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Trends Spring/Summer 2014

Spring had finally sprung!

Time for you to pack away your winter woollies and embrace all that is bright and beautiful this season.

As the flowers bloom, here are some style trends so you look super stylish this Spring/Summer 2014:

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  • Pink & Orange are this season’s colours. From magenta pink to tangerine orange; make sure you get something sweet or tangy in your wardrobe this Spring/Summer 2014

  • Jumpsuits are chic must haves in your wardrobe. Minimum effort and maximum style.

  • Pastels are Spring/Summer staples. Great, if you desire a feminine look this season.

  • 70’s are a massive influence. Go funky, with crazy patterns and metals.

  • Crops tops are all the rage this season. Only for the brave and young at heart!

 

For your stylish wardrobe this Spring/Summer 2014, let us take you Personal Shopping this season

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Put your best foot forward!

Hope you have settled nicely into the new season!

As we pack away our sandals and t-shirts, here are a few style tips, so you put your best foot forward this Autumn/Winter:

  • Colour: This season’s colour is Cobalt blue, so make sure you wear something blue :-) . For a sophisticated look this season, Navy and grey are the new blacks!
  • Prints are versatile this season! For a chic daytime look, go for classics such as tartan or red and black prints, and animal prints on social nights out.
  • Shoes: Go pointy this season! The must have shoes are suede black point heels. They elongate your body and compliment every outfit. For a pop of colour, go for blue or red pointy shoes.
  • Fabrics: Be Bold and fabulous by mixing fabrics! Go for leather and fur or velvet and lace this season.
  • Accessorize: For the latest jewellery trends this season, feast your eyes on these beauties: http://www.stelladot.co.uk/shop/en_gb/whats-new/new-arrivals

 **Let us help you build your capsule Autumn/Winter wardrobe this season.**

For a wardrobe specifically tailored to flatter your body shape and suit your lifestyle, book a Personal Shopping experience with our stylists today!

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What to wear this Spring/Summer 2013

Hello, looks like Spring is here to stay ;-)

With that in mind, I have a few style tips of What to wear this Spring/Summer 2013 for you. Check out my NEW YouTube channel!  (Please share with your friends, subscribe and like) Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXt0mOpQ_gE

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Client Emma’s feedback 25th April 2013:

‘Joy is amazing! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my experience.

It felt like a weight lifted from my shoulders after my Wardrobe Detox.

The Personal shopping was brilliant – so many amazing outfits to choose from. 

Joy just ‘got’ me and what I was looking for straight away.  I can’t imagine any other way of shopping in the future!

The Wardrobe management was also invaluable. Thank you so much.  Can’t wait to work with you again in the autumn (if I can wait that long!)’

To look Amazing this Spring/Summer Contact us today!

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A Slender New Year!

If you are anything like me, you have over indulged during the festive season and are keen to shift the extra pounds.

Here are a few style tips to give you a head start, so you look and feel your best this year.

Style tips for a slender you:

  • Colour: colour continuity is key to lengthening your silhouette. Wear the same colour top, bottoms, (tights) and shoes. Inject colour with your jacket, scarf or jewellery
  • Fabric: opt for more fluid fabrics such as silk or chiffon, steer clear of lycra or anything that clings to the body
  • Dress: wear more dresses and skirts: they are more forgiving and flattering. They also hide a multitude of sins – rather than trousers, which show everything!
  • Accessories: lay aside all belts (thin or wide) till you have achieved your desired circumference ;-) Belts draw attention to your midriff and emphasis it
  • Shoes: a pair a fabulous heels elongate your body so you appear slimmer

 

**SALE 30% off Personal shopping!**

Half day was £199 now £139. Full day was £399 now £279. (Offer ends 31st Jan 2013.)

 

For a Stylish 2013, contact Potential U

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Snuggle up in Style!

Hello cold; who says we have to compromise on style in our quest to keep warm?

We live in colder climes, so it is best we make the most of our wardrobe and adapt to it stylishly ;-)

A few tips to transform your wardrobe this winter:

  • Pack away your summer clothes, sandals etc; makes it easier to see your Winter clothes.
  • Separate your work, rest and play clothes. Helps you navigate your wardrobe with ease.
  • Get rid of anything that doesn’t fit you well, make you feel good or that you are tired of wearing.
  • Polish your boots! Best to have 3 pairs: flat long boots for casual wear; wedge ankle boots for dresses and casual/smart attire; and heeled boots for your dresses/skirts at those smarter do’s.
  • Bring out your scarves and ditch anything that isn’t colourful! You need to wear colour against your face all year round, particularly in dark winter months.
  • Get your fix of leather this season!  A leather jacket or skirt is a must have piece.

If you would like a professional eye to sort out your winter wardrobe and get you ready for the cold.

Contact us to have your Wardrobe Managed/ Detoxed or for some Personal shopping this season!

Keep warm but don’t compromise on Style!

**We are delighted to announce that we have a monthly slot on the BBC as style advisor/fashionista  on JoAnne Good’s show on 94.9fm, sky 0152 and digital **

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What to wear this season – Trends Autumn/Winter 2012!

We are now officially in autumn, and I have been itching to tell you the new trends, and what to wear this Season! I know most of you are not die-hard fashion followers; rather you who want an elegant/stylish wardrobe for your lifestyle; (work, rest, and play).

Below are style trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 that guarantees you have an up to date wardrobe this season….Enjoy!

Autumn/Winter 2012 Style trends by Joy, senior stylist: Potential U

  • This season is predominately Black and White. Less colour more Monochrome. Wear a pop of colour with your accessories and shoes!

  • Out goes the feminine floral prints of summer, in are more masculine androgynous styles. Trousers, zips, studs and panelling are BIG this Autumn/Winter!

  • Leather is a key piece for your wardrobe this season. Pick up a leather jacket or a leather skirt in this fab texture; it will keep you warm as the nights draw in.  Leather skirts look chic with long boots and knitwear.

  • The main colours you will spot on the high street are dark green and bright red. Great festive colours that will brighten up your wardrobe this season!

  • It’s all about tailoring and suiting this season. Tuxedo style jackets, compliment your jeans or trousers well!

  • Peplum dresses and tops are following on from Spring/Summer 2012. Perfect to disguise those lumps and bumps, giving you a perfectly propositioned hourglass shape.

Want an elegant style this Autumn/Winter?

We eliminate the stress of shopping for yourself, we navigate and select from numerous collections that flatter your bodyshape and give you a breath-taking look this season:

Let our stylist take you on your Personal Shopping experience.

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Client testimonials:

Rosalyn 18th September 2012

‘I have to tell you. I gave a talk last night and wore one of the dresses and jewellery you advised me to buy. I know it was ages ago, but it is smart, tailored and I felt very confident.

Someone who I had always known as being very critical came up and told me that i looked so elegant.

I was pleased and have to thank you for changing my wardrobe.

I just want to know how much I appreciated your advice’.

Jayne 30th August 2012

‘I had an amazing day with Joy. She is so comfortable to work with and very efficient with time.  Joy quickly understands your needs and budget.

In every instance all the clothes that I now wear I get compliments from people making me feel more confident and special’.

Contact us today and put your best foot forward this autumn!

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Back to life, back to reality!

Summer is out. The Holidays are over. Children are back to school, we are back to work ….back to reality!

It’s not all doom and gloom, we have a lot to be grateful for! The Olympics and Paralympics were amazing, and I hope you all had a good break this Summer.

If you’re like me then you are desperately hanging onto the last few days of summer this week before Autumn fully kicks in.

With the recent chill that has come along, we can no longer ignore that fact that when Autumn arrives, bare legs and no sleeves just won’t be cutting it.

Here are some Style tips that enable smooth transition between Summer to Autumn, that won’t break the bank or leave you feeling cold or overheated!

 

  • Jackets – (not yet time for a coat) There are many key jackets in season this Autumn, whether it be your classic leather jacket or a blazer, make sure you’ve got the right outerwear to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

 

  • Ankle boots- yep the rain will be here (although let’s be honest did it ever leave) and no one likes soaked shoes. Invest in a good pair of ankle boots that aren’t too high so you can stay comfy and have dry feet all day long.
  • Layering – as we are just entering Autumn the weather is still indecisive, This is why layering is perfect as it allows you to adjust what you are wearing so you are have appropriate temperature at all times, plus it looks super cool and effortless.

 

 

*Wardrobe SOS £99!!

We are offering a quick 1 hour Autumn wardrobe review with our stylist!

We will review your wardrobe, checking you have all you need in preparation for the new season and advise if you have any gaps.

*This introductory offer will expire on the 13th October 2012.

Hurry and book your Wardrobe SOS today!

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Easy Breezy Style on Holiday!

With the dismal weather, I am sure that like me you are on a quest to get some summer shine!

To get you ready for your summer holidays, below are our wardrobe tips to give you an easy breezy fabulous style when you are away!

7 Easy breezy Holiday style tips for you


1. Sorbet coloured shorts – chic and playful, great worn with a white top
2. Wedge heels – comfort on evenings out and fab with dresses
3. Ethnic print dresses – trendy and stylish when you want to chillax
4. Denim jacket – looks great with dresses and when its cooler in the evening
5. Funky patterned swimwear – a fun exciting injection of colour on the beach
6. Panama sun hat – a quirky piece to shield you from the sun rays
7. Dark sun glasses – to keep you looking fabulous all through your holiday!!

Let us take you Personal shopping for your holiday or that special occasion this Summer.

***Summer Sale: 20% off ALL Personal Shopping***

(Offer ends 31st July 2012)

Personal Shopping Client testimonial:
“I have hired Joy now on numerous occasions and now consider her to be my “personal stylist”.

Joy quickly understands her client’s body shape, suitable colours and what her client’s comfort zones are. With gentle guidance, she has persuaded me to try new styles, colours and labels with amazing results. My wardrobe now has the WOW factor!

I am often asked where I get my clothes and am told how amazing they look.

Hiring Joy certainly allows you to look your best, whether for business or pleasure, and you are guaranteed to have an amazing wardrobe. Deborah

For more client testimonials please visit: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/what-our-clients-say.htm

Contact us today for an Easy Breezy style on Holiday!

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Step into Summer in Style!

Summer Style trends 2012

  • For a touch of elegant sophistication, a lace dress is a must have in your wardrobe this season. Great for an evening social event or for a  Summer wedding!
  • This season’s must have colour is Yellow! Yellow is stunning on darker skin tones.  To be avoided if you have fairer skin tone.
  • Creams, peaches, corals and soft pastel tones are also in this season. Perfect if you are fair-haired and fair in complexion.
  • For a youthful look this Spring/Summer Polka dots are back. A great way of injecting  a fun personality into your wardrobe!
  • Look effortlessly feminine this Summer with this seasons floral print blouses and dresses.
  • Sorbet bright coloured jeans are the big trend this season. Great if you have slender long legs. Do steer clear if you are pear shaped or overly bootylicious. ;-)
  • Stand out in this season’s tribal/ ethnic prints designs. Ideal for adventurous avant-garde fashionista’s!

Contact us today to look Amazing this Summer!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Jeans Jeans Fabulous Jeans!

Jean are the most popular item of clothing in the world since the 70’s.

From catwalks to building sites, jeans cut across all sexes, seasons, cultures and are the most diverse item of clothing to date.

The question is: what cut of jeans suit your bodyshape and are guaranteed to make you look super fabulous this Spring?

Jeans to flatter your bodyshape

  • Boot-cut Jeans: Are the perfect jeans for curvy pear shaped figures. They flatter your thighs and balance out your proportions nicely
  • Skinny Jeans: Brightly/bold coloured skinny jeans are bang on trend this season. Great on very slim long leg
  • Straight leg Jeans: From Hour-glass to  Apple body shapes, straight leg jeans are the most versatile style of jeans and are flattering on most bodyshapes
  • Flared Jeans: Bring back the 70’s in a pair of flared jeans. Funky and retro on tall ladies

Have your Wardrobe detoxed and receive a Bodyshape Analysis worth £49 absolutely FREE.

Client Feedback 20th Feb 2012: ’It was a great experience!
During the time with Joy, she showed me what clothes work best for my shape, and skin tone. She was able to put together both work and casual outfits together for me, and showed me how to coordinate the different pieces, and what accessories, shoes, etc would work with each.
I had a great time and my mind-set on picking out clothes has change a lot’.
Tade

Contact us Today to look your best this Summer!

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