5 Lesser Known Reasons to Have a Colour Analysis

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You can tell the difference between a colour that looks good on you and one that doesn’t simply because people compliment you on some shades and never on others. But there’s so much more to colour than simply what might look good on you or not. The world of colour has been studied for ages. Wouldn’t it be fun to know which colours you could wear to help you appear more confident than you currently feel, be more approachable to people, attract in more business and increase your energy? Below are 5 lesser known reasons to have a colour analysis.

Last week a friend asked how she could wear all black and not deplete her energy. That certainly got a response from the other women at our table! What? Black depletes energy?
Yes, wearing too much black can and especially if it is not in your colour palette.
My answer to her was: wear underwear in your colour palette, or wear a scarf or jewelry that will bring in colour near her face.

That question led to another, which in turn had me discussing how the particular colour palettes often match or enhance a person’s personality. Colour can add strength to you and give you added confidence or soften you and make you more approachable.

Here is a story of a client: She has warm colouring and is an Autumn. Her personality is also warm and outgoing. So, she is congruent with the colours she wears.  Also, her chosen profession is in healing and counseling. People open up to her, that is a good thing! Wearing brown, golds and peaches are welcoming, grounding and comforting, so what a perfect combination of personality, job choice and honouring of her colouring… she is definitely bringing congruency to all areas. Even her choice of decorating in her home is in line with her colour palette.

The usual reasons to invest in having a colour analysis is that it is easier to mix and match clothes. It saves you time and money. You look radiant, healthy and more youthful. But there are also less known benefits such as:

1. Wearing colours in your colour palette increases your energy.
2. Wearing colours that honour your undertone also enhance your personality.
3. You look more approachable, trustworthy and credible which in turn can increase your business because you attract in more clients.
4. You are more congruent in your overall look and people see you and hear your message.
5. It can build confidence.

Is it time to invest in yourself now? Do you want to increase your confidence? Your business? Your energy?

I would be happy to help you discover your POWER colours and open up a whole new world of discovery!

Here is where you will find me over the coming days:
Tuesday July 28, 2015 – Business Builders Bootcamp in Toronto
July 29, 2015 – BNI Networking Bradford
July 3, 2015 – Wahoo… finally getting my hair cut and styled!

I look forward to connecting with you. Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for more tips and you’ll find me on Twitter too!

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Until next time,

Karen

Dating Scene Fashion Tips for Mature Women – Tip #3

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In my previous blog post, I began a 4 part series of fashion tips for mature women on the dating scene with Tip #1. Tip #2 followed in my newsletter. Have you subscribed yet?  Here is the link! Below is Tip #3. Look for the last one in my newsletter next week. Continue reading

4 Fashion Tips for Reentering the Dating Scene

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Dating at any age can be nerve-racking, intimidating, and stressful let alone as a mature woman. Believe me I know because I am there… right now!  You don’t want your look to reflect how you might be feeling! You want to look cool, confident, and friendly, maybe even flirty. Let’s work with what you can control: your wardrobe. Your jitters will back off when your fashionable style comes forward. When you know you look good, you can relax and be present in the situation. Get ready as I give you 4 scenarios full of fashion tips for reentering the dating scene. Continue reading

Wear Color with Intention – 10 Core Colours & What They Mean

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Many of you who have heard me at a presentation, know me through networking, or are a client and friend, know that I believe having a Colour Analysis, is the number ONE step to take before buying any clothing.  But it’s not just about whether clothing colours look good on you or not; they do so much more! You’ll find lots of references about how colour can be very healing, give you emotional support as well has help you express yourself. Wearing clothing with intention and in your colour palette makes you look more healthy, radiant and youthful!! Who doesn’t want to look more youthful? And… colour can actually raise your vibration. Here are the first 5 core colours and what they mean. The next 5 will be publlshed in my upcoming newsletter. Have you subscribed yet? Sign up here! Continue reading

9 Tips for Looking Poolside Confident!

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Yes, I am confident we will get summer and have some lazy, hazy days at a beach or pool. Here are 9 STYLING tips for fun in the sun, when you are invited to a pool party, at a resort or entertaining friends at the cottage. Continue reading

13 Tips To Make it Easy to Wear White Jeans This Summer!

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White jeans are in a clothing category all to themselves. They are a sign of warm weather and fun times; a classic that won’t ever go out of style and a wardrobe staple with all kinds of uses. Going to a party? Dress up your white jeans! Knocking around town this weekend? Grab your white jeans! Planning a weekend getaway? Pack your white jeans! Here are 13 tips to make it easy to wear white jeans this summer. Continue reading

8 Fashion Tips for your Changing Boomer Babe Life

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Are you a Boomer Babe? How has life changed for you?  Are there new things to dress for; new relationships, new jobs, grandkids, exciting adventures? You might be finding the old clothes just don’t seem right for current times. Where do you go for guidance and advice about navigating the next decade or two in fashion? Do you need some helpful tips?

When I talk to women 50 + I hear the same complaints… your bodies have changed and you feel out of synch with the clothes in the store. You are experiencing that “Menopausal Middle.”

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10 Tips on How to Bring Spring into Your Wardrobe

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It’s that time of year; the weather’s unpredictable, allergies are acting up, and spring fashions aren’t quite ready to wear yet. Here’s a little study guide of 10 tips to help you take baby steps toward warm weather fashion and bring spring into your wardrobe.

1. Cashmere can move into spring
Cashmere sweaters or cardigans can be a great choice heading into spring – even summer, especially when they are in lighter colors and/or are lightweight. Reach for them as great layering pieces for when days are flip flopping between warm and cold. Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Spring & Summer Fashion 2015

style expert York regionThe trends are coming into the stores and what a mixture! We have Retro Fashion coming back as well, so stay in touch with me as I cover what is showing up from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. I created a checklist of 50 shades of Spring and Summer fashion highlights you will be seeing in the stores. I put them into categories and am sharing the first 25 here in my blog. The other 25 you will find in my next newsletter coming out shortly, so watch your inbox! Aren’t signed up for my newsletter? Please click here to begin the signup process to receive my news along with the remaining 25 fashion highlights for spring and summer 2015. As a thank you for signing up for the newsletter, you will receive my FREE e-book on “10 Tips to Looking and Feeling Timeless“! Continue reading

5 Key Points to Consider About Age Appropriate Dressing

age appropriate dress for women 50+When it comes to dressing in an age appropriate manner, all kinds of questions come up especially when women want to look more feminine and flirty. I am often asked, “What is age-appropriate?” Below are some common questions and 5 key points to consider.

Questions:

1. If I can fit into my teenage daughter’s clothes, is it okay for me to wear them even if I’m twenty-five years older than she is? Continue reading