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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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The beginning of anything you want……

Happy New Year!
My wish for you, is that 2019 is filled with: happiness, love, peace, good health, and success.

At this time of the year we are inundated with clichés and resolutions of all things new: New year, New you, New diets etc. Truth is, our calendar has changed and anything ‘New’ we desire starts with us….
Whether you want a new home, new job/business, new relationship, new mindset or even a new style, everything starts with you doing it!
So, if you’d like to look great and feel confident inside out, we’d be delighted to help you improve your personal style this year.

Start 2019 off confidently with 20% off all our services:

Personal shopping Let us create your stylish capsule wardrobe this year with a some Personal shopping Half day was £300, now £240. Full day was £500, now £400.

Colour and bodyshape Analysis For a natural youthful glow, find out your best colours and the most flattering styles for your bodyshape with a Colour and bodyshape Analysis consultation, was £150, now £120.

Wardrobe detox Let go! Declutter and clear out that bulging wardrobe this year with a Wardrobe detox consultation. Was £200, now £160.

Wardrobe management Maximise your work, rest or play looks effortlessly, without buying new clothes with Wardrobe management consultation. Was £200, now £160.

*Sale ends on 28th February 2019. Sale price is applicable for bookings and consultations made before our sale ends. (Fees exclude travel)

 

We would love to be a part of your style journey personally, professionally or socially this year!
Connect with us today:

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Holiday essentials 2018

We can all agree that Summer 2018 has been truly amazing!

I have noticed that most of us are wearing our holiday clothes to survive this scorching heat.

So, whether you are topping up your vitamin D home or away this season, we have the must have summer accessories to complement your wardrobe:

  • Wicker/ basket bags are all the rage this season. They are effortlessly trendy. Pack away your leather bags for these super summery stylish bags!

 

  • Slides are the must wear sandal/slipper this summer. They are super versatile, comfortable and stylish for all occasions. Dress them up with a cotton skirt in the evenings or down in the day in a pair of shorts for a more casual look.

 

  • Belt/bum bags are back! They are super cool and perfect for your holiday travels. They are also perfect when you are back home on those super busy days you need to be hands free.

 

  • Earrings: Statement earrings are the must wear jewellery this season. Inject colour and liven up your style this summer with statement earrings. Go for it: http://www.stelladot.co.uk/jjewels

 

Summer holiday 2018

To update your holiday wardrobe this summer. Contact us today:

**(Our 30% sale off all our services ends: 31st August 2018)**

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Summer occasion!

With the glorious star studded royal wedding beautifully celebrated, it’s time for us to focus on our summer occasions wear.

If you have an upcoming wedding, ascot or a summer soiree, here are a few occasions styling tips, so you look sublime this season:

Does and don’t’s for your summer occasion styling:

 Colour!

With the longest coldest winter behind us, I’m sure we’ve all had enough of wearing black and dark tones. Opt for soft pastels tones or bold colours for your occasional wear. Lilacs and pinks are perfect this season.

 

 Fascinator

A fabulous fascinator makes a great statement with your occasional attire. Do keep your other accessories (earrings and necklaces) simple, so you have one focal statement.

For elegant occasional jewellery, look here: http://www.stelladot.co.uk/jjewels/

 

Dresses

Most of us wear dresses to summer weddings and special occasions. Keep the length to your knees or calf, so there are no indecent exposures at the church 😉

 

Wild card!

My clients know that I always have a wild card when I’m styling them….

Break with tradition this season by wearing something bold and different. A tailored trouser suit makes a unique statement this summer.

 

 **To look superb for your upcoming Summer occasion, contact us today *

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Body confidence!

As we transition through different stages of life, our body shape changes and so does our style.

I am passionate about us loving and embracing our body shape irrespective of our size or proportions.

Our hair, eye and skin colours varies and so too does our body shape. Pear, apple, hour glass, athletic…the question is; which one are you and how best can you style it.

 

Here are a few tips on how to dress your body shape confidently:

  • Athletic – Go creative! Steer clear of flat boring plain clothes. Use patterns and textures to add shape to your style.

 

  • Inverted triangle – Let’s see your pins! Show off your long slender legs in knee-length shirts and dresses. Steer clear of maxi dresses and skirts

 

  • Hourglass – Keep your clothes fitted. Make sure you don’t hide your gorgeous curves under baggy clothes, show it off in tailored sculptured pieces.

 

  • Pear shape – It’s all about your waist. A belt is a key accessory in your wardrobe. Use it to accentuate and flatter your fabulous body shape.

 

  • Apple shape – Show off your gorgeous décolletage! Whether its a v neck or round neck, show your neckline and avoid polo necks and high neck tops and dresses.

 

** Win a FREE 121 Body shape Analysis consultation (worth £49) when you book Personal Shopping this Spring.

*Offer end 21st June 2018

 

Contact us today:

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Online styling!

Mondays are usually my office days. I spend most of my day glued to my laptop styling my clients online.

Some of you are extremely busy and simply don’t have time to meet a stylist in person…

I style my clients via online personal shopping, where I select stunning clothes and accessories for you. Its stress free shopping at the touch of a button.

My clients receive all their gorgeous goodies without having to schedule in time into their busy diaries.

For my active shopper clients, I also offer Style on the go

My clients send me images of pieces they like and I give them my honest professional opinion on whether their choices are a hit or a miss.

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3 Style solutions for you:

Are you stretched for time? You would like your wardrobe ready for Spring Summer (work, casual wear and special occasions), but you simply don’t have the time to venture to the shops?

1, Online personal shopping: Our expert stylist’s shop online for you by sending you clothes that complement your bodyshape, lifestyle and colouring. Clothes are delivered directly to your home or office, without having to take time out of your busy schedule. 1 selected item just £20 (Min £200 payment).

 

 Do you enjoy shopping for yourself but you would like expert style advice, on whether your choices are a hit or miss? To be a more successful online shopper, consider Drop Ship Lifestyle’s premier courses for Shopify businesses.

2, Style on the go! Simply take a picture of your choices, email or text us, and receive professional advice from our trained stylists. (Prices start from just £10 per item) Monthly payment plan available (Min £200 payment).

 

 No time to meet our stylist in person for a 121 consultation because you are out of town, too busy or you live out of the country?

3, Virtual styling: Contact our stylists via Skype and receive that 121 personal styling virtually. Prices start from £20 for 10 minutes (Min £200 payment).

 

**Don’t want to compromise on your style this Spring/Summer, 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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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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Essential Blacks for your Wardrobe!

Black!!!I hear my clients exclaim! Yes black!

If you have had your Colours Analysed with us at Potential U, I am sure this comes as somewhat of a surprise to you; I usually advise my clients to steer clear of black.

If you have attended any of our Style workshops, you would have been advised that black drains your complexion, it washes you out, and it doesn’t suit most skin tones.

The Essential Blacks are the ‘exceptions to rule’, and will certainly not affect your skin tone adversely as they are not directly reflecting or worn against your face.

The Essential Blacks below; are must have pieces for every wardrobe that guarantees to give you a Chic New Style this Year!

The Essential Blacks:

  • To accentuate your waist, a thin Black belt is a ‘must have’ piece for your wardrobe this year! Great on your dresses, and can be worn with your jeans, trousers and skirts.
  • Wear a Black fitted blazer/jacket for an effortless chic look on an evening out!
  • Smarten up your casual wardrobe with a pair of Black Jeans! They are sliming, comfortable and look great at those casual/smart do’s.
  • A pencil or an A-lined Black Skirt is flattering piece that complements any coloured top beautifully!
  • A Simple Black bag is a necessary accessory that will take you from morning to evening! Patent black bags always keep there newness and shape.
  • From work to play, Black court shoes are essential for every woman’s wardrobe! They go with practically everything, and can be worn to ‘nearly’ every occasion!

*For a personalised style consultation on your Colours, Bodyshape and Wardrobe:

Contact us Today to look Chic this Year!

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How to look slimmer in your clothes this year!

Happy New Year!

If you are anything like the most of us, you overindulged over the festive period. Your clothes feel a little snug, and you have great plans to  get fit and healthy in 2012.

6 Amazing Style tips to help you look slim and trim this year:

1:Overly baggy clothes make you look bigger than you are. Tailored, well-fitted clothes make you look sleek and well groomed!

2:Steer clear of colour blocking! Keep continuity of colour ie: wear the same colour top, bottoms and shoes. This will elongate your figure

3:To appear trimmer, avoid wearing pleated clothing! They bulk you up and add extra volume.

4:Wear heels; they lengthen your legs! Heels as small as 2 inches; make you look leaner and improves your body posture.

5:Avoid wearing horizontal lines; they widen your proportions! Opt for simple, plain or linear lines.

6:Large bold prints magnify! Go for small delicate prints.

Good News!  We have extended our Winter sale till 31st Jan 2012

Book any Personal Shopping consultation and receive 30% off.

*Half day Personal Shopping was £199 now only £139.

*Full day Personal Shopping was £399 now  only £279.

Contact us Today to pick up your winter bargains at 30% off!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

We wish you a successful 2012!