LOOK THE BUSINESS – EVERY DAY!

  • It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, and so the “picture” you first present says much about you.  Have you ever worried that your image is not doing you justice?
  • Ever wondered how the colours you wear impact on your first impression?
  • Have you a wardrobe full of clothes and still find yourself saying ‘I’ve nothing to wear’!

 

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then you cannot miss this 4 week course designed to bring your image to new heights!

A uniquely designed course to help you discover how you dress impacts on what salary you earn; what position you hold; what fees you can generate!

And, after all that you will walk with greater confidence and convince people of your worth!

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Get More Life Out Of Your Clothes

  • Launder less frequently if at all possible – washing and drying clothes frequently shortens their lifespan due to the heat and the friction involved in washing. Try wearing clothes multiple times between launderings.
  • Use a non-biological powder which is kinder to fabrics – and to your skin. Avoid fabric conditioner – they are usually full of chemicals. Always check the label for washing instructions.
  • Wash clothes on a cooler cycle in the washing machine – perhaps 30° – kinder to your clothes and saves energy too!
  • Line dry your clothes as opposed to putting them in the tumble dryer.
  • Always turn dark clothes inside out when machine washing and this will preserve the colour longer.
  • Zip up any garments as the teeth of the zip can cause damage to fabrics in the washing machine. The same applies to Velcro fasteners.
  • Check garments frequently for wear and tear – i.e. hems, buttons etc., and repair anything that’s needed.
  • Never put anything back into the wardrobe after wearing without checking for stains or any signs of wear and tear.
  • If you are wearing suits regularly, consider having them pressed as opposed to dry cleaned unless they really need it.
  • Storing your clothes in an organised way will ensure that you get the most life out of your wardrobe. Invest in good hangers, particularly for suits and jackets. Store non-hanging items flat and folded – this avoids the crumpled look or having to iron before wearing.
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    Stuck in a rut? 7 tips for injecting new life into your wardrobe

    Just last week, we had our first client of 2013 in studio. A young man, keen to get him self out of the rut of buying the same colours, labels, styles etc. He was keen to get more mileage out of his budget and was feeling a bit bored with his look. This is a very typical trait of what is termed a classic style personality and is not uncommon in both men and women.

    You will know if you are a classic stye personality if typically:

    • You find yourself with a lot of the same type of clothes in your wardrobe in terms of colours, styles;
    • You have bought a garment in the past only to come home and find something identical in your wardrobe;
    • You find it difficult to mix and match – you typically just mix and match the same few items in your wardrobe;
    • You tend to play it safe when shopping; You go for the same colours – usual neutral colours such as black, navy, grey, white;
    • You find it more difficult to shop for your non-work wardrobe i.e you casual/smart casual wardrobe.

    So, how to inject some new life and fun into your wardrobe. This involves pushing yourself a little bit outside of your comfort zone, but there is never a better time than January for doing something like this. Here are our top tips!

    1. Colour is a great way to add new life into your style. Next time you are shopping, try on some colours that you might not have considered in the past. Small steps here – it may be just a scarf, a handbag, a top. Because you have lots of neutral colours (black, grey, navy, brown) in your existing wardrobe, a new ‘accent’ colour (reds, blues, greens, etc) will liven up your wardrobe.
    2. Take a little time to browse magazines or the net and decide on looks, styles and colours that appeal to you and make a mental note.
    3. For the ladies, add some costume jewellery in some new colours.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but it will add a new dimension to your look.
    4. For the guys, it may be some new ties which will instantly update a suit and give a fresh look.
    5. If you have always worn black shoes or boots, try on some new colours – there will be plenty of new options particularly coming into the Spring.
    6. Avoid the tendency to buy more work gear! Focus on your ‘outside work’ wardrobe. If they appeal to you but you don’t have a great pair of jeans, now is the time to invest. Alternatively a chino type trouser or casual trousers will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
    7. Visit new shops. Avoid any shops, labels or styles that you have opted for in the past. This is a learning exercise, if you come home with no purchases, don’t worry. Your overall aim is to avoid the samey samey approach that you’ve had up to now.

    Its time to inject some fun and interest into your look. It won’t happen overnight, but you will have fun in the process. Don’t be too hard on yoursel.  Alternatively, check out   http://www.imagematters.ie/personal

     

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    New Year New You – Style Resolutions 2013

    It’s that time of year again as 2012 draws to a close that we reflect on our life and what we would like to change to improve ourselves.   While fashion may seem superficial and frivolous to some, how we look and present ourselves to the world  should be a priority because what we wear and how we wear it can have a huge impact on our mood and how we interact with and are perceived by others.  Check out our tips for 2013 designed to help you make the most of your current wardrobe and incorporate some new trends and habits to always look great and feel fabulous!

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