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I have a passion for colour, and this is why

I have a passion for colour and this is why
I have a passion for colour and this is why

Colour is very important to me because of the way it makes me look and feel. Sharing this knowledge is one of my passions and showing other ladies how to embrace colour is very rewarding. Seeing the realisation of ladies faces when I show them the difference of wearing different colours. Also, the way to put different colours together in many combinations. Ever wanted to find out what your colours are? If you do please do get in touch or visit my website for full details what a Colour Analysis Session involves. Read on to find our why I have a passion for colour.

Colour Therapy.

I am a Colour & Style coach and have had the training to do that. I am also trained in Colour Therapy and understand the healing properties that colour has, and I combine the two when I am with my clients.

We are made up of energy. When you go through life’s challenges your energy system may become depleted of its optimum balance. You can work with colour to replenish what is needed and bring your body back to balance.

The Psychological Effects of Colour.

Have you ever thought why hospitals are always painted a pale blue or green?  It has been proven that those colours help the patients relax more. When people are waiting to go on air on the TV they are waiting in the “Green Room” That is also because the green is a relaxing colour.  Each colour has its own healing qualities and can be used alongside traditional treatments in aiding recovery.

  • Red is a vibrant colour that can give you energy.
  • Red is the colour of love.
  • Blue is calming, the colour of logic the sky and the ocean.
  • Green, we think of nature, and think of balance and harmony.
  • Pink is feminine and give the message you are gentle, calming and affectionate.
  • Yellow is energising and uplifting and encourages positivity. Don’t wear when you are nervous as it will give you the jitters.
  • Purple is a spiritual colour from the very brightest to the lightest lavender.
  • Brown solid and reliable, an earthy colour and one of nature.

Colours in our foods.

We all want to eat healthy and to choose foods that are feeding our body in the best way. Choose foods that are the most vibrant in colour. All fruits and vegetables particularly and see how colourful you can make your plate. Fill your body with colour in good food.

Colour Healing.

This is a big subject, but healing can be done in many ways, here are a few of the popular ways to use in colour healing.

  • Wearing colour
  • Crystal healing
  • Colour meditation
  • Essential oils and colour healing
  • Colour breathing
  • Visualising colour

Colour in your home.

When you are decorating your home be aware of which colour you are painting in each room. Bedrooms are often painted blue as it is a calming colour, and you want to create a peaceful place to sleep. If you were to paint a room with very vibrant colours like red make sure it is only on an accent wall and not all over as it could cause conflict.

The colours that you wear.

This is my true passion, and I love to help ladies find their own true colours and bring out the very best in them. It is fantastic for them to become the best version of themselves. This is amazing to see my clients just light up with the right colours and watch them grow as they introduce these colours into their lives. For some ladies it is life changing as they finally get the recognition they deserve in the workplace or perhaps they just become visible again. For more details about a colour consultation with me visit my website

I have a passion for colour, and this is why

So, you can see that colour plays a huge part of our lives. As a Colour & Style Coach I have always known that. I know myself if I need to feel calm, I wear my own version of green or pink but if I need uplifting I will choose red or orange.

This is what lead me to learn about the healing properties of colour which I have found very interesting. More and more people are turning to complementary therapies and colour healing is one of those.

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Why wearing colour is so important to me

Why wearing colour is so important to me
Why wearing colour is so important to me

I am a Colour and Style Coach so it is obvious that I would advocate to wear colour, but there is a good reason why I teach and share this. Read on to find out why wearing colour is so important to me and why I love sharing my knowledge.

Why do I love colour so much?

  • Wearing colour not only makes you look great but feel great too.
  • It makes you feel more alive and energised.
  • You can use colour to enhance your look.
  • Wearing the right colours brings out the best in you.
  • It shows your own sense of style.
  • Brings out the fun playful part of your personality.
  • It makes your outfit look interesting allowing you to draw the eye where you want.

That’s why wearing colour is so important to me. If I was to wear all grey, I would feel grey. I would look lifeless, boring and have no energy. I used to dress like this for the City in a grey suit and white shirt and I often wondered why I felt the way I did. I now know different.

Why wearing colour is so important to me.

Before I trained as a Colour and Style Coach, I knew that when I wore some colours, I used to get lots of compliments and others I didn’t. Being in the city in the late 80’s the uniform then, was power suits in black and grey mainly. At that time, I was recruiting for the Banks in the City, and it was all very conservative. How times have changed, people now love to wear colour, from the palest to the very brightest.

You can still dress conservatively without wearing Black or Grey

If you work in a very conservative environment and need to look smart you can do so, without wearing black the safe option. Have you thought about Navy? This is a very good base colour which lots of other colours work well with. Please don’t chose to wear navy with white as it is so boring. You need to add some colour.  Here are a few colours to try pink, orange, mustard, or green (Yes blue and green do go together). Also try another shade of blue, teal, any of the pastel colours, the list goes on. There is so much choice out there now, have some fun and enjoy putting your outfits together.

Other alternatives to your trustee black trousers.

We all have a pair of black trousers in our wardrobe I am sure but what other colours could we choose instead. Navy, French Navy, Grey, Dark Purple, Green, Khaki, Teal, Burgundy, Brown, Camel, and Rust. These are all dark colours which will still have the slimming effect you get from wearing black which is what clients say is the main reason for wearing black. They are all good colours to wear in trousers that you can wear many colours with. Perhaps it is worth experimenting and trying other options.

Use nature to find your colour combinations.

If you can see a colour combination in nature you know that it works. Think of the plants in your garden and get your inspiration from there.

If black is your go to colour here is how to wear it.

I never understand why ladies choose to wear all black. To me it is a draining colour in both energy and in your complexion and can make your face look drawn and tired. If you must wear black as that is your uniform, then try to accessorise with some colour. Nobody will know if you are wearing red underwear, but you will get some energy that way. Wear a coloured blouse or top underneath your jacket. If you must wear a plain top, then you can accessorise with a statement -coloured necklace or perhaps a scarf. Shoes and hand bags also add colour to an outfit. The little black dress can be accessorised as above.

Why wearing the right colour is so important.

I think that by wearing colour you can add your personality to your outfit. You can go as bright as you dare or if you are happy in pastels that’s fine too. Now of course you do need to wear the right colours of you. This is very important, and I can help you with that so please do get in touch if you need any help and visit my website for my services www.colourworx.me or contact me on my details below.

My name is Sandra, and I am colour and style coach based in Chelmsford Essex. Colour is my passion and I love to help ladies find out which colours best suit them. This can be very liberating, giving ladies confidence to be the very best version of themselves and make great changes in their lives.

Conclusion

I have written several blogs about finding your own unique colour pallet and why it is so important and what difference it can make to you and your life.  Check out this blog I have a passion for colour find out why?

 

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Get your wardrobe sorted for the Spring and Summer

Get your wardrobe sorted for the Spring and Summer
Get your wardrobe sorted for the Spring and Summer

This is my favourite time of the year when the weather breaks and the sun shines. It’s time to get into the garden, cut back the shrubs and think about planting the bedding plants. It’s a time to look forward to the garden looking colourful, meals outside and enjoying the sunshine. Along with this it’s also time to sort out the wardrobe and put away all the winter clothes. Spring is here let’s bring out the spring and summer clothes.

Get your wardrobe sorted for the Spring and Summer

Look at your Winter wardrobe, are there things that you have not worn this season?  If you have not been wearing something for whatever reason, it might be a good idea to let them go. What are the chances of you wearing it next year? I use this as a time to de-clutter as I don’t want to store clothes that I am never going to wear again. Sometimes when you start to really look at what you do have in your wardrobe there will be duplicates. How many pairs of black trousers does a person need? Get my drift, sift through what you have and let go of what you no longer need.

Ask yourself these questions.

  • Do you love it?
  • Does it fit me?
  • Does it make me feel good?
  • Is it in a colour and style to suit me?

Sort into piles

  • Rubbish – clothes that are worn out and not worth re-cycling.
  • Charity Shop.
  • Sell or pass on.
  • Keep.

How do I let go of things I am attached too?

If you answer No to any of these questions, then it must go. If you have an emotional attachment to something and you really can’t let it go, then perhaps pack it away in a box. You can re- look in six months’ time and see how you feel then.  It is good to work on a one in one out basis and regularly cull your wardrobe every season.  Anything that you have not worn for a year you should question.  There are lots of ways to re-cycle your clothes. If you have any nearly new or designer clothes that you feel are too good for your charity shop, why not try selling them. Try eBay, Facebook, and other sales sites and this will then give you some cash to reinvest in some new items. Sometimes it is a good idea to have a friend with you when you do this to give you an honest opinion.

Get your wardrobe sorted for the Spring and Summer

Now look at what you put away at the end of last summer. I always like doing this, finding some of your old favourites and looking forward to having the weather to wear some of my lovely dresses. Whilst doing this I do look at what I have and see if I need to cull anything that is looking a little tired. T/Shirts do not always stand the test of time and need to be replaced each season. This is a great way to style last year’s clothes in a different way this year. Sometimes it only takes a few new key items to transform you wardrobe.

When you are putting your summer clothes away do take time to see what you can let go for. My incentive to do this is that I can replace old items with some new. You will now see what you do need to replace, and you can shop for those items. I will be doing this myself over the next few weeks.

Spring is here and the warmer weather just round the corner.

If you need any help or advise about auditing your wardrobe do get in touch, I would love to hear from you. I hope I have given you some inspiration to tackle your own wardrobes to make some space for a few new pieces once we are able to go shopping again. If this lock down has taught me anything it is that we do not all need the volume of clothes most of us have. Life could be so much simpler with less clothes to choose from and that comes from someone who loves shopping and buying clothes. It’s true what they say that women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. So, let go of what you no longer need.

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Spring clean your wardrobe with a declutter

Spring clean you wardrobe with a declutter
Spring clean you wardrobe with a declutter

Spring is the time of year to let go all of what you no longer need to hold onto.  Use this time to sort through what you have in your wardrobe and declutter and let go all those items you no longer wear. Some may just be past their life; others may not fit into your current style. If you have not worn it this season, are you likely to wear it next autumn? I put everything away clean for next year including my shoes and boots, so they are ready to wear when the weather turns cold. I even re heal shoes ready for next year.

Spiritually this is a time to let go.

Spiritually this is a time to let go of any negativity making way to bring in the new. New creative ideas and anything we want to bring into our life and with this in mind let go the clothes that no longer serve you. This allows us to add some new things, as your style is always evolving. I am sure the wardrobe you had in your 20’s is nothing like what you are wearing in your 50’s.

Nature has the right idea.

If you think of nature this time of year it sheds its leaves which turn into compost for the ground. We cut back all our plants ready for them to reshoot in the spring.

The one thing I learnt in lock down was that I had too many clothes in my wardrobe that I did not wear. I am a great hoarder and find it difficult to let go of things, and yet I also love to buy new things. Try to work on a one in, one out policy. You do not want to have things in my wardrobe that I not wear. Your wardrobe should be full of things you love and love to wear.

Free yourself of clutter

Before you let something go see if you can find another use for it, or style it in another way. In a previous  Blog I wrote about how you can re-style clothes that you are no longer wearing. Here are some ideas on how you can change the use of a blouse or your jeans. I also have a page on my Pinterest with some ideas on how to re-use things that you don’t wear into something that you will.

Most ladies wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time.

How do you let things go?

It’s all very well saying you need to de-clutter; you need to streamline your clothes, but how do you do that if you still love the things that you have. Firstly, I think that you need to look at what you do have. You may be surprised when you take everything out the volume of clothes you have. You may find that you have several pairs of jeans or black trousers and how many of each do you need? If something does not bring you joy by making you look and feel fabulous then it must go.

Ask yourself these questions?

  • Do I love it or is it outdated?
  • Is this something useful that I want to keep?
  • Is it in one of my colours or styles that suit my figure?
  • Would you buy this item again?
  • Am I holding onto this because of the memory it holds?

Start wearing your unworn clothes or let them go.

One person’s casts offs are another person’s gem. Just because it no longer fits you, or you do not have a use for it, does not mean it has to be thrown away. Charity shops are always happy to take clothes that still have some life left in them. If they don’t look saleable, they can pack them up and get sold as rags, which they get money for.  Alternatively, you can sell them yourself on eBay or similar sights and use the money towards buying something new. At my last WI meeting we had a clothes swap, and I came away with two beautiful dresses and let go of three items of clothes I was no longer wearing.

Sort your clothes into piles of

  • Donate to a charity shop.
  • Sell online via eBay, Vinted, or similar.
  • Pass onto a friend.
  • Rubbish

Think of the benefits of a streamlined wardrobe

You need to let go of the emotional attachment to the clothes. I have known some clients to take photographs to remind them of items they could not let go of. Others to store clothes that no longer fit them away in a case in the hope that if they lose weight, they can retrieve them. I never think that is a good idea, but if that is what you would like to do, and they are taken out of the main wardrobe it is an option. My question to you would be why are you so attached to something that no longer serves you?

The advantages of a slimline wardrobe

  • It is easier to see what you do have.
  • A more streamlined wardrobe
  • A wardrobe of clothes that you love and love wearing.
  • You are wearing everything you have in your wardrobe.
  • You have room to add to new items.

Choose to buy investment pieces that will last.

Owning less items perhaps means that you can spend more on the key pieces in your wardrobe, as you are going to get so much wear out of each piece. If you choose pieces that are in your own personal colour pallet, they will all go with each other. Only buying clothes that suit your body shape will also mean you will wear them more. What you must be careful of buying things that are in fashion that will not necessary be in fashion next year so you may not want to spend so much on them. With all this talk about land mines being full of disposal fashion perhaps now is the time to think of purchasing better made clothes that will wear better. Just a thought.

Spring clean your wardrobe with a declutter

De-cluttering is very therapeutic, it is like clearing your mind, making space for new things to come in. They say if you are looking to embrace a new romance into your life clear a space for his clothes in the wardrobe! Less clothes in your wardrobe makes it easier to get dressed each day and it means you are always wearing one of your favourite outfits. If you need any help with your wardrobe, please do get in touch.

Why stop with your wardrobe?

Yes, why stop with your wardrobe, you can work around all the rooms in your house. Moving stuff around also moves the energy around and this is a good thing. During lock down I did just this and we cleared all the cupboards in the house and even the garage. It is amazing how much you do you accumulate over time.

If this resonates with you do get in touch, I would love to hear from you.

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Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket.

You are never to old to wear a denim jacket and they are a staple in your wardrobe staple. They also never go out of fashion, so you are always on trend. I own three and now the weather hopefully will start to get warmer I am looking forward to wearing them again. Read on for some ideas of how to wear your denim jacket.

Ideas of how to wear your denim jacket.

I have three denim jackets in my wardrobe. First, I bought a light denim jacket which I have had for many years and comes out of the wardrobe every spring. A few years ago, I bought a peach coloured one in the Next sale. At the end of last summer, I bought a red one with a snake print in the material. This one I had at the end of the season so looking forward to finding some creative ways of wearing.

The Classic Denim Jacket.

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket

This is what springs to mind when you say denim jacket. It is one of the original styles which they are still making today. I love this look over a skirt or dress and white trainers. It makes the dress more casual. If you wanted this look now whilst is it cold, you could have a jumper underneath on top of your dress. Warm tights and boots to complete the look.

You can also get these denim jackets in winter versions that are fur lined if you like this look. In the winter I wear my leather biker jacket to get a similar look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacketDark Navy Denim Jacket

Dark Denim Jacket.

Here is a different style jacket which is longer in the length which may suit certain body shapes allowing you to wear longer tops underneath. It is styled with a hoodie underneath which is perfect for the current weather. Because of the boxy style it looks good with the underneath layer longer. The trousers are a wide leg to balance out the look.

 

White Denim Jacket.

Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket
Ideas on how to wear your denim jacket

 

I cannot remember whether this was white or cream. Choose a white one if you have a cool skin tone and cream if you have a warm skin tone. This can be your go to summer jacket.

These jackets look great over all your summer clothes, dresses, skirts, shorts, and all your various trousers. They are available in lots of different colours and styles the choice is yours.

I would say choose one that is slightly oversized so you can wear a jumper underneath on the cooler days.

All the clothes I have shown here I saw in Marks & Spencers which was where I got this idea to share in this blog.

I hope this has given you some ideas of how to wear your denim jackets. If you have any other ideas do share them below.

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With Spring around the corner it’s decluttering time

With Spring around the corner it's decluttering time
With Spring around the corner it’s decluttering time

But what should you not throw away? Here are a few ideas of things you should keep. With Spring around the corner, it’s decluttering time. Not everyone likes to streamline their wardrobe and discard things. I work on a one in one out basis. Too many clothes make it difficult to get dressed in the morning.  Fewer clothes make it easier to see what you do have.

Clothes that you can let go.

  • Clothes that no longer fit you.
  • Items that are not in your colour or style.
  • Worn out or damaged items that cannot be made good.
  • Pieces that you have not worn for some time
  • Things that no longer make you look and feel fabulous.

But what should you not throw away?

Here are a few ideas of things you should keep.

There are certain items in your wardrobe that are worth keeping and you should not let go. Obviously, if something does not fit anymore or is worn out, they must go. What often happens while you are decluttering it can be easy to let things go. Then a few months later regret letting go of some pieces.

Some items never seem to go out of fashion and are worth keeping. Here are my tips on which pieces to hang onto when you declutter your wardrobe.

Leather Biker or Denim Jacket.

I cannot tell you how long I have had this denim jacket, in fact I also have one in a peach too. These can be worn in so many ways, casual over cotton trousers, over a printed summer dress, and over a skirt. I also have a leather navy biker jacket which I wear in the same way in the cooler weather.

Classic Coat/Trench Coat.

I tend to keep my winter coats for many years and throw them away once they have worn out or I have replaced them. My classic beige mac I have also had for many years and although it is very old it still looks good and is very useful. These are key items that do not date and will always serve you well.

Leather Shoes & Boots.

If you invest in good quality leather footwear they will last for many years. When I put my winter boots away for the summer, I have them re healed and give them a good polish so when I take them out in the autumn, they will be ready to wear. If they are in good order and comfortable, why would you want to discard them? If you are bored with the colour, you can dye them.

White/Cream Cotton Shirt.

There is nothing nicer than a crisp white shirt over your smart denim jeans, add a colourful blazer to complete the look. When the shirt is a little past its sell by date you can wear it under a sweatshirt or jumper with the collar and sleeves showing.

Round Neck Buttoned up Cardigans.

These are useful pieces to have in your wardrobe as you can wear them many ways.

  • Wear buttoned up with a scarf in the neck.
  • Wear with the buttons down the back.
  • Put the cardigan over a T/Shirt and to the top button up.
  • Leave the buttons undone over a shirt or dress.

Jackets/Blazers.

These are staples in your wardrobe, and I have had some of mine, for many years and I would not part with them. Although I love fashion, I have learnt to dress for my body shape. The jackets I have are in a style to suit me and one of my colours. I love there is no need to change it. Obviously, there does come a time when you need to, so that is when I would be ready to let go. Jackets are so useful and can make an outfit, so usually these are investment pieces that you want to last.

Belts & Accessories.

If you have some leather belts, I tend to keep them as they are useful to chinch in the waist. Coloured belts make a great accessory and if they are in one your colours then definitely to not let go. The same goes for coloured jewellery if they work with the clothes in your wardrobe and you are wearing them hang on to them.

Jewellery

Gold or silver jewellery that you are no longer wearing because perhaps they are broken, sell the gold and invest in something you will wear. Costume jewellery keep the pieces in your colours that are working with your clothes and let go of everything else.

If you are unsure what to discard?

I always say to people who are hanging onto things as they do not feel uncomfortable to let them go, store them away. Putting them in a box in the loft and if you have not visited that box for a year, it shows that you do not need it. If however you do miss the item you can access it.

With Spring around the corner, it’s decluttering time

I hope this has helped you to think about what you do have in your wardrobe. What you no longer need or wear and what you can let go. What you let go of can be a gem for someone else. Pre-loved clothes are very popular and allows someone else to get wear out of something that you no longer want to wear.

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Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have?
Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have? Just think about this question. You go into a large store and there is a table of jumpers in lots of different colours, are you always drawn to the same colour?

Do you always buy the same colour you always have?

We are a creature of habit, and we tend to buy the same things from the same shops. We do it without thinking about it. Have you ever got home after having treated yourself to a new jumper or top only to find you have one very similar in your wardrobe already? I have must stop myself sometimes when looking to buy something new, I ask myself these questions. Do I need it, and do I have something similar already. Many of my clients prefer to wear black and that is their go to colour as they think it is slimming. Encouraging them to choose colour is not always easy until they can see the difference wearing colour makes.

Why are we drawn to the same colour?

I have fallen victim to this repeatedly. It started with the colour Red and every top I bought was red. I knew which red to buy that suited my skin tone. Every time I wore it, I got compliments, so it was a no brainer. I then transitioned to Orange. Both are vibrant colours that gave me the energy I needed to show up. BUT as a colour consultant should I not be showing that I know my craft and can wear lots of different colours.

I wear all my Spring colours with pride

I wear the full range of Spring colours and I also pinch some of the Autumn ones too and I still get the compliments. At a wedding last month I wore a dress in a moss green which I felt lovely in and got lots of compliments. Wearing the lovely green also go me lots of compliments too. Each day I chose the colours I wear according to how I want to feel and what I am doing. The bright colours when I need the energy and the muted colours for when I need to rest.

How do you break the mould?

We all have our favourite colours, and I am not saying that you cannot continue to wear them. BUT what I am suggesting is you try to wear other too. If you know what season you are and which colours work best for you, try adding those colours to your wardrobe. If not, why not invest in yourself this year and book a Colour Consultation to find our which colours work best for you. Take a look at my website and see what a colour consultation with me involves.

As you mature your style changes

If you read last week’s blog about finding your own style, I talk about how your style changes over the years. You may be drawn to different colours and want to turn down the dimmer switch and wear more muted colours. It is so important to know which colours will work with your skin tone.

After covid-19 so many of the high street stores closed and some of my favourite stores are now only online. I am not a great online shopper as the colours are not always shown as they are in the flesh.

To sum up

Do not be shy about wearing colour and choosing different colours that you do not normally wear. Keep in your colour pallet. If you have a warm skin tone stay with the warm colour and if you have a cool skin tone stay with the cool colours. Have fun with it, try different colour combinations and enjoy the benefits that colour offers. If you need any help with finding your own colour do get in touch.

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Are you looking to update your style?

Fed up of wearing what you have always worn? Are you in a style rut? Have you ever thought of re-inventing yourself and changing your style. 2023 is a new year and could be a new you too.

Are you looking to update your style
Are you looking to update your style

Are you looking to update your style?

We can so easily get into a style rut and buy what we have always bought. We are a creature of habit and tend to shop in the same shops and habitually buy the same things. Your black trousers need replacing and you go to back to the same place and buy a very similar pair.

This photograph was taking recently as my niece’s wedding in South Africa. This green is not a colour I wear very often, and I don’t know why. I got so many lovely comments on the day and when I have shared this picture on my social media the response was good. When I bought the dress a few years ago Ito go to another wedding bought two at the time and the other one was red. Which if you know me you know it is my favourite colour and so I wore that one and this has been sitting in my wardrobe since. I felt nice in this dress, it was comfortable, and it needed to be as it was 35c on the day and one I will enjoy wearing again.

Have you thought of shopping your own wardrobe?

This is exactly what I did when I knew I had another wedding to go to. I could not wear the red dress II wore to the last wedding as it was the other niece getting married. Sometimes, we can forget what we do have, particularly if it is not something that you wear regularly. Therefore, it is good to do a declutter every season.

Regularly look through your wardrobe and look at what you have. Pick out one of your favourite items and try to style it a different way to how you usually wear it. You want to get your wardrobe working for you, so all the items are worn in lots of different ways. This will also be a style re-vamp. Wearing clothes in different combinations will make the outfit look fresh and different.

As we mature our wardrobe changes

As we go through life our style evolves with us. In your 50’s you are not wearing what you wore in your 20’s and so your style changes with you. However, you may have some key pieces the same, but you are bound to be wearing them differently. Your situation changes, perhaps you are at home bringing up your children, or you are now in a high-powered corporate job each situation requires a different dress code.

Do you know how to style your body shape?

It really helps if you know how to style your own body shape so you can make the most of your figure. I have an eBook which explains how to find your body shape and then how to style it to become the best version of you. This you can purchase this from my website

Have you ever thought that you might want to re-invent yourself?

So, how do you do that? Where can you get new ideas on how to put outfits together. Firstly, you can follow me on my social media, the links are below as I am always posting colour combinations and style ideas. Think of someone you admire in the public eye who has a similar body shape to you and pinch a few of her ideas. Pinterest and magazines are another good place to look and they often also tell you where you can buy the clothes.

Accessories

Accessories are another great way to change an outfit. Have you thought about wearing a hat (well I certainly do in this cold weather). Scarves too apart from being warm in the winter they make a great accessory and can be worn in many ways. Shoes and handbags can add colour and style to an outfit. Jewellery particularly costume jewellery can add colour to a plain top and draw the eye up or down.

Most of us do not have as much disposable income to spend on fashion now so it’s about making small tweaks by adding and styling what you do have differently. Let go of what you are no longer wearing so you can see what you have. It makes putting outfits together so much easier.

It is about finding your own sense of style and playing around with ideas and trying different options. Have some fun with it, perhaps get some girlfriends round the more the merrier and the more ideas. Let me know how you get on I would love to hear your stories.

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How shopping in the sales has changed over the years

How shopping in the sales has changed over the years
How shopping in the sales has changed over the years

Firstly, I would like to wish you all a happy new year. I hope you had a good Christmas and are looking forward to what 2023 holds for you. I have always loved shopping in the sales as I love to get a bargain, but it has changed over the years. Here is my take on it.

How shopping in the sales has changed over the years

When my daughter was little (she is 25yrs now) I used to go to the Next sale on Boxing morning early with a friend of mine. I used to buy for her lots of new clothes (sometimes for the next winter) as they were always about half price. We used to go around with a large bag and queue to pay. On arriving home, she would tell me which she wanted to keep and which she did not like. I then returned a few days later. There was always plenty of choice and lots of bargains to be had. It became a ritual very year.

Shopping online in the sales

Anyone who knows me knows that I do not like shopping online. So often, I am disappointed when the clothes arrive. This year however the sales online started before Christmas, and of course I had to have a look!!! I did place a couple of orders as I had not been to the shops for a while as I had been away. I found things online that I had not seen in my small M&S in Chelmsford.

Today, (The first day of the sales in store) I only went into a couple of stores, but I have to say there was not much I would want to buy. It looked to me like the stock in store were items that were not selling at full price. There were racks of the same jumper in every size, a good indication to me that there was something not right with them. Perhaps the sizing, cut or material. I did see one jumper that I had ordered that I will be returning, the material was awful which you cannot see online. If you can find a one off in your size these items are the gems to look for.

How to shop in the sales

Now we all love a bargain, but it’s not a bargain if it sits in your wardrobe with the tags on and never worn. I ask myself l would I buy it at the full price if I could afford it?  You should only buy an item after asking yourself these questions.

  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
  • Do I love it?
  • Is it in one of my best colours?
  • Is it in a style that flatters my figure?
  • Does it make me look and feel fantastic.

What you don’t want to do is buy it because it is cheap, if you cannot answer yes to all the above, do not buy it. Check out the returns policy before you buy so you have an option to return it if you need too. The return period is often a lot shorter (two weeks), so it is important to try the item when you get home. Check that you have something to wear with it as it is not a bargain if you must buy something to go with it.  This item needs to be an asset to your wardrobe and something that you love are going to love wearing.

My tips on how to work the sales

If you don’t need it, or you cannot afford it, you should not buy it. You don’t want to clog up your wardrobe with things that you are not going to wear. How often have you got home with a new top only to find you already have one similar in your wardrobe? We have all done it, either throw the old one away or take the new one back.

Sometimes a sale enables you to buy something you ordinarily could not afford.

Would you buy this sale item at the full price?  Now this is a good one! You must decide if this item is worth it for you at this price. This is often when you can buy items that otherwise would be outside you budget and allows you to buy something of a much better quality than you can normally afford. Therefore, some ladies like to shop in the outlet stores, so they can buy designer clothes at a discount. Bear in mind if the item is expensive but you know that you will get your wear out of it, the price per wear makes it an affordable piece.

Whether you are buying in the sales or at full price each item of clothing must make you look and feel fantastic.  You are building a wardrobe of clothes that you look good in, and make you feel confident. There is no point in buying something just because its cheap as you won’t wear it and it ceases to become a bargain.

I would love to hear your stories of shopping in the sales

I am known in my family as a shopaholic. Yes, I go shopping a lot, but is is my business to know what is around so I can advise my clients. I do not like trying on in the shops because usually I do not have the time. Personally, I like to try on at home so I can see what I have to wear with it. It has to be able to work for me in my wardrobe. By that I mean I like to be able to wear it many different ways, so the item is versatile and gets worn a lot. I hate clothes sitting in my wardrobe that I do not wear.

I would love to hear your stories about shopping in the sales, to pass onto my clients. Please do drop me a line, or comment on this blog, it is good to share.

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Can everyone wear animal print?

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Animal print always seems to be on trend but it’s knowing how to wear it.  Firstly, there are several versions to think about and it comes in a variety of colours. Whether you want to embrace full on animal print or you want to dip your toe here are my tips showing everyone who wants to can wear animal print.

Can everyone wear animal print.

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Here is a lovely long sleeved midi dress from Next at £42.00 It comes in the traditional animal print but also in some other designs. I have not noticed this before, but this dress comes in petite, regular, tall, and fuller bust.

This is a shirt dress and therefore you have many ways you can wear it.

 

  • As a dress as shown here.
  • Worn open like a jacket over trousers and a top.
  • With a lightweight sweater or camisole underneath.
  • Long or short boots.
  • White trainers.
  • With a leather biker jacket.

This style of dress would be a good investment piece because of all the many ways you are able to wear it. If you work out price for wear with all these options, it makes it good value for money.

Can everyone wear animal print?

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

If you like the idea of wearing the animal print but are not sure you can carry it off, try this camisole and wear it under a cardigan or jacket so you only have a small piece showing. This is also from Next at £20.00. It looks like she is wearing cream jeans, but this would look great with a suit.

 

 

 

 

 

Animal print comes in many colours.

Can everyone wear animal print?
Can everyone wear animal print?

Animal print does not have to be in shades of brown black and cream although that is what springs to mind when you talk animal print. Here we have a green animal pin tuck blouse by Love & Roses sold by Next for £32.00. This comes in petite, regular or curve. It is shown here with a skirt but would also go with black jeans, leggings or trouser.

There are also several versions of animal print with the various animals so look for the version that suits you. If you love black and white combination, there are lots of those too.

 

 

 

 

 

Try wearing our animal print in your accessories.

If you are shy about wearing this much animal print, you can wear it in your accessories instead. I have a pair of animal print sandals. which look great when I am wearing my camel and cream neutrals. You can try

  • A scarf
  • Necklace
  • Bangles
  • Earrings
  • Handbag

Any of these will add style to your outfit

Are you ever too old to wear animal print?

No, I don’t think so, not if you wear it with style. We all remember Bet Lynch from Coronation Street who used to wear animal print and was very over the top with it.  Have a play at the shops and try on some items, take some photos of some different looks. You don’t have to buy but you will get an idea of what you like and what works for you.

I hope I have given you some ideas on how to wear animal print. If you would like any help or advice on how to put your outfits together, please do get in touch.

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