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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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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Personal Shopping at Home

In the spirit of new beginnings, we have something New to announce!

Today we are launching our Personal Shopping Home Service!!!

Our Personal Shopping Home Service is perfect for busy bees with time constraints, who are unable to make it the shops. We help you build your capsule wardrobe, freeing up time for other things you love. Our trained personal stylists will deliver your dream wardrobe to you in the comfort of your home or office. We’ll be on hand offering style advice and guiding you to select the most flattering pieces for your lifestyle.

How our home personal shopping service works:

  1. Simply book a time slot convenient to you. (We work late evenings till 10pm)
  2. We deliver your dream wardrobe to your home or office. Our trained personal stylist will be on hand to assist you with your choices.
  3. You only keep and pay for the clothes you love. We’ll take care of the returns for you.

Our team will have you looking your best, whether you are looking for: a stunning party dress, stylish work wear, a seasonal update or a cool weekend wardrobe; delivered stress free in the comfort of your home or office, with our stylist in person to assist you.

Get in touch today for your dream wardrobe at home or work!

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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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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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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Stay safe and stylish in the sunshine

Summer holiday essentials

Hello, hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine…

With more than 2 days of consecutive sunshine; I think we might be in for a treat this summer!

So, whether you are home or away on holiday this summer, here are a few handy holiday tips to keep you safe and stylish in the sunshine.

  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes in the sunshine with a super cool pair of sunnies. Ensure your sunglasses cover the width of your face and they are UV and anti-glare compliant.
  • Wear a fabulous sun hat: Whether it’s a small panama or an oversized beach hat, it’s essential to protect yourself when the sun peaks between 12noon and 4pm. Side note: a massive beach hat has an air of mystery and sophistication; so, go for it!
  • Wear natural fabrics: Avoid wearing manmade fabrics in this heat. Invest in breathable fabrics such as 100% cottons and linen to stay cool and fresh in the heat. They allow the skin to breathe and minimise sweating through your clothes.
  • Basket bags: Swap your leather bags for an easy breezy weaved, wicker or basket bag. They are lighter and don’t conduct heat like leather bags.
  • Flip flops: Ensure your flip flops and slippers have ridges under the sole. This gives you grip, so you don’t slip or fall around the wet pool area.

For help with selecting your fabulous summer holiday wardrobe: contact us today!

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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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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!

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

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Charity Style party

We are happy to announce we are collaborating with The Chartwell Cancer Trust.

Many of us have been directly or indirectly affected by cancer, so we are joining forces with this amazing cancer charity.

Host your very own Ladies style and colour party. this Spring/Summer 2019 and you will receive FREE PROSECCO and a book on detecting the early signs of cancer.

Potential U are also donating 10% on all style party bookings

*Get together with your girlfriends this Spring/Summer and host a style party for a good cause.

 

Ladies Style & Colour party includes:

  • Colour Analysis – Learn your best colours and how to mix and match them
  • All ladies receive a personalised colour swatch of 24 tones to take away
  • 121 sessions on how to Style your body shape and proportions
  • Take away personalised Style & Colour tips
  • Q&A’s on all your style and fashion dilemmas

*Price usually £149, now £69 per person (minimum 4 friends) Offer end August 31st 2019*

 

Contact us today to host a fun style party with your friends this Spring/Summer!

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

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Spring staples!

A warm and happy welcome to Spring and hopefully some Sunshine too. I’m sure we’ve all been waiting for the weather to catch up and it (seems) 😊 to be finally here.

With brighter days and warmer climes hopefully upon us, here some key pieces to help you transition smoothly from Winter to Spring:

 

  • A Mac or trench coat are spring essentials. They are classic wardrobe staples that take you from Spring through to Autumn effortlessly. Consider a brighter colour for an instant uplift to your outfit or the classic beige that never dates. Check out Shop My Happi Place to pamper yourself.

 

  • Colour Colour colour! Pack away those dark dreary winter colours and swap them for brighter hues. Colour has a great way of brightening up your mood, so go for loads of colour this Spring.

 

  • Shirts! This is the season to wear a crisp shirt on those fresh spring mornings. They are great staples you can wear to work and dress down on the weekend with jeans.

 

  • Mules! Fashion has a way of coming back round and mules are back. Mules have been trending for several seasons and rightly so; they add an air of sophistication to any outfit. They are super comfortable and versatile, so get yours this spring/summer.

Our trained personal stylists are here to help you transition your autumn/winter into your Spring/Summer wardrobe effortlessly with a Wardrobe consultation and take you on a fun day Personal shopping for fab clothes this season.

Contact us today to brighten up your spring wardrobe!

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Fashion versus Style!

As a Personal Stylist, I am an avid believer that style trumps fashion.  And so with London Fashion week 2019 in full swing, I’d love to shed some light on the differences between fashion and style.

  • Fashion is fleeting. Style is timeless.
  • Fashion says wear what’s on trend (even if it doesn’t suit you). Style says wear what flatters you.
  • Fashion says follow what everyone is wearing. Style says be unique and wear what suits your lifestyle and personality.
  • Fashion says buy it all! Style says be selective, create a capsule wardrobe of clothes you can wear numerous ways.
  • Fashion says wear it for a season. Style says wear it for years!
  • Fashion says wear this seasons colour. Style says find out your best colours and wear them.
  • Fashion says wear those uncomfortable shoes. Style says comfort is king!
  • Fashion says wear it even if it’s not you. Style says wear what makes you happy.

Fashion certainly has its place…..but for a timeless, flattering wardrobe of clothes that suit you; style always wins!

Contact us today for your personalised style this Spring!

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How to make the most of your Autumn/Winter 2018 wardrobe.

Checked blazers, animal print, the colour green and brown are synonymous with this season’s trend. I am passionate about having you ready for the season effortlessly. Before you start to dump all your clothes in an unorderly fashion, make use of this review site and get some hardwood wardrobes where you can hang your clothes. Here are a few wardrobe tips, so you are super stylish this Autumn/Winter:

1, Create space to see your autumn winter clothes. Pack away all your spring/summer clothes. Store away your out of season clothes in a spare wardrobe, your suit case, under your bed, in your loft or on top of your wardrobe.

2, Go through your clothes and give away anything that doesn’t make you feel or look good. Especially clothes that are too small, too big or dated. They do nothing for your self-esteem and we’re all about style and confidence.

3, Lay out the Autumn/Winter clothes you have and create various looks with them for work, rest and play. Take pictures of the looks, so you are ready for all occasions.

4, Write a list of any gaps you have in your wardrobe. Your warm winter essentials, anything worn out that’s need replacing or is dated. Have you treated yourself to a winter new hat, scarf or gloves in your favourite colour? It makes all the difference and brightens up the dullest winter day. Remember to also include a treat or two from this season’s trends to update and jazz up your wardrobe this season.

*If that all sounds too daunting, our London College of Fashion trained wardrobe stylists are waiting to help you Declutter/Detox and Manage your wardrobe with minimal effort from you. So you have your dream capsule wardrobe this Autumn/Winter.

**Contact us today to re style your wardrobe this season**
(Fee £100 per hour, Minimum 2 hours wardrobe consultation)

 

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