for women over 40
Has a change in your weight or shape left you unsure what suits you?
Is your wardrobe making you feel frumpy and old?
Do you struggle to quickly and easily get dressed every day in a way that makes you feel comfortable, yet stylish?
Those are some of the style challenges many women tell me they experience.
How good would that be?
And yes, it is possible! Using my proven approach for creating stylish outfits allows you to take the guesswork and frustration out of getting dress every day.
By gaining a clear understanding of the clothing styles that work for all your proportions, together with outfit strategies for quickly and easily putting together stylish outfits (including a bit of illusion magic), you'll be able to consistently create stylish, casual outfits for your everyday life and identify what's missing from your wardrobe.
It affects how others see you.
However, perhaps even more importantly it affects how you feel about yourself.
Changes to your weight or shape may have caused you to lose confidence in your appearance. You may even feel you've started to 'disappear'.
Do you have trouble finding clothes that suit your age and your shape? Does it feel as if all the stores cater to girls and slim young women?
You don't want to dress like your daughter. However, you don't want to dress like your mother either!
Dressing well is more difficult for women than for men. We have more variation in body proportions. More body shape changes as we age (without even considering weight gain or loss). And there are more clothing choices for us, so a greater opportunity to get it wrong.
Please don't feel bad about needing help to look stylish. The thing is you've probably never been taught why clothes work or don't work.
And even if you worked out how to do it yourself when you were younger your body shape will likely have changed if you've had children and after menopause.
Combine that with a fashion industry that typically advertises clothing using models who are slim young women and it's no wonder you got lost!
Yet you still want to look and feel good in your clothes - of course you do! It's important for your self-esteem and your confidence.
In my 10 years as an Image Consultant and Personal Stylist I've helped many women just like you to understand the clothes and outfits that work for them. Over the years I've come to recognize the main blocks women have when it comes to dressing stylishly, and how to get over them.
In this Style with Confidence program I share my techniques so you gain the style know-how you're missing.
Of course, it can take a while to change long-held beliefs about the way you dress (going through the program may bring up a range of emotions as you challenge those beliefs!). That's why there'll be plenty of opportunity to practise what you learn and get feedback on the changes you are making. All in a friendly and supportive environment.
Here's what 2 course graduates have to say:
"I suggest you forget what you've already learned. Be open-minded and be prepared to have a few light bulb moments where everything falls into place and becomes clear." - Christine, Perth, Western Australia
"This course has put the fun back into getting dressed each day. I had a wardrobe full of clothes yet never felt stylish. Jane taught me how to dress for my body shape and helped me to understand how following some simple guidelines could take outfits from being 'okay' to 'that really works!'.
"Each lesson built upon the previous information so that by the end of the course, when I had completed my capsule outfits, I found I had put together many exciting outfit options yet had been able to happily donate lots of items to an op shop.
"It seems unbelievable to have many more interesting and exciting outfits from fewer clothes! I see my wardrobe far more 'holistically' now and believe that in the future I will buy far more wisely when shopping - and probably save money! I now have the tools and knowledge to think how a new item of clothing, shoe or accessory will fit into my wardrobe." - Philippa, Canberra, Australia
Style with Confidence is a 4-week, interactive, online course that empowers you to create stylish outfits that flatter your shape and work for your life.
Even though it's a course with a specific beginning and end date you'll have access to the first module as soon as you enrol so you can get started straight away. When you've completed the first module you'll be able to access the full course content to work through at your own pace. You'll also have lifetime access to all the lesson materials after the course has finished.
In addition, each week, while the course runs, you'll have the opportunity to ask me questions in a live group meeting and you can ask me to review your outfits in a private group forum.
Most of us don't have the 'ideal proportions'. However, by wearing the right outfits you'll look perfectly proportioned.
In this module, you'll receive an objective assessment of your proportions, from me personally. You can also have a go at assessing your own shape, if you want.
Your proportions are used to create personalized style guidelines (in the MyPrivateStylist online app) that take all your proportions into account.
Your style guidelines include everything you put on your body! Silhouettes, lengths, necklines, sleeve styles, accessories and more -- really, everything. There's even a section on swimming costumes!
Using a simple check list, you'll use your style guidelines to start assessing your current clothes and accessories. Taking an item from frumpy to fab may simply require a revised hemline, the removal of a style detail, or a new way of using it in an outfit!
No need to throw anything away just yet!
Now it's time to learn a few 'tricks' borrowed from the art world to create stylish and flattering outfits.
You'll learn 3 essential things to think about with each outfit you create.
We'll look at some easy ways to use design lines and colors to balance your shape and create the illusion of perfect proportions.
And you'll discover 4 outfit strategies to experiment with (some will work better for your shape than others - you'll find out why).
Many of the ideas in this module will likely be new to you. So there's plenty of opportunity to get you practising what you learn here.
We'll take this module over 2 weeks to give you time to play in your wardrobe and get feedback on your creations.
In this mini-module you'll be encouraged to think about your hair and makeup. Is it time for an update?
A new hair style, or makeup style, can give you an instant lift and take years off your appearance.
By now you'll have a good idea of what suits you and why. You'll be starting to get a feel for creating outfits you like, that like you back!
It's almost time to start sorting out your wardrobe. However, first you'll take a step back to think about your clothing needs, in terms of your lifestyle and your personality.
Would you prefer a smaller, less cluttered wardrobe, with fewer choices so you don't get overwhelmed ? Or would that bore you? Perhaps you need more variety?
How may outfits do you need?
Having worked out your needs, it's now time to audit what you have and decide what stays and what goes. As you go through your audit you'll practise mixing-and-matching what you have and build a list of any gaps you spot.
This module leads you step-by-step through tackling each aspect of planning, editing and auditing (handy worksheets provided).
It can be daunting to think about auditing your whole wardrobe at one time, so you'll also learn ways to do it bit-by-bit, if that works better for you.
With your shopping list of missing items in-hand you'll learn how to go about shopping for what you need. In our Facebook community you can get ideas of stores to try and share good stores you've found.
I promise you, with a bit of practise it'll be so much easier now you know what you're looking for!
Lessons are delivered in bite-sized online videos and written content.
To help you practise what you're learning you'll have worksheets, examples, homework exercises and other resources.
Everything is online. To access your lessons, you only need a computer and decent internet connection.
PLUS you get:
Style with Confidence is designed as a concise transformational program allowing you to gain a practical understanding of style that works for you. It delivers the content in a timeframe that's long enough to get results, yet short enough to give you a chance of finishing it without life getting in the way!
To achieve this, the course covers the most important aspects of creating style, that is dressing to flatter your shape, AND practical techniques that let you apply your new knowledge to create stylish outfits.
What's not included in this course?
A one-on-one consultation with me that covers everything included in this course costs around $1,400. In contrast, Style with Confidence is just $247.
If you have even a few items in your wardrobe that you've never worn, or that you've only worn once or twice you'll easily save the price of the course by avoiding those wardrobe mistakes in future.
The advantage of loving your style and the benefits your new found confidence brings you - priceless!
Please note this course is exclusively for women in their 40s and beyond.
"This course definitely gives you your money's worth of great information. Jane really knows her stuff, is realistic, and is very respectful of women and their variety.
"You start seeing results fast. It's personalised, so you don't end up all looking the same as each other. The time and effort you put into the course, that's what you get out of it.
"And you meet a whole lot of interesting ladies from all over the world." - Roselle, Auckland, New Zealand
Q: Is style really something that can be taught?
A: Absolutely! I certainly wasn't born with an innate sense of style, it's something I've learned to do. So, I feel well placed to teach you how to learn it too.
Q: I don't live in Sydney (or even in Australia) can I still do the course?
A: YES! This is an online course. Lovely ladies from around the globe participated in previous courses.
Q: Should I wait until I've lost weight?
A: Don't wait! It's important that you look and feel good now. The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to stick with your weight loss program. (And as you drop dress sizes you can update your MyPrivateStylist style guidelines - 2 changes are included).
Q: I've already got a MyPrivateStylist account do I get a discount?
A: You don't need much more tech savvy than it took you to find the course in the first place! But do ask me for help if you need it.
Q: I haven't got a Facebook account, do I need one?
A: Membership of the private Facebook group is optional, but strongly recommended. This is where you'll be supported by your fellow students and where I review outfit photos and answer questions. It's easy to create a Facebook login, and you don't have to use if for anything other than this program.
Q: What kind of time commitment will this require?
A: The lessons and videos are designed to give you just the information you need at the time you need it. Each week you might need 30 minutes to 1 hour to go through the course content. Homework could take you 1 hour to several hours (as we get into the practical outfit creation and wardrobe sessions). As with learning any new skill the more you practise the easier it becomes.
Q: What if I enrol then something comes up and I can't do the course now after all?
A: I know how it is, sometimes life can get in the way, even though we thought we had the time to do the course when we enrolled! However, with this course you have ongoing access to all the materials, the private Facebook group, and the recorded q&a calls. So, you can come back to the course when you're ready.
Do you have a question not answered above? Email me: jane (at) style-makeover-hq.com and I'll answer you as soon as I can (usually within 24 hours).
To recap, here's what you get when you enrol in Style with Confidence:
Are you ready to go on this amazing style journey? I'm looking forward to welcoming you!
Yours in style
Image Consultant & Personal Stylist
Creating Confident Style for Women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s (you're never too old to be stylish!)
PS Feeling good about your everyday style truly has an amazing effect on your self-confidence and your life. Be notified when next course runs to start re-inventing your style today.
"I found a lovely down to earth Australian stylist on line years ago. Her web site was attractive and well laid out even back then, and she shared lots of interesting little style tips free. I treated it like a regular magazine to read.
"Then out of the blue she sent me an invite to be a part of her pilot online course at a very reasonable price and a price I could afford. The course was the best thing I have ever done for myself." - Sandy, North Island, New Zealand
"Never have a bad style day again!" - Julie, Chicago, IL, USA
"It's been an amazing journey!" - Anastassia, Athens, Greece
"I wish I'd taken this course years ago!" - Gill, Cambridge, UK