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Jeans Jeans Fabulous Jeans!

Jean are the most popular item of clothing in the world since the 70’s.

From catwalks to building sites, jeans cut across all sexes, seasons, cultures and are the most diverse item of clothing to date.

The question is: what cut of jeans suit your bodyshape and are guaranteed to make you look super fabulous this Spring?

Jeans to flatter your bodyshape

  • Boot-cut Jeans: Are the perfect jeans for curvy pear shaped figures. They flatter your thighs and balance out your proportions nicely
  • Skinny Jeans: Brightly/bold coloured skinny jeans are bang on trend this season. Great on very slim long leg
  • Straight leg Jeans: From Hour-glass to  Apple body shapes, straight leg jeans are the most versatile style of jeans and are flattering on most bodyshapes
  • Flared Jeans: Bring back the 70’s in a pair of flared jeans. Funky and retro on tall ladies

Have your Wardrobe detoxed and receive a Bodyshape Analysis worth £49 absolutely FREE.

Client Feedback 20th Feb 2012: ’It was a great experience!
During the time with Joy, she showed me what clothes work best for my shape, and skin tone. She was able to put together both work and casual outfits together for me, and showed me how to coordinate the different pieces, and what accessories, shoes, etc would work with each.
I had a great time and my mind-set on picking out clothes has change a lot’.
Tade

Contact us Today to look your best this Summer!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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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!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

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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!

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Don’t shop till you drop…..we’ll do it for you!

You have bought the turkey, the wine is chilling, you have wrapped all the presents and are now ready for Christmas day celebrations!

After all the festivities, the last thing you would want to do is to trudge through racks of sale items to find your winter bargains.

To coincide with the national sales we are happy to announce our Winter Sale!

We’ll take the stress out of sale shopping for you by selecting the most stylish clothes at massively discounted prices.

Winter Sale: 30% off ALL Personal Shopping! (Offer ends 28th January 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 receive 30% off Personal shopping!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

We wish you a wonderful Christmas!

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5 easy steps to Fabulosity this Christmas!

Tis the season to be jolly…

The season of all things bright and sparkly!

As you plan towards Christmas, we promise to make things easier for you this festive season.

Below are 5 must haves to transform you to the belle of the ball at your Christmas parties!

5 Easy steps to Fabulousity this Christmas!

1 Steer cleer of the LBD(Little black dress)! Stand out in a warm coloured dress red, orange or green

2 Animal print is this seasons print! Accessorize your dress with an animal print clutch bag

3 Flesh toned heels will elongate your legs and make you look slimmer and taller

4 Red Lipstick and nails are  a must. Red is this seasons colour and its very festive too!

5 Gold bronzer or blusher gives your skin a beautiful glow and colour during these cold winter months

Be Fabulous this Christmas!

  • Own  stunning new outfits this party season and let our stylist take you on a fun day or half day Personal Shopping
  • Nudge your husband or boyfriend to treat you to our beautiful gift certificates. (Available in £20’s. Valid for 6 months)

Buy 2 or more gifts for you or your loved ones and receive 20% off both!

(Offer ends 24th December 2011)

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153


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What will make you smile this Christmas?

At Potential U we believe that Christmas should put a smile on your face whether you are 4 or 40 years old.  After all tis the season for giving!!

Our tradition of sharing gifts at Christmas began over 2,000 years ago with the birth of Christ.  As the wise men gave their gifts, we too share gifts with each other to celebrate this special occasion.

We have amazing gift ideas that are guaranteed to make you smile this Christmas:

Looking for a unique gift for your loved one or would you like a special gift yourself? Why not nudge your husband or boyfriend to buy you our beautiful gift certificate.

(Our gift certificates are available in denominations of £20’s. You can accumulate; they are valid for 6 months)
Want an amazing new look next year?

Our affordable gifts of style will certainly make you look and feel fabulous:

Want to catch up with your girlfriends over the holidays?

Our Ladies Style and Colour party promises to be a time of Fun, Colour and Style in the comfort of your home only £69. (Minimum 4 friends)

*Buy 2 or more gifts and receive 20% off both! (Offer ends 24th December 2011)

Let us put a smile on your face this Christmas

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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

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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

Style and Confidence for YOU!

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Something Red!

Despite the glorious short spell of our Indian summer, there is no denying it’s the time of year when you move all of your summer dresses to the back of your wardrobe and pull out your favourite snuggly winter warmers and boots.

As easy as this may sound, it is also that time of year when trends change, and an understanding of what these trends are, is helpful in planning your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

This season’s colours are red, mustard, brown, orange, and greens. Warm earthy autumnal tones!

To achieve an effortlessly style this Autumn/Winter here are 5 key essentials for you…

1 – Buy something red! A red scarf or pair of red leather gloves. Bang on trend and a great way of injecting some vibrant colour to  your look.

2 – A tailored double breasted blazer is a chic addition to your smart/casual wardrobe. Perfect balance for you pear shaped ladies

3 – Bows are back! A quirky addition to your style. Flattering on less endowed ladies.

4 – This season’s print is animal print. Go easy; use it to accent your clothes. Animal print bag or shoes are ideal to accentuate your style, looks fab!

5 – Don’t forget your feet! Wedges are everywhere. Look out for wedge ankle boots. Cute comfortable must haves to complement your jeans at the weekends.

  • If you are dreading digging out your Autumn/Winter wardrobe let us show you what to wear and what not to wear this season with a Wardrobe Detox consultation.
  • Need help in creating a chic look this Autumn/Winter? We’ll take the stress out of shopping and make sure you look amazing with some Personal Shopping

*Book a Wardrobe Detox or Personal Shopping consultation and receive a FREE Bodyshape Analysis consultation worth £49 (offer ends 30th November 2011)

We will steer your style in the right direction this Autumn/Winter!

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

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Effortless Style on Holiday!

Hooray it’s the time of the year for holidays!

Whether you have planned a family break in the UK, an exotic cruise around the Caribbean, or a European city vacation with your girlfriends. One thing is for sure you’re looking forward to taking a well-deserved break!

There is a misconception that in our quest for a relaxed casual look on holiday you can’t look ‘Effortlessly stylish’ without making a lot of fuss.

Good news ‘Effortless Stylish’ is easy and achievable with us!

Do you want to look chic, like you just woke up and threw your stylish casual look together with little effort? Below our Senior Stylist has our top 10 must have’s for achieving an ‘Effortlessly Stylish’ look on holiday!

Top 10 must have’s to achieve Effortless Style on Holiday

1. Oversized straw sun hat

2. Dark sun glasses

3. Lots of whites: Tops/T’s, Linen trousers/jeans, tired skirts

4. Coloured cotton scarf to inject colour

5. Oversized basket bag

6. Cotton Summer dresses – breathable and colourful

7. Light jacket, great when chilly and for traveling

8. Flip flops – 1 plain 1 with detail

9. A pair of medium heeled sandal for evening events

10. A pair of jeans to travel in

If you haven’t had time to shop for your Holiday and have a few missing pieces.

With a few hours Personal shopping our stylist will create an ‘Effortless Stylish’ look for you to get you into that holiday mood!

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

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Summer Sale Shopping Tips!

Despite the temperamental weather, we are now officially in Summer. The season of holidays, weddings, strawberries and cream and the start of the summer sale! Check out our top shopping tips to help you when sale shopping this season.

Top 3 Sale Shopping tips for you:

  1. Wear comfortable foot wear, and be prepared to rummage through bargains for hours…
  2. Pause don’t impulse buy it because it’s cheaper. Do avoid making those fashion mistakes!
  3. Does your selection complement your skin tone and flatter your bodyshape?

If you would like some stylish new clothes this Summer and can’t bear rummaging through racks of clothes for hours. Let our Stylist select fabulous new clothes that flatter your bodyshape and complement your skin tone at Crazy prices!

20% off all Personal Shopping booked before 31st August 2011.

Offer ends 31st August 2011 (Please note must be booked by or before the specified dates of the offer)

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call:  07956 907 153

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