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Summer Masterclass: Style after lockdown

The taste of “freedom” is palpable with the end of lock down imminent.

With over a year of most of us staying at home, many have lost their way with dressing up for the outside world. I have been asked numerous times “what do I wear this summer?”

Well, fear not! I will show you how to swap your loungewear for fabulous summer pieces and get you ready for all those socials and catch ups, in my ‘Style after lockdown’ Summer Masterclass. On Thursday 27th May, at 8pm (BST)

It will be a bright and beautiful interactive session; with Summer styling tips you will cherish and wear for decades.

What you will learn:

  • Summer essentials for a timeless capsule wardrobe
  • What to wear for your summer socials: Lunches, BBQ’s and evening soirees
  • Summer 2021 trends and how to introduce them into your wardrobe effortlessly
  • FREE Summer wardrobe essential guide for every ticket holder
  • Q&A on your Summer style dilemmas

Tickets £22

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152709334731

I am so looking forward to seeing you virtually and getting your wardrobe ready for Summer on Thursday 27th May, at 8pm (BST) ladies!

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!

Wardrobe Spring Clean!

The one thing I’ve been asked most during this lock-down, is how to declutter your wardrobe while #stayingathome. Now’s a great time to show your wardrobe some TLC by detoxing it.

Without further ado, here are my top tips of how to efficiently declutter your wardrobe:

Bring out all your Spring/Summer clothes, shoes and accessories.

You’re going to need to be objective and very decisive when reviewing your wardrobe.

  • Ask yourself a few questions:
  • Do you like the item of clothing, shoes, accessories? Does it fit and flatter you? If the clothes are more than 1 size too big or small, please release them. (Holding onto clothes that don’t fit you, does nothing for your self-esteem)
  • Does the colour suit you? Are they your best colours?
  • How do you feel wearing the clothes? Are you comfortable in the clothes?
  • Is it dated?
  • If your answers to any of the above is no, then it’s time to let them go!
  • Create 4 piles to sort out your wardrobe: Keep, Sell, Give, Charity:
  • Keep pile are for clothes you love, that fit you well and make you feel good.
  • Sell high-end pieces that no longer fit or you like, that are in great condition.
  • Give clothes and accessories to friends or family members who you know will love them.
  • Charity pile for unwanted clothes in good condition that can go to another home.

Bag the Sell, Give and Charity piles and make the necessary arrangements….

Rearrange your keep pile in your wardrobe by occasion: Work, casual wear and special occasion.

*Remember, the aim of decluttering your wardrobe is that you have a capsule wardrobe of clothes you love to wear!

For an expert virtual wardrobe consultation contact us today!

First #instalive #stayingathome

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#Stayingathomeinstyle

Hello! Hope you are keeping safe and healthy during this pandemic….

With our world in disarray, there is no better time to do whatever we can to stay positive: mind, soul and body

Most of us are working from home, except our medical heroes & frontline staff serving us and working to mitigate the effects of #COVID-19

As we are currently #socialdistancing, I thought to share a few practical styling tips that will brighten your day and lift your mood:

  • Wear colour at home– As Spring is upon us, wear bright beautiful colours! Colour is proven to lift our mood and make us happy.
  • Comfort is king– Wear soft breathable fabrics like wool, organic cotton, etc. that will keep you comfortable all day long! Avoid leather, polyester or any synthetic fabrics.
  • A set of co-ord loungewear is ideal for many of us attending virtual meetings. They are easy to wear, stylish and comfortable, so bag yourself a knitted co-ord set or beautiful matching pyjamas-style set.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, I will be working remotely to facilitate virtual style consultations. I’m happy to have a FREE 20 minute chat with you or your friends via Skype or Zoom, if you’d like style advise or you are considering personal styling for Summer 2020

**Check out my #Spring2020 #stayingathome style tips!

And I’d love your help with something very special…

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Update your home loungewear this Spring:

20% discount off all Online Shopping till 30th April 2020.

  • 5 Online selectionswas: £100, now £80.
  • 10 Online selections was: £200, now £160.
  • 15 Online selections was: £300, now £240.
  • 20 Online selections was: £400, now £320….

Contact us today for your comfortable home wear!

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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!

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

Email:  Style@potential-u.co.uk

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Super Summer Sale!

Happy August Potential-U tribe!!!

Everyone loves a good summer sale and so to celebrate the new month, we are treating you to fantastic savings.

Would you like something special for that summer wedding or party?

Or the expertise of our trained wardrobe stylist creating your gorgeous holiday or work looks this summer?

We are here to help you look your best and be stylishly ready whatever the occasion!

Super Summer Sale 25% off*:

*(Please note the above discounted prices only apply to bookings made and facilitated between 1st – 31st August 2019)

Contact us today for your stylish discounts in our Super Summer Sale!!

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Stay safe and stylish in the sunshine

Summer holiday essentials

Hello, hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine…

With more than 2 days of consecutive sunshine; I think we might be in for a treat this summer!

So, whether you are home or away on holiday this summer, here are a few handy holiday tips to keep you safe and stylish in the sunshine.

  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes in the sunshine with a super cool pair of sunnies. Ensure your sunglasses cover the width of your face and they are UV and anti-glare compliant.
  • Wear a fabulous sun hat: Whether it’s a small panama or an oversized beach hat, it’s essential to protect yourself when the sun peaks between 12noon and 4pm. Side note: a massive beach hat has an air of mystery and sophistication; so, go for it!
  • Wear natural fabrics: Avoid wearing manmade fabrics in this heat. Invest in breathable fabrics such as 100% cottons and linen to stay cool and fresh in the heat. They allow the skin to breathe and minimise sweating through your clothes.
  • Basket bags: Swap your leather bags for an easy breezy weaved, wicker or basket bag. They are lighter and don’t conduct heat like leather bags.
  • Flip flops: Ensure your flip flops and slippers have ridges under the sole. This gives you grip, so you don’t slip or fall around the wet pool area.

For help with selecting your fabulous summer holiday wardrobe: contact us today!

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