How To Look Expensive!

It doesn’t take a deep pocket to look expensive. In fact, the opposite is true! If you want to look more chic, then adhere to a few simple rules and you can’t go wrong!

Stay away from frills and patterns and look out for silhouettes with clean tailoring. Stick to monochrome colours like grey, navy or black and add accessories in chunky jewellery, hats and scarves. If you want to know more, then get in touch for a WARDROBE consultation and find out how you can streamline your wardrobe for a new look!

Leather Jacket-
It doesn’t matter what age you are, working a black leather jacket (or look-a-like) into your wardrobe will always look good,considered and expensive!
Wear with jeans, skirts and dresses for a chic, dressed up or down look!

Black is always chic from the classic LBD to a fitted jacket and pencil skirt. Black acts as a perfect foundation for accessories. So have a rummage in flea markets and fairs for costume jewellery and old silk scarves and see how they make your black pieces pop!

Choosing quality fabrics like cotton, cashmere, silk and linen can make your outfits look and feel expensive. Wait until the sales if your budget is tight, to buy into this look and buy the best quality cashmere you can afford. 

Wearing an outfit all one colour, or shades of a similar palette always look timeless. So choose pieces with less pattern, fuss and frill if you want to streamline your wardrobe.

Hats and gloves are a great way to bring a dull outfit alive and make your style more interesting. Find hats that are the right size and style for your head and face shape. They should balance your overall look. Felt hats and leather gloves are best bought in the sales when they are at their lowest prices.

Shoes- A pair of ballet flats,(with a small heel) a pair of nude courts and a pair of tan boots with a block heel are a great way to start off your classic collection. These three will take you a long way when it comes to dressing up or down but still looking chic in your outfit choices.


Do You Know Your Body Shape?

Many of us aren’t truly aware of our body type or how to make the most of our best features.

What is certain, is that we are used to disliking certain body parts verbatim, and hiding them away. Well listen up (this includes you guys!) because things are going to change!

We shop for different reasons. Out of boredom, emotional reasons, habitual, inspiration and because we love it! If not well managed, shopping can be stressful and fraught with (too) many choices, indecisions, and wasted time and if you go with the wrong person, nerves can get frayed!

Step out of your closet and learn to wear your favourite and fail-safe styles with confidence! Whether you need to dress for the office, an interview, a social gathering or simply to up-date your look.

Make sure the clothes you spend your hard earned money on work for you, not against you. At the very least, your clothing choices should fit well and make you feel great.

Wearing the right styles can make you feel confident and in control. They can give you presence, authority and allow you to stand out for the right reasons, giving you an edge and advantage over others. The opposite is also true. The wrong styles can be ageing, confusing and make you look bigger than you really are and who wants that?

Keep the focus on your best features and believe me, no one will be looking at any of your percieved flaws!


I have covered the five main body shapes here. You could be one, or a combination of several. Check the shape that corresponds mostly to your own and add another if you need to in order to find your best styles.

Failing that, book a session with me, that will change the way you Shop Forever!

Whether you lose or gain weight your bone structure will stay the same but It is the COMBINATION of all these factors that gives you the body shape you have.

As humans we are attracted to balance which just so happens to be the key to good dressing. Look at your body in the mirror (yes, you!) and see it as two equal parts. Find a balance to your dressing with the correct styles and find ones that work for you.

With the pear shape directly below, you can see that this shape is bottom heavy. Wear jackets and tops with structure, interest and detail to balance out the look and draw the attention upwards and away from the lower half. Now, choose your main shape and go from there- Any questions, just mail me!


SHAPE: You are SMALLER on the top than the bottom with narrow shoulders and a smaller bust.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw attention to the top half & balance it with the lower highlighting the shoulders, neckline and face.
STYLES to look for: Structured jackets, textured & chunky knitwear, gilets over tops, fitted shirts, dresses with a fitted waist, wide straps & capped sleeves. Necklaces to keep the focus on the upper body. Wide legged Trousers that flow from the waist


SHAPE:You are BIGGER on the top than the bottom with broader shoulders & slim legs.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw attention to your lower half & balance it up with the top, highlighting your great legs!
STYLES to look for: Asymetric tops, halter necklines,soft jersey tops and dresses with scooped or V-necklines, A-line or flared skirts, softly structured jackets & coats. Slim line trousers or jeans


SHAPE: Your TUMMY is larger than your bust giving focus to the middle part of your body.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to draw the attention away from your middle to your neckline, arms & face.
STYLES to look for: Good underwear is KEY for the apple! prints & colour of one colour group in empire line or strapless; tops that are fitted at the waist, belted dresses, box pleat skirt, V-neck tops. Tailored trousers for a smooth bodyshape.

SHAPE: Your SHOULDERS and  HIPS are of equal measure with a defined waistline.This is one of the easiest bodyshapes to dress.
KEY to YOUR dressing style is to emphasise the silhouette, waistline & elongate the body.
STYLES to look for: Wrap dresses & shirts, deep V-neck cardigans, scooped neck tops, fitted jackets, tailored coats, pencil skirt or A-line and tailored trousers


SHAPE: You have a  STRAIGHT ‘ruler’ shape where shoulder and hip are the same width with slim arms and legs.

KEY to YOUR dressing style is to create curves & break up your straight frame & emphasise your waist!
STYLES to look for: Tops with detail, sweetheart & ruffled necklines, bias cut skirts and dresses in colour, texture and pattern. Capri pants and skinny jeans