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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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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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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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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!

For Him!

We often forget our men when it comes to style and fashion!

Yet when we see a well turned out man, we admire their presence and style.

This Father’s day why not treat your husband, father or Son to some style.

No stress. No queues. A great new style for him!

Our personal stylist will take the stress out of shopping and create a new style for his corporate, occasional or casual wardrobe. Whether it’s shopping from the high street or designer labels, we work within all budgets to make your man look dashing this father’s day.

*Book a half day Personal Shopping for only £199 and receive a FREE Body shape Analysis consultation worth £49.

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

Hurry its father’s day on the 19th June

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

Call: 07956 907 153

Must Haves this Summer for Every Bodyshape!

The glorious Royal wedding is behind us, all that remains are memories of Kate’s elegant gown! It is now time for us to focus on ourselves and make sure we have a ready to wear wardrobe in the beautiful sunshine!

As a stylist I see many wardrobes, and have noted we often select clothes that we like but are often unaware of what actually suits our body shape and flatters us.

Wearing the right clothes for your bodyshape is about accentuating your assets and cleverly styling the quirky areas. Which means you look slimmer and feel fabulous in your clothes!

The question is what is your bodyshape?  What should you or should you not be wearing this Spring/Summer?

Must haves for your Bodyshape this Season!

  • Pear body shape: You have a small upper body, defined waist and curvy full hips and thighs. Must have: Trench/Mac double breasted coat. A chic piece to balance out your proportion this Spring.

  • Hourglass body shape: You are well proportioned! Your hips and your shoulders are balanced and in proportion and you have a defined waist line! Must have: A thin coloured belt is a great piece to accentuate your defined waist and inject colour. Looks stunning on a fitted or tailored dress.

  • Athletic/boyish body shape: Your shoulders, waist and hips are all the same parallel width. You have no waist definition. Must have: Silk loose fitting blouse. A stylish piece that complements jeans and trousers this season.

  • Apple/Top heavy body shape: You are well endowed on top with bigger chest, back or shoulders in proportion to your waist and hips. Must have: Tired long or a lined skirt. A good piece to balance out your proportions. Best worn with a plain low neck t-shirt or top.

  • Tall body shapes: You are tall if you are over 5’8 in height. You have longer limbs particularly your arms and legs. Must have: Cropped turn up chino trousers. Breathable comfortable trousers for those casual leisurely weekends.

  • Petite body shapes: You have small body frame and are a maximum height of 5’4ft. Must have: Cropped Denim jacket. An essential piece for your causal wardrobe this Spring/Summer, perfect with dresses.

*Learn what your bodyshape is Free!

*Book any Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Detox or Wardrobe Management consultation and receive a FREE Body shape Analysis consultation worth £49.

Offer ends 30th June 2011 (Please note your consultation must be booked by or before the specified dates of the offer)

Put your best foot forward this season!

Contact us Today!

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk