Autumn/Winter is around the corner and with it the opportunity to shake up your style, but where should you start?
Whilst we’re inundated with ‘hot new trends’ and ‘what to wear now’ articles it can be difficult to know where to turn, and what to buy. For me there are three key elements to looking good, colour, style personality and knowing your bodyshape. Once you know and understand those you are half way there to looking and feeling good all the time.
We all have that one friend who seems to always look effortlessly stylish. Whatever the occasion they always get it ‘just right’ and seem to be able to look put-together and chic without seeming to have spent hours and hours getting ready.
What is the secret of these stylish women and how can we unlock those same style tricks to create the same effect with our own wardrobe?
This is where an Image Consultation comes in and in today’s blog post I’m sharing exactly what happens during a session so that you will know how to translate this season’s trends effortlessly into your wardrobe in a way that truly flatters you.
What is covered in an Image Consultation?
During my personal styling training I was taught to understand style personality, body shape, proportions and scale in order to advise you on which styles, cuts and fabrics of clothing will work best for you, and how to style them in a way that flatters both your body shape and your unique personality and style preferences.
All of this is covered within a image consultation including advice on patterns and accessories and recommendations for which shops are best suited to you. I will also talk to you about the key trends for the season ahead and how you can effectively translate these into your wardrobe.
What is a ‘style personality’?
Colour me beautiful developed a clever questionnaire which you will complete at the start of your consultation. The questionnaire consists of 10 questions which will reveal which one of six dominant style personalities you are.
Style personalities range from creative to classic, romantic to natural and dramatic to city chic – most people have a dominant style personality and then possibly another category that they score quite highly in too. I will explain what your answers mean and how your personality can be expressed through your style. It is imperative that you know your style so that can be confident when shopping and choosing items.
How will you determine my body shape? Will I have to strip off?
No! However I would recommend you wear clothing to your appointment that allows me to see your body line (or a loose top layer that can be removed in the privacy of my studio if you prefer). You will not need to strip to your underwear or be poked and prodded in front of a mirror! I will assess your body shape by asking you a few questions and assessing you just by looking at you – it’s as easy as that and only takes a few minutes.
What should I wear?
Just choose an everyday outfit that you feel comfortable in, there is no need to get dressed up at all (unless you want to of course, in which case, go for it!)
How will I remember everything?
You don’t need to! During your consultation I will make a note of everything for you, then type it up in one of my style workbooks and email to you within days of your consultation. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the whole process knowing you will have a personalised reference tool to use in the privacy of your own home or when out shopping.
To shake up your style for Autumn book an Image Consultation for £165 or build a styling package that suits your needs, budget and lifestyle.