Tag Archives: cool

Baby it’s cold outside!

6 Feb

The temperatures have plummeted rececently and sometimes it is difficult to look stylish yet keep warm at the same time. Your go to option should be faux fur – very on trend right now and perfect for keeping you nice and toasty!

susan-styles-you-Catwalk_Fendi_Fur_Ban_May17

Faux fur for the ultimate in every day glamour

Just one plush garment can shield you from the elements and make you look luxuriously snug (and smug) – faux fur.

From teddy bear coats to subtle fluffy trims, there’s a Winter wonder to suit everyone’s furry fashion limit. Why not be faux fur fabulous with all this cold weather around?

Full pelt

A thick, faux fur coat has Winter written all over it. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s a sound overcoat investment for the big freeze months, from November through to March.

Colour is all-important when selecting your faux fur. If you have a Warm skin tone go for the browns, fawns and camels, should you have a Cool skin tone choose grey or black fur.

There are also lots of animal print furs which are the ultimate statement if you have a Dramatic or Creative style personality. Leopard used to be the go-to print, but now you’ll find Friesian cow or Dalmatian spots, if you prefer a quirky monochrome colour way.

Furry trims

Faux fur can be used as a glamorous accent on clothes, almost like tinsel on a Christmas tree, but minus sparkle.

You can pretty much forgo a scarf if you opt for a winter coat with a generous faux fur or shearling collar. The bigger the collar, the bigger the style statement.

Avoid a furry collar if you’re bigger busted, as it’s likely to exaggerate your proportions but, conversely, if you’re lacking in that area, it can boost your assets.

Generous faux fur trims on hemlines are the latest way to draw attention to your legs. Ensure you keep your pins streamlined in skinny jeans, leggings or tights, so that the fur can frame your limbs to the max.

This Dr. Zivago look never disappoints on the glam stakes.

Fluffy extras

Embrace the fluff factor with Siberia-inspired extras. Keep the cold out with furry snoods and scarves draped over shoulders, big hats – Cossack style – cuddling heads, and mittens over paws – all easy ways to add fur accents to your look.

If you want a colour contrast, the high street has rainbow bright numbers for a fun approach. Many of the above are available in the shops now at extraordinary discounts.

Throw practicality out of the window with this season’s surprise fuzzy evening extras: think sandals trimmed with fluffy marabou and clutch bags decked out in cosy shearling. They won’t keep you warm but they will look furry fabulous.

It just so happens that I have some fab bargains for you too! I have lots of faux fur items and vintage inspired gloves listed on Ebay right now! I have a Buy it Now price but you can make me an offer – I need to get rid of all my Winter stock so do take a look. Click on the picture below to have a browse.

brown faux fur

Would you like to learn more about your personal colouring, style personality or what shape would suit you best? Why not book an appointment with me?

Contact me at susan@susanstylesyou.com or 07801 341526

www.susanstylesyou.com

Scarlet Fever

16 Aug

Helloooo!

It has been such a long time since I blogged – I have been really, really busy – have you missed me? I hope everyone is having a great Summer and looking forward to the exciting new fashions that are starting to appear in the shops right now.

Autumn is my favourite time of year and I can’t contain my giddiness that THE hot colour for Autumn/Winter 2014 is RED!!!

susan-styles-you-women-trends-review-fall-winter-2014-2015-from-milan-london-paris-new-york-fashion-weeks-red

The catwalks were awash with healthy, warm and vibrant head to toe scarlets in all hues this season. Red is the ultimate power colour that screams “LOOK AT ME!”. If you want to be noticed and remembered – wear red, but not just any red – your red!

Red is a difficult colour to get right as there are so many different shades of it. I know from personal experience. You see, I never wore red until I disovered Colour Analysis and found MY red. My mother never dressed me in red as a child, I never chose red when I was old enough to shop for myself. I simply believed that wearing red would clash with my hair. But now I have discovered the right reds for my individual colouring, I love to wear it and I am always complimented when I wear it. The red family has so many variations, from raspberry to tomato so getting the undertone right is crucial.

Red is the colour of energy, wear red and you will feel confident and in control. It will bring excitement to your day. It is a great colour to wear at the end of the week when your energy levels may be flagging. So, probably not a great colour to wear if you are trying to get the kids off to sleep 🙂

There are two reds in Pantone’s Fall 2014 collection. Firstly, Sangria, “an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations”.

susan-styles-you-sangria

Secondly, there is Aurora Red “a more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark”. Nice of them to give us a choice 🙂

susan-styles-you-Yoana-Baraschi-sketch-Fall2014

When wearing red, take care with your lipstick and make sure it is in the same tone. Colour Me Beautiful cosmetics are specifically designed to suit individual colouring, so it makes your choice easy peasy! You can purchase Colour Me Beautiful cosmetics from my online shop Susan Styles You. If you are not sure what suits you, just give me a call and I can help you choose!

For those with warm undertones, choose an earthy red like Tomato.

susan-styles-you-tomato

For those with a cool undertone, Ruby is lovely.

susan-styles-you-ruby

Keep an eye out for my next blog, where I will be sharing my top RED HOT picks on the High Street!

Do you know what red suits you? No? Well, come and find out!

A Full Colour Analysis with me costs just £120, which includes a full makeover using Colour Me Beautiful cosmetics and your own 42 colour palette to take away with you. Believe me, it will transform you and the the way you shop!

Also, I have a special Summer Offer on right now. Book one Colour Consultation at full price (£120) and get a second for half price (£60) – a saving of £20 each! Why not get together with a friend or relative and come along together to take advantage of this amazing offer!

Contact me today on 07801 341526 or email me at susan@susanstylesyou.com

Festival Chic

25 May
Festival Chic
Well finally we have some sunny weather, which got me thinking Festivals!
Got your tickets sorted? Now comes the panic! Just because you are camping for a few days doesn’t mean all the fashion rules go out of the window!

Just what is the dress code for festivals? I have the hottest solutions for you whatever the weather.

The key to pulling an outfit together is keep it to two or three colours at most.

Cool: I love the Sam Edelman hi-top trainers with the stud embellishment.  The neutral colour means they will go with everything. Denim shorts are a Summer staple and I teamed mine with this Wildfox pale-pink T-shirt. Share the love with its cute heart shaped print! The vintage Converse cross body bag is practical and perfect for carrying your essential supplies. Add a touch of quirkiness with this little spotty hair accessory.  Finish the look with some delicate silver jewellery from Stella and Dot.

Classic: another wardrobe staple – the maxi dress. Stripes are very on trend this season and I love the bright colours in this one. Made from light weight jersey, it is flattering on any silhouette – the ultimate in super cool style. If its a bit chilly you could throw a little denim jacket over the top. I’ve added some gladiator glam with these pretty tough strappy sandals featuring in a chunky buckle and stud design. I’ve brought out the coral in the other accessories like the little Betsey Johnson zip wallet – big enough for your lipgloss and a few coins at least! Dress it up with this gorgeous lace trimmed fedora, pop on a statement necklace and you are festival ready!

Cutesy: Why not go for something far more unique with this cream embellished smart playsuit! With beaded pattern and racer back, this is super sexy and on-trend. I’ve kept it girly and romantic by bringing out the pink in the accessories. What festival would be complete without a pair of wellies? I just adore these spot wellies from Joules, durable yet stylish and sure to keep your feet safe and secure whilst you’re out and about in the great outdoors.  Pink sunnies and a friendship bracelet complete the look.

You don’t want to be carting your whole collection of make-up so why not opt for the basics?

Colour Me Beautiful Tinted Moisturiser is perfect for giving you that gorgeous glow and comes in 3 colours. A lightweight moisturising tint is the perfect alternative to foundation for a more casual look. Packed with conditioners it hydrates the skin while its light diffusing properties unifies skin tones and corrects imperfections.

susanstylesyou tinted moist

Add some Creme Blush. A luxurious blush that glides on to cheeks giving a luminous finish. Available in two sumptuous shades, Lychee and Melba, in a compact screw-top pot for perfect blush on the go.  Apply with fingertips for a natural, healthy glow.

susanstylesyou creme

Finish with a slick of Lipgloss. Lightly tinted, this lip gloss adds a subtle radiant sheen to lips. Looks fabulous on its own and over lip pencils and/or lipsticks.

susanstylesyou lipgloss

The Colour Me Beautiful cosmetics range has been carefully designed to suit individual colourings making it easier for you to choose your most flattering make-up shades and create your perfect colour combinations.

So there you are – outfit sorted, make-up essentials sorted. Panic over!

What’s your Festival Style?
Whether you’re a festival virgin or a hardened fanatic stay stylish and enjoy this Summer’s Festivals – come rain or shine!

For further information contact me on Susan@susanstylesyou.com or call 07801 341526