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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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You Look Sensational in Colour! Here’s why….

With over 12 years styling clients, I have found that colour is a powerful tool! It can enhance our mood, ameliorate the aesthetic of a space and stimulate our senses.

Shades of pink can induce feelings of positivity, blue is naturally calming, while yellows and oranges boost happiness and cheerfulness.

With the UK spending more time indoors, wearing colour is a great way to infuse some FUN and much needed JOY whilst working from home.

So, what does wearing your best colours do for you?

Here are the key advantages of having your Colours Analysed:

  • You’ll achieve a youthful and vibrant look – wearing your best colours near your face gives you an instant beautiful glow.
  • Mix and match colours well – getting dressed will become easier as our Colour Analysis session will equip you to combine colours effectively.
  • You’ll save money as you spend less experimenting with random purchases and invest in colours you’ll LOVE and wear.
  • Knowing your colours will reduce stress levels and improve decision making whilst shopping, making it quicker and easier.

Find out your best colours by booking our online Colour Analysis consultation  today and pay only £99!

We deliver all our Online Styling sessions virtually at your home/office and work around your schedule.

Got further questions?

Get in touch today for a virtual Colour Analysis consultation

Guest editor/Assistant Stylist: Oyin Odeneye

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3 Reasons you need to know your Body Shape!

“How do I dress for my body shape?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get as a Personal Stylist. And rightfully so, as dressing our body is one of the ways we express our style and personality.

We all come in different shapes and sizes; some are pear shaped, others athletic; some are top heavy and others more hourglass; some have short torsos, others have long legs.

Understanding a client’s body shape is an important stylist tool in curating a personalised and fabulous wardrobe.  It is all about using clothes to create a proportioned silhouette to achieve the most flattering fit. 

  • Are you tired of wearing only 20% of your wardrobe all the time?
  • Do you feel exasperated while shopping, because of the endless choices?
  • Are unsure of which styles to choose that it and flatter you best?
  • Do you need some inspiration of what to wear while working from home this summer?

If you relate to these frustrations, then knowing and understanding your body shape will essentially help you to:

  • Choose well – Shopping will become easier once you learn what styles are the most appropriate for your figure. You’ll be able to walk into a store (or shop online) and focus on the items that flatter your shape and complement your lifestyle.
  • Save time & money – Imagine how much time and money you’ll save as you become less overwhelmed with changing trends and fads that may be inappropriate for your body shape.
  • Increase confidence – You’ll exude more confidence in your clothes based on the fact that you know what cuts and styles accentuate your best features.

So how can you work out what body shape you are? 

Good news!

We are offering our online Body Shape consultation for just £49, delivered to you virtually in the comfort of your home or office.

 You can fit our 30-minute Bodyshape session in at lunchtime, after work or anytime that suits your ‘working from home’ schedule.

Contact today to book your virtual Bodyshape Analysis consultation

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Wardrobe Spring Clean!

The one thing I’ve been asked most during this lock-down, is how to declutter your wardrobe while #stayingathome. Now’s a great time to show your wardrobe some TLC by detoxing it.

Without further ado, here are my top tips of how to efficiently declutter your wardrobe:

Bring out all your Spring/Summer clothes, shoes and accessories.

You’re going to need to be objective and very decisive when reviewing your wardrobe.

  • Ask yourself a few questions:
  • Do you like the item of clothing, shoes, accessories? Does it fit and flatter you? If the clothes are more than 1 size too big or small, please release them. (Holding onto clothes that don’t fit you, does nothing for your self-esteem)
  • Does the colour suit you? Are they your best colours?
  • How do you feel wearing the clothes? Are you comfortable in the clothes?
  • Is it dated?
  • If your answers to any of the above is no, then it’s time to let them go!
  • Create 4 piles to sort out your wardrobe: Keep, Sell, Give, Charity:
  • Keep pile are for clothes you love, that fit you well and make you feel good.
  • Sell high-end pieces that no longer fit or you like, that are in great condition.
  • Give clothes and accessories to friends or family members who you know will love them.
  • Charity pile for unwanted clothes in good condition that can go to another home.

Bag the Sell, Give and Charity piles and make the necessary arrangements….

Rearrange your keep pile in your wardrobe by occasion: Work, casual wear and special occasion.

*Remember, the aim of decluttering your wardrobe is that you have a capsule wardrobe of clothes you love to wear!

For an expert virtual wardrobe consultation contact us today!

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First #instalive #stayingathome

#Instagramlive

Join me on Instagramlive at 5pm tomorrow

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Let’s get Creative!

Hello, hope the Spring sunshine is keeping you uplifted and positive amidst these unprecedented times….

In the words of my mentor, “In times of crisis, we either crumble or we get creative”

As a small business owner, I’ve chosen to get creative!

I have been working tirelessly and creatively developing my business virtually.

I’m delighted to relaunch my 3 Online Styling services:

  • Online Shopping: Our Personal Stylists shops online for you by selecting clothes that complement your body shape, colouring and lifestyle.
  • Virtual Styling: Meetour Stylist virtually in the comfort of your home or office for a personalised 121 Styling consultation tailored to suit you.
  • Style on the Go: Receive on-the-go style advice from our trained Personal Stylist on whether your choices are a hit or miss.

*Find out more details about our new Online Styling offerings here.

A massive thank you to clients who have booked my Online Styling Services and those who opted to reschedule their pre-booked appointments to a later date, once the pandemic is over. I am truly grateful!

Together we will get through this.

Stay safe xx

Contact us today for your Spring Online Styling:

Website: https://potential-u.co.uk/services_online-styling.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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#Stayingathomeinstyle

Hello! Hope you are keeping safe and healthy during this pandemic….

With our world in disarray, there is no better time to do whatever we can to stay positive: mind, soul and body

Most of us are working from home, except our medical heroes & frontline staff serving us and working to mitigate the effects of #COVID-19

As we are currently #socialdistancing, I thought to share a few practical styling tips that will brighten your day and lift your mood:

  • Wear colour at home– As Spring is upon us, wear bright beautiful colours! Colour is proven to lift our mood and make us happy.
  • Comfort is king– Wear soft breathable fabrics like wool, organic cotton, etc. that will keep you comfortable all day long! Avoid leather, polyester or any synthetic fabrics.
  • A set of co-ord loungewear is ideal for many of us attending virtual meetings. They are easy to wear, stylish and comfortable, so bag yourself a knitted co-ord set or beautiful matching pyjamas-style set.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, I will be working remotely to facilitate virtual style consultations. I’m happy to have a FREE 20 minute chat with you or your friends via Skype or Zoom, if you’d like style advise or you are considering personal styling for Summer 2020

**Check out my #Spring2020 #stayingathome style tips!

And I’d love your help with something very special…

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wKCxTjchKpxdGM9v5

Update your home loungewear this Spring:

20% discount off all Online Shopping till 30th April 2020.

  • 5 Online selectionswas: £100, now £80.
  • 10 Online selections was: £200, now £160.
  • 15 Online selections was: £300, now £240.
  • 20 Online selections was: £400, now £320….

Contact us today for your comfortable home wear!

Website: https://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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COVID-19 Update!

In light of COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, I hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe.
The health and safety of my clients is of paramount importance to me. In line with the latest Government and Public Health England guidelines, I’d like to reassure you that I have taken the necessary measures to ensure your safety:

  • Due to social distancing guidelines and the personal nature of my work, I will be working remotely till 31st March 2020 (Subject to change) Optimising all virtual style consultations on Zoom and Skype to facilitate your Style consultations
  • All face to face Style consultations bookings this month will be honoured and rescheduled, till after April 2020 (Subject to change) or until you feel comfortable and things have settled down, at no extra cost. In the meantime, should you have an event coming up before this date, I can provide online style consultations as an alternative.
  • All Personal Shopping consultations can be facilitated virtually via Online Shopping. I am offering 20% discount off all Online Shopping till 31st March 2020 (Subject to change). 5 Online selections: was £100, now £80. 10 Online selections was: £200, now £160. 15 Online selections was: £300, now £240. 20 Online selections was: £400, now £320….
  • I am available to have a chat and discuss a plan for your wardrobe needs for Spring/Summer 2020 on 07956 907 153, via email or virtually. Monday to Friday from 10am – 7pm (GMT)

Thank you for your continued support.
Wishing you good health, safety and a speedy end to this virus.
Joy Odunsi Aboderin
Founder Potential U – Style & Image consultancy

Website:  https://potential-u.co.uk/
Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Can Fashion be sustainable?

The New buzz word in fashion is sustainability!

As a person who likes to be in the know about all things fashion related, I set out on a mission to understand sustainability, its effect on our planet and if fashion can be sustainable…..

After months of research and attending Fashion Sustainability events, my answer is a resounding YES!

Here are 4 easy ways to be sustainable with your style:

  1. Recycle

The truth is at times we get bored of our clothes, they don’t fit or our lifestyle has changed. When we detox wardrobes, we seldom throw clothes away, as they tend to end up in landfills or incinerated which leads to more emissions.

Find a charity you can support to donate your unwanted clothes to. We support a women’s refuge and charity, where we take your unwanted clothes when you book a wardrobe consultation with us.

Check out  SmartWorks charity, who dress unemployed women for job interviews with donated clothes.

2. Re-wear

I am passionate about encouraging my clients to invest in timeless pieces they can wear for at least 5 years. Although the initial cost is higher, it evens out because it decreases the cost per wear. So, you get more wear out of your clothes and they won’t fall apart because the quality is good. Avoid following fast fashion, because they date quickly and you can’t wear them for more than one or two seasons at most.

Our Wardrobe Management service is a consultation where we demonstrate how to maximise your wardrobe. We create 3-5 looks from each piece of clothing, take pictures; so, you have a catalogue of looks ready to wear numerous ways – for all occasions.

Steer clear of buying clothes you can only wear once or one way.

We show you how to maximise your wardrobe so you can re-wear it!

3. Re-gift

Hands up if you have clothes in your wardrobe you haven’t worn that still have the labels on?!

When we Manage and Detox Wardrobes, we see so many unworn new clothes in your wardrobes. If the return date has expired; re-gift it. Give them to your friends and family you know will like it and wear it They make great gifts; which saves you money and space in your bulging wardrobe.

A Fun idea is to host a clothes swap party with your girlfriends, where you all swap your clothes. Great for the planet and changing up your style!

4. Research

Thankfully clothing brands are becoming more sustainability conscious and seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Keep your ‘ear to the ground’ for brands who make their clothes ethically and are intentional about making their supply chain more sustainable.

I do my best to incorporate sustainable fashion personally and when selecting pieces for Personal Shopping and online clients.

(The dress I’m pictured in below is from a sustainable fashion label called Mother of Pearl)

Contact us for your sustainable Spring wardrobe today!

(Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 we are happy to shop for you online)

Website: https://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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