Newsletter: Issue #052 March 2014

Style Snippets

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Jane's Jottings

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How do you feel about your wardrobe at the change of season? See my thoughts here.

Check out my observations of trends for the new season in my 2 latest trend watch articles. Use these articles to help you plan your outfits and your shopping wish list for the next 3-6 months.

For me this is a busy time of year. I've been having fun helping both new and existing clients get their wardrobe into shape for the new season

As well as working with clients in-person here is Sydney, I'm getting more and more requests from ladies who can't get to me in person. Thanks to technology I've also got ways to help you if you don't live in Sydney. Find out more here.

If you know anything at all about me you know that I'm a bit of a colour purist. I like to wear colors that suit me. So, what am I doing looking for an LBD to wear this Saturday night? Find out here.

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).

Dressing for the New Fashion Season

Do you welcome a new season for the chance to wear the new season's clothing? 

I'm not necessarily talking about going out and buying a whole lot of new items, but the chance to pull out those off-season items that you haven't been wearing for the last 6 months or so. 

Or do you hate the change in season because it seems to highlight that you don't have anything to wear? I do confess, this used to be me, before I became an image consultant. It was the change of season, when I was looking for warmer or cooler clothes to wear, that always seemed to emphasise the fact I often had nothing appropriate or appealing to wear! 

If that's you too, isn't it time you did something about it? It's really good removing the stress of dressing and being able to feel good about your appearance!

The way to solve your wardrobe woes is to understand:

  • what clothes suit you (body shape, colouring and personality)
  • what clothes are appropriate for your lifestyle occasions 
  • what clothing styles are contemporary (check out my trend watch articles)
  • where to buy the clothes that suit you
  • how to style your clothes

With all the above items checked, plan your wardrobe for the next 3 to 6 months, think now about any special occasions you know are coming up, and what you need on a day-to-day basis.

You'll find a lot of articles and resources on my website to help with the above. However, if you'd like more individual help have a look at some of my new services below.

Oh No, I Need an LBD!

I recently joined a choir, Shower Idols, and we're performing this Saturday night at the Avalon RSL in an event called HuggFest. At choir practice this week I discovered our choir's dress code for performances. 

The dress code is pretty flexible. Our lovely, creative, choir masters, Min and Mitch, want us to express our personality while still looking like a cohesive choir. The code is a dress, or separates with a bit of an evening theme, slightly vamped up as a performer should be. So far, so good.

However, the colour scheme is one or more of: black, light grey, royal blue and silver. Aaagghhh! As someone who loves her Warm Autumn (warm and muted) colours I have absolutely nothing in any of those colours!

So, what to do? In work through my best options I've ruled out royal blue, light grey and silver, since I hate most blues (teals and medium dark turquoises are great, but nowhere near royal blue) and I don't like light colours near my face -- they make me look washed out, and tired. 

So, I figure my best option is going to be an LBD in a matt material, that exposes some skin near my face, without being too low cut ie neckline not too high and ideally medium straps or sleeveless. Black separates would work too.

I'm finding out later today if a girlfriend's black dress will fit me. She's also bringing some shoe and silver jewellery/scarf options for me to try (because all of my accessories are designed for my warm colours, of course!). Last resort will be buying an LBD.

(To offset the heavy, somberness of black I'll be wearing red undies to give me energy ;D !)

I'll post a photo on my Facebook page to show you what I end up with and how it looks!

  in this issue
Jane's Jottings
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
  follow me on...



Product and Service Updates

Autumn/Winter Wardrobe Update

With this service I help you create an inspirational wardrobe for this Autumn and Winter.

If you're already a client we'll start in your wardrobe and review where's it. From there I may suggest a shopping trip as well, dependent on what we find.

If you haven't had a consultation with me before we'll start with my Style Discovery plus colours session...

>> Read more here

Online Style Consultations

Created in response to my readers who don't live in Sydney I'm now offering a variety of online style consultations to help you with different aspects of style.

I've been offering my Style Discovery session as an online service for a while now, as well as online colours, body shape analysis and the online style portfolio, My Private Stylist. These services cover the fundamentals of style. These are great for getting started, but I've realised I can offer more to help you.

So I now offer online style coaching consultations (using Skype, FaceTime, or phone) to answer specific style and wardrobe questions that you have.

I've also added an online shopping service and an online outfit review service. 

At the moment only the services covering the fundamentals of style are described online (follow the links above). I'm hoping to have the time to add descriptions of my other online services before next month's newsletter. However, if you'd like to know more before then, contact me here (or just reply to this email), let me know your style or wardrobe problem and I'll let you know how I can help.

>> For details of all my services click here


New Style Articles

Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2014
 - US, UK & Northern Hemisphere

spring summer 2014 tribal trend

My observations of the main fashion trends for this Spring and Summer.  Larger silhouettes and longer lengths are a major trend...

>> Read the article

Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends 2014
- Australia, NZ & Southern Hemisphere

autumn winter 2014 fashion themes

My observations of the main fashion trends for this Autumn and Winter. Denim is having a resurgence (not that it ever disappeared, but there are currently a wide range of denim choices from jeans to coats)...

>> Read the article


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