Style IQ February

Most of us are reluctantly back to work after the wonderful summer weather. I am sure you, like me, are trying to soak up the remaining sunshine in the evenings or weekend before the autumn weather arrives. However the time is now here to decide on your clothing investments for the Autumn/Winter 2015 season.
In the weeks since the last Style IQ News Letter, I have been busy with colour and shopping clients and last week training new Color Me Beautiful Stylists. We have been absorbing the new trends and styles arriving in the stores, so it seemed a good time to discuss what’s out there for you!
This season will prove to be interesting as one of the dominant winter trends is pastel shades! Over the last couple of seasons a major trend has been the drama of black and white together. This continues, however white has been joined by many shades of light to medium grey, pastel blues and baby pinks, a few shops also have a pistachio green and beige. The black side of the drama also continues but you may see navy or charcoal grey substituting for black.

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This is quite a powerful trend for colour and will cause a few problems for those with deep, muted or warm colouring.


It’s really important to wear a colour that flatters you near to your face. At the same time you need to be careful where the colour change occurs to ensure you don’t draw attention to your less flattering areas.

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To keep up with fashion but not be a slave to it is important for those of us that shop to a budget and when the season colours and shapes are not too flattering it is always a challenge.

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Tip: It’s very important you use a full length mirror to check you look great in yoga pants or straight white shirts before you buy………….not afterwards. Think about what you want the garment to do, ask yourself the questions essential to good shopping, where are you going in it and what will you be wearing with it?

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If you think this might be too hard for you or you want a little help, I am putting on a workshop with Moyra Naughton, another CMB stylist. We aim to show you how to get a great wardrobe and how to choose well with this seasons offerings.
If you are interested in this workshop or something similar, but it’s not in your area, contact Jill as we are looking to do a workshop roadshow throughout New Zealand.

Conversation with a stylist!

Join Jill Wilkinson of Color Me Beautiful New Zealand and Moyra Naughton of Styleshop
and learn what we talk about together, plus see the secrets of our wardrobes!
Take a look at Autumn/Winter 2015 fashion offerings and get some ideas.
Two hours of Stylish fun, and practical demonstrations to get you started on the wardrobe you always dreamed of.
Lots of time to have fun and ask those questions you need answered about your wardrobe and your style!

Time; 6.30 for 7pm on Thursday March 12th
Venue; Highbury House Birkenhead
Cost; $30 each or two tickets for $50

included tea, coffee and biscuits and a voucher towards a style workshop day with Jill and Moyra.
Contact Jill to book your place


Hope you can make our style evening, it will be fun and a chance to meet again.


Jill XXX


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