Posts Tagged ‘wardrobe dilemma’

Let’s edit your Autumn Winter wardrobe

How often do you stand in front of your bulging wardrobe feeling like you have nothing to wear?

Or you have accumulated many pieces over the years that don’t spark joy?

One of the many joys of decluttering your wardrobe is the time and stress you’ll save in putting outfits together; leaving you with a well-curated wardrobe that you love and is 100% YOU.

A great place to start is your current autumn/ winter clothing.

Put on some motivational music or podcast. Pour your favourite drink and let’s get the show on the road!

Empty out your wardrobe and go through each item bearing the following in mind:

  • Does the colour look good on you?
  • Have you worn it in the last 2 years?
  • Does it fit and flatter your body shape?
  • Does it complement your lifestyle and other pieces in your wardrobe?

Your answers will determine how you categorise each item in any of the 4 piles below: Keep. Sell. Charity. Give.

If you’d like stress free Wardrobe Detox consultation, our trained wardrobe stylist would be delighted to help you curate a capsule wardrobe and reignite love for your clothes!

*Book a Wardrobe Detox consultation today from just: £199

https://potential-u.co.uk/services_wardrobe-detox.htm

We look forward to getting you ready for winter!

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.

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

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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

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