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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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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!

Website: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Twitter: @PotentialU

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!

Website: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Twitter: @PotentialU

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!

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

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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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:

Website: http://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm
Email: Style@potential-u.co.uk
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Twitter: @PotentialU

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)

 

Website: http://potential-u.co.uk/our-services.htm
Email: Style@potential-u.co.uk
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Twitter: @PotentialU

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:
Website: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/
Email: Style@potential-u.co.uk
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Twitter: @PotentialU

 

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’. So we really put an effort in organize this business events and parties, and we even get services as  popevents party rentals, to get the best equipment and preparation for these events.

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!

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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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXt0mOpQ_gE

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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!