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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!

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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?

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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.

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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

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Magnificent Marsala

10 Jan
Marsala

So Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2015 is Marsala – a shade the company says will enrich the human mind, body and soul.

Marsala makes for an elegant, grounded statement, whether it stands on its own or serves as a strong accent alongside other colours.

“Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Colour Institute’s executive director.

It’s a really luxurious and romantic colour. Imagine deep, burgundy wines waiting to meet your lips.

This hearty yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors” Eiseman states.

It is not an easy colour to wear, however. How will you be incorporating this trending colour into your wardrobe? I have some tips to help you.

Do you have mousey hair that you may have highlighted à la Jennifer Aniston?

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Marsala on you will create an elegant and sophisticated look when you wear it head to toe. As a block colour, wear it with one of your neutral shades; try it with Taupe or Rose Brown.

Do you have very light blonde hair and pale blue or green eyes like Gwyneth Paltrow?

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Wear Marsala if you are looking for an understated look on its own, or with Stone or Pewter shades. For a more colourful ensemble, wear it with Petrol or Light Teal.

Are you a red-head like Emma Stone?

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Go for the Wow factor when you wear it with your Orange Reds and the Greens in your palette such as Turquoise and Lime.

Do you have dark hair and dark eyes like Eva Longoria?

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You will bring Marsala into your wardrobe in a print together with your Burgundies, Aubergines, Damsons and purples.

Do you have dark hair and bright eyes like the Duchess of Cambridge?

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Marsala is a soft and muted colour so it would not be the first choice for you. However, it can work as part of a print with shades such as Chinese Blue, Emerald Turquoise or Fern, for example. Or you may want to opt for an accessory, but not a necklace or scarf as they are too close to the face; bracelets and handbags would work a treat.

Do you have silver, platinum or salt and pepper hair like Jamie-Lee Curtis?

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You will wear Marsala when you prefer a softer approach to colour in your wardrobe. Wear it with greys from Charcoal to Silver Grey.

One piece of advice for everyone, if Marsala is close to your face, make sure the lipstick you wear works with it and doesn’t clash, unless you want to achieve a creative or dramatic look.

For those with a cool, pink undertone try Colour Me Beautiful Plumberry susan-styles-you-plumberry

For those with a warm, peach undertone try Colour Me Beautiful Mochaberry susan-styles-you-mochaberry

Not sure whether Marsala will work for you? You need to be Colourised! Come and discover how to look younger, more healthy and more vibrant just by wearing the right colours. Don’t forget, if you book and pay for a Colour Consultation before the end of January 2015, I am throwing in up to £25 worth of FREE ACCESSORIES! An offer not to be missed! Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

susan@susanstylesyou
07801 341526
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Glitter in gold or sparkle in silver?

28 Dec
Glitter in gold or sparkle in silver?

New Year’s Eve is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing it’s PARTY time!!!

Whatever your plans are for this New Year’s Eve, it is always fun to glam up a bit more than normal – and add a little sparkle and bling! Have you chosen your outfit yet? If not, I wanted to give you a few tips on how to look amazing this New Year!

Most people have an overall “Warm” or “Cool” appearance. For some people, it is much easier to determine. For example, red heads are usually “Warm” and anyone with silver, grey or platinum hair is usually “Cool”. For others, it might not be so obvious. As a redhead, I know that I look awful in silver and that gold lights up my face, making me look fresh, alive and, well, just more healthy!

Wearing something with a blue base or cool undertone just drains me, makes my teeth look yellow, emphasises my fine lines and makes me appear pale and sickly. Yuck! Let’s look at jewellery. If you think you have colouring similar to me, you should choose stones such as coral or golden toned pearls. Stone colour should focus on more earthy tones such as browns, oranges, greens, yellows, peaches, corals. Anything turquoise will look fab on you.

The best eyeshadow colours for you are browns, oranges, yellows, coppers, and, of course, gold. Go for a peachy blush and an orange based red lip.

Somebody with a “Cool” look, will not look their best in yellow based colours which will make their skin appear sallow. However, wearing a blue based, cool colour will make them look radiant! Silver metal will make their face come alive and their face will become luminous and healthy. If this is you, choose white pearls or diamonds. Stone colour should focus on jewel tones such as pinks, purples, blues, reds, and magentas.

For your eye shadow, silver, grey, heather and mauve will all look amazing. Keep your cheek colour pink based and for your lips, a blue based red or cool pink will look stunning.

Of course, just to confuse matters, you *could* be neutral, in which case you have the best of both worlds and will look fabulous in either.

Have a fab New Year’s Eve and see you in 2015!

Not sure? Have I confused you even more? Why not book in for a Colour Consultation and be prepared to be AMAZED at how fabulous you can look in colour!

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Softly, softly

15 Dec
Softly, softly

Do you have dark blonde to medium brown hair with eyes that have a soft and muted quality to them like Kylie Minogue? Because there is little contrast in your face, you will look your best in colours that are not too bright. Remember, you want people to see YOU and not the colour you are wearing.

High contrast colours – i.e. light and dark together will simply overpower you. Wearing colours from the same family of colour, such as all blues or all greens will give you a tone on tone effect for an elegant and slimming look. When you are choosing accessories like shoes and bags, they should blend with your outfit and not in shades that add high contrast. Jewellery with a matte surface as opposed to shiny will complement your look. Choosing fabrics with texture will further soften your look. Black is not in your palette – if you must wear it, keep it away from your face or soften the black with a textured scarf, faux fur stole or, maybe a string of pearls ala Audrey Hepburn! With your makeup, your gentle, soft eyes should not be overpowered with bright colours. Steer clear of black eyeliner – a granite eye pencil will add definition and look flattering on you. Why not try a slick of lip gloss for a subtle look?

You will soon be “Spinning Around” on the dance floor and bopping to “The Locomotion”!

Are you confused by colour? You need to be colourised! Get in touch with me prepare to be transformed!

susan@susanstylesyou.com
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Bright as a bauble!

12 Dec
Bright as a bauble!

Do you have dark brown to black hair with bright eyes – either blue, green or topaz? Your colouring will be similar to the Duchess of Cambridge with lots of contrast. To create harmony and balance you should wear bright and contrasting colours. Jewel colours such as scarlet, chinese blue or emerald turquoise will make your eyes sparkle and shine! If you like to wear sludgy colours such as taupe and pewter, liven them up with a colourful scarf or pashmina in your WOW colours near your face. If you choose to dress in a single colour, make sure it is one of the brightest in your palette for a statement look.

Black is stunning on you, but you can have fun by adding brighter shades in striking accessories such as sparkling necklaces, brooches and earrings or glasses in a bright colour.

As for your make-up, try either a strong eye makeup colour or a strong lip – never both. A bright red or pink lipstick will make your eyes pop!

Now is the season to sparkle!

Not sure what colours to choose? You need to be colourised! Contact me to be transformed!

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susan@susanstylesyou.com
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Cool Yule

11 Dec
Cool Yule

Do you have platinum or silver hair, or maybe some ash tones in your hair like Helen Mirren? Your look is very fashionable at the moment as natural, grey hair has been sweeping the catwalks lately. It oozes sophistication and elegance.

PLEASE don’t disappear in browns and beiges! These are NOT good colours for you and will drain your face of all colour. Keep a look out for rose brown – this is a lovely colour for you as it has a pinkish undertone. If you must wear colours like taupe and pewter, you can balance your look by wearing a fabulous pashmina or scarf in rose pink or teal.

Avoid colours that have a warm, yellow tone, as these will make your skin appear sallow. If you do wear yellow, it must be icy lemon.

Because your look is cool and pinkish, your colours need to have a cool (blue) undertone, preferably with some contrast. You will always look best in medium to deep colours. You will look super cool in colours like periwinkle, rose pink and orchid. Red is sensational on you – so long as you choose a blue based one such as raspberry.

When wearing your darker neutrals, balance them with lighter and brighter shades and avoid wearing two dark neutrals together.

Sparkle in silver jewellery and accessories rather than gold as silver is a cool metal and will balance your look.

Keep your blusher and lipstick pink based rather than peach and choose eyeshadow colours such as heather, lavender and opal. Beware of brown based lipsticks, especially neutral shades. Why not try a navy mascara for a change? Much more flattering than black±

Have a Cool Yule you Silver Foxesses!

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Warming up Winter

9 Dec
Warming up Winter

Do you have gorgeous Titian tresses like Christina Hendricks? Yours is a very striking look.

Red is fabulous on you – IF it is the right shade to complement your lovely locks. An LRD with a yellow or orange base will give you the WOW factor!

Black is not a very flattering colour for you. If you must wear it, keep it away from your face, like a skirt or trousers and team it with a top in one of your WOW colours such as coral or turquoise.

When choosing a colour for your party frock, think of all the colours of the leaves of the trees in Autumn – golds, greens, oranges – all will look amazing with your hair!

You will always look best in colours of medium depth with a yellow undertone – avoid colours like baby pink or icy violet as these will make you look grey.

Always choose gold accessories over silver as these will complement your skin tone, making you look radiant and golden.

For your makeup, blusher and lipstick in peachy, salmony shades will make you come alive.

Have a fab Christmas Golden Girl!

Not sure what colours suit you? You need to be colourised! Still time to book in in December to look fabulous for Christmas.

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