Make 2021 your most stylish yet!

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Make 2021 Your Most Stylish Yet
Hello and happy 2021!

It's a fresh, shiny new year, but often January is a time when we feel a little fed up with our wardrobe. We seem to have been in jumpers and layers for months, and spring is but a distant dream.

Yes, January can be the month when we lose our style mojo. So let me show you how to enjoy your wardrobe once again. 
It isn't rocket science; a tidy, edited wardrobe makes it easy to see what you have. There are bound to be items in there that you’ve forgotten about. Enjoy them! But do move on anything that you’re unlikely to wear again. One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. 
If this is something that you find difficult to do yourself, rope in a friend who you know will be honest about items that don't suit you. Or bring in the professionals (me)! My Wardrobe Audits can be conducted virtually by Zoom at the moment, and are an excellent way to identify what works for you, what doesn't and what changes you need to make. 
Get In Touch To Book Your Wardrobe Audit
Find Your WOW Colours
There will be certain colours in your wardrobe that always seem to court compliments. Actually there are many shades; you may not have discovered them all yet! When worn, they will make you glow; you will look healthier and more vibrant. What's not to love?

So look through your wardrobe with a critical eye. What colours seem to give you that wow? Make a note and build on these shades when you next shop.
I can show you 42 of your very best shades. Imagine that; a fabric wallet filled with fabulousness. You will have a mixture of investment busting neutrals, and fashion colours that work together, and on their own, with endless outfit possibilities. 
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Identify Your Blueprint Pieces
This is an important one, because your Blueprint Pieces are items in your wardrobe that must pass many tests to achieve this status:
1) The colours look great on you
2) The styles and shapes flatter your figure
3) They fit in with your lifestyle
4) You feel comfortable and enjoy wearing them

Once you have worked out a few key pieces, you will be able to build on these with similar styles and colours in the future. Before you know it, your wardrobe will be cohesive, stylish, lifestyle appropriate and  have longevity.

Of course this is what I show my clients every single day, during my Colour & Style Consultations. So why not invest in yourself this year?
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New Outfits From Old
As you work through your wardrobe to discover your Blueprint Pieces, take the opportunity to try on different combinations. Split up skirt and trouser suits; try the jackets with more casual pieces such as jeans. Dress down more formal pieces. Be aware of trends; cardigans are huge this season. Can you wear yours in a different way?

*Dress: Baukjen | Footwear & Accessories: Next
Be You And Dress For You
It's so easy to fall into the trap of copying your favourite celebrity, Blogger or Instagrammer, and even when you're window shopping, because the outfits look amazing. Sadly it doesn't mean that this will work for you. We're all different, and what suits one person, may not look great on you. It's far better to take inspiration rather than emulate a look. 
Spend time discovering your own style, and dress for you. Understanding your style personality is key, and this is our starting point for every service that I offer. There's little point in putting someone in heels and pencil skirts, if they're happier in jeans and fleeces. 
Find out your Style Personality
Considered Purchases
This is a pertinent point right now, as the new year sales are in full swing. It's very easy to be swayed by the amazing savings to be had. But remember, every item that has been reduced, is because no-one wanted it at full-price! So, before you part with your hard-earned cash, ask yourself, 'would I buy this at full price'. How many times have you purchased something in the sale, only to find six months later, it still has the tags on it?
That said, sales can be a great time to stock up on wardrobe basics (jeans, shirts, t-shirts, jackets), and investment buys (coats, boots and premium fabrics such as cashmere). 

Make a list of items that you really need in your wardrobe and stick to it.
Nail A Quick Make-Up Routine
We're not all blessed with flawless skin, but a simple make-up routine can make you feel and look amazing. It's incredible what you can achieve in ten minutes. 

1. Cover dark under-eye circles and blemishes with the correct concealer.
2. Use a foundation or tinted moisturiser that is a good match to the tone of your skin.
3. Apply a swish of bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face.
4. If you enjoy wearing eye-shadow, choose shades that complement your colouring.
5. Choose an eye pencil that works with your skin tone, and makes your eyes sparkle.
6. Define your brows.
7. Top off with mascara.
8. Multitask with a product for lips and cheeks.

Have you been applying your make-up the same way for years? Or, maybe you’ve never worn make-up and you’d like to start? Let me show you a gorgeous and flawless make-up routine, that is quick and in the right colours to suit your natural colouring and style personality. 
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Introducing CMB Colours Of The Year
I am delighted to bring to you the colour me beautiful Colours of the Year for 2021. We will be seeing a lot of spring time garden shades in the next few months, and these were reflected in the London Fashion Week S/S21 collections. We have picked out two colour me beautiful shades that we feel are very wearable and will update your wardrobe. 

Orchid is a cool pink that anyone with a cool undertone can wear confidently.

Lights with a cool undertone: this is a lovely shade that will complement your colouring. Wear on its own or mix with a lighter colour from your palette, such as Icy Pink.
Deeps with a cool undertone: add a deeper shade from your palette such as Dark Teal to balance out your strong look
Clears with a cool undertone: you will probably find that you need to add a stronger colour to 
Orchid. Try Plum. 
Softs with a cool undertone: wear tonally to complement your blended look. Try Jade. 
Cools can enjoy wearing this colour on its own, but create new looks by combining with deeper shades.

Olive Grove is a warm green that anyone with a warm undertone can wear. 
Lights with a warm undertone: keep your look delicate by combining with Buttermilk.
Deeps with a warm undertone: try a strong shade such as Mahogany to balance out your look.
Clears with a warm undertone: add contrast to 
Olive Grove with Zingy Lemon. 
Softs with a warm undertone: wear tonally to complement your blended look. Try Peach. 
Warms can enjoy wearing this colour on its own, but create new looks by combining with other warm shades. 
The Latest From My Studio
We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but my studio is still running, although virtually!

Virtual sessions are proving to be very popular, and very well received.

Check out the
ONLINE & Virtual SESSIONS here
Now is the perfect time to do something for yourself - so why not book in for a session of personal shopping, wardrobe review or even a make-up lesson!
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