It’s all about the Layers!
Layers, Layers, Layers
1) Keep in Shape.
Keep the under layers more fitted to define your shape better. If you wear a more fitted top underneath the over-layer it helps to define your shape more so look for a good quality top that fits and skims in all the right places.
Keep in Shape
2) Don’t turn up the volume.
Avoid fussiness falling on areas of the body where there is already volume. For example if you have a large bust avoid having ruffles, draping or frill on the bust area. If you are conscious of your tummy, again avoid fuss falling on this area and instead look for a cleaner line.
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Just seen these £12 treats from Matalan Matalan slider They are not a million style miles away from the Ancient Greek sandals Ancient Greek but they are a fraction of the cost!
if you’re a 16 year old girl preparing for her 1st Prom or the Parent of said 16year old girl you’ll want to get it right. Here’s our top tips.
Dress to impress
Before you hit the shops do your research, use the Internet, Instagram and Pinterest to collate a mood board of favorite dresses, shoes and hairstyles.
When you’ve got an idea of what look you want to go for its time to think about where to get the dress. Again the Internet can be a great tool to find specialist shops. You can also ask any friends or family if they would recommend anywhere. eBay can also be worth a look as many of these prom dresses can be expensive and are often only worn once so you may be able to bag yourself a bargain!
If you plan on wearing heals make sure you get a pair you can walk comfortably in, the majority of girls at this age aren’t used to wearing a heal so once you bought them wear them around the house to get used to them so once the big event comes you’re able to carry yourself with confidence.
You’re dress will often dictate how you want your hair styled. Weather it’s up or down, curled or straight use a hairdresser that you can trust, that is experienced at styling hair ( this is a different skill to cutting) and ask to look at s portfolio of her work. Once you’ve booked your hairdresser collate photos of the style you want to show her, have a trial and discuss what style will work best.
If doing you’re own make up then practice the look beforehand a few times so you know you’ll be able to recreate the look on the night. If you’re not confident at doing you’re own ‘evening look’ make up they’re are many Makeup artists who will do prom makeup packages most are fairly inexpensive.
And all that’s left is to get the date and hit the dance floor!!
Emily was unsure of what would suit her for her prom, she wanted to look special but still herself.
Mystylecompanion helped her achieve that from shopping for the dress to arranging hair and makeup.
If you’d like professional helped the your prom style contact us at www.mystylecompanion.com
06.30am Early morning alarm, Aaaargh!
07.30 – Brekkie, sort the kids and decide on outfit for today!!
8.30am Drop kids at school. Respond to any overnight enquiries, update social media and finish off a Style Guide for a new client who needs help with her Prom outfit.
9.30am Head to Trafford Centre to do a pre-shop before meeting my client for a personal shop at 10.3am. Continue reading
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Florals are everywhere this Spring but they can be trickt to get right.
1) Firstly, you need to find the right floral for YOU. If you are usually quite rocky or edgy in your style, a feminine print may look odd on you. Continue reading
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Spring has sprung so update your wardrobe with these key pieces and leave the winter blues behind.
Saint Lauren stepped back in time with 70’s chic and you can too with these super flattering flares. Dark denim makes the legs look even longer and slimmer. Wear with a simple fitted T shirt or vest top.
River Island £42
Burberry was all about the Tulle. We love this skirt from ASOS, wear as it is with a body for a sexy glimpse at those pins or layer a fir and flare skirt over the top for a glamorous 50’s feel.
This denim skirt dress from Topshop is will take you through spring, summer and autumn, wear with and boots for a funky look.
Accessories are a great way to update a wardrobe and change classic pieces up from season to season. This tan suede bag ticks the boxes for 2 key trends this spring as we saw both Chanel & Chloe showcase suede with fringing.
Platform Sandals were all over the runways for Spring/Summer 15 and the best bit is they’re really comfy!!
1) Don’t be dismissive.
I meet so many women who are constantly dismissing either outfits or even whole shops. For example, “I can’t wear jeans” “That shop is way too young for me”.
We form these ‘beliefs’ based on our past experiences when shopping, but it means we dismiss so many possible opportunities to look great. I have a gorgeous client who is in her 60’s and would never have stepped foot in Topshop, however, when I took her in we found some trousers that looked amazing and she absolutely loved them. She would have never even considered the shop as an option before as she thought she was ‘too old’.
I’ve had a great weekend previewing the A/W15 collections, there are some great looks coming through. Pastels are still going to be big along with flares, polo and roll necks. keep hold of your blanket wraps from A/W14 and polka-dot is the high fashion print to go for. Stay ahead of the fashion pack and keep informed on facebook/twittwer/pinterest/instagram.
Valentines Gift Ideas for Wives and Girlfriends
It’s that time of year again and if you don’t want to go for the obvious flowers or chocolates and you want to get her something a little different that will earn serious brownie points, here are my pointers and insight as a personal shopper who spends most days shopping with/ and chatting to women just like your wife / girlfriend…. Continue reading
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So we’ve recovered from the over indulgence of the festive period, we’ve made (and probably broken) some New Years resolutions. January is all about new starts and what better new start than a new you and a wardrobe detox. Organising and detoxing your wardrobe will not only benefit your closet but also save you time and help clear your mind.
But where to start?? Here are my quick and easy steps to help you to a wardrobe that works for you and everything in it can be worn today!
Fit – Whether it’s too big or too small if it doesn’t fit it shouldn’t be living in your wardrobe.
Hang it – In my experience you wear what you see, use dawers for storing basics such as T’s, vest tops, leggings and maybe some delicate knits that can’t be hung but hang the rest
Repair & wear – If it needs altering or repairing do it today. You will not wear it & feel good if it’s not in tiptop condition.
An outfit for all seasons – Whatever the season make sure that your wardrobe reflects it. There is little point in having a closet full of summer cottons when it’s -2 outside.
Organise – make life easy when choosing an outfit and organise your clothes by either colour or type, I find type works best for me but go with what works best for you.
And finally – Shoes, make sure they are in good repair, cleen and ready to go. Nothing lets an outfit down like a tired pair of shoes so give yours a shine!
If you’d like more tips or help from the experts go to www.mystylecompanion.com
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