Archive for the ‘Colour and Style’ Category

Summer Staycation Style.

With many of us stay-cationing this summer.

Here are some inspirational pieces to transform your wardrobe, whether you are home or away.

Connect with us today for your dream holiday wardrobe!

Hybrid Style.

With our lives slowly returning to some semblance of normality and most of us working hybrid, our styling services have been adapted to our new way of life.

Whether you prefer meeting up in person or you feel more comfortable remotely, we have Personal Styling solutions to meet your needs.

Online Styling

Our virtual styling services rocketed in lockdown! I am still busy styling clients remotely now and I envisage this going forward.

Online styling is an effective, money saving solution that isn’t bound by location or time differences. Our stylist selects pieces for you online with links, images and styling tips suited to you. It’s perfect if you are not ready for the outside world yet. Our Online shopping starts from £100 for 5 selections.

Personal Shopping

This is the most popular of our Personal Styling services to date. It’s a bespoke experience tailored to suit you. You have our London College of Fashion trained personal stylist at your disposal, who selects your dream wardrobe suited for your body shape, colouring and lifestyle. It’s a time saving shopping solution, where all the shopping leg work is done for you. You are welcomed into a luxury private suite where your dream wardrobe awaits you with the option of getting pampered with champagne and refreshments. Half day Personal shopping is £300

Whether you prefer to meet in person or online, we have a styling solution for you this summer.

Contact us today!

https://potential-u.co.uk/contact-us

You need a Personal Shopper, here’s why….

As restrictions ease, cherry blossoms bloom and our social diaries get booked up, now is a perfect opportunity to infuse your spring summer wardrobe with gorgeous pieces via a personal shopping trip!

I bet you’re wondering: “why do you need a personal shopper?”.

Well, I come bearing good news on the key benefits of shopping with a personal stylist:

  • Save time – Our amazing stylists will select clothes that suit your colouring and flatter your body shape; saving you time roaming around the shops or online. This frees up precious time for you to spend with friends/ family and other priorities.
  • Keep within budget – we will help you avoid costly mistakes by selecting quality pieces that look great on you, from (high end or high street) brands that are suitable for your budget and lifestyle.
  • Rejuvenate your wardrobe – our selections will revitalize your wardrobe with unique pieces that you’ll love but may not have chosen on your own. They’ll complement your existing wardrobe and suit your personality.
  • Get pampered – It’s a form of self-care, that will eliminate the stress of shopping and is ultimately a fun experience where you get pampered in your own private personal shopping suite!

Did any of the above resonate with you?

Why not book our half day £300 or full day £500 Personal Shopping service this season to update and revive your summer wardrobe or to find the perfect outfit for that special occasion!

Summer Fashion

**Win a FREE virtual wardrobe review worth (£100) on all Personal Shopping consultations booked before 31st July 2021**

Our personal stylists will ensure your shopping experience is productive, memorable and fun!

 P.S – Precautions are taken to ensure social distancing in each personal shopping suite helping you feel safe. In addition, masks are worn by all staff and hand sanitizers are made available.

Going back on the road!

I’m counting down to the 12th April when the non-essential stores open back up.

Time to ditch your lounge-wear, joggers and leggings and swap them for colourful Spring/Summer pieces.

I am delighted to reopen our ‘in person’ Personal Shopping consultations:

  • Half day Personal shopping £300
  • Full day Personal shopping £500

I am so looking forward to seeing you in the flesh and helping you to build a fabulous wardrobe for all your social catch ups this Spring/Summer!

Book Your Personal Shopping Consultation Today!

3 C’s of Dressing for #WFH

With the chancellor’s budget announcement last month, it looks like most of us will be working from home until September at the earliest.

Here are 3C’s of styling to consider when dress for working from home:

Colour. Comfort. Confidence!

  • Colour! Styling always starts with Colour. I love wearing happy cheery and uplifting colours and I encourage my clients to embrace colour too. 😉 God knows we need it with over a year in this pandemic.
  • Comfort is all about the cut and texture of the fabric. Breathable natural fabrics like wool, cotton, cashmere and silk are great, especially if you perspire a lot.  I also ensure the clothes I select for myself and clients flatter the body shape. So, I feel super comfortable wearing it from morning to night and my clients do too.
  • Confidence! It starts and ends with confidence for me and I try to impart that in my clients too. It’s so important to adorn our bodies in clothes that enable us to exude confidence inside out. If it doesn’t make me feel good, I won’t wear it and certainly won’t select it for my clients either. Confidence is everything!

I’ve spent hours Online Styling clients for their working-from-home clothes and thankfully they are not joggers or leggings. 😉

So, the next time you are thinking of what to buy or wear working from home, remember the 3’Cs:

Colour. Comfort. Confidence!

(Picture of 2 dresses I bought to work from home by #Kitri #notanad yet! 😊)

The Art of Wearing your Best Colours and Mixing them confidently.

With Spring on the horizon and the easing of lockdown restrictions looming, there is no better time to add colour to our lives.

Colour is a powerful styling tool!

There are numerous psychological and physical benefits to wearing Colour:

  • Creates a youthful glow and it brightens your complexion
  • It uplifts your spirit and mood. (We could all do with that in lockdown)!
  • Saves you money experimenting with random purchases; you buy colours you love and wear.
  • Less stress shopping for clothes. Keeps you focused on your best colours; which saves you time.
  • Colour adds Joy to your life (no pun intended) 😊

*Join my Colour Masterclass, where I will do a full colour expose’ on all I have learnt in 13 years as a trained colour analyst. On Thursday 25th March 2021 at 8pm (GMT)

What you will learn:

  • Discover your best colours and how to wear them confidently
  • Learn the simple science behind how to mix and match colours well.
  • How to accessorize colours with your jewellery seamlessly.
  • The colours of the season and how to wear them this Spring!

Tickets £22: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/143090510569

I’m looking forward to seeing you on this colourful discovery!

Know your Bodyshape: Learn how to Style yourself Confidently.

Body shape Masterclass

Happy 2021 to you and yours.

May this year be kinder to us all.

As our world is in chaos and ever changing, it’s incumbent on us to add doses of joy and upliftment wherever we can.

Ladies, you asked for more and I heard you. 😊

I am delighted to announce my next Style MasterclassKnow your body shape: learn how to style yourself Confidently on Friday 29th January 2021 at 8pm GMT

Ladies, It’s a FUN night in! Invite your girlfriends and have all your style dilemmas ready. Let me pour all I have learnt in over a decade as a Personal Stylist and equip you with how to style your body shape confidently.

You will learn:

  • The different body shapes
  • Your body shape and proportions
  • How to style your body shape in the flattering clothes that suit you best
  • What NOT to wear for your body shape
  • Your body shape dilemmas answered

Tickets £21: https://potentialubodyshapemasterclass.eventbrite.co.uk

*Join International and London College of fashion trained Personal Stylist Joy Aboderin as she shows you how to style your body shape confidently!

I am so looking forward to seeing you!

BBC interview!

Hello there, hope you are keeping well!

I had the pleasure of being invited by BBC Radio London on the Vanessa Feltz morning show, to talk about winter fashion, the effects of Covid19 on the fashion/retail industry and if people are still buying clothes….

Do have a listen at 1.45 here:  Vanessa Feltz show on 20th October 2020

Photography by brand Photographer Karen Flower

Yes, the face of fashion has changed in the last 8 months. Shopping habits have evolved but people are still shopping. As the seasons change, we need to update our wardrobe, purchase working from home attire, knitwear, casual pieces and warm outwear. There has been a massive increase in online shopping, so I pivoted my business to adapt and meet the ever growing need to work virtually.

As a trained personal stylist, I work with you to fill the gaps in your wardrobe for the season. I select clothes for you online that fit and flatter you, ensuring they complement your bodyshape, colouring and lifestyle. For best results, have your colours and bodyshape analysed prior (Both services are also available virtually)

Benefits of online shopping:

  • You are in the comfort of your home, so less stress and time traveling and exposure to the virus
  • There are more sizes available online than in the stores
  • Access to a wider variety of brands and styles shopping online
  • Easy delivery to your home and collection for returns

How Online shopping works:

  • Simply send me your shopping wish list to Style@potential-u.co.uk
  • I shop online for you in increments of: 5 selections £100, 10 selections £200, 15 selections £300, 20 selections £400 etc
  • Your personalised online selections are sent to you with images, styling tips and links to purchase, via a PowerPoint presentation
  • You purchase the pieces you like most
  • Your online shop is delivered to your home
  • You are ready for the season! 😊

To update your winter wardrobe, contact me today for a tailored online shop to suit your needs this season. https://potential-u.co.uk/services_online-styling.htm

Smarten up your Autumn Wardrobe

Welcome to October!

Most of us have been dressed casually for months in lockdown, as autumn is upon us, we are elated about the fresh looks the new season brings!

Get inspired by these key pieces to smarten up your wardrobe stylishly.

  • Blazer

A tailored blazer is a versatile piece that transforms your jeans from casual to smart/casual effortlessly.

  • Hat

A chic fedora hat protects us from the elements fabulously and is great for colder days/nights.

  • Bag

A natural coloured bag compliments all the autumnal colours this season beautifully.

  • Headband

Adorn your head this season in this must-have fun accessory – an embellished headband.

  • Raincoat

Add a pop of colour to weather the rain in this fabulous pink waterproof raincoat. (Also available in black & navy)

  • Boots

You won’t compromise on your comfort in these super stylish kitten heel ankle boots.

All the above selections are available to purchase or via Online Shopping.

Contact us today for your key Autumnal pieces!

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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