Posts Tagged ‘colour consultation’

Thinking of getting a New Look?

By Angela Marshall, 5th Feb 2010
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If you want to start the decade with a new wardrobe, hair style or makeup, first ask yourself what you want to change? Do you want to look more professional, smarter, more up to date, thinner or younger? To get things moving choose one or two things that you will undertake immediately.  Just a few steps and you will already start to feel transformed.

7 ideas to Consider:

1. Changing your hairstyle – when did you last change your hairstyle? Is it dated or not working for you? As we get older our hairstyle needs to change in keeping with our face and the texture of our hair. Don’t get in a rut by keeping the same hairstyle, a new look gives us a new lease of life and is well worth investing in.

2. Clothes that flatter with style and fit – Be self aware; there is no substitute for understanding which are your better and which are your weaker areas. Accentuate the good and neutralise the bad e. g. Do you have a short or long body? If short then avoid a thick belt and wear a longer top to lengthen your upper body. Do you have a long or short neck? If short avoid high necklines.

Ask for style advice, if necessary, you’ll save a lot of time shopping and avoid costly mistakes.

3. What shades of colours work for you? Do certain blues make you look pale or yellows make you sallow? If unsure have a colour consultation. It will make shopping easier and you will look more radiant wearing the shades that suit you.

Colour also affects our emotions and influences people; colour can lift our spirits or helps us to look approachable, assertive or happy.

4.   Your clothes should reflect your wardrobe personality. Understanding what styles, fabrics and accessories you feel as well as look good in will ensure you do not waste time or money picking up items on impulse that you won’t wear. Key to this is knowing what styles, fabrics and accessories suit your personality, and these will differ depending on whether you are more creative, conservative, dramatic, fashion fad, or casual.

Read my books Being Truly You – Discovering Your Own Unique Wardrobe Personality” which include a questionnaire to complete to find out which you are.

5.    Know what accessories you enjoy. Whether you like little and simple plain items, lots of fancy details or few bold pieces, accessories are a great way to add style and your own personality to an outfit, as well as updating or changing your look.

6. Ensure you have the suitable undergarments – such as a correctly fitted bra and style of underwear that create smooth lines so that only the outer garments are noticed.

7. Get good advice and follow it. Get another point of view, from someone you trust. We all can get into a rut and stick to what we’re comfortable with, even if it’s not suiting us.  Remember, we change as we get older.

Over the years, many men and women have turned to Appearance Manangment for image consultant advice which has helped them towards changing their lives either in their career or personal life. When you feel good about yourself, things begin to fall into place rapidly and new opportunities present themselves with much more clarity and purpose.


Ties are back in and how to choose one

By Angela Marshall, 5th Dec 2009
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The Tie – a status symbol

The tie is a key part to looking professional as the eye is instantly drawn to it whether it is a well-chosen tie or a poorly chosen tie. It not only represents who you are (it gives out information about your wardrobe personality), but it also demonstrates how professional you are plus it gives you a sharper image.

Five reasons retailers are seeing an increase in the sale of ties:

1.       People feeling they need to look professional as they are concerned about losing their job

2.       More people are going for interviews for a job

3.       Casual is no longer fashionable in the work place

4.       Skinny ties the latest fashion- worn by footballers, pop stars and in the Mad Men TV show

5.       Tone on tone ties ideal to look professional at work and smart for the evening

 

What to consider when choosing a tie:

Quality

Choose a tie made of good quality silk as it will tie well, avoid polyester as it will not tie well and wrinkle easily.

Colour

Generally choose the base colour to match or complement the base colour of the accompanying shirt with accent colours complimenting the colour of the suit or jacket. Choose a solid coloured tie for the most conservative occasions, followed by a striped or dotted pattern tie.

Patterns and Designs

Match patterns and texture of shirts and ties. A plain tie and shirt are the most formal look. A plain shirt and pattern tie give more personality and recently both striped shirts and ties have been fashionable. However they are not so easy to mix and match with other items and it is important to ensure they match in colours, widths and pattern to complement each other.  

There are many patterns of ties to choose from (e.g. polka dots, paisleys, stripe, foulard) and it is important to consider the shape of your face as well as the size of pattern as it should relate to your size of body. 

A Personal Image Consultation

Why not have a style consultation  and colour consultation with Appearance Management who will advise you on what pattern ties and knots to suit your face and will also advice you on the correct shade of colours and how to wear various colours together.

Example of client

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