New You, True You!

Would you like to feel happy and confident about your appearance? Are you stuck in a bit of a style rut? Bored with your clothes? Feeling pretty much invisible? Now is the time to make changes and herald a new, more confident, you; the “you” you truly want to be. We’re all different – not only in terms of  our size and shape, but also our lifestyles and the type of clothing...
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Fab At Fifty & Beyond

  Style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman well into her fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashion choices, we grown-ups need to dress with a little more care to look our very best. If you’re not ready to...
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Capsule Holiday Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of looking effortlessly stylish on holiday? Of always having something appropriate and comfortable to wear? And, best of all, fitting it all into a single suitcase as carry-on luggage? If the reality is that you end up packing stuff “just in case”, have multiple over-stuffed suitcases and have even been known to incur excess baggage charges, yet still have nothi...
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What To Wear To A Wedding

    Are you going to a wedding this year? Maybe you're "just" a guest or perhaps you’re the mother of the bride or groom. In either case, you will want to make sure you look your very best.  Here are some tips to help you get your outfit right so that you look and feel fabulous. Dress Code The first thing to establish is whether there is a particular dress...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Do you dream of having a carefully edited wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in?   If the reality is that: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time....
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What To Wear This Spring – Summer

What should I wear?
  It's always exciting when new season clothes start to drop but, before you put together your spring-summer wish list, I recommend that you “shop your wardrobe”; in other words, take stock of what you already have and identify any gaps. The chances are that you will only need one or two additional pieces to update your wardrobe. Below are some of the key trends ...
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Petite Style

As someone who is 5’3” (in the morning, on a good day, standing up as straight as I can!) and has styled literally hundreds of petite women, I know how frustrating shopping for clothes can be if you're short. Given that the fashion industry typically designs for women 5’6” – 5’8”,  if you are buying from a brand’s standard range, you are likely going to need to get your clothes...
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New Year, New You!

Would you like to feel happy and confident about your appearance? Are you stuck in a bit of a style rut? Bored with your clothes? Feeling pretty much invisible? The New Year is the perfect time to make changes that will herald a new, more confident, you; the “you” you truly want to be. We’re all different – not only in terms of  our size and shape, but also our lifestyles a...
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What I Wore on Repeat in 2023

skirt and top
I saw this article in The Times the other day and it prompted me to review my own wardrobe to see what I have been wearing most over the past year. I found it a really useful exercise which you might like to try as I think it says more about who you are and what you really like to wear than any style personality quiz! Here's a rundown of my most worn items: A mustard turt...
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What To Wear Workshop

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand the styles that work best for YOU. Learn how to dress to flatter your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you dress Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly prop...
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Key Trends for Autumn – Winter 2023

“Buy less, choose well, make it last” Wise words from Vivienne Westwood which increasing numbers of us are buying into.  Rather than blindly embracing fast fashion and acquiring ever more clothes, my clients are more interested in building a curated wardrobe of outfits that they look and feel their best in. Fortunately, the fashion world seems to be buying in to this ap...
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How To Look Effortlessly Stylish

  Just about every woman who comes to see me says her goal is to look effortlessly stylish. You know the look; relaxed but also pulled-together. For most people, this means looking good without looking like you’ve tried too hard or spent hours getting ready. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that there is in fact some time and effort involved in achieving t...
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What To Wear Workshop

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand the styles that work best for YOU. Learn how to dress to flatter your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you dress Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly prop...
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Ageing With Attitude

I'm not going to pretend that ageing doesn't have it's downsides. But, let’s face it, it’s a whole lot better than the alternative! We all know that the hormonal changes wrought by the menopause can play havoc with our bodies and emotions but for some of us this can be a liberating time of life. These women know that they have a wealth of expereince and wisdom to offer. ...
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Chic In The Heat

Summer dress and bag
I love the summer months but, like many women of a certain age, it can be a bit of a challenge to not end up feeling like a hot sweaty mess! Here are some tips on what to wear to remain cool and stylish. Fabrics Hot weather calls for lightweight, natural, breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen that will stop you getting too sweaty. Whilst silk is also a natural fabri...
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Fab At Fifty & Beyond

  Style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman well into her fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubious fashion choices, we grown-ups need to dress with a little more care. Fortunately we have good sense and experience o...
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Quiet Luxury

  The quiet luxury (also known as stealth wealth) trend has been bubbling for a while now but has really come to the fore since Gwyneth Paltrow’s court appearances where she wore a succession of low-key but highly expensive outfits which exemplified the look. So, what is this trend? And, if it resonates with you, how could you incorporate it in your wardrobe with...
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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

  Do you dream of having a carefully curated wardrobe of clothes you look and feel great in?     If the reality is that: Your wardrobe is a bit chaotic. You have lots of clothes but often feel you have nothing to wear. Nothing seems to go with anything. You sometimes waste money on clothes you don’t wear. You wear 20% of your wardrobe 8...
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The Key Trends You’ll Want to Wear This Summer

Miny Velvet blazer
I think most of us are probably over feeling the need to embrace every new fashion but it’s always good to keep an eye on key trends to refresh our wardrobe and keep it looking current. Once you understand your style personality (and therefore the types of clothes that will make you feel your best, authentic self) and your shape, scale and proportions, you can filter out th...
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New You, True You!

Would you like to feel happy and confident about your appearance? Are you stuck in a bit of a style rut? Bored with your clothes? Feeling pretty much invisible? Now is the time to make changes and herald a new, more confident, you; the “you” you truly want to be. We’re all different – not only in terms of  our size and shape, but also our lifestyles and the type of clothi...
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