Ready for a Personal Style Makeover?
Discover How to Gain Your Own Style Confidence

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You're ready for a style makeover if you:

  • Often feel your look is frumpy or boring
  • Feel stuck in a style rut
  • Struggle to know what to wear
  • Believe you could improve your appearance, but don't know how

Believe me, I know from personal experience just how you feel!

If, like me, (and most women) you weren't born with the style gene don't feel bad about it. The fact is most of us didn't receive any image or style education. So you'll be pleased to know that you can learn how to look great. Achieving great style is a mix of science and art, and even the art can be learned to a certain extent!

Style Makeover for Men

While most of the content on this website is for women, the basics apply equally as well to men. In particular, if you're a man interested in improving your appearance, look at the articles in the "Style Makeover Steps" section in the menu on the left. Start with the "6 Steps to Style" article. Or use my image and style consulting services.

I became a certified Image Consultant in my quest to gain style knowledge. I've created this website so you don't have to do that!

Take advantage of my knowledge and practical experience with clients to learn how to gain your own style confidence. On this site I share with you:

  • The 6 steps to savvy style -- use these steps as your simple style makeover template, to work out where to start and what to do next

  • A wealth of image, fashion and style advice articles such as help with accessorizing, how to choose shoes, and how to dress appropriately for your age
  • Recommendations for style products and resources that I've carefully researched

  • A summary of current fashion trends to help you keep your look contemporary -- for both the northern and southern hemispheres
  • In depth answers to readers' style questions such as: how to make a "wrong color" work?  What to wear as a wedding guest? how do I choose a summer bag? (You can ask your own style question here) Sometimes it helps to see an answer applied to someone else to 'get it' yourself

  • My personal image consulting services -- available both in person in Sydney and remotely via Skype (or phone) and email

Why Bother Gaining Style Knowledge?

It's hard not to notice that we now have access to a huge range of choices in clothes and accessories every season. The increasing number of fashion retailers going online is further extending our choices.

This is both good and bad. It's good because even if you are a non-standard size, or like particular colors and styles, you should be able to find something that works. However, it can also make it very confusing deciding what to buy and wear! It's easy to get it very wrong without some guiding principles.

In the past what we wore may have been influenced by our work place, our friends, the people we saw, and printed publications. Now we have many more sources of inspiration available to us through the internet. Photos of celebrities, our favorite bloggers and online magazines also now heavily influence designers, clothing manufacturers, retailers and us!

The latest fashion trend, that I feel may be around for some time to come, is to express our personality by mixing and matching clothing and accessories like never before. What this means is that it is now more important than ever to gain some style knowledge so you can appropriately express who you are and how you want to be seen.

What is Your Appearance Saying About You?

I'm guessing you already understand at least a little about the importance of your appearance, both to your self esteem and to how others see you. That's how come you found yourself here -- right? However, watch my video below to see some real examples of how you judge people based on their appearance (and to meet me ;D).

Do you understand how others read your appearance?

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The Power of Knowing How to Dress

I can think of oh so many reasons to learn how to improve your look and understand the messages your appearance conveys. (Feel free to add your own reasons as a comment at the bottom of this page.) For instance, you'll be able to:

  • Authentically express your personality
  • Dress appropriately for the occasion and the people you're with
  • Feel confident that you look your best
  • Get better wear out of the clothes and accessories you already own
  • Enjoy getting dressed
  • Consciously buy items you love that will extend your wardrobe and fit your lifestyle
  • Spend less on clothes
So, how do you gain the style knowledge you need?

My Style Makeover Approach

You know that old joke: "How do you eat an elephant?" Answer: "One mouthful at a time!" Well, I recommend you approach achieving a style makeover in a similar way: one step at a time.

I've simplified the process by identifying 6 style makeover steps. Don't get overwhelmed. Simply assess yourself against the 6 steps and choose just one of the steps to get started. The steps are:

  1. Dress to express your personal style
  2. Understand and wear your best colors
  3. Dress to flatter your body type
  4. Great grooming
  5. Create and maintain a wardrobe that works
  6. Conscious shopping to build your inspirational wardrobe

The aim is to understand who you are now, today. Then learn how to express who you are, and how you want to be seen, using your clothing and appearance. Also taking into consideration what's appropriate for the occasion and the people you'll be with. 

Improving your appearance and finding your own unique style is an incredibly liberating thing to do. Like anything worth doing, it does take some time and effort (how much time and effort will depend on how big the changes are that you want to make).

You'll find developing style is a journey, rather than a final destination. It will evolve as you learn more about yourself and about style. Also, what works for one stage of your life may not be suitable for another stage, as your:

  • Lifestyle needs and wants change
  • Body shape changes
  • Coloring changes
  • Personality develops

However, when you have some style knowledge you'll find it's easier to adjust your look to your current situation. You can also make some fast changes that will immediately improve your appearance and have people noticing you for all the right reasons.

Start Your Style Makeover Journey Here

Okay, ready? Get started by signing up for my free monthly Style Snippets newsletter so I can keep you informed of new image and fashion articles, answers to questions and new style makeover products and services. Or subscribe to my RSS feed (see the buttons to the left, under the menu options) to be advised of new pages and updates.

Now assess yourself on the 6 steps to savvy style. Pick 1 step and start there.

You can use the many articles and answers to questions that you'll find here on my site to help you on your journey. Or take advantage of my personal image consulting services, I'd love to help you personally.

I frequently add to this site, so please do come back and visit regularly!

Here are some lovely comments from visitors to Style Makeover HQ:

"Hello Jane. Thanks for the great website that you put together, very interesting and well done!" Melanie B, Japan
"Hi Jane, you continue to be one of my favorite stylists. I just love your well-written and down-to-earth way of explaining things." Tasi Zuriack, Merida MX

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