The wardrobe hanging trick you must try

If you’ve got a bulging wardrobe, it can feel difficult to let things go, right?

You’ve got lots of reasons to keep them – they’re new, you’ve not had chance to wear them yet, they don’t fit, it’s for a special occasion etc. Yet, you hold onto them ‘just in case’.

Something I’ve found more and more is how much people’s lifestyles have changed. This can mean the clothes you reach for now, aren’t the same as the ones you used to reach for 2 years ago, let alone 5 or 8 years ago. This is something I talked about in this recent blog.

There’s often an emotional connection with our clothes which is why I’m often invited to help declutter and audit people’s wardrobes.

Try this

One thing which is so easy and effective is this wardrobe hanging trick.

It’s so simple to do and is a must if you find yourself wearing the same things on repeat.

The idea being that it’s a visual exercise. You’ll see patterns emerging and see the split of the clothes you do wear as well as the ones you don’t.

Once you’ve identified the items you aren’t wearing, question why not and if it’s time to let them go. As you go along, try challenging yourself to reach for another hanger that hasn’t been turned!

It’s worth doing for 30 days to get a really good idea, but you can try it for longer. I tend to reset my own hangers at the start of every year and declutter as I go along.

Watch this video explaining the hanger trick on my Youtube channel

Seasonal Masterclass

Introducing the on-demand seasonal masterclasses!

Pre-recorded videos and presentation showing you the colour and style trends for each season. You can watch these on-demand and at a time that suits you.

Perfect if you can’t attend the live group What to wear workshops but you still want to learn the latest colour and style trends and how to wear them.

Each seasonal masterclass lasts roughly 30 minutes. You’ll receive a link to a pre-recorded video in which you can watch and listen as I talk you through the same presentation and slides I use in the seasonal group workshops.

You’ll learn:

  • The latest colours for your dominant colouring type
  • Where to find and what the latest styles and trends are
  • Tips on how to make them work for you

The Spring/Summer 2022 on-demand masterclass is available to purchase here.

The Autumn/Winter masterclass will be available from 1 October 2022.

Watch this 2 minute video for more details.

Preparing yourself for spring

It certainly feels more like spring with the sun shining doesn’t it?

April means it’s time for my spring and summer style updates.

Now the shops are awash with different colours and styles, I’m sure your emails have been pinging with the hot new trends too. Whilst I don’t wish to burst your bubble, it’s worth pausing before you fill your actual (or virtual) shopping basket.

Lately, I’ve had many conversations in which people are sharing how fed up they feel with what they’re wearing. So, I can see how appealing it can be to want to shop for new togs.

As the well known quote goes: “fashion fades, style remains.”

This is why my seasonal updates help you get prepared and arm you with the information you need to shop wisely this (and every) season!

I’ve recorded this video which explains more and I’ve summarised how I can help you below with what’s available.

STYLE UPDATE GUIDES

If you find yourself baffled by trends or confused about what colour to buy, then this handy A5 guide is for you.

The new Spring/Summer 2022 Style Update guide is available to purchase here.

This guide helps you shop by highlighting the colours and trends you can expect to find this season. There’s also a bonus Pantone colour guide included too.

It will show you:

– six of your key colour trends organised by dominant colouring type (light, deep, warm, cool, clear, soft)

– 9 key style trends

– tips and tricks to guide you on each trend

If you book an appointment for my Complete Colour Analysis Consultationbetween April and October, you’ll receive the Spring / Summer 2022 style update guide. Book a ticket to attend my ‘what to wear’ workshop on Saturday 2nd April (see below) and you’ll also receive a copy.

There are a few copies left of the previous Autumn / Winter 2021 guide. So, if you’re shopping in the sales or pre-loved it can still be a helpful guide. It is now reduced but only whilst stocks last. Get it here: https://www.tlcstyleandcolour.co.uk/product/style-update-guide-autumn-winter-2021/ 

TREND UPDATE FOR HIM

Brand new for 2022!

Similar to the style update guide for her, this handy guide helps him to shop for his colours and learn the trends this season.

It will show him:

– six of his key colour trends organised by dominant colouring type (light, deep, warm, cool, clear, soft) including two neutrals.

– 9 key style trends

– tips and tricks to guide him on each trend

This will be available to purchase here.

If you’d like to get your hands on a his and hers guide – here’s a bundle offer for the pair.

WHAT TO WEAR WORKSHOP

The event takes place virtually on Saturday 2 April at 2pm.

During this online workshop, I’ll guide you through what’s in the shops for Spring/Summer and how to assess what you’ve already got in your wardrobe!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

✅ What the new colour trends are

✅ What’s out there for your dominant colouring type

✅ The styles to expect

✅ How to make the trends work for you and your personality type

✅ How to style up and review what you’ve already got in your wardrobe

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE AFTER THE WORKSHOP

✅ A style update card summarising the key colours and trends (in the post)

✅ A shopping and wardrobe checklist (digital guide)

✅ Who can wear what guide (digital guide)

✅ Discount voucher

✅ Confirmation of your entry into the prize draw to win a 30 minute styling call with me (if you’re one of the first six).

Tickets cost £17.50 and are available here

The next event for Autumn/Winter takes place on 1 October. There will be an in-person event in the morning and a virtual event in the afternoon. Tickets are available here.

NEW ON-DEMAND SEASONAL MASTERCLASS

Introducing the first of my new masterclasses for 2022!

I do understand it’s not always possible to attend ‘live’ workshops and events. Some people enjoy learning in their own time too. Clients frequently ask for recordings of the workshops but this isn’t always practical or possible.

I’ve been working on alternative ways and have created this pre-recorded masterclass so you don’t need to miss out.

Whilst it has been pre-recorded, I still talk you through the same slides I use in the group workshop. I’m showing you the latest colour and style trends that you’ll find in the shops and how to wear them.

During this masterclass, you’ll learn:

✅ The new colour trends and where to find them

✅ What the key colours are for your dominant colouring type

✅ The latest styles and trends and where to find them

✅ How to make these work for you and your personality type

This masterclass is available at a special introductory offer price here.

 

However you need help getting your wardrobe ready for spring, there’s now a variety of options available.

What will you choose?

 

How to shop for makeup in your colours

My clients tell me all the time how much time and money they save when they know what suits them as it stops them making shopping mistakes!

Trying to find the right shades of makeup in the shops can be more challenging. The easiest way to get the right cosmetic shades is to choose those designed for your colouring type.

Colour me Beautiful’s range has been created this way. I use it in consultations and you can purchase the range from me too as I’m a consultant. You can place an order from the studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire or online.* 

If you’ve not ordered online before, I’ve created this video to help. I show you how to shop for your perfect shades using the filters. These allow you to refine your search to colours for your dominant or sub-dominant colouring type. (You’ll learn your sub dominant types during a full colour analysis consultation.)

Take a look and watch the video here on Youtube.

To order online, use this link: https://colourmebeautifuldirect.co.uk…

For help choosing the shades and products simply get in touch with me: Toni.carver@tlcstylandcolour.co.uk

*All purchases through the online shop generate a commission payment. If you don’t see ‘Toni Carver’ underneath the colour me beautiful logo, no commission will be paid to me.

Nine ways to add colour to your wardrobe

Wearing colour is so easy!

So, in this video, I’m going to show you how easy it is to add colour to what you wear.

I’ll show you nine simple ways that you can try out for yourself.

Which one will you try and wear??

Watch it here.

  1. Choose a top or a dress (in one of your best shades of course)
  2. Choose a pair of shoes or some boots
  3. Wear jewellery such as a necklace or even earrings
  4. How about a corsage or a colourful brooch (you could even wear it in your hair)
  5. Choose a handbag
  6. A colourful pair of gloves
  7. Wear a lipstick or lip gloss (in your best shade of course)
  8. Choose a scarf
  9. How about a hat?!

Three ways to choose and combine colours using your swatches

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to wear your colours when you’ve had a colour consultation. With so many colour options in your swatches, it can feel overwhelming. Whilst we go through this in your colour session, it’s easy to forget. Sometimes it’s nice to have some inspiration too!

There are many combinations you can choose but much depends upon your own individual style and look you want to achieve as well.

In this video, I’m sharing three ways that you can use your swatches to help you choose and combine your colours together. Whether you have 30, 42 or 48 swatch wallet, I’m sharing different methods of using the colours in your swatches.

The demonstration uses my own clothes and swatches to help explain the methods.

Take a look and watch it here.

Colour challenge: three ways to wear colour

If you’re feeling a bit fed up then fear not! Let me take this opportunity to boost your mood with my simple colour tips. Consider it a dose of some TLC!

Wearing colour has such a profound impact. Not just upon how you look (eg. brighter, younger, tired, youthful) but also how you feel and your mood. Trust me; it really can help to boost your mood and those around you too.

Maybe you had your ‘colours done’ (aka had a colour analysis consultation) in the past. Perhaps you have absolutely no idea what I’m banging on about. Or, are you up for experimenting with something new? Whatever your reasons, why not get involved and give these a try?

I’ve put together three simple ways and methods of introducing colour or adding colour in what you wear.

My only rule (well it’s not really a ‘rule’, just advice I give all the time: choose a shade of colour that you know makes you feel good on the inside. (I’m all for looking good on the outside, but it’s that feeling good bit I recommend you focus on).

If you prefer to watch my video on Youtube, click here.

1. Colour Pop

Colours by Ell sneakers This is the easiest way to start experimenting with colour. So, if you’re either not used to wearing colour at all, or you fancy trying something new then this one is for you.

Think of this more as adding a splash of colour to your outfit.

Choose just one colour to wear on it’s own as a method of injecting some colour to your outfit.

Most importantly, it could be anything! Perhaps a top, a bag, shoes, socks, earrings, a hat or even a scarf. Any colour you like as you’re simply going for a ‘pop’!

Here I am wearing a pair of Sneakers from Colours by Ell who stock a range of shoes and colours available to suit your colouring type.

 

2. Column of colour

Colour columnYour next challenge is wearing just one colour this time from top to toe. It could be a top and trousers or a skirt.

You don’t need to be too matchy-matchy with your chosen colour here (unless you’re a classic or city chic personality type). Tonal shades will work just as well together as does wearing one colour.

Interestingly, this is also a great way to dress if you’re on the petite side or if you wish to appear slimmer. A column of colour adds vital inches to a small frame and can make you appear visually leaner.

In this example it’s a simple jumper and jeans combo both in damson.

 

3. Colour drench

Depending upon your style personality type; this may feel rather daring!

With this colour challenge, everything you wear will be in the same colour – including your accessories. You’re drenching yourself in colour!

A great way to make this feel less daunting is to mix up your textures and fabrics. If you’ve not had a style and shape consultation, make sure the fabric you choose highlights your good bits. Adding chunky knits and bulk with layers upon layers of clothes will just add pounds to your frame. Should you carry weight around your tummy or bust for example (or you don’t want to showcase them), avoid bulk and texture in the area.

Here I have two examples for you. One in purple and one blue where textures and fabrics and shades of colour are slightly different.

 

That’s your three ways to wear colour!

It’s my favourite way to dress: in colour. Colour makes you FEEL GOOD and that’s why I like to wear it! My colour and style sessions are available as part of a programme as well as individual sessions both online and in person. If you’re ready to book, get in touch and I’ll help you on your journey!

Four tips to perform an autumn audit

Fashions fade, style is eternal. Yves Saint Laurent

You don’t need to constantly add things to your wardrobe every year.

Yes, you might need some updates or tweaks to bring things up to date and items of course will need to be replaced. But, as a good old fashioned Yorkshire girl I believe you can and should get your money’s worth.

I call it £s per wear and it’s a simple concept.

Buy less and wear more and learn how to re-style pieces you already have to remain current; it’s a simple concept and one that your wallet will thank you for too.

In my latest video, I share four tips to help you perform an autumn audit. Watch it here.

What to expect when you arrive at the studio

Lockdown has lifted and you’ve been able to finally book your appointment in the studio!

Congratulations 🎉!

Be sure to look out for our booking confirmation as this contains everything you need to know in advance of your session. This email contains details of our covid infection control and safety measures. It applies to all our face to face appointments.

We have created a brief video designed to show you what happens when you arrive for your appointment. From walking through the front door to being seated in the studio!

Watch it here: When you arrive for your studio appointment

Please note that restrictions changed effective 24 February 2022.

Guest podcast interview – the importance of being happy

I was recently invited to talk about work-life balance in a podcast!

I don’t often talk about such personal matters, but it’s an important subject to me. It was after all, one of the reasons for becoming an image consultant and why I decided to leave my corporate career behind.

Marcus Lee of Reel Street Productions is based in Leeds and has his own podcast. At the time of the recording, we were still in lockdown and had to resort to a virtual meeting over the telephone!

During the interview, we talk about the importance of feeling good and how to boost your confidence. Marcus asks me about the impacts of the first lockdown and things I’m looking forward to doing! There’s even a quick fire round of what he calls ‘would you rather…’ (cringe).

I hope you enjoy it!

Visit his website to learn more: https://www.sothisworks.co.uk/listen/

Listen to the podcast interview here: