Blog, Colour

Six reasons why you should have your colours ‘done’.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 /

Copy of What a difference colour can make! What a difference colour can make! Fiona

Having your colours ‘done’ will not only enlighten you as to which colours suit you best. You’ll be clued-up in no time and confident in choosing whether those colours should be cool or warm (temperature); dark or light (depth); clear or muted (intensity); and how you should mix those colours for your best combinations (contrast levels).

There are so many reasons why knowing your best colour temperature, depth, intensity and contrast levels could change your life. I speak from stark experience, as referenced in these photos of Fiona and I pre-colour intervention (28ish yrs) versus post-colour intervention (40ish yrs). What a difference colour can make!

For those who need more evidence (although I can’t imagine why), knowing and buying garments in your personal colours and contrast levels means:

  1. Everything in your wardrobe will mix and match: no more garment ‘orphans’ which require you to buy something new just so you can wear it;
  2. Saving cash: discovering the colours that flatter you will mean you avoid forking out for garment mistakes that end up languishing in your wardrobe, unloved and unworn, with the constant reminder of an attached price tag;
  3. Saving time: imagine walking into a store and being able to scan it in seconds to establish whether they have anything for you?;
  4. You can create great capsule wardrobes: mixing and matching means no more laboring over what to wear to work or what to take away on holidays;
  5. You will project to the world a truer impression of you: colour psychology (i.e. the impact of colour on your own and other’s mood and perceptions) is well researched and hence, big companies spend a lot of money working on their branding – including what colours to use. The colours we wear can have just as much impact on how people perceive you; and last, but not least
  6. You’ll look fabulous: wearing the wrong or right colours can be the difference between looking like you need a sick day or like you’ve just returned from Tahiti.

But we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Here’s a little ditty from our wonderful client, Angela O:

 “The Style Liberation colour session was a lot of fun and very relaxing. As somebody who loves to shop for clothes (and bargains!) I’ve never really thought about the role that colour plays in making me look ‘alive’ or a little ‘frumpy’. I could immediately see the impact that the wrong colour or shade had on my complexion…best of all I don’t need to remember a complicated palette of colours as the take-home swatches are small and simple; I’ll keep them in my handbag when shopping always!”

If you’d like to reap these and other benefits, book your Style Liberation Colour Analysis. You can book an individual session here or book a spot at one of our upcoming group sessions in Canberra (4th March 2018) or Brisbane (4th March 2017). Go on! It will be fun. We promise!

In the meantime download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.

Blog, Retail Therapy

The Best Leather Jackets This Season

Friday, May 26, 2017 /

A leather jacket is a sound investment. Timeless and great for transitioning between seasons it’s the perfect piece to sharpen any look. We’ve tried and tested quite a few this season and these are the pick of the bunch. Click on the picture to see all the details.
Leather Jackets 1
Leather Jackets 1
Leather Jackets 3
Leather Jackets 4

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AW17 Trend Update

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 /

This season there really is something for everyone. Remember, you’re looking for the trend that reflects your style personality, lifestyle, colour palette and body shape. If it ticks all of these boxes, then you’re on a winner.

Which one is right for you?

2017 A/W Trends: Colour - Warm and Cool

 

2017 A/W Trends: Coats and Jackets

 

2017 A/W Trends : Normcore

 

2017 A/W Trends: Bell Sleeves

 

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Ms H’s Shopping Bag

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 /

Ms H's Shopping Bag

 

I love being someone’s birthday present! Even better when it’s a surprise. Ms H had no idea when she woke up on her significant birthday that she’d be spending the day with me. Thanks again to her fab husband for organising.

I’d been shopping with Ms H before, so she had the basics and workwear covered. The focus for our shopping trip was for versatile tops that could be worn for work/play, a travel outfit (must be plane friendly, smart but super comfy) and a dress to wear out for her birthday dinner. The aim was to create a casual wardrobe that is smart but effortless. A look that doesn’t just revolve around jeans.

The essentials:

Style Personality: Elegant

Colour palette: Cool & Clear

Body Shape: Triangle

Size: 8 – 10

Our favourite purchase was the leather skirt from Portmans. It was a toss up between the one above and the longer pencil version (check it out online – gorgeous!!!!). We decided on the mini, as it was more versatile for casual wear but still smart enough for work. The pencil skirt for weekend wear would be a little restrictive if you were planning to cycle to the shops and pick up a coffee. Another favourite was the Country Road legging pants. I would describe them as a cross between a ponte and a jegging. They definitely don’t look like your wearing a legging – much smarter. However, you would still need to wear a top that finishes no higher than your hip. Team it with a pair of boots, ballet or pointed flats and you’re rocking it. Word on the street is that they’re plane friendly. Tick!

Ms H, it was a pleasure to celebrate your birthday with you. Many happy returns. xx

Need some more shopping inspiration? Find shopping tricky? We’ve got the guide for you! 

Download your free copy of 35+ Where to Shop. It’s a free guide, that classifies over 80 retailers by style personality, colour palette, body shape and dress code. We’ll find the perfect stores for you. Download it here.