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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. 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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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:
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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’. I hope your dreams come true!

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!

A Slender New Year!

If you are anything like me, you have over indulged during the festive season and are keen to shift the extra pounds.

Here are a few style tips to give you a head start, so you look and feel your best this year.

Style tips for a slender you:

  • Colour: colour continuity is key to lengthening your silhouette. Wear the same colour top, bottoms, (tights) and shoes. Inject colour with your jacket, scarf or jewellery
  • Fabric: opt for more fluid fabrics such as silk or chiffon, steer clear of lycra or anything that clings to the body
  • Dress: wear more dresses and skirts: they are more forgiving and flattering. They also hide a multitude of sins – rather than trousers, which show everything!
  • Accessories: lay aside all belts (thin or wide) till you have achieved your desired circumference 😉 Belts draw attention to your midriff and emphasis it
  • Shoes: a pair a fabulous heels elongate your body so you appear slimmer

 

**SALE 30% off Personal shopping!**

Half day was £199 now £139. Full day was £399 now £279. (Offer ends 31st Jan 2013.)

 

For a Stylish 2013, contact Potential U

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 **

What to wear this season – Trends Autumn/Winter 2012!

We are now officially in autumn, and I have been itching to tell you the new trends, and what to wear this Season! I know most of you are not die-hard fashion followers; rather you who want an elegant/stylish wardrobe for your lifestyle; (work, rest, and play).

Below are style trends for Autumn/Winter 2012 that guarantees you have an up to date wardrobe this season….Enjoy!

Autumn/Winter 2012 Style trends by Joy, senior stylist: Potential U

  • This season is predominately Black and White. Less colour more Monochrome. Wear a pop of colour with your accessories and shoes!

  • Out goes the feminine floral prints of summer, in are more masculine androgynous styles. Trousers, zips, studs and panelling are BIG this Autumn/Winter!

  • Leather is a key piece for your wardrobe this season. Pick up a leather jacket or a leather skirt in this fab texture; it will keep you warm as the nights draw in.  Leather skirts look chic with long boots and knitwear.

  • The main colours you will spot on the high street are dark green and bright red. Great festive colours that will brighten up your wardrobe this season!

  • It’s all about tailoring and suiting this season. Tuxedo style jackets, compliment your jeans or trousers well!

  • Peplum dresses and tops are following on from Spring/Summer 2012. Perfect to disguise those lumps and bumps, giving you a perfectly propositioned hourglass shape.

Want an elegant style this Autumn/Winter?

We eliminate the stress of shopping for yourself, we navigate and select from numerous collections that flatter your bodyshape and give you a breath-taking look this season:

Let our stylist take you on your Personal Shopping experience.

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Client testimonials:

Rosalyn 18th September 2012

‘I have to tell you. I gave a talk last night and wore one of the dresses and jewellery you advised me to buy. I know it was ages ago, but it is smart, tailored and I felt very confident.

Someone who I had always known as being very critical came up and told me that i looked so elegant.

I was pleased and have to thank you for changing my wardrobe.

I just want to know how much I appreciated your advice’.

Jayne 30th August 2012

‘I had an amazing day with Joy. She is so comfortable to work with and very efficient with time.  Joy quickly understands your needs and budget.

In every instance all the clothes that I now wear I get compliments from people making me feel more confident and special’.

Contact us today and put your best foot forward this autumn!

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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Back to life, back to reality!

Summer is out. The Holidays are over. Children are back to school, we are back to work ….back to reality!

It’s not all doom and gloom, we have a lot to be grateful for! The Olympics and Paralympics were amazing, and I hope you all had a good break this Summer.

If you’re like me then you are desperately hanging onto the last few days of summer this week before Autumn fully kicks in.

With the recent chill that has come along, we can no longer ignore that fact that when Autumn arrives, bare legs and no sleeves just won’t be cutting it.

Here are some Style tips that enable smooth transition between Summer to Autumn, that won’t break the bank or leave you feeling cold or overheated!

 

  • Jackets – (not yet time for a coat) There are many key jackets in season this Autumn, whether it be your classic leather jacket or a blazer, make sure you’ve got the right outerwear to keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

 

  • Ankle boots– yep the rain will be here (although let’s be honest did it ever leave) and no one likes soaked shoes. Invest in a good pair of ankle boots that aren’t too high so you can stay comfy and have dry feet all day long.
  • Layering – as we are just entering Autumn the weather is still indecisive, This is why layering is perfect as it allows you to adjust what you are wearing so you are have appropriate temperature at all times, plus it looks super cool and effortless.

 

 

*Wardrobe SOS £99!!

We are offering a quick 1 hour Autumn wardrobe review with our stylist!

We will review your wardrobe, checking you have all you need in preparation for the new season and advise if you have any gaps.

*This introductory offer will expire on the 13th October 2012.

Hurry and book your Wardrobe SOS today!

Easy Breezy Style on Holiday!

With the dismal weather, I am sure that like me you are on a quest to get some summer shine!

To get you ready for your summer holidays, below are our wardrobe tips to give you an easy breezy fabulous style when you are away!

7 Easy breezy Holiday style tips for you


1. Sorbet coloured shorts – chic and playful, great worn with a white top
2. Wedge heels – comfort on evenings out and fab with dresses
3. Ethnic print dresses – trendy and stylish when you want to chillax
4. Denim jacket – looks great with dresses and when its cooler in the evening
5. Funky patterned swimwear – a fun exciting injection of colour on the beach
6. Panama sun hat – a quirky piece to shield you from the sun rays
7. Dark sun glasses – to keep you looking fabulous all through your holiday!!

Let us take you Personal shopping for your holiday or that special occasion this Summer.

***Summer Sale: 20% off ALL Personal Shopping***

(Offer ends 31st July 2012)

Personal Shopping Client testimonial:
“I have hired Joy now on numerous occasions and now consider her to be my “personal stylist”.

Joy quickly understands her client’s body shape, suitable colours and what her client’s comfort zones are. With gentle guidance, she has persuaded me to try new styles, colours and labels with amazing results. My wardrobe now has the WOW factor!

I am often asked where I get my clothes and am told how amazing they look.

Hiring Joy certainly allows you to look your best, whether for business or pleasure, and you are guaranteed to have an amazing wardrobe. Deborah

For more client testimonials please visit: http://www.potential-u.co.uk/what-our-clients-say.htm

Contact us today for an Easy Breezy style on Holiday!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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