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How to create a style that lasts a decade.

A warm welcome to February.

Yves Saint Laurent said it best: “Fashion fades, style is eternal!”

With that in mind, I have some practical style tips that will help you confidently create a timeless style that lasts a decade:

10 years in Style!
  • Embrace your Uniqueness.

You are unique; that is your power!

We live in a social media age where everyone is trying to look the same, but true beauty is being authentically you. Our quirks make us interesting. How boring would it be if we all looked the same? Accept yourself ‘flaws and all’ because perfection is a myth. Bin comparison this decade and remember; the beauty of YOU is that no one is like you; so, embrace YOU.

  • The Power of Colour

Wearing colour not only lifts your mood, it adds a beautiful natural glow to your face. Steer clear of wearing dark dreary hues that drain the colour from your face. There is a rainbow of beautiful colours that will brighten and lift your face naturally. This decade wear more colour! I promise you will look and feel better.

(To find out your best colours, have your Colours Analysed for just £99)

  • Body Beautiful

With the rise in cosmetic surgery and body ’enhancements’, there is no better time to swim against the tide and love the skin we are in. Whether you are a size 8 or 18, tall, petite, athletic, pear shaped, or curvy, you are beautiful! I have styled over three thousand people in over 12 years as a personal stylist and I am yet to meet a client I can’t style and help set on a journey of body confidence. Dressing confidently is about understanding your bodyshape and styling it in clothes that flatter and accentuate your shape.  Truth is, none of us will be how we were 20, 30 years ago or like celebrities who have assistance at their disposal. Accept and love your body as you are now. I hope the next time you look in the mirror you see how truly and uniquely beautiful you are.

  • Release!

Marie Kondo – tidying expert and author – encourages us to let go of anything that doesn’t spark joy. I’d like to add to that list: Let go of anything you haven’t worn in two years. Let go of anything that doesn’t fit or flatter you. Release clothes, shoes and accessories that no longer serve a purpose in your current lifestyle. That dress you wore when you were two sizes smaller does nothing for your confidence, so let it go! Let go of the past and embrace who you are today. We hold on to so much stuff that clutters our wardrobe taking up precious space, release them.  Our body is the only house we live in permanently. It’s so important you clothe yourself in pieces that serve you and lift your spirit. Let go and release anything that doesn’t. Less is truly more!

(To have your wardrobe decluttered, book a Wardrobe Detox consultation today)

  • Invest.

True style is timeless. Invest in quality pieces you can wear for at least 5 to 10 years. Durable pieces you can wear again and again that don’t date or fall apart.

Timeless pieces are kinder to the environment, because when you buy well, you buy less; which increases the cost per wear.

Avoid fast fashion, its disposable and the quality and manufacturing isn’t kind.

This decade I encourage you to; Invest in yourself – Invest in your style.

To create a personalised style that lasts a decade, contact us today!

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How to Shop in The Sale and Make Savings!

Happy New Year and decade to you!

I hope the Christmas and the festive season brought you lots of Joy and fun!

A brand spanking new decade is a great opportunity to start well, try something new and continue in a progressive manner throughout the year.

Regardless of what phase you are currently in, our team of stylists are keen to help you start well by showing you how to make real savings when shopping in the sale.

If you are up for fabulous bargains in the sale, here are some key tips to get you saving:

  • Plan ahead!
  • Review and think about your current Winter wardrobe.
  • What needs replacing? Which pieces are on their last legs and will need replacing next year?
  • Are there pieces you wear but you don’t like or feel good wearing? Is there anything you wear that doesn’t fit or flatter you?
  • The winter sale is the perfect time to snap up key winter wardrobe pieces a year ahead: coats, boots and bags etc. You can buy these wardrobe staples at up to 70% off in the sale and make fantastic savings.
  • Go on; get planning ahead!
  • Go with a shopping list!
  • Once you’re through with your planning session which highlights what key items need to be purchased, a shopping list is the next step!
  • A shopping list ensures you are focused on what you need, minimising the temptation to make those expensive sale purchases, that take up space in your wardrobe and rarely get worn.
  • Go armed with a clear shopping list!
  • Better to give!
  • The joy of giving gifts to family and friends at Christmas is one I absolutely love.
  • List all the important people in your life, their birthdays and those celebrating anniversaries and special milestones this year.
  • Purchasing gifts in the sale is a great way of making savings, because they are purchases you will make, but you can do it now with the with amazing discounts in the sale.

If this all sounds great but you don’t have the time or the inclination to rummage for bargains in the sales.

Good news! Our Winter Sale Starts today and ends on 31st January 2020.

25% off all Personal Shopping booked and facilitated this month:

  • Half day Personal Shopping was £300, now £225!
  • Full day Personal Shopping was £500, now £375!

Contact us today to make actual savings in the sale!

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Elevate your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe.

Hello there, I hope you have settled back in nicely into life, work and school…..

With warmer summer days giving way to cool autumnal weather, and London Fashion Week behind us, it’s time to start to plan what we are wearing for this season.

I’ve got the lowdown of key pieces that will elevate your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 19/20.

Colours of the season

The stores are bursting with earthy autumnal tones and colours. Hues of brown is this season’s neutral tone, with bursts of forest green, coupled with pops of red and amber to accentuate the warm tones.

Key Pieces

This season is all about statement skirts and suiting. Gone are the days of wearing boring suits. This season’s suits are colourful and bold; colour is no longer reserved for Spring/Summer.

From feminine pleated skirts to bold suiting, it’s time to have fun with your wardrobe this season!

*My team and I are here to help you transition stylishly from Summer to Autumn/Winter. We will help you sort out your wardrobe, by detoxing and managing it; so dressing up is a stress free blissful experience.

We will also update your wardrobe, by taking you on a fun shopping experience; infusing the warm colours and styles this Autumn/Winter.

Get in touch today to elevate Your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe!

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2 4 1 Summer offer.

Hello there, hope you are doing well……
Let’s try to ignore our temperamental British weather and pretend it’s still summer.

As you may have seen, the summer sales have started! *Happy dance*

It’s the perfect time to pick up those timeless wardrobe staples at discounted prices.

I am inviting you to share a FUN shopping experience with a friend this Summer.

*You get to share a  Personal Shopping experience for the price of one!!

You can either share a half day worth £300, or full day £500 Personal shopping experience, with the expertise of a trained personal stylist at your service.

We can also arrange a lovely lunch or dinner for you and your friend.

  • Private shopping suite, away from the hustle and bustle of the shop floor
  • Worldwide travel to any location convenient to you (travel is chargeable)
  • Expert style advice on your best colours and most flattering styles for your bodyshape
  • A selection of Summer wardrobe staples to suit you
  • Stress-free express check out
  • Complimentary drinks

Don’t miss out on this fantastic Summer offer!

Get in touch today and book a FUN shopping experience with your friend!

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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Summer Charity Style Party!

Summer savings!

 

 

 

With the sunshine blazing and summer in full force, it’s happy faces, toes out, cool drinks, so it’s good news all round.

We have even better news for you; our summer sale starts today!

  • Would you like to revamp your summer style or update your holiday clothes? Let us select amazing bargains for you in the sales with some Personal shopping

 

  • Or perhaps you prefer not to shop and would like our trained wardrobe stylist to maximize your clothes by putting fabulous looks together from your current wardrobe; a Wardrobe management consultation is what you need this season.

 

  • Do you have a summer wedding or party coming up? Our Online stylists are ready and waiting to select some stunning looks for you.

 

  • Are you tired of looking at your bulging wardrobe and you would like to slim it down? We will Detox your wardrobe and leave you with a slimmer capsule wardrobe that makes dressing up blissful this summer.

 

  • Would you like to give a unique gift of style to a friend or loved one this summer? Our Colour and bodyshape analysis, is the perfect bespoke gift.

 

30% off all Personal styling services:

*(Sales terms and conditions. The above discounted prices and services to be booked and facilitated within July & August 2018)*

 

**Contact us today for your summer bargains **

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All white summer essentials!

As we officially enter into summer, we can safely say the sunshine is here to stay 😉

White is a great summer neutral tone that looks fresh and clean in the sunshine.

Here are my all white wardrobe essentials, they will take you through Summer effortlessly.

 

All white summer essentials:

 

  • White T-shirt/shirt:

The sunshine always adds a beautiful glow to our skin.

Nothing looks better in the sunshine than a chic white shirt or t -shirt.

Wear all white from head to toe, or with summer pastels: pink and lilac, for a stylish look.

 

  • White Jeans: are perfect in the sunshine and go with everything.

There is a myth that white jeans isn’t for everyone; not true.

White jeans is all about the cut and the fit.

When styling our clients, we ensure we decipher your body-shape shape, so you leave with a flatting fabulous pair of jeans…… or two 😉

 

  • White trainers:

Comfort is king!

White trainers are super cool, comfy and versatile in the sunshine.

Wear with your summer dresses, skirts, shorts or jeans for a casual look this season.

 

  • White cotton dress:

For an easy breezy effortless look, a white breathable cotton dress is essential.

Wear with sandals, trainers or your flip flops on those super sunny summer days.

They are perfect on holiday too!

 

  • White shoes:

Are this season’s must have shoe.

If you are looking to update your style this season, white shoes are bang on trend and are a necessary addition to your wardrobe.

 

**To upgrade your Summer style, contact us today **

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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)**

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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 **

FAQ

As we style the nation, we are asked numerous questions on style and fashion.

Below are answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQ) and some client feedback.

Enjoy!


Q: Why do I need a stylist?

  • I want to look my best but I simply don’t have time to shop for myself.
  • I’m tired of my current look and feel I’m in need of an urgent image overhaul.
  • I can never find what to wear when I’m are getting dressed, and nothing I have looks great on me.
  • I can’t find what I like when I’m shopping, and I’m overwhelmed by the endless choices in the shops.
  • I don’t know what flatters my bodyshape and what colours suit me.

If you can relate to any of the scenarios above; you need a stylist?

Client Feedback 29th October 2011

‘I’m enjoying wearing my new clothes. It’s made me more confident and simplified my wardrobe. I’m no longer standing in front of a pile of clothes wondering what on earth to put on!’ Deirdre

Q: I can’t afford a stylist! Isn’t it just for celebrities?

A: Having a Personal stylist isn’t just reserved for celebrities or the wealthy, it’s for anyone who wants to look their best and needs expert advice and assistance in achieving this.

Contrary to popular believe stylists save you money and stop you from making those expensive wardrobe mistakes. We see too many wardrobes with unworn clothes stuffed at the back and people wearing in ill-fitting clothes. Our stylist’s give you one to one advice on the best styles that complement you. We are not about fashion, rather about selecting styles that flatter you, so you look amazing!

Client feedback 20th October 2011

’I have made some very expensive mistakes in the past and have ended up with a wardrobe full of clothes I never wear.  Using Potential U has eliminated all the costly errors and stress of shopping.  My new winter collection is fabulous and I feel confident and comfortable’. Zoe

Q: How will my stylist know what suits me?

A: Our first objective is to know you and understand your lifestyle, then discovering your colours and bodyshape is key to styling you. We know you are not a mannequin, we all come in different shapes sizes/proposition and we are passionate about working with you as an individual .

All new client consultations are initiated with a comprehensive style questionnaire; this enables us to decipher your styling needs so we can best select clothes that complement your lifestyle.

This is then followed by a Colour and bodyshape analysis consultation. We select colours that give you a youthful glow and styles that flatter your bodyshape. (We recommend a Colour and bodyshape analysis consultation prior to Personal Shopping.)

We make it our business to select clothes you require for every aspect of your life: Work, rest and play. From city professionals, business owners and home makers we believe you deserve a style that best suits your lifestyle!

Client feedback: 16th June 2011

‘As usual, it was all so easy, as you had done the hard work for me.  It was interesting to see which clothes worked and which didn’t, and I am extremely happy with the clothes that I have. Everything fits with what I already have, which you helped find for me before, so I have a bigger variety of outfits now.  Thanks so much.’ Lynn

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