Newsletter: Issue #019 March 2011

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

Hello {!firstname}

It's that time of year, the season's are a-changing! So, it's time for me to remind you to review and clearout your wardrobe!

I've been busy this month making progress on some projects I've had in mind for a while. It's very satisfying to finally see some of my plans coming to life!

The biggest project I'm working on is an ebook on how to discover your personal style. I'm writing it in collaboration with a fellow image consultant. We're hoping to have it ready by the end of May. We're both very excited about it! I'll let you know how it's going next month.

From the results of my recent style survey you've made it clear to me I need to give you more of a process approach to creating your style.

If you have men in your life who could do with a helping hand when it comes to style check out the new Men of Style program!

I've answered some more great questions this month. Keep them coming!

And don't forget you can also let me know your style thoughts or share links to styles you like on my Style Makeover HQ facebook page.

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).

Wardrobe Review Time!

Time to start planning for the change of season. Whether you're going from Summer into Autumn, as we are here in Australia, or   from Winter into Spring it's a good idea to do a half yearly clearout at this time of year. 

Pack away off-season clothes to make way for bringing clothes for the new season to the fore. Assess each item for its condition and fit. Put aside items that need maintenance, throw out those that are past their use by date. And make a list of items you'd like to buy to bring your wardrobe up to date for the events and activities over the next 6 months.

Without this half yearly review your wardrobe can quickly become a disaster area! Suddenly you find you have nothing to wear for most occasions! 

Follow the guidelines in my wardrobe makeover articles for more help with your wardrobe review.

6 Steps to Style

For a while now I've realized that I need to give you a roadmap for how to makeover your style. It's one of the reasons I started my website in the first place: to give my clients a way to identify what to do next on their style journey.

I recommend that you approach a style makeover gradually, so you don't get over-whelmed and give up. It's also good to assimilate one step before tackling the next. One of the reasons magazine and TV makeovers often don't "stick" is because there are too many changes at once.

So, I've come up with the "6 steps to style" approach. I believe becoming stylish can be categorized into 6 elements or steps. I've now identified the steps in a panel on the right hand side of every page of my website.

If you periodically assess where you are for each of the steps and make adjustments to suit your current life needs you will be less likely to wakeup one day and find you're having a style crisis! 

Assess yourself on the 6 steps bearing in mind your appearance should be...

  • Authenic -- reflect who you are and how you want to be perceived
  • Enhancing -- emphasize your best features and down play any figure flaws
  • Goal achieving -- appropriate for the place, people and your goals 

I hope this helps!

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings
Your Questions Answered
Product & Service Updates
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
  follow me on...


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: Wearing white from Enid of NSW, Australia

What are the rules for the time of year to wear white?

A: Enid heard an Australian TV program talking about rules for wearing white before a certain month. This is the first time I've heard this mentioned in Australia, though I am aware of the "rules" in America.

>> Read my answer...

Q: How to create a wardrobe of casual clothes in my colors? from Tove of Greece

A:  Tove used my online color analysis service to understand her best colors. She reviewed her wardrobe using her color swatch and realized she needed to workout a plan to bring her wardrobe up to scratch.

>> Read my answer...

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.

Men of Style Website

I'm excited to announce the Men of Style website is almost ready! This is the men's equivalent of the highly successful women's estyle program. So, if there are any men in your life who could do with finding out their style rules please let them know about this program! Its due for release by the end of April.

>> More about the Men of Style Website

>> For details of all my services click here

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

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