. Keeps you focused on your best colours; which saves you time.
  • Colour adds Joy to your life (no pun intended) 😊

*Join my Colour Masterclass, where I will do a full colour expose’ on all I have learnt in 13 years as a trained colour analyst. On Thursday 25th March 2021 at 8pm (GMT)

What you will learn:

  • Discover your best colours and how to wear them confidently
  • Learn the simple science behind how to mix and match colours well.
  • How to accessorize colours with your jewellery seamlessly.
  • The colours of the season and how to wear them this Spring!

Tickets £22: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/143090510569

I’m looking forward to seeing you on this colourful discovery!

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Know your Bodyshape: Learn how to Style yourself Confidently.

Body shape Masterclass

Happy 2021 to you and yours.

May this year be kinder to us all.

As our world is in chaos and ever changing, it’s incumbent on us to add doses of joy and upliftment wherever we can.

Ladies, you asked for more and I heard you. 😊

I am delighted to announce my next Style MasterclassKnow your body shape: learn how to style yourself Confidently on Friday 29th January 2021 at 8pm GMT

Ladies, It’s a FUN night in! Invite your girlfriends and have all your style dilemmas ready. Let me pour all I have learnt in over a decade as a Personal Stylist and equip you with how to style your body shape confidently.

You will learn:

  • The different body shapes
  • Your body shape and proportions
  • How to style your body shape in the flattering clothes that suit you best
  • What NOT to wear for your body shape
  • Your body shape dilemmas answered

Tickets £21: https://potentialubodyshapemasterclass.eventbrite.co.uk

*Join International and London College of fashion trained Personal Stylist Joy Aboderin as she shows you how to style your body shape confidently!

I am so looking forward to seeing you!

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Christmas at home

Congratulations you’ve made it through to the last month of the year!

As Christmas nears, and yes it will be different this year; less glam and smaller gatherings, we can still add special touches so it’s a special day.

Although there won’t be much partying this festive season, remember to add colour, texture and shimmer wherever you can 😊

From velvet to sequins and elegant silks.

Here are a few pieces to inspire you at home this Christmas:

(All pieces are available to purchase)

Whether it’s Online Styling with 5 festive pieces at just £100, our amazing Style packages for your loved ones, or our Winter Style Masterclass wardrobe essentials video at just £20; we have beautiful gift certificates ready and waiting for you.

For a unique gift of style Contact us Today!

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Winter Style Masterclass

You’ve heard the notion that ‘When you look good, you feel great’! Well, I couldn’t agree more.

With our social interactions and movement limited over the past 8 months and lockdown 2.0 upon us, there is no better time to be intentional about adding Joy to our lives, feeling good and maintaining a positive mindset.

In these uncertain times, wearing uplifting happy colours that give you a beautiful glow and flattering comfortable clothes that suit your body shape are simple ways to infuse joy in your daily routine.

Join me, Joy (Odunsi) Aboderin a London College of fashion trained Personal stylist and the director of Potential U style and Image consultancy, online for a fun interactive Winter Style Masterclass.

I will be sharing practical style gems of how to add a Joy to your winter wardrobe that you can implement straight away!

Here’s what you’ll gain from our session together:

  • Learn Winter wardrobe essentials for every woman that you will love and wear for a decade
  • What to wear and how to style your bodyshape: working-from-home looks and Christmas outfits
  • Trends for Autumn/Winter 2020 and how to incorporate them into your current wardrobe
  • The colours of the season and how best to wear them
  • Q&A on your winter style dilemmas

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020 at 8.00 – 9.30pm (GMT)

Virtual location: Zoom (Joining link will be sent to you once booked)

Cost: £21.00 (excludes booking fee)

*We have a special Christmas Gift for all attendees!

*Book today and I will show you how to add Joy to your Winter wardrobe!

https://www.jus-tickets.com/events/potential-u-winter-style-masterclass

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BBC interview!

Hello there, hope you are keeping well!

I had the pleasure of being invited by BBC Radio London on the Vanessa Feltz morning show, to talk about winter fashion, the effects of Covid19 on the fashion/retail industry and if people are still buying clothes….

Do have a listen at 1.45 here:  Vanessa Feltz show on 20th October 2020

Photography by brand Photographer Karen Flower

Yes, the face of fashion has changed in the last 8 months. Shopping habits have evolved but people are still shopping. As the seasons change, we need to update our wardrobe, purchase working from home attire, knitwear, casual pieces and warm outwear. There has been a massive increase in online shopping, so I pivoted my business to adapt and meet the ever growing need to work virtually.

As a trained personal stylist, I work with you to fill the gaps in your wardrobe for the season. I select clothes for you online that fit and flatter you, ensuring they complement your bodyshape, colouring and lifestyle. For best results, have your colours and bodyshape analysed prior (Both services are also available virtually)

Benefits of online shopping:

  • You are in the comfort of your home, so less stress and time traveling and exposure to the virus
  • There are more sizes available online than in the stores
  • Access to a wider variety of brands and styles shopping online
  • Easy delivery to your home and collection for returns

How Online shopping works:

  • Simply send me your shopping wish list to Style@potential-u.co.uk
  • I shop online for you in increments of: 5 selections £100, 10 selections £200, 15 selections £300, 20 selections £400 etc
  • Your personalised online selections are sent to you with images, styling tips and links to purchase, via a PowerPoint presentation
  • You purchase the pieces you like most
  • Your online shop is delivered to your home
  • You are ready for the season! 😊

To update your winter wardrobe, contact me today for a tailored online shop to suit your needs this season. https://potential-u.co.uk/services_online-styling.htm

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Let’s edit your Autumn Winter wardrobe

How often do you stand in front of your bulging wardrobe feeling like you have nothing to wear?

Or you have accumulated many pieces over the years that don’t spark joy?

One of the many joys of decluttering your wardrobe is the time and stress you’ll save in putting outfits together; leaving you with a well-curated wardrobe that you love and is 100% YOU.

A great place to start is your current autumn/ winter clothing.

Put on some motivational music or podcast. Pour your favourite drink and let’s get the show on the road!

Empty out your wardrobe and go through each item bearing the following in mind:

  • Does the colour look good on you?
  • Have you worn it in the last 2 years?
  • Does it fit and flatter your body shape?
  • Does it complement your lifestyle and other pieces in your wardrobe?

Your answers will determine how you categorise each item in any of the 4 piles below: Keep. Sell. Charity. Give.

If you’d like stress free Wardrobe Detox consultation, our trained wardrobe stylist would be delighted to help you curate a capsule wardrobe and reignite love for your clothes!

*Book a Wardrobe Detox consultation today from just: £199

https://potential-u.co.uk/services_wardrobe-detox.htm

We look forward to getting you ready for winter!

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Smarten up your Autumn Wardrobe

Welcome to October!

Most of us have been dressed casually for months in lockdown, as autumn is upon us, we are elated about the fresh looks the new season brings!

Get inspired by these key pieces to smarten up your wardrobe stylishly.

  • Blazer

A tailored blazer is a versatile piece that transforms your jeans from casual to smart/casual effortlessly.

  • Hat

A chic fedora hat protects us from the elements fabulously and is great for colder days/nights.

  • Bag

A natural coloured bag compliments all the autumnal colours this season beautifully.

  • Headband

Adorn your head this season in this must-have fun accessory – an embellished headband.

  • Raincoat

Add a pop of colour to weather the rain in this fabulous pink waterproof raincoat. (Also available in black & navy)

  • Boots

You won’t compromise on your comfort in these super stylish kitten heel ankle boots.

All the above selections are available to purchase or via Online Shopping.

Contact us today for your key Autumnal pieces!

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A fresh start!

Hello there!

Hope you are keeping well.

With all that we have been through over the last 7 months, I’m sure we are all craving a fresh start, filled with hope and better days ahead.

As Autumn/Winter approaches, a new season is indicative of new beginnings and a change to our wardrobe.

With some of us returning back out to work, now is a great time to swap our casual clothes for smarter autumnal pieces. As the season transitions, it’s time to wear nicer bottoms, blazers, real shoes (not slippers) and dresses.

Whether you are working virtually or back in the office, we are here to assist you with a fresh new Wardrobe this Autumn/Winter.

*We are available virtually; offering our Online Styling services or if you are craving human interaction (with social distancing guidelines adhered to) we deliver fabulous Personal Shopping experiences and Wardrobe Styling solutions to suit you.

Contact us today to refresh you Autumn/Winter Wardrobe!

https://www.potential-u.co.uk/contact-us.htm

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Summer neutrals!

Like Coco Chanel said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance!” 
True elegance is indeed in simplicity of style….


Here are our favourite neutral picks for your summer wardrobe:

Dress

This chic statement t-shirt dress will have heads turning this season.

Sandals

These minimal thong sandals are modern and super versatile.

Tops

This white peplum top beautifully sculpts your silhouette elegantly.

Trousers


 Neutral wide leg trousers are cool additions that are easy to dress up or down.

Woven bag 

A woven bag is a timeless addition to your summer wardrobe.

Sunglasses 

Protect your eyes stylishly in these fabulous sunglasses!

(The above selections are all available to purchase)
Contact us today for your bespoke  Online Shopping this summer!

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Summer wardrobe essentials!

With most of us still working from home and our socialising limited, we are donning more lounge wear and casual clothing.

Here are a few summer essentials to brighten up your wardrobe this season:

Florals

Floras are synonymous with summer; liven up your wardrobe with a beautifully multi-coloured floral dress. They are easy breezy and perfect on a hot summer’s day.

Sandals!

Hands up if you haven’t worn heels in ages since lockdown!!

These white thong sandals are a comfortable and versatile addition to your summer footwear.

T-shirt

If you are anything like me, you have probably attended many Zoom parties during lock down. A statement t-shirt is a fun creative piece for your weekend wardrobe this season.

Cotton Bottoms

Cargo pants are super cool casuals and can be paired easily with a t-shirt this summer.

Cotton top!

A breathable cotton top is an essential for your working-at-home attire. This gorgeous yellow top is ideal for those virtual work meetings.

White Trainers!

Nothing beats a fresh pair of white trainers in the sunshine. They are timeless casual additions you’ll love and wear!

*To see our Top 20 Summer Wardrobe essential for every woman video, follow our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/potential_u_stylist/

The selections above are all available to purchase.

Contact us today for your online shop this summer!

Email: Style@potential-u.co.uk

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