Archive for the ‘Colour and Style’ Category

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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Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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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!

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

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Conscious Giving – Small Business Saturday UK

Welcome to the most sparkly month of the year!

In recent years, the UK has emulated many “traditions” from our American “cousins”:  such as Halloween, Black Friday and now Small Business Saturday.
Of these, my favourite is Small Business Saturday which takes place tomorrow 7th of December 2019 across the country. It’s an amazing initiative that encourages consumers to support small, local and independent businesses. It’s also the busiest shopping weekend of the year!

Small Business Saturday UK 7th December 2019

Christmas is the season of giving and sharing with friends and family.  So why not give consciously by gifting your loved ones with style this Christmas.

We have beautiful gift certificates ready for your loved ones:

  • Colour Analysis £99 – Look youthful by learning to wear your best colours!
  • Wardrobe consultation £199 – You’ll benefit from a capsule wardrobe you love to wear curated by one of our stylists via our management and decluttering services.
  • Personal Shopping £300 – Enjoy a fun half day in the shops with a trained personal stylist who will select a super flattering wardrobe for you; that complements your lifestyle.

Get in touch today to give consciously this festive season!

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

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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