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Your Spring/Summer 2018 Style guide

Seems we’ve had the longest coldest winter ever, I’m sure we all can’t wait to ditch our woollies and swap them for some colourful lighter pieces.
With Spring on the horizon, here are trends to look out for this Spring/Summer 2018:
• Pastels! From lilac to baby pinks, this season is all about pastels. Soft tones that look effortlessly beautiful in the sunshine.

• Sparkles! Sequin and all things sparkly are not just for the festive party season, they have followed on to Spring/Summer day wear; so you will be sparking all year round.

• Polka dots are back! If you didn’t have enough of them in the 80’s, they are back with a vengeance. Thankfully designers have made design variations to the traditional polka dot, so look out for them.

• Bold colours. Red has followed on Autumn/Winter to Spring/Summer. For a bold, sassy and confident look; you can’t go wrong in red.

• Plastic! They say fashion repeats itself and this is true of PVC. For the brave fashion lover, PVC is a necessary addition to your wardrobe this spring/summer.


*To revamp your style for work, casually or socially, our trained personal stylists are ready to book you in for a fun half or full day Personal Shopping this season.
Or perhaps you may just want a few pieces to update your Spring/Summer wardrobe, our online personal shopper is waiting to assist you virtually; so you put your best foot forward this Spring/Summer 2018.

** Contact us today to update your Spring/Summer wardrobe:
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10 lessons in 10 years of Business:

10 years ago in trepidation, on the 13th floor in my work office, I packed up my box to leave city working life to embark on the world of business and birth Potential U.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learnt along the way:

1. Network network network! The road to your own business can be very lonely. I remember in my 2nd week of business, I secured my first radio interview and none of my family or friends listened; I was distraught. With all my friends in 9-5 jobs, I realised I needed to be proactive, so I made a conscious effort to network with women who also ran businesses. I’ve made many business associates and some great friends along the way.

2. Be current. When I started out in business 10 years ago, Pinterest and Instagram didn’t exist. Technology and social media has evolved so much; it’s important to stay one step ahead of the game! I sought the advice of my mentee (who is a social media influencer), to update my social media skills. Stay current, be adaptable and keep on learning!


3. Passion pays! I am just as passionate about my business today as I was when I first started 10 years ago. I thoroughly enjoying helping my clients feel confident in their skin. Find your passion and make it work! Life is too precious to stay in mundane unfulfilling jobs. One of the most poignant words I heard at a business event was: ‘Have one foot in your dreams and one in reality’. I hope your dreams come true!

4. Be authentic. We are best at being ourselves, so be you. People buy people, so connect from your heart, but use your head too . Remember your valves and don’t lose them in this microwave world. I hold my values and beliefs very dear. I have managed to remain true to them despite numerous temptations and the fluid demands of the fashion/business world…..


5. Tenacity and perseverance! I’ve learnt that the road of business isn’t always smooth, it’s dotted with many highs and lows. As I have navigated this road, I’ve learnt to enjoy the highs, stand during the lows; knowing that they don’t last long. Business is indicative of life, so you need perseverance and copious amounts of tenacity.

6. Rest and relaxation! Coming from a 13year city career as an accountant, these words were foreign to me. I worked crazy hours in the city and continued like this when I started my business. I was determined to work hard and make it work. I remember going to my good friend’s wedding in the Caribbean in my first year of business, where I spent most of my time on the beach with my mobile checking my business emails and not enjoying the holiday at all. After running myself down and suffering from exhaustion, I have learnt to rest, use my out of office and work smarter. Now when I go on holiday, my mobile is the hotel safe, while I top up my vitamin D on the beach 

7. Ask for help and support. Still trying to master this one. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength and realising you can’t do it alone. Your friends, family, network of associates make up a village that help to nurture and grow your business.


8. Know your strengths and weaknesses. When you start out in business (irrespective of the industry) you will be everything: The accountant, salesperson, administrator, marketing and PR, etc. As you grow in business, learn your strengths and weaknesses, and delegate other roles to the experts. The perfectionist in me is still learning to let go 🙂

9. Serve your customers. Treat them with care, listen to their feedback, nurture your relationship with them and ultimately; serve them. Stats say that its easier to gain repeat business from your current clients, than to attract new clients. I never close off a job until I’ve heard my client’s feedback. It enables me to grow and make any necessary changes.

10. Be thankful! It’s a privilege to do a job I love and for 10 years. I’ve seen many people start in business who aren’t here today. I have met and styled thousands of clients over the years. I am invited into their homes to manage/detox their wardrobes (which is pretty intimate if you ask me). They trust me to take them shopping and to revamp their image. I am sought to deliver corporate presentations and style masterclasses. My advice is called upon by the media and fashion houses. If we look around us, there are many reasons to be thankful and I am exceedingly grateful for 10 years in business. Thank you!

What to wear this Autumn/Winter…

The days are darker but your wardrobe doesn’t have to be.

When the seasons change, we are inclined to go for the usual dreary dark colours, which doesn’t do much for our mood or complexion….

This Autumn/Winter is all about bold bright colours.

Let’s perk up your style in this seasons colours and looks:

  • Floral print Kimono coats are fabulous! Bring Spring/Summer flowers into your autumn/winter wardrobe in this great transitional piece. Wear with a plain top and jeans for a super cool look.


  • This season is all about warm colours and woodland tones. Red, green, mustard, camel will warm your skin up beautifully this Autumn/Winter


  • Boho print dresses will take you from day to evening effortlessly. Wear with ankle boots during the day and with heels on those social evenings.


  • RED! All shades of it: Scarlet, rusty, burgundy, ruby and cherry red are must haves this season. Go on be brave!


**Update your look this Autumn/Winter, book a Personal shopping consultation and have your bodyshape analysed for FREE! (worth £49)**




Twitter: @PotentialU

Paint the town…

Its bold, its present, its sassy!  Yes, Red is this seasons must wear colour!

From scarlet red to rusty red, we will show you how to paint the town red this Autumn/Winter:


  • For the brave! Make a bold statement in a red coat or red boots this season. We guarantee you will have everyone’s full attention.


  • For the more reserved; inject red into your wardrobe with these trendy red Riva tassel earrings.


  • Accessorize! Add a pop of red to your look with a bright red: bag, hat or gloves. Red livens up any look and goes beautifully with most neutral colours (caramel, grey, black or brown).


  • If the thought of red scares you J let our colour analyst show which colours suit you best this season: colour analysis


**Update your wardrobe this season; book a full day Personal shopping consultation with us today and have your Colours analysed for FREE (worth £99)!**

Contact us today!




Twitter: @PotentialU



Wardrobes ready…….

September is the start of all things new!

A new season, new collections, new term and perhaps new jobs and schools.…

It’s also time to say bye bye to Summer 2017 and hello to Autumn/Winter.


Here are a few wardrobe tips to help you welcome the new season in style;

1, Your clothes should make you happy, so declutter your wardrobe of clothes you didn’t feel good in, you don’t like or wear in Spring/Summer 17.

2, Best to make space, so swap your wardrobe. Pack away your holiday and summer clothes. Dig out your Autumn/Winter clothes: shoes, boots, outerwear and accessories.

3, Write a shopping list of gaps in your Autumn/Winter wardrobe that you will need for the new season.

4, To save time when getting dressed in the mornings, create different looks from the clothes you have, for your work, casual and social wear…

5, If the above tasks seem daunting, our trained stylist will happily help you declutter your wardrobe, create numerous stylish looks for the new season from your existing wardrobe and have you ready for Autumn/Winter effortlessly.


Wardrobe management

Wardrobe detoxed

*For help sorting out your wardrobe and looking your best for the new season, book your Wardrobe Detox today (£199 up to 2 hours) and receive a Bodyshape Analysis (worth £50) absolutely FREE!!




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Summer party!

Summer is synonymous with BBQ’s, Pimm’s, strawberries, tennis and all things bright and beautiful.
It’s a great time to get together with your girlfriends for a fun time and experience our style party in the comfort of your home or garden.

Style party includes:

• Latest styles for Summer 2017 and Winter 2017
• 1-2-1 Colour Analysis – wear colours that make you look 10 years younger
• All party guest receive personalised colour swatches to take away
• Learn how to dress your body shape and proportions in flattering styles
• Take away personalised style & colour tips
• All your style and fashion dilemmas answered
• Cost £79 per person (Minimum 4 friends, duration 2 hours) excludes travel

Contact us today to host your own Summer Style party!




Twitter: @PotentialU


Go Green!

It’s a new season, a new beginning!

We hope you’ve had a good summer.

Now that we are back to the reality of work and school.

We have a few tips to help get you ready for the new Autumn/Winter season:

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  • Green is the must have colour this season! From moss/olive green to emerald/forest green, get your green fix this season.
  • Blue + green = Turquoise/Teal.  A great colour on most skin tones!
  • Ponchos and capes are back!  Perfect with your jeans or leggings on those casual weekends.
  • It’s time to start to pack away your light summer attire: ie: linens, t-shirts, sandals etc
  • Bring out transitional pieces such as; macs, light jackets and cardigans, to see you through from autumn to winter.

For help sorting out your Wardrobe or Personal shopping this Autumn/Winter;

Contact us today!

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:


  • 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



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:

 **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:


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!