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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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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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