Simplified mornings: a year of capsule wardrobes

Are you suffering from decision fatigue? Struggling to choose your clothes every morning? Or just looking for an easier life?  Twelve months ago I decided to simplify my mornings by creating a capsule wardrobe as part of my self-care practice. I chose only the clothes I knew I would definitely wear in the following three months for my capsule and I put the rest out…

‘Instead of being restricted she opened up a new world of colour that I would not have expected’

If you’re still on the fence about having your colours done, you might be reassured by those words from one of my lovely Colour Analysis clients. Maybe you’re worried that you’ll be told to wear a limited selection of colours and have to give up your favourite shades when you have a colour analysis? Maybe you’re concerned that I’ll tell you to throw out most…

Trousers too big on the waist?

Trousers too big on the waist? One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘Where can I find trousers to fit my hourglass figure?’. I understand this problem well as my waist is 10” smaller than my hips. In addition to the trousers gaping at the waist, hourglass figures also often have a longer than average crotch to waist measurement, or ‘rise’, so the…

Need wide-fitting footwear?

If you struggle to find footwear to fit, I feel your pain. Here’s a quick round-up of some brands which either specialise in wide-fitting shoes or stock wide-fit alongside their standard styles: Next, New Look, Sargasso and Grey, Hotter, Evans, ASOS, M&S, Camper, Calla, Vionic, Solebliss, Rieker. I haven’t tried most of these brands myself but Rieker is my go-to brand for my wide-toed and…

Shop your wardrobe before you hit the shops

Here in the UK most of us have enjoyed a sudden change from cold damp weather to hot sunshine over the past few days. Jumpers and coats have been cast aside to make way for lightweight clothes as we look forward to the Summer months. I know it’s tempting to buy something new when the seasons change, but I always say ‘Shop your wardrobe before…

Have you heard of ‘The 10×10 Challenge’ (and should you try it)?

There are many variations of ‘The 10×10 Challenge’, but in a nutshell, the idea is to choose 10 items of clothing and create different outfits with them over 10 consecutive days. I’ve found it very useful and enjoyable so I’d recommend you try it to see whether it is helpful for you too. For myself and my clients, I changed the name to ‘10×10 Discovery’…

Online shopping is here to stay

Online shopping is here to stay and I have a few tips to help you! Before you order Clothing models are usually tall. Sometimes the model’s height is specified but it’s generally around 5’8. Most garments are designed for height 5’5 (unless specified as Petite or Tall). Check the sizing info. Sizing varies widely between different companies and between garments. Garment length is usually given…