Newsletter: Issue #014 October 2010

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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It hasn't felt much like Spring here in Sydney most of this month, so I still haven't entirely put away my Winter woollies! Although I have created my shopping plan to update my wardrobe for the season. I give you an idea on how to plan a successful shopping trip below.

In this issue you'll also find links to 2 great questions from readers (and my answers) -- this month's theme is what to wear to suit 2 special occasions and to flatter the wearer's body shape. 

You'll also find links to 2 new website articles reporting my trend observations.

Enjoy this month's Style Snippets. Until next month, all the best


PS I always welcome your feedback, so please contact me with anything you'd like to see either on the website or in this newsletter (reply to this email or use the Contact Me link below).

Shopping Strategy

Around this time of year I like to meet up with my Image Consulting friends, members of the Sydney AICI (the Association of Image Consultants International), to do a shopping recce in Sydney, to survey the shops. 

We look at which shops stock which styles of clothes -- the lifestyles and personalities each shop caters for, as well as which sizes are stocked and what price point. This makes it easier for us to plan shopping trips with our clients.

And it's fun! I came home exhausted, but eager to audit my wardrobe and plan my outfits for the new season.

You'll find the summary of my findings in my latest trends article below.

You can do something similar for yourself to make your shopping trips easier. You don't have to do it as formally or extensively as we do -- make it more personal and specific to you. 

For instance, make a note of which shops you find clothes in that suit your personality (categories include classic, relaxed, dramatic, alluring and creative) and of those shops, what lifestyle categories do they cater for (such as casual, smart casual, relaxed business, special occasion). Each season, when you're visiting the shops, update your list and add notes about which shops are carrying colors that suit you. 

When you're thinking of going shopping plan the items you're looking for and the look at your list of shops to plan your trip.

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings
Your Questions Answered
Product & Service Updates
New Style Articles Tell Your Friends

Style Snippets Back Issues
  fundamentals of style
Understand and wear your best colors

Know your body shape and proportions

Dress to flatter your shape

Your Questions Answered

Each month I pick 1-3 questions I've been asked that I think other readers will be interested in and publish them here. You can ask me questions or share your style story either directly on my website or through my contact me form.

Q: What to wear for valedictory dinner? from Bizhi of Melbourne, Australia

A: I give Bizhi tips on dressing to suit her body shape and the formality level of the occasion.

>> Read my answer here

Q: What to wear as mother of the bride?

A:  This reader has a good idea of how to dress to suit her body shape. I hope my answer helps her to fine tune her ideas. 

>> Read my answer here

Product & Service Updates

Discover Your Best Range of Colors
If you haven't had your colors done yet, or if you had your colors done many years ago and feel you may now have changed color categories I provide a color analysis service. If you live in Sydney find details of my in-person colour analysis service here. If you live anywhere else in the world contact me for details of my online color analysis service.

eStyle Price to Increase

The price of the fabulous online estyles program is due to increase at the end of November this year. This program has been US$79 ever since I was introduced to it 3 years ago. The program keeps getting better and better, especially with it's release in its present online form earlier this year. 

It is due to increase in price to US$89 on 1st December this year. So, if you've been thinking about trying it, save US$10 by buying by the end of November. This price still represents excellent value for money. And if you ever buy clothes that you never wear this program is essential for you!

>> For details of the online estyles program click here

Look Great! Feel Great!
If you don't yet have your personalized Style Solutions portfolio you can find the details here...

New Style Articles

Fashion Trends for Fall & Winter 2010/2011, Northern Hemisphere

These are my observations of the main new womens fashion trends for fall and winter 2010/2011. And if you've recently bought an item you love please share a photo of it with us on this page.

>> Read the article

Spring Fashion Trends & Summer 2010/2011, Southern Hemisphere

My observations of the main new spring fashion trends and latest summer fashions for 2010/2011 in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. And if you've recently bought an item you love please share a photo of it with us on this page.

>> Read the article

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