Before I trained as a stylist I was looking through my wardrobe and I had a typical “I have nothing to wear” moment.
I was sliding through the rails and through my drawers when I had the realization that the majority of my clothes were just not very “me anymore”. (It happens to many of us)
I had my “go-to” items which made their weekly appearance but almost everything else made me feel uncomfortable or ugly when I wore it.
I hadn’t sorted my wardrobe out for years. I had so many pieces when I was 18 that just did not fit me well as a 30-year-old!
I decided that there was no room in my life or my wardrobe for clothes which played havoc with my self-esteem.
Once I learned my best colours and what worked for my shape it was a GAME CHANGER! I now know what to look for and how to put outfits together that work for me and I feel amazing.
Many of my clients visit me because they want to learn what will embrace their features and body shape.
Get in touch to start your fashion journey and dress your way to confidence!
1. The classic white T-shirt
You can't go wrong with this wardrobe staple that you can dress down in the day with the bottoms of your choice (it will go with pretty much anything), or jazz up for the evening with colourful accessories. A classic white tee is a must have!
(White T shirt from Boden Link - tidd.ly/3fZQN7W )
If you know your best colours after a consultation with me you can also wear your best neutrals or colour t shirt. white/oyster/cream Tee depending on your analysis.
2. The day-to-night dress
Holidays are a fabulous time to get more use out of a new dress that you can wear while out exploring and as a evening dress. You can find a dress that is simple ans you can wear with trainers in the day, but is easily transformed into an evening look with just a change of shoes, some accessories and your favourite lipstick.
#Toptip remember to choose a dress that flatters your height.
Blouses are very versatile and can be worn with skirts or trousers. You can pieces you can mix and match together!
4. The wide-leg trousers
Jeans are the last thing you want to wear on a hot day and being away is a good time to try out something different if you practically live in them at home. A pair of wide-leg trousers are the ideal alternative, giving you a relaxed and comfortable look as you take in the sights. wide trousers are great for balancing out broad shoulders and if you are top heavy.
5. The midi skirt
A midi skirt is a comfortable to wear, this is your opportunity to buy a midi skirt you love that doesn't hug your legs too much. Just like the day-to-night dress, the midi skirt will work just as nicely for walks along the beach as it does for dining at night!
6. The flattering swimsuit
Go for a flattering style that will make you feel confident on the beach or by the pool. Make sure to join my email list as I will be covering flattering swimwear for your shape this summer!
7. The comfy sandals
A comfy pair of sandals is a must! If you cannot wear flat shoes due to foot problems then go for a sandal wedge that has arch support.
You can find a pair you can dress up or down!
8. The Cover up!
I wear a white cotton shirt on the beach over my bikini when I am running around for food or walking on the beach. You can find many different cover ups online or in store.
(Click on the photo to take you to all white shirts i recommend from Asos)
9. The Wrap around
Wrapped around your neck on the plane, draped around your shoulders during breezy evenings or tied at your waist as a sarong on the beach, an all-round scarf is a godsend on holiday. Wear your best colours to enhance your features! (Want to find out more? Book a consultation with me before your holiday!)
10. The iconic hat
Wear it on a beach holiday or a city break in whatever style takes your fancy (fedora, panama, boater) – the iconic straw hat never goes out of fashion.
EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
My NEW online magazine ’THE STYLE CLUB’ which is FREE to join.
I will be sending out a E MAGAZINE straight to your email once a month!
You can join or unsubscribe at any time!
I will be focusing on-
✔️Latest fashion updates/news
✔️The online magazine written by myself
✔️Self love/body confidence
✔️Colours and styles
✔️Talking how to dress problem areas
✔️Make up and hair styles
✔️Competitions and giveaways
✔️My honest thoughts and opinions on fashion/beauty/hair and lifestyle.
The magazine will be for anyone who wants updates and get inspired when dressing!
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The moment we have been waiting for....
WE CAN NOW SEE OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OUTSIDE!! YAY
The only problem is...we didn't anticipate the weather throwing up this many curve balls.
THE BIG QUESTION...
What shall I wear?
Lets start with your coat/jacket... Its the most important part of your outfit as its the first thing anyone will see!
so why not allow it to be a real statement-maker?
Wear a colour jacket that brings out your features! (Black is safe but not actually very flattering for many complexions)
Many think Black is slimming and yes it is because its a darker colour... So why not wear a darker colour that is better for you?
LAYERS LAYERS LAYER!!
It's important to note that not all layers need to be seen!
Beneath your outfit when the sun starts to go down you will thank yourself for the extra pieces you've put on!
Don't forget about your footwear! You may reach for a pair of heels or sandals but just bare in mind that as the temperature drops your feet will be the first to feel the cold.
Opt for a closed shoe or boot heel (Looks great but keeps your feet warm)
A BIG BAG
With extra goodies in it...
When I mean goodies i mean a blanket or water bottle. or even gloves!
no one cares if you are sat down at your table with a throw on blanket/poncho.
I have seen so many people do it and i wanted to share this tip as it is something not many will think of!
Don't forget your mask..!!!
Hope this has given you some ideas!!
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Which Colour Season Are You?
Have you always wondered what your colour season is?
Your colour season determines which colours flatter you the most.
Wearing your best colours bring your natural appearance to life and enhance your skin, eyes, and hair. When wearing these colours, you will find that you don’t need a lot of makeup - a fabulous colour reduces imperfections such as dark circles under your eyes, lines, and discolouration while bringing out a healthy complexion. You’ll appear bright and awake.
Having this knowledge is great when you are developing your personal colour palette. But finding out which colour season you are can be tricky.
There are 4 seasons
Undertone plays a big part in the analysis!
Do you suit warm or cool colours? This answer will depend on whether your features have warm or cool undertones.
Do you suit light or dark colours?
Do you suit highly saturated colours or greyed-out ones?
You can look like your friend or family
members and can be in completely different seasons.
I always get asked ‘Can you tell my season from just looking at me?’
The simple answer is no.
I need to drape and do a complete colour analysis.
Do you want to know what season you are?
The only way to truly tell is to have a professional Colour Analysis.
Get in touch and lets start your fashion journey to a more confident you!
The New Year is a time for new starts and resolutions for many of us.
I am a great believer in putting in that little bit of effort can make a huge difference to our moods in such a positive way!
I’m not talking about full hair and make-up to attend the school run, but with a little thought and forward-planning it can actually be really easy to regain a bit of your sass and style again, but most importantly FEEL, like YOU.
You may already be rolling your eyes thinking ‘I don’t have time for that’ but you really DO! You just need a few key items and a little know-how.
Here are my top tips to help set you on the right path:
Only keep items in your wardrobe that work for your body shape. Get rid of anything that doesn't fit or doesn't suit your lifestyle anymore.
2. Add Colour
Colour is an instant mood-lifter and can completely change your complexion.
If you have not had your colours done then I would highly recommend booking a consultation with me and you will fall in love with wearing colour and learn what colours work best for you!
Organise your wardrobe and drawers so that you can see as many of your clothes as possible and store them neatly. This way you’ll wear more of the clothes you own as you won’t forget about anything that may be lurking at the back of the wardrobe.
The New Year definitely offers us an opportunity to approach things differently, so for 2021 why not take inspiration from the above and set yourself some style resolutions that will help you rediscover your sass, style, smile and most importantly confidence!
Want to start your fashion journey to a more confident you? Get in touch!
Here’s to a happy, healthy and stylish 2021!