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Top 5 : Coloured Biker Jackets

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Top 5 : Coloured Biker Jackets

 

My favourite thing that I own in my wardrobe is my Schott Leather Jacket (see similar here). It’s practically a second skin and it will be handed down as a family heirloom!

It’s my most recommended piece for adding edge into your wardrobe.

However the classic black biker leather jacket can often be too harsh, especially heading into spring so with this in mind I’d recommend investing in a coloured biker jacket.

The exciting thing about this shape is that it is everywhere, in many different guises. It is such a classic that most brands have their version. Meaning whatever your budget or taste or brand affiliation you can find the one that is right for you.

There are benefits to both the lower and more affordable price points. You have to decide what you need from the jacket. The cheaper high street end of the scale allow you to have seasonal updates in the colours you love and it also means you can play around with the shape until you are ready to invest. The higher price point pieces are those heirlooms, the pieces you hold dear to your heart. They are good quality and will really elevate your everyday wardrobe.

Thing to consider:

-The length: Crop styles are very useful if you want to wear with dresses and skirts and you like to give definition to your waist.

– If you have broader shoulders stick to the softer fabrics with less structure so as not to add bulk

– don’t worry about doing it up, they are generally designed to be worn open.

Wherever you buy it from if you find the right colour and fit, it will rarely be off your back.

Take a look at the 5 ways to style the coloured biker and my favourite places to buy one!

HOW TO STYLE THE COLOURED BIKER

 

WITH A COLOURFUL SPRING DRESS; SHORT OR MAXI

 

Jessica Alba loves a coloured biker jacket

 

WITH A SKIRT AND HEELS

 

 

FOR EVENING WITH A CLASSIC AND FEMININE DRESS

 

WITH JEANS

 

 

Where to buy : Coloured Biker Jacket

SELECTED FEMME

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE

 

MASSIMO DUTTI

 

CLAUDE PIERLOT

 

ZARA

 

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TREND: Top 3 Spring Looks to add to your wardrobe

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TREND: Top 3 Spring Looks

In the first of our blog posts by Rosie Behri, trend forecaster for The Styling Storey, Rosie invites us into the world of Spring.

Over to Rosie:

Are you ready to shed your heavy winter coat into something more lively, evocative and playful? Are you ready to embrace the start of Spring? The promise of lighter evenings and the memories of snow fading from our minds, the perfect place to start with my trend reports is with my top 3 Spring looks of 2018 to get you all feeling reinvigorated for the start of the season.

Scroll to see the 3 Spring looks and where you can recreate them

Look 1 : Pastels

Pastels

Pastels are quintessentially Spring.  You can choose the more sugary tones like mint green, mauves, blushes, lemon yellow’s and cornflower blues which are proving so popular on the high street. The colours feel fresh yet bold. However if you want to evoke a greater sense of calm into your style, you can go down the route of more earthy pastels such as khaki or beige for that rustic vibe.

Pair with a white shoe or boot (check out our Top 5 white boots here) to keep the look modern and fresh or dress down with black and navy to give the pastels a more classic feel.

Match them with a minimal yet glossy makeup look to achieve an overall refreshed appearance.

Whatever you do, this is the opportunity to try a colour that feels new and unexpected!

Pastels: Where to Buy

Zara Double Breasted Wool Coat £119

 

COS gathered hem shirt dress £69

 

Look 2 : Wide Cut Trousers

Wide Leg Spring Trouser

 

Bright, muted, printed, silky, high waist, cropped, ankle grazer. You can’t go wrong with a wide cut trouser; they bring a sense of class to an outfit no matter what they are paired with and are the perfect match with a roll neck or jumper for a more relaxed look. This season has seen the rise of the wide leg trouser, allowing women to bring a sense of femininity to their dressing without wearing a dress.

If you need a leg lengthener then choose the side stripe trouser for complete wow impact!

Wide Cut Trouser: Where to buy

 

 

Look 3 : Trench Coats

 

A staple piece for every women wardrobe, the trench is back with vengeance. It can be styled to ooze edginess especially when paired with bold brights. It will smarten up a casual t-shirt and jeans look as well as look glamorous over a dress.

Whatever your personality, this versatile item can do whatever you need it to do; colourful, neutral, printed? If you can’t decide what kind of coat is for you, go for a timeless beige. Adding try elegance to your wardrobe.

Where to buy: Trench Coats

 

So let us know, what is your favourite Spring Look. What are you going to try this season?

Whatever you choose to enliven your wardrobe with this Spring, make sure you feel confident and love what you are wearing!

Love Rosie  x

(https://www.instagram.com/behristyle/)

For more Style Lessons, come over to Instagram and follow Loulou Storey’s Daily Style Lessons or for styling or wardrobe help get in contact with Loulou Storey.

The Best 5: White Boots

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The Best 5: White Boots

I’m obsessed with white boots and you should be too! For the smoothest transition from winter to spring, white boots are key shoes to add into your wardrobe.

There are a lot to choose from at the moment, from killer heels to chunky soled monkey boots. For my Top 5 I’ve chosen everyday, wearable potions with heels that are low or blocked so you can stomp around with pleasure!

When it comes to wearing white in your wardrobe, It’s true power comes from the fact it goes with everything; a completey versatile addition. However it also brings a lightness and playfulness to your outfit that other neutrals like black and navy just can’t provide.

Read below for the different ways to style a white boot and most importantly where you can find a style that feels right for you budget, life and tastes. Remember, buy the best you can afford and most importantly love what you are wearing!

How to Style

Maxi Dresses and Skirts

……to wear a summer dress on a colder day

Christene Barberich

 

Tailored Trousers

….wear with the current favourites that have a white stitch detail

Small Town Threads

Jeans

….switch your white trainers for boots for a more put together look

 

Christene Barberich

 

For Work

….The perfect way to do Smart Casual

Barbara U @b_oneofakind

With Cream

…Honestly it works, all the neutrals together, give it a try!

@avintagevice

Where to Buy

Solsanna Jenni Boot $190

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your new Spring edition!

 

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The 6 pieces that revolutionised my wardrobe

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The 6 pieces that Revolutionised my wardrobe

 

 

I’ve revolutionised my own wardrobe alongside working with my clients.

Here are the 6 pieces that I’ve added into my wardrobe that have equated to over 20 new outfits.

Finding your hero pieces and stepping out of your comfort zone will really impact your day to day. You will see yourself expand into a new and more confident you but most importantly will make your wardrobe work harder.

This is the key to a healthy, highly functioning wardrobe. Everything working together, giving you endless outfitting options. As one of my clients in New York stated ‘I now own 1/2 as much but have twice as much to wear’.

Reduce how overwhelmed you feel each day by knowing everything in your wardrobe works together.

The clothes in my wardrobe work hard for me and the latest editions are the same. When I buy something I instantly think of 5 things that already exist in my wardrobe that I could pair it with and I’m excited to wear it straight away.

When you are reading this have a think about what you need to buy this Spring to revolutionise your style.

But remember go bold, go practical and shop up!

Buy your own version (or the same, I don’t mind) & see your own wardrobe and style revolutionise right in front of you!

1. A Coloured Tailored Trouser

Joseph Red Trousers (Sold Out) £200

The reason you need them

If you keep reaching for a pair of jeans and you feel so uninspired day to day then go out and get yourself a coloured trouser. What colour makes you feel most powerful, your own superhero. Go and find them. Orange, Pink, purple, green it doesn’t matter but just stye away from the denim!

Find your version here:

Arket Cotton Twill Workwear Trouser,Maison Margiela Pink Trouser,DVF Green TrouserMango Lilac Trouser,  Mango Red Contrast Seam Trousers

 

2. A sock boot

Zara Red Sock Boot £69.99

The reason you need them

Shoe trends tend to be a year or so behind trouser trends. We’ve been seeing trousers get wider, shorter more cropped but we’ve had few boots thin enough to balance out the width. The sock boot does just that. Soft fabric, comfy block heel, surprisingly versatile.

Find your version here:

Uterque Blue Velvet Sock, Uterque black snackskinAldo velvet sock boot, Stuart Weitzman Sock Boot,  Russell and Bromley Kitten Heel

 

3. A Wide Cropped Leg Trouser

 

Joseph Fitz Wide Leg £237

The reason you need them

Cropped trousers in khaki go with everything. They make white feel wearable, black feel less abrasive, red feel softer and allow pink to flourish. The cropped nature means you don’t have to worry about the hems getting dirty, they are wide enough so plenty of lunging can take place and an instant hit of modern dressing. Wear with trainers, chunky boots or of course sock boots!

Find your version here:

Jigsaw Hoxton ChinoArket Beige Cropped Wide Leg, ME + EM Red Flowy Cropped Trouser, Jigsaw Blue cropped Wide Leg,

4. A modern suit

ME + EM Grosgrain trim checked suit £299 Jacket £169 Trouser

The reason you need it

If you want to have true versatility in your wardrobe and feel ready for every occasion a modern suit is where its at. Think slightly oversized shape in the jacket and slim fitting trousers. Perfect as separates, the trousers on a Sunday with a slouchy jumper is pure heaven! To find out more about ME + EM check out this post here

Find your version here:

Kitri Pinstripe Suit,  Topshop Check suit, Racil Peach Suit , Zara Red Suit

5. A layering Jacket

Arket Liner £69

The reason you need it

The key to good layering is to have lightweight jackets that will do the job in the lighter months to keep you warm but come that chill they become a perfect layering cardigan piece. This thermal jacket does just that, its very lightweight and not at all bulky. The lack of waistband is also a very flattering trick over the tummy and hips.

Find your version here:

Arket Merino Box Jacket, Topshop Denim Shaket, Canada Goose Quilted Jacket, Uniqlo Double Face Jacket,

6. A long line white shirt

Kitri Studio White Shirt £79

The reason you need it

If you live in leggings a long line shirt will instantly make you feel polished. I always ere on the side of rebel and the classic white shirt can be too expected of my liking. This extra length feels modern and contemporary and is perfect for lengthening short torso’s like mine.

To find out more about Kitri check out this post from when I interviewed their founder.

Find your version here:

ME + EM Long Line Shirt, Hush Striped Boyfriend Shirt, Sandro Cotton weave Shirt

Let me know, which piece do you need to invest in?

If you would like help revolutionising your wardrobe and style then get in contact with me, I’ll help you find your hero pieces and show you how to find your authentic style so you can express a more confident and authentic you.

If you would like more of this, then come over to Instagram HERE for daily style inspiration.

 

 

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Khaki : The neutral everyone should wear

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Khaki : The Neutral everyone should wear

Do you like Khaki? We can all get stuck in the old stories we tell ourselves and khaki gets a bad rap. Reminding many of cargo pants, parkas and All Saints (a band in the early 2000’s!)

Well think again, Khaki has had an update and here are the reasons why you should add it into your wardrobe:

  1. It’s a softer and more considerate neutral than black and navy on your skin tone.
  2. It is a neutral and goes with every colour in your wardrobe. Think about nature and how green sits with every flower you see.
  3. It has a great mix of timeless and modern vibes.

5 ways you could add it into your wardrobe today:

Wear it as a dress

Anything from modern fabrics to fluid florals. Khaki will lift your working wardrobe. I love this simple yet effective Me + Em dress.

This neck line is flattering for those with a larger and smaller bust.

Flattering sleeve length and the dipped hem at the back is a unique touch.

Me + Em Zip Front Dress

 

Wear it as a basic

Crew Necks

Camisoles

Breton Stripes

T-shirts.

Add a khaki basic to your wardrobe.

Me and Em Crew Neck Jumper

 

Wear it as a skirt

Pleated

A-line

Leather

Pencil.

Khaki in all the above is a winner.

Whistles Pleated Skirt

 

Wear it as a boxy Jacket

You see khaki as a bomber jacket a lot but this tailored boxy shape feels fresh and perfect for updating denim!

 

Wear it as a boot

More wearable that Camel, khaki is a great touch with black and blue.

Love the double tab detail on these by new brand Nubikk

 

 

Need more inspiration? Then take a look at this article.

Six ways to fall in love with yourself and your style

For more ways to get inspired with your style check out my www.instagram.com/thestylingstorey

or alternatively if you need help with finding your style, detoxing your wardrobe and being introduced to new brands then get in contact with me at loulou@thestylingstorey.co.uk

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The power of good tailoring: What I learnt when I interviewed Polly McMaster of The Fold, London

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‘Tailoring has that ability to transform your everyday confidence’.

To many, The Fold London is just for celebrities and Duchesses, women that have status within the public eye. However after an evening interviewing the brand’s founder Polly McMaster at Home House, London I learnt that it is a brand not just creating beautiful clothes but in actual fact empowering the everyday working women to thrive in the workplace.

I was amazed at how The Fold is a brand steeped in attention to detail, quality, integrity, empowerment and community. Big and powerful words that I don’t use lightly but I do use passionately after hearing, seeing and experiencing Polly’s vision of the company.

For retailers today, its no longer enough to just have beautiful or fashionable or desirable clothes to engage the customer. Brands have to come with a message, a vision and constantly provide a solution to their everyday dressing.

That is exactly what Polly and her team are doing.

The Fold is helping women in the workplace find tailoring that gives them the power they deserve to truly hold their heads high and do a bloody good job. To get dressed everyday by buying into an edited collection that supports their goals and dreams for the future.

Offering clothing that elevates their standing but isn’t at Stella McCartney prices. The Fold understands that when a piece of clothing is worn that has had every detail considered, has been cut beautifully, has fabric from the highest quality mills. All mixed with a fresh and modern aesthetic, a women will be able to stand out from her peers in a sophisticated and elegant way.

There clothes are for women with an ambition and a dream but also want allow their individuality to shine through.

Why don’t you check out my favourite pieces from their current collection to elevate your working wardrobe.

The sharp but feminine coat – The Clarendon Coat

 The non-party party dress – Eaton Dress

The classic dress with the rebellious twist : The Fitzrovia Dress

A sculptural addition to the Classic Camel Coat : The Napier Coat 

The Unexpected Modern Suit : The Donmar


The week to weekend Top : The Fitzroy Top

 

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This blog post has the best shopping tip EVER.

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I bet your inbox is currently full of the latest items to buy? Full of shops pulling you into buy the latest trends.

But you are still left feeling lost about what to buy and overwhelmed with choice but underwhelmed with what you find?

At this time of year there is so much talk of party wear and the plethora of sequinned and bejewelled pieces that we fall for but we know from years gone by we only wear once.

We can get so excited about the glamour of it all; The wining and dining and the social occasions fill our calendar to the brim but it does bring with it more stress on what to wear.

An expensive time of year when we don’t need to waste any more money.

So how do we get better at shopping?

and ensure that we buy clothes that last beyond the festive season? 

I learnt this trick recently and now teach it to those I work with and I would like to share with you.

So here we go….

Ready???

The secret to successful shopping is to:

‘Search for the treasure’.

Now I’m not encouraging you to become a pirate although maybe a fashion pirate could look quite cool but to give you more clarity let me set the scene:

It’s Tuesday morning, You have a party on Thursday night after work. You know you should have worked out what to wear but it just felt overwhelming so you kept pushing it to the back of your mind but now the time is pressing. You’ve got to get it sorted

You have 3 options:

  1. Wear the same black sequin top with your jeans that you’ve worn to every party for the last 3 years and is going bald from the sequins falling off.
  2. Head to the shops and see what they have and hope you find something (in the 45 minutes you can free up).
  3. Don’t go to the party.

Now the third option is a consideration but not really an option as its a work do. You have to show willing to your team and there are some interesting people there that you want to meet.

On to the first option which is doable but it fills you with a sense of heaviness and ‘not quite rightness’. A balding sequin top isn’t filling you with Xmas cheer.

So the second option it is….again! Off to the messy shops we go, not knowing where to start or what to buy.

Your wardrobe is full of clothes that you bought in a hurry, that solved a problem in the moment but has caused you disappointment long term.

So to ensure you don’t keep repeating the same problem over and over again go shopping with the intention that ‘Theres always one special treasure to seek out’.

To ensure the ‘it’ll do pieces’ stay away from your wardrobe and you only buy items that successfully express YOU then start searching for that special piece on the rail.

The item that will help us to feel unique and true to ourselves does exist, I promise!

The power of going shopping with the intention of finding that one special item on the rail helps us to enter the shops with positivity and hope. Something that is missing when people hit the shops as opposed to the usual desperation and disappointment that so many have.

Search for the treasured piece, the item that will add magic back into our lives and skim over the ‘it’ll do pieces’.

When you enter the shop, enter with curiosity and with the intention that you are there to find your treasure. The piece that will help lift your outfitting and your soul. The piece that when you put it on year after year you shout YES!

The reason that this trick works so well is because of 2 reasons.

First you are shopping with a positive intention, that energy and focus will reward you. The more we set intention in our lives the more we will get back exactly what we want and need. You are setting a higher standard for yourself.

Secondly you are connecting with yourself, your identity and your needs. It becomes a personal mission not just a practical fulfilment. When you try clothes on, it no longer is a question of ‘it’ll do’ but instead gives you the ‘ooooooooh yea’ feeling. Follow that!

Important note: If you walk around the shops with this intention and curiosity and you only come across ‘it’ll do’ pieces then you are in the wrong shop. Its time for you to find a new shop to treasure. Widen your search and step in somewhere new!

Good luck with your hunt, your mission and finding your treasures.

& once you get to the party have a boogie for me!!

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The Confidence Gap: A guide to it and how to reduce it.

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On the BBC site Katty Kay The BBC’s world news anchor shared her views on The Confidence Gap in the lead up to the BBC 100 Women Challenge.

As a Style and Confidence Coach I am naturally intrigued by any study, report or article related to confidence. Our confidence is a valuable resource and is one that we can strengthen and improve everyday. When we are without it, life can feel challenging and restrictive especially in the workplace.

The subject of womens confidence is getting more and more coverage but there is still a long way to go.

I’ve created a guide on the confidence gap, how we can recognise it and most importantly what we can do to eliminate it.

What is the confidence gap?

The relationship between the confidence that men bring to the workplace versus the confidence that women bring. Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men.
Confidence and competance go hand in hand to be a success but they are not the same thing. women often prioritise competency over confidence at work.
A lack of action, confidence in your own voice and self- doubt that is holding back women in the workplace to succeed as much as their male counterparts.

How do you know if you are suffering from it?

  • Downplaying your achievements by attributing your success to factors outside of yourself; luck, contacts, how you look etc
  • Thinking you don’t know enough, despite depth of experience within your field. Feeling like a fraud, like an imposter, like you’ll get found out.
  • Frequently underestimating your abilities and capabilities and thinking those around you are more qualified for the job.
  • Deferring to the men around you for more than just support but for the answers.
  • Lacking certainty with your thoughts or struggle to put those thoughts into action, you often pull back.

What you can do to reduce the gap

  • Let go of perfection, allow yourself to make mistakes.
  • Work at not clinging to critisism and failure and move on from it.
  • Take action, confidence comes from developing your thoughts and creating action from it.
  • Be honest about your abilities, don’t undervalue them in fact be proud of them.
  • Accept and encourage new challenges, frequently step outside of your comfort zone. Take a risk!
  • Don’t take the blame if it wasn’t your fault.
  • Be conscious of your body language, posture and eye contact, keep it positive, strong and open.

To summarise in Katty Kay’s words ‘The confidence gap is due to a noxious stew of perfectionism, risk aversion, fear of failure and over thinking’.

The good news is we are not alone and there is something we can do about it as Zachary Estes, a research psychologist illustrates: ‘the natural result of low confidence is inaction. When women don’t act, when we hesitate because we aren’t sure, we hold ourselves back. But when we do act, even if it’s because we’re forced to, we perform just as well as men do’.

This is not a time for complacency, this is a time for action, for asserting ourselves in an elegant yet powerful way. I ask you, who’s with me?

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Original article here

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/../../loulou-storey/the-confidence-gap-a-guid_b_18171592.html

 

What I learnt about identity from working with the Katie Piper Foundation

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Life isn’t always fair. Some people are given tougher challenges to face in life. This was the hard reality I came across this weekend at The Katie Piper Foundation weekend retreat when I spoke to them about their identity.

It was such a pleasure running a workshop on ‘reclaiming your identity and rebuilding your confidence’. I was privileged to meet an incredibly welcoming group of people. A vibrant community that boosted one another with support, friendship and a commitment to a better future. The consequences of living with burns and scarring is very tough but with the support of the KP Foundation these men and women find ways to live life again to the fullest. Its not just the emotional support they benefit from but also the help they receive to feel more confident about their appearance. Helping them feel more empowered to deal with the change that has occurred in their lives.

It was such an eye opening experience that I thought I would share the key things I learnt that I believe can benefit us all:

Find YOUR thing that gives you confidence

What was very noticeable was the power that came from finding the thing that would make the biggest difference to your confidence and really focussing in on that. Whether that is having your eyebrows done, stretching every day, reaching out to get support, getting your hair done, investing in a beautiful moisturiser and moisturising daily, starting a new hobby, organising a get together with friends. Something that has been filling you with a feeling of ‘I need to sort this out’. Go get it sorted but make sure you first find out who can help you to do it, you are not alone.

People help people, don’t isolate.

Whether you have been through trauma or you are struggling with daily life, it is incredibly normal to feel isolated, stuck in your head and believing that you have to face it all by yourself. I learnt this weekend that if you reach out and ask for help, there is help there. You may have to do a little hunting but you will find what you are looking for, don’t be alone in your struggles.

Identity is intrinsic to us all

I had some preconceived ideas that going in to the workshop I’d be offering advice on what fabrics to wear against burnt or scars or outfitting ideas to cover up scars. In fact what became clear was that the challenges those facing in the room mainly came from the natural loss of identity through growing older. This feeling was heightened for many because of the scarring on their bodies but that feeling of ‘i don’t know who I am’ was the same as the many women I work with. Being disconnected to your identity can make you feel very lost and despondent of the future and rediscovering who you are, empowering.

Everyone can reclaim the future

The stories that I heard at the weekend, the heartfelt trials and tribulations that were shared with me proved that out of life; whether one that has had to deal with tragedy or just daily life challenges we all have the capability to reclaim our future. We may not believe it in the moment but human history tells us otherwise. We are more resilient than we realise, more powerful than we ever thought. It takes dedication and a commitment to knowing that a better future exists and going and seeking it out.

Start today, start learning about yourself, get curious, seek out that sense of belonging and know you are not alone in this.

If you have been affected by anything in this article then do get in contact with me by emailing loulou@thestylingstorey.co.uk.

For support with burns or scarring then please visit The Katie Piper Foundation HERE.

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6 ways to rediscover your identity

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Credited Hattie Stewart

Have you lost your sense of identity? Do you know how to find it?

It’s amazing what we put up with. Day after day living a life that only just will do and feeling disconnected from our identity. I see it over and over again, incredible women who allow themselves a second rate life, allow themselves to sit in the shadows and hide away in clothes that are ill fitting, worn out and confirm their feelings of unworthiness.

Recently I was working with a truly beautiful and inspiring women who i’d been coaching for the last few months. She’d come to me at her lowest ebb but she’d been open to finding a new path.

There we were on the Kings Road in Peter Jones, a couple of hours into her session. She was trying on clothes she never thought she could pull off or have the confidence to wear, when she suddenly turned to me and said with a touch of sadness & regret; ‘i’ve just realised I’ve been hiding in the shadows for 20 years’. We paused for a moment both of us with a lump in our throats and as that sunk in her look changed to one of determination and she said ‘no more’.  With that the style lesson stepped up a notch and we really got to work on carving out the confident identity she had been desiring for so long.

It really is possible to see yourself in a new light, one you never thought possible. It may feel overwhelming but it actually just starts with a few small steps:

1. RECOGNISE & ACKNOWLEDGE

Coming out of the shadows begins with an initial moment of recognition that you are not where you want to be. It has to start there, with honesty & vulnerability.

2. INVITE CHANGE

So often we replay the same day over and over but is it actually working for you? Welcome in a new way of living and get some momentum going by starting with a small switch. Put some earrings back into an old piercing, wear an alternative pair of shoes to your normal choice, spritz a different perfume.

3. HAVE AN OOPS MOMENT

An oops is better than a what if. Give it a try and don’t beat yourself up about it. Reconnecting with what makes us feel good means that we have to make some mistakes. It’s not how often you get it right, its how open you are to self discovery.

4. POWER DRESSING

This is not 80’s corporate suiting i’m talking about. Power dressing is the items in your wardrobe that really shape your identity. Put another way they’re the clothes you own that make you want to puff out your chest, hold your head higher and shout ‘this is me’. Connect with them and then ask yourself why? Why do these do this for me and then seek out more of that!

5. PLAY DRESS UP 

Time to have fun with your dressing and pull out pieces that you’ve not worn in a while, match new  colours together, borrow your sisters dress and outfit with your wardrobe. Whatever it is to get your creative juices flowing and champion the power of  ‘I wonder if this might work together’.

6. GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Until you understand yourself & discover more about you, your clothing is redundant. Functional at best. Knowledge is the key. Take on learning about style with an open and forgiving heart. Remove the need to just ‘buy more’ or ‘buy new’ but start learning what suits your figure and your colourings by becoming more aware of when you get compliments or when you feel that power in your clothes.

Mindful dressing is the key and connecting with our own truth is at the centre of that.

If now is the time for self discovery and you are ready to enter down that path, a life out of the shadows with a confident sense of your true identity is a lot easier and a far more fulfilling way to live.

For daily #louloustylelessons come join me on Instagram or drop me an email if you are ready to discover how powerful rediscovering your identity can be.

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