Believe you could improve your appearance, but don't know
Believe me, I know from personal experience
just how you feel! I became a certified Image Consultant in my quest to
knowledge. You don't have to go that far,
but you can take advantage of my training and practical
experience with clients to discover your own unique style...
Style with Confidence
You have most likely heard of the importance of your horizontal body shape, when it comes to dressing to flatter your shape. However, what you may not realize is that your vertical proportions are just as important for creating your most flattering looks.
If an outfit has ever made you feel frumpy, or made you look older than you want to look, the fix might be as simple as adjusting your hemline.
In this free ebook, for women over 40, I show you how to assess your vertical proportions, so you can learn your best hem lengths.
However, sometimes it's not as easy as choosing one of your best hem lengths. If you don't like any of your best lengths for whatever reason what can you do? In this free ebook I also show you ways to get less flattering lengths working for you, if you want to.
Access this FREE ebook to Discover Your Most Flattering Hem Lengths.
I'm guessing you already understand at least a little about
the importance of your
both to your self esteem and to how others see you. That's how come you
found yourself here -- right? However, watch my video above 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?
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 message your appearance conveys. Here are just
some of them. To:
Authentically express your personality
Dress appropriately for the occasion and the people you're
Feel confident that you look your best
Get better wear out of the clothes and accessories you
Enjoy getting dressed
Conscously buy items you love that will extend your
wardrobe & fit your lifestyle
Spend less on clothes you wear more
do you gain the style knowledge you need?
You can start by using the information here on my website.
And feel free to use use my personalized help as well.
DIY Style Makeover
6 steps to savvy style
Don't feel bad if, like me (and most
women), you weren't born
with the style gene. The fact is most of us didn't receive any image or
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!
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.
I've identified 6 steps to make it easier for you to
tackle your own style makeover.
Improving your appearance and finding your own unique style is
an incredibly liberating thing to do. Like anything worth doing, it
does take time and effort (how much time and effort will depend on how
big the changes are that you want to make).
Let Me Help You
Fast-start your style makeover
a Client Shopping Trip(I'm
in the mirror recording the outfit with a photo)
Sometimes it's good to get personalized, professional help
with your appearance. It can be really challenging being objective
about yourself and it can take time to work it all out for yourself.
To give you the best results fastest I take the following
approach with my one-on-one style makeovers:
know you. This covers the style fundamentals of assessing
your best colours; identifying your body proportions; defining
your personality for style expression (used for personal
branding in a business context)
workouts. These are where we create outfits that flatter
all aspects of you (your colours, your shape, your personality
and your lifestyle)
wardrobe. You need the right items in your wardrobe to
create your desired style! This is where I take you shopping for the
items you need to create the looks you want for each area of your life.
Why is Getting Dressed and
Looking Great So Difficult?
Women consistently give 3 reasons for looking less than their best. The
Not enough know how -- I touch
on this a bit above (under
DIY Style Makeover). You'll find plenty of style articles and
recommendations for style books and resources on this website to
get you started. Or you can of course contact
me for a style consultation.
Not enough time -- I don't
know many people now-a-days with time on their hands (even if they're
retired). However, we can choose how we spend our time. If looking good
is a priority to you you'll find the time to make it happen, either by
engaging an image consultant or stylist to help, or by investing the
time in educating yourself and working on your wardrobe building and
your outfit creation skills.
Not enough money -- A large
budget isn't necessary to be stylish. It's more about knowing which
items to buy (back to knowledge) to create the look you want. I have
friends who only buy second hand clothes, but you'd never know it, they
always look a million dollars. However, they do know what their style
is and how to express it. And they're very selective about what they
A Lot of Choices Can Make it Harder
We now have access to a huge range of choices
in clothes and accessories every season. And the increasing
number of fashion retailers going online is further extending our
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 how to wear it. 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 infulence
designers, clothing manufacturers, retailers and us!
A current fashion trend, that I feel will be around for some
time to come, is to express our personality by mixing and matching
clothing and accessories like never before. This means 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.
Your Style Journey
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 and as fashion trends change. And what works for one stage of
your life may not be suitable for another. However, when you
have some style knowledge you'll find it's easier to adjust your look
to your current situation.
I'd love to be with you every step of the way! You can use the
many articles and answers to readers' style questions that you'll find
here on my site to help you on your journey.
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to stay up-to-date are:
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photos of my outfits