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How to Make 2018 Your Most Stylish Year Yet

Like the old cliche goes ‘new year, new you’ but how awesome is it to be able to press the reset button and have a clear point of time to measure your success against?  To take stock of how far you’ve come and make a plan of action for what you need to do to achieve your dreams?  We love it, and we use the last week of December and the first week of January to really decide what is no longer serving us & what needs shaking up.  We think about what we want to achieve in the next twelve months and we set accountable goals to get us there.  And the process is so much fun!

If you want the next twelve months to be incredible its important not to set the same old tried & tested goals.  Instead reflect on your successes of the past twelve months and build upon those to take yourself to the next level.  Life isn’t interesting when you’re staying in the same place and as each year passes we to shake off the old and become the best version of ourselves possible.

One of our main goals for the year – to make 2018 our most stylish year yet!  For us that means dressing really stylish (of course!) but also to be our most stylish self, to live out the most stylish version of our life.  To learn more, see more, do more and achieve more both professionally and personally.  To show up, be successful, smash our goals & spend everyday committed to creating passion fueled work.  All while using a stylish wardrobe to help us get there.

If you are anything like us you’re feeling the same vibe! So here are our top tips to Make 2018 Your Most Stylish Year Yet…

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How to be Stylish

Earlier this week I posted the following quote on my Instagram.

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers.  And Style is what you choose” Lauren Hutton.

I absolutely love this quote and for the rest of this week I have felt really inspired by the importance of cultivating your own personal style.  Of course being a Stylist, I love fashion and cannot wait to see what new trends are featured on the runway at the start of each season. But something I really love about being a Stylist is helping clients develop their own unique Personal Style.

Being a women with Style goes way beyond the clothes you are wearing. It’s about having pose and sophistication, knowing who you are and what you’re here to say and, most of all, being confident in your own skin.  It’s wearing clothes that embody your personality and character as well as matching perfectly with your lifestyle and future goals.

Women like Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama & Alexa Chung are all women celebrated for their timeless style and not only are they beautiful, elegant and always wearing excellent outfits, they are also extremely successful, intelligent and driven women who have made great achievements in their lives.

With this in mind it seems having great Style goes way beyond just looking good and is an important factor in helping us achieve our goals and future ambitions.

Here are my four top tips to help you become more Stylish!

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How Working in Fashion Helped me Overcome Body Image Insecurities

Like nearly all women I have experienced insecurities around my weight.  Over my developing years my body has been skinny, it has been overweight and it has been everything in between.

During periods of being skinny I would go to the gym religiously and constantly monitor what I was eating, living on a sort of permanent diet that didn’t leave much room for indulgences.  Often if I did give myself a cheat day or a little treat I would feel immediately guilty, and feel the need to schedule a workout time later to appease myself.

The times I have been overweight were due to a hectic lifestyle while studying and not having the time to fit in a healthy eating plan and exercise routine around busy school schedules.  Due to lack of time I would be more lenient with myself about what I was eating, on the basis of choosing the more convenient option over the healthier one.  However it was always in the back of my mind that I needed to loose weight, and striving to one day eventually maintain skinniness seemed like a big priority.

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My Fall Fashion Reading List

The first days of October welcome the real start of Fall for us here in Milan.  The days start getting shorter and the weather starts getting colder.  And it’s during this time of the year that I start spending less time traveling and more time snuggled up on the sofa reading books and drinking tea.

I love to use this time of year to read some books that will inspire and educate me, especially on the subject of Style and Fashion, so I am able to offer the best possible advise to my Styling clients and cultivate some interesting ideas for future photo shoots for the coming season.

Here are three books on my reading list for the coming month.  Let me know if you’ve read them and what you think of these reads in the comments below…

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10 Killer Back to Work Outfit Ideas

Happy September Loves!  We hope you’ve had an amazing summer filled with adventure and fun.

For most women the first week of September means the ‘back to work’ and ‘back to school’ routine begins once again.  After a long summer I actually quite look forward to this week because I love to plan my new goals and get back into a new routine.  I use it as an opportunity to throw out what doesn’t work for me anymore and develop new habits to help me achieve my goals.  I especially focus on creating Style habits I want to adopt for the new season to help me get where I want to go, both personally and professionally.

What we wear to work has a huge impact on how others perceive us, how well respected, listened too and influential we are.  Recent studies have also shown that the better we dress the higher are pay bracket is.  So its never been more important to dress for sucess when going to the office, applying for that promotion, department change or new job!

Here are our 10 favorite Killer Work Outfit ideas to make sure you go Back to Work with a bang!

Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite…

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Work Wear Style on a Budget

While attending Men’s Fashion Week in Milan this weekend I posted my outfits for the event via Instagram.  I shared with you my inspiration for each outfit and got real with you by revealing which pieces were high-end and which pieces actually came from the high street.

If you didn’t see the posts you can check them out here.

The reason I decided to get real with you is because I think their is a common misunderstanding into thinking that because someone looks really stylish they must have spent a lot of money on their outfit.  And that you have to spend a lot of money on designer pieces in order to be stylish also.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good designer piece! But I think in this world of Instagram and Blogging its easy to buy into the myth that all us fashionistas have a big budget for designer wear, and the reason everyone always looks so stylish is because they are dropping big sums of money on high end pieces for every look.

Of course in some cases this is true but the reality for most of us, for you and me, is that we are want to get out work wear outfits down but we also want to do this on a budget.

We’ve got other stuff to pay for like cars, rent, holidays, travel and saving for the future, am I right?  So here are my Stylist Tips to shopping smarter and getting your work wear style on a budget…

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How to Define your Personal Style

I have always believed developing unique personal style is more important than following the latest trends and buying into the newest craze.  That’s because, for me, personal style is a representation of our identities and lifestyles.  Really great personal style is special, unusual and timeless. It allows the wearers personality to shine through and doesn’t always involve the most high-fashion or on trend pieces.

It is a key area I always help my Style Session clients to develop because once you have a clear idea of your personal style you feel more confident in your fashion choices, find shopping for new pieces easier and feel the real you shining through in every look that you wear.  But defining your personal style can be tricky and its sometimes difficult to know where to start.  So today I decided to share with you three tips for rookies who want to define their personal style…

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A Fashion Stylist’s Guide to Dressing with Confidence

When I am doing my Styling Sessions the main thing my clients tell me is that after our makeover they want to feel more confident.  More confident in choosing new clothes, more confident in knowing their style and more confident in themselves.  Helping people to boost their confidence and feel amazing is my favorite thing about the Style Sessions side of my business.  I think its such an important thing to feel good about yourself and when you feel amazing it radiates out of you and makes you shine.  So I thought I would share with you today my three top tips for dressing with confidence….

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