To me, autumn means coats, boots and knitwear. Three of my favourite things to wear and buy. It’s so lovely to get cosy and warm when the temperature drops BUT how do you wear you knits without adding extra illusional poundage?
I’m a sucker for a good coat. In fact, I consider a coat to be a VITAL part of any autumn/winter outfit. What’s the point in getting dressed into a fabulous outfit, that you’ve taken care to pick out and accessorise and then bung your old scruffy anorak over the top?At this time of year, your coat often IS the outfit, let’s pay your coat wardrobe some attention.
Knowing the looks that ‘love you back’ is a key part of really stepping up and owning your style – so that wherever you are going and whatever you are doing, you feel like you – a really fabulous version of wonderful YOU.
I’m on a mission to help you to get confident and up level your personal style if recent times have left you feeling somewhat uninspired.
There are 4 key elements of style. I liken them to a puzzle. Each separate piece is important in its own right but when you bring the pieces together to create a full outfit, you’ll either have an outfit that ‘flows’ and that makes you feel great or one that jars, or feels wrong in some way (but you can’t put your finger on why).
Launching your business is an exciting time. You are finally putting your brilliance in front of your ideal clients and inviting them into your world. Everyone knows that there are certain steps to launching if you are to do it well and one part of this is usually a photoshoot.
When you understand your style and the thing that brings it together and makes it clearly ‘yours’, getting dressed into outfits that make you look and FEEL confident becomes easy. Then you start to shine more brightly and the right kind of people are magically drawn towards you and your work.
Every so often, I hear things or read things about how we should dress, that make me mad and a bit sad. We are all beautifully different for a reason. We look different, we have different personalities, different taste, different lifestyles and different values.
Now that summer has finally arrived, I wonder how you are feeling about your style? For many women, summer is the trickiest time to dress and I know exactly why.
Have you ever shopped from your own wardrobe? Do you even know what it means? One of my favourite ways to support my private clients is in a mix and match session where we create as many fabulous outfits as we can from what they already own.
When you put on a ‘smart’ outfit for a ‘smart’ occasion, how do you feel?Like a well-coordinated, sophisticated woman? Or like you have been bundled up into a constricting outfit that makes you feel like you’re pretending to be someone or something you are not? There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, just an understanding that we are all beautifully different, which is why sometimes knowing what to wear for certain parts of your life can feel hard.
This week, it’s trip down memory lane to my first solo shopping trip… I take the number 10 bus into Leeds city centre, on my own. My precious notes safely stored in my shiny purse. My clothing allowance is a new grown-up privilege now I’m 13 and becoming more and more bothered about what I will and won’t wear.
If you’re a woman who wants to have an impact on the world, you probably find yourself struggling to carve out time for yourself.
Despite being one of the most popular items of clothing in a woman’s wardrobe, finding the perfect pair for you is no mean feat. Whether you like to wear jeans on a daily basis or just for going out (remember that?) you’ll find my jeans-buying tips useful.
We aren’t quite there yet but each day I notice something else on my daily walk that shows me that winter is almost over. I enjoy each season (although Autumn is my fave) and I LOVE change, so when the days become lighter and longer and the beautiful sunny daffodils appear, it brings me a definite spring in my step. That, coupled with the very real prospect of being able to live a bigger life this summer has me feeling SO happy.
Remember those days of taking time in the shower, doing your hair nicely, putting on more than a lick of make-up. Choosing which perfume feels right for the day? Admiring yourself in the mirror and enjoying a compliment whether from someone you live with or someone you see through a screen.
My new favourite mantra is this: “Buying more and more items of clothing does not magically mean loads of great outfits.” A well thought out wardrobe that provides you with great outfit combinations does not require a constant stream of new pieces. And during...
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