”I’ve Got Nothing To Wear!”

Have you ever stared into an over-stuffed wardrobe with the cry, ‘‘I’ve got nothing to wear’’! Well, you are not alone, we have all been there!

It is one of the reasons more women enlist the help of a personal style coach.The basis of good dressing is not about spending big bucks on designer brands or following trends.

It starts with understanding your body shape and wearing the kind of styles that work for you, as well as reflect the essence of who you are.

Having a palette of colours that enhance the natural colouring of your hair, skin and eyes, styles that highlight your best features, and accessories that tie a look together.

We have to get dressed each day, so why not make it count? It’s not only about how you look, but also about how you feel.

And If you look good, you feel good!

Coming to a crossroads in life, it is easy to lose confidence and feel vulnerable, and can be difficult to know where to turn to for impartial advice.

Whether you are are newly divorced, separated, have gained weight or seen changes to your body shape from childbirth or menopause.

Everyday presents an opportunity to check-in with yourself even small changes can make a big difference. It could be wearing a top that brings out the colour in your eyes and the highlights in your hair, a statement lipstick, or a gorgeous jacket and scarf that gives you confidence.

Used the right way, Clothing and Make-Up are power tools for boosting confidence, raising self-esteem and creating a place of self-care and love.

These steps not only reinforce a positive, external transformation, but also an internal one, which can affect every area of your life, for the better.

Shopping

Many women hate shopping and often feel so overwhelmed and intimidated by the choice on offer, they don’t know where to begin!

They try things on that don’t really fit or suit them, or have seen something in a magazine that doesn’t translate well on their body shape.

Sales shopping without a plan, can be expensive and frustrating as things remain unworn, labels still attached with nothing to team them up with and finally, when you think you have found something new, only to discover a dozen similar items already hanging in your wardrobe.

Confidence

Working as a model in the fashion, photographic and TV industry, I have been ‘‘too tall, too short, too fat, and too thin’’ and weighed and measured by those who didn’t believe my dress size or weight.

Confidence, not age, shape or size gives us the autonomy to be who we are

Giving yourself permission to feel good and having the right tools to adapt to changes as they occur, helps increase the chances.

Clothes help showcase the very best version of who you are.

My job is to show you how to do that, so you never have a what do I wear moment, again!

Rachel’s Tips

  • Create a clear, organised space in your wardrobe- If you can’t see your things, you won’t wear them!

 

  • Dress for your body shape first and trend second

 

  • Good Underwear should always Fit, Lift and Support.

 

  • Nude heels lengthen your legs and will go with everything!

 

  • Use bold and busy prints to confuse the eye over a larger frame

Rachel Moss is a qualified Image Consultant and trained in 2006 with Toshiko Kobatake of Talking Image. She specialises in Colour Analysis, Make-Up, Wardrobe Detox & Personal Shopping.

www.rachel-moss.com

Tel: +44 (0) 79890 77603

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If Clothes Could Talk!

If Clothes Could Talk-What Would They Say About You?

Along with physical fitness and health, what we wear, has the ability to impact and change the way we feel about ourselves

How we feel about ourselves (regardless of age, shape and size) can affect not only our moods but also alter our thought processes. It can shape our body language, facial expressions as well as the way we walk, talk, move and breathe.

Used effectively, clothing has the power to communicate and change the personal and professional attention we get and how others react to us.In a positive way or a negative one.

Developing your own style, rather than copying others’ allows you to put a unique stamp on your personality, add authenticity and help to express who you are, from the inside,out.

If you have become lost in a wardrobe of clothes that no longer fit and make you feel good or are hanging onto a look that is twenty years (too) old, then consider these tips when looking for a new style.

You are unique!

In order to bring about change, it is important to be aware of the things that make you the unique person you are. Everyone has something special about them!

Listing the positive physical aspects of ourselves, is not something we do everyday, but in order to find a style that fits your personality, increases your self-confidence and makes you an original, it is an important exercise.

Write down three things you most like about your personal appearance. Think about all the positive things family and friends have said about you (repeatedly) Is it your hair, skin, eyes or smile. Your toned arms, slim legs, small waist, height or posture?

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Highlight

What do you do to highlight these unique qualities?

Do you wear colours that flatter your pale skin and bring out the blue in your eyes, halter neck tops that highlight your toned arms, wrap dresses to emphasise your hour glass figure, belts or high-waisted skirts to show off your waist, or shorts and skinny jeans with heels to accent your legs

Choice

The choice when it comes to clothes shopping is huge and overwhelming. It is why people call on the services of a personal shopper in order to help edit these choices. The sessions are intensive style workouts designed to get rid of bad habits while keeping the focus on what works for you, your body shape, budget and lifestyle.

Choosing the right cut, colour, fabric, pattern and accessories goes a long way to creating a style that not only fits with your bodyshape, but also your character and personality.

For example, clothes in a monochrome pallette can give the illusion of height and create a more streamlined look, bold patterns and colour distract the eye away from the body parts that we would prefer to disguise. Using accessories can turn an outfit from a flop into fabulous in seconds!

Style Personality

Dramatic Classic Vintage Bohemian Sporty Natural

There are many style categories to choose from and you can always add more! But think about which one of these you are most drawn to. It could be you are a mixture between two. Some looks will take more effort to keep going than others, so think about how they could fit in with your lifestyle. At the end of the day, your style should appear effortless and be a part of you, not apart from you!

Take a look at Pinterest for images relating to the styles you like and see what you already have in your closet that could start off your new look!

For further information on how any of my style sessions can help you turn a style corner, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email!

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‘‘The best money I’ve ever invested!”

Take a look at an excerpt of actor John Pirkis’s blog: Diary of a Failed actor- John highlights how his experience with me on a style and personal shopping trip gives him confidence and direction in both his personal and working life.

Do you want to see how a shopping trip can make you feel on top of the world?

Get in touch for a consultation: rachel@rachel-moss.com

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