Chunky/Statement Accessories: Yes or No?

In the video below I share the styling tips & tricks to rock those chunky or statement accessories not matter your body shape or size.

There are two things that I’d consider when wearing chunky or big accessories:

Consider Your Body Frame. If you’re a:

  • Small scale: choose small to medium accessories (still chunky but in proportion to your small scale frame)
  • Medium scale: any size accessory will work for you. However, if you’re short stick with small to medium accessories since large ones can make you look shorter.
  • Large scale: choose medium to large accessories.

Think about balance. If you’re wearing an outfit that is big and voluminous, keep accessories to minimal. If you’re wearing something sleeker mundane or neutral in colour, go for a little bigger and bolder with a chunky cocktail ring or big, bright handbag. You don’t want them to compete with each other.

If you have any questions or if there is any topic in particular that you’d like me to talk about it please let me know……..

Vesna xx

How to break fashion rules with Accessories

If the colour of your new dress doesn’t compliment your skin, if the neckline of your top makes you look wider or if your cropped jacket shortens your torso it’s time to learn how to accessorise to make your garments and colours work for you.

Yes, accessories can add a pop of colour to your outfits, interest and also a touch of your personality to your looks.

However, there is more that we can do with accessories; we can bring balance to our body, elongate legs, lengthen our torso, soften our shoulders and much more. This is what I covered in today’s video.

I’d love to hear your thoughts when it comes to accessorising. If you have any specific questions, please let me know because I can do a Q&A just for you!

Thanks

Vesna xxx

Why & How to Create Your Own Inspirational Style Board

In today’s video I share why and how to create your own inspirational style board.

Personal style is about identifying what resonates with You when it comes to:

  • Type of fabrics
  • Type of textures
  • Type of prints
  • Garment details
  • Types of accessories
  • Colours
  • Clothing Personality
  • And also learning how to bring balance to Your body shape

Once you know your personal style, you have the skills for life!

These series of videos are part of my weekly Facebook live mini-classes. If you have any specific question please email me and I could prepare a tailored video just for you (I can keep it anonymous if you’d prefer so).

Vesna xxx

 

How to Build Your Best Wardrobe

It’s so refreshing to open your wardrobe and find a clutter-free zone, filled with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Because I truly DO NOT believe that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. It actually creates anxiety and limits creativity.

In today’s video I share with you two formulas that I personally use and I also share with my clients when it comes to building a new wardrobe, downsizing or refreshing your wardrobe. These two formulas are: the SAP Formula (Staples-Accent-Pop) and the 20/80 well-balanced wardrobe formula.

Any questions, please let me know. If you implement any of these formulas, I’d love to hear about you. Thanks

Vesna xx

Your Clothing Personality Unlocked

Our personality is often a strong indicator of what type of style suits us best.

We normally are a combination of 2 or 3 personalities when dressing or choosing an outfit. It’s ok if you feel that you don’t have a particular style; this is very common. It’s definitely within you, however because of different circumstances in life such as motherhood, weight fluctuations, career change and lifestyle you may have lost that sense of style and confidence on choosing things that represent who you are. Or perhaps you’ve never paid much attention to your beauty, image and appearance and how clothing and accessories communicate a message.

When you get clarity about who you really are from the inside out, identify the fabrics, details, textures and colours that make you feel great, know your body shape and how to dress it; then putting an outfit together and shopping gets easier and easier.

So, you can click the image below to watch this week video and get ready to unlock Your Clothing Personality.

 

Your True Colours

Colours can re-energise you and make you feel lighter and more vibrant. Colours can put you in a happy and positive mood. This is exactly what we need when we’re dressing every day, when we’re connecting with new people or when we’re networking and talking to potential clients and collaborators. My intention with this video is to inspire you to wear more colours and to teach you how to choose your true colours. Colours can also make you stand out and shine and this is something that we need to be ok with.  Not allowing yourself to wear colours that look amazing on you is like playing really small. It’s like allowing your fears and worries to dictate how you’re going to show up in the world.

Click the photo below to watch the video where you can see me I’m in full action playing with some metallic drapes 🙂 and where you can learn about Your True Colours…………….

And remember that you’ll find lots of practical information in the soon-to-be-launched book “Dear Confidence: Unleashing your Personal Style & Brand”.

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Bring out your best body features

Last week I did my 2nd Facebook Live Video in preparation to the launch of the Book “Dear Confidence: Unleashing your Personal Style & Brand”. I talked about understanding our body shape so we can choose garments  and accessories that bring balance to our body.

This is a very powerful approach to dress your shape because it moves your attention away from “what size you are” to “how to bring out your best body features”. Most of us have been dressing only following external conditionings, such as sizes.  We haven’t learnt to dress following our internal guidance, understanding our body features and proportions and few other personal values. It’s time now to get our power back………

I uploaded this video in youtube so you get the chance to watch it at any time. As per the photo below, in this video I do my own body shape analysis. Watch it and you can do yours and if you haven’t got your “Body Shape Blueprint”, please hit reply and ask me for your copy.

 

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Please make sure to get in touch with me if you have any questions about this video

Talk to you soon

Vesna xx

Book “Dear Confidence” Launch – Only 6 weeks to go!

March is nearly gone and it makes me realise that there are only 6 weeks left until the launch of my book.

It’s also now a time for reflection. I struggled with my confidence for a long time. However, today I feel a confident and an empowered woman. I also feel that it’s important to talk about this subject.

The moment we feel confident and experience that sense of getting our power back; our lives, family and professional relationships and our connection with the world changes for the better. We start to feel that we’re shining our lights……

Please, let me share with you how I did it xx

 

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I now embrace who I am

Today is 17th March 2017 and I feel so proud to tell you that I now embrace who I am. I’m also so grateful for how much I’ve grown since I created Vesna Personal Stylist back in 2012. In this short video I share with you what’s happening with Vesna Personal Stylist in the next couple of months (a little secret: a book is about to be released) and how I got re-united with my dear friend Confidence.

I also wanted to share with you that now I can freely and openly say that I feel beautiful, confident and radiant. Not just because I can say it but also because I can deeply feel it.

How are you feeling about yourself?  If you feel beautiful and confident as well I’d love to hear how did you get there. If this not your case, please stay tuned and make sure you read my next’s week newsletter. I’ll take you on a fulfilling trip to re-gain your confidence back!..

Till next week

Vesna xxx

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You can break those unhealthy shopping habits – Part 2

In the previous blog I shared some of the most popular disempowering shopping habits that a lot of women struggle with and also some tips on how to break them.

Are you buying more and more, wearing less, and start experiencing a lot of frustration and disappointment during your shopping trips? You may be experiencing some of these unhealthy shopping habits:

 Constantly buying the same things

How to break it: if you find yourself buying the same style of clothing it could because of a lack of knowledge on what suit your personality and body shape or because you’ve lost that confidence into trying new things or you just can be bothered. If you simply feel you can’t be bothered to try new things, ask yourself whether you’ve given up on “looking after yourself”. Register for a workshop top open your mind to new options and get to know yourself or work with a personal stylist who can inspire you and teach how to get out of your style rut.

Buying the same item in 2,3 or 4 colours

How to break it: I find that most of the time this habit comes from a “scarcity mentality” or from a “negative attitude” towards shopping. When you shop thinking that it’s going to be hard to find something that suit you or that you don’t have time to keep looking around or come back another day, it’s kind of easy to buy the same items in few colours. Finally, you find something that your like or suits you; so you’ll buy it in 3 different colours. This is not a very healthy way to shop for your wardrobe because eventually you will feel that you are wearing the same things and that you lack versatility. My suggestion would be,start journaling (buy a new notebook) your fashion purchases and every time you fall into this habit, dig into your emotions and mind. Write down the conversation that is happening inside you; i.e. what made you buy that garment in few colours, what could had happened if you bought just one garment in your most favourite colour? etc. Please avoid using the question WHY, because your mind immediately will go into “defense mode” and emotionally you will feel attacked; consequently, you won’t be in the mood to self-enquiry.

You give into every sale email or promotion (they make you all of the sudden need something)

How to break it: If you’ve subscribed to many stores’ newsletters, perhaps it’s time now to start unsubscribing so you don’t see what’s happening in stores now. Remember out of sight out of mind. If you are physically shopping for something in particular and you find some amazing sales that feel almost painful to miss, remind yourself why did you originally come to the shops for. You need to distract yourself, so you can  leave the shop, go for a walk, stop for a coffee and read something that interests you or ring a friend.

You constantly forget or can’t be bothered to return items you’re not happy with

How to break it: Simply stop buying clothes without trying them. Become more knowledgeable, empowered and confident in your purchases decisions through learning the skills of styling and dressing your shape (through group session or workshops or one-on-ones sessions). Also take photo of what you have in your wardrobe so you could get a I good idea of what you could be mixing this new item with. If you don’t have anything at home to mix and match don’t buy it. If what you’re about to buy is going to be a staple piece or investment in your wardrobe because you’re starting to build your wardrobe from scratch put some thoughts into it, such as “Does this pair of jeans flatter my shape?  Does it make feel and look great?  Do I really need a light blue denim or would it be more practical to get a dark blue denim instead?”

Using fashion as a kind of instant gratification

How to break it: A lot of women, including me, get an immediate sense of pleasure and gratification when shopping and buying but once you become more conscious and aware that you’re on a mission to boost your confidence and create a minimal, practical and versatile wardrobe you will be less inclined to use fashion as a tool to temporarily fulfil you. In that moment when you’re about to make that decision of hitting the shops, take few breaths and allow yourself to explore other activities which will bring you pleasure and gratification without jeopardising your confidence, wardrobe, emotional being or health i.e. going for a walk, listening to an inspiring podcast, buying something for a friend or a stranger (as a random act of kindness), etc.

If you think you are experiencing some unhealthy shopping habits, please do something about it. Look for help and take some actions to upgrade them for empowering habits; you will automatically boost your confidence, your wardrobe will thank you and you will feel liberated.

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Thanks for being here

Vesna xx

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