What to wear workshop – Spring/Summer 2022 – Saturday 2 April 2pm

It’s fair to say our wardrobes sometimes have to work quite hard.

If you’ve had a wander round the shops you’ll notice the new trends appearing. With a new season is approaching; how do you know that what you’re going to buy will suit you and get your money’s worth?

Introducing the Spring/Summer What to wear workshop!

This workshop will guide you on what to wear! Don’t get sucked into making (more) shopping mistakes. Just because it‘s in the shops, fashionable or on trend does not mean it will work for YOU – and that’s ok.

What’s involved?

Let Toni make sense of it all during this virtual workshop lasting around 90 minutes with a Spring/Summer 2022 presentation and her top picks from the shops. You’ll hear about what’s available and if they’ll suit you! Toni will have some examples to show you which she’s found in the shops.

Don’t forget to check what you’ve already got lurking in the back of your wardrobe as Toni will demonstrate how to do this.

All this helps to guide you on making the right buying choices so you can feel good in what you wear!

EARLY BIRD BOOKING BONUS! The first SIX people to book will also be entered into a draw to win a 30-minute styling call with me. This is a chance to ask me questions about any dressing challenges, advice on any specific items or simple get some styling advice.

You’ll learn:

✅ The new colour trends 

✅ Where to find them for your dominant colouring type

✅ New styles and trends and where to find them

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

✅ Reviewing what you’ve already got and how to style them up 

What you’ll receive after the workshop

✅ Style update guide card summarising the key colours and trends (in the post)

✅ Shopping list and wardrobe checklist (digital)

✅ Who can wear what guide (digital)

✅ Discount voucher (to be redeemed against a virtual or face to face consultation or products available through TLC Style & Colour.)

✅ Confirmation of your entry into the prize draw for a 30 minute styling call (if you were one of the first six to buy a ticket).

(The Style Update card will be posted out after the workshop to the billing address provided. The digital items will be emailed to you using the email address provided at the point of booking.)

Book now!

The event takes place online at 2pm on Saturday 2 April. Tickets are £17.50 and available to purchase here.

What to wear – Autumn / Winter update – 9 October 2pm

A new season is approaching so do you know what you are going to wear??

Are you keen to keep your outfits up to date without spending a fortune? Or are you itching to buy something new and not sure what?

Introducing the Autumn/Winter What to wear workshop – Saturday 9 October at 2pm (virtual)

Now the shops are switching things up with new colours, new styles and new trends. But, don’t get sucked into making shopping mistakes by buying something just because it‘s in the shops. Some things just don’t work for you – and that’s ok.

Join from the comfort of your own home and hear from Toni as she shares with you the new trends and what to shop for this season. You’ll hear about what’s available and also how to review what you’ve already got so you can make the right choices in what you wear this Autumn and Winter.

During the session, you’ll learn:

✅ The colour trends this season

✅ Colours to suit your dominant colouring type

✅ New trends and styles 

✅ How to make these work for you

✅ Tips on reviewing what you already have in your wardrobe and how to style them up

Here’s what you’ll receive

✅ A style update card summarising the key colours and trends via post

✅ Wardrobe checklist and declutter guide (digital guide)

✅ Shopping list and checklist of the key items (digital guide)

✅ Discount voucher (to be redeemed through TLC Style & Colour.)

Book now!

The event takes place online at 2pm on Saturday 9 October. Tickets are £15 and available to purchase here.

Let’s talk winter coats

A winter coat can be quite an investment, especially if you have colder months like we do in the U.K.!

So, how do you know what type of coat to choose?

How do you know that the big coat you have is fit for purpose?

Do you know how to assess if it works for you style wise?

Read our blog for some ideas on what to look for here.

In this video, Toni shares two of her own coats and explains why they work for her and what she’s assessing.

Watch it here

If you need help shopping or finding the right coat for you, get in touch for advice.

Choosing the right ‘big’ coat

‘Big coat’ time is surely now isn’t it? We’ve got darker nights and we want to wrap up warm! I feel like I’ve been wearing mine for months now!

I’m sure many of you own more than one winter coat; I know I do. Often your winter coat can be quite an investment so how do you know if it is fit for purpose? Should you be on the hunt for a new one when the shops re-open, what should you be looking for?

Before any purchase, I’d always suggest checking your wardrobe to see what you’ve already got to avoid buying another which is exactly the same – especially if you’re not wearing it.

What to look for

Ask yourself these questions:

1. Is it the right colour for you?
2. Does it fit?
3. Do you feel ‘you’ when you wear it?
4. Does it work for your lifestyle and how you spend your time?
5. Is it complimentary for your body shape?

Should you answer no, then I’d be questioning the purchase. If it is one you’ve had for a while, maybe it’s time to get rid – sell it or donate it if it’s still in reasonable condition. Can you make it work by wearing it differently or with a colourful scarf?

There’s a variety of coat styles in different fabrics and to suit all budgets. These are the three categories which I assess when I’m looking for a coat. You may find them too few or too many – it’s all down to your individual style and lifestyle.

Practical and casual

It might sound a little boring, but this type of coat is what I’d call the every day and all weathers. Think ‘duvet coats’ or padded coats which are great for walks, commuting or donning for the school run. Choosing a coat in a colour which suits and compliments you, especially as it’s worn near to your face is always high priority for me. Try either a neutral colour which can be accessorised with a colourful scarf or if you’ve had a colour analysis; choose one of your favourites colours from your palette.

SMART CASUAL DAY

This is the coat for the times when you feel the need to dress a little smarter and you feel the duvet style coat is a little too casual or ‘outdoorsy’. Perhaps it’s shopping or lunch with friends (tiering dependent of course) and you want to be warm but not hot running round or in and out of different venues.

A cocoon style coat could be more versatile and can keep you warm. Or a simple single breasted long line coat which is less bulky and often available in a choice of colours.

Trench coats are a good option here as well and versatile as they can take you through the seasons. They tend to come in lighter weight fabrics meaning you can layer up in winter whilst still remaining stylish.

Out out

Whilst admittedly this feels like a distant memory and may be one on hold for now. This is the much smarter coat you’ll wear for dinner, drinks or a party. Likely to be less practical but makes you feel like you’ve dressed up for the occasion! It could be a faux fur coat or one with a faux fur collar to add extra an wow factor (if that’s your thing). Or perhaps leather or velvet or animal print!

In a recent video, I share two of my coat styles and why they work for me so that it helps you to choose the right winter coat for yourself.Watch it here.

If you need help shopping or finding the right coat for you, get in touch for advice.

Choosing a new coat for the winter months

The colder months are beginning to set in. So, if you’re on the look out for a new coat this season, then read on.

Here are three essential styles that will see you through any occasion.

 

The Cosy Quilted Parka

This the coat for all-weathers!

It might not be the most stylish coat you’ll own but it will be warm and cosy and suitable for school runs or walking the dog!

Check out this Mango Quilted Coat, £139.99.

The Elegant Cape

This season, statement sleeves and interesting cuffs feature heavily.

An elegant alternative to a jacket is a cape – it offers a little warmth for more formal occasions but without ruining the overall look of your outfit.

Try out this Coast Hendy Cape at John Lewis, £99

The Statement Shade

If you’re looking for a smart/casual coat which can elevate an everyday look, try choosing a more formal coat in a stand-out colour from your palette to really make you feel fabulous!

How about this New Look Bright Orange Single Breasted Formal Coat, £34.99

If you need any assistance, get in touch. I offer colour analysis consultations, style analysis sessions and personal shopping trips.

Is it time for your ‘big coat’?

It struck me this week that the weather is turning! Gale force winds, odd coloured skies and a red sun – we’ve had it all this week. It must be approaching the time of year to reach for your ‘big coat’.
‘Big coat’ time is when the darker nights are drawing in, the clocks change and we want to wrap up warm.
I’m sure many of you own more than one winter coat; I know I do. But, are they fit for purpose? Do they still fit in a colour and style which suits you?
It can be tempting to go out and buy a new coat but first check your wardrobe to see what you’ve got to avoid buying another of the same. Ask yourself the questions above and if you answer no, then it could be time to get rid – sell it, donate it, or bin it.
There’s lots of coats out there so I’ve broken them down into just three categories below to help you shop.

Practical

It sounds boring, but this coat is for every day and every weather hence the label I give it. Think ‘duvet coats’ which can be great for walks, commuting to and from the office or donning for the school run. Make sure yours is in a colour which suits and compliments you, especially if it’s worn near to your face. Try either a neutral colour which can be accessorised with a colourful scarf or choose one of your many colours from your palette.

Smart/casual day

There may be times when you want to wear something a little smarter. Perhaps it’s shopping and lunch with friends – you’ll want to wear something which can keep you warm but not hot if running round the shops. Plus it needs to double as being smart enough for eating out.
A cocoon style coat is more versatile and can keep you warm. Less bulky and often available in a choice of colours.
Trench coats are a good option too and a staple item which remain popular this season. As they tend to come in lighter weight fabrics, they offer you greater ways to layer up whilst remaining stylish.

Evening

Heading out for dinner or drinks often requires a different coat. If you’ve dressed up for the occasion, you might not want the practicality of your duvet coat hiding your outfit! Try something smarter or dressier. A faux fur coat or one with a faux fur collar can add that extra wow factor.
Velvet is also a very popular trend this winter as are coats with jewelled, embellished or embroidered detailing.

I hope these help you shop for your next coat with more confidence, but if you need any help simply get in touch.