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Helen's story

A smarter, more confident shopper
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I felt I didn’t have a clue about fashion – I couldn’t figure out how to wear stuff I saw in the shops or how an accessory might finish off an outfit, in fact I thought they might make me look old – a bit mumsy.

Helen's personal style dilemma

Before Image of Personal Style Makeover Female Client - Helen
I felt I didn’t have a clue about fashion – I couldn’t figure out how to wear stuff I saw in the shops or how an accessory might finish off an outfit, in fact I thought they might make me look old – a bit mumsy.

Helen's personal style dilemma

Helen never hated shopping, but then again said she didn’t exactly like it, preferring to go out on her own when she really needed something. She’d find herself often sticking to just wearing jeans and a top (usually black!)

Pulling together outfits was something Helen found particularly difficult, unsure what to put items with (other than jeans) and how to incorporate accessories. If she saw something a bit more adventurous then often her practical side would kick in “When am I going to wear that?” or “is it worth the money?” Occasionally she’d go to the other extreme and of course that didn’t work either.

After Image of Personal Style Makeover Female Client Helen

AFTER

What Caboodle Style did for Helen

At first Helen admitted to being a bit apprehensive and out of her comfort zone but evidently she began to feel a sense of relief when I explained that the styles and trends that she thought she should be wearing were neither ideal for her shape nor did they really fit with her character.

It’s good to experiment and try new styles, otherwise you’ll likely get bored with your wardrobe and personal style. However, it’s important that you remain true to you. So don’t allow yourself, or indeed others, to tell you that you should buy something that deep down you know isn’t really you. Instead, go with your gut and trust your instinct.

Helen particularly found it powerful when we started shopping and she tried on the colours and styles we’d identified as best for her. She was soon picking up outfits in colours she’d never even have considered previously. Her level of excitement (and confidence) went through the roof as she tried new things on. As Helen put it “I was all “’look at me”’ (which isn’t like me!)”.

Gone are the days when Helen chose everything based on practicality (well she is a country gal). She is now far more adventurous in her looks and is a confident shopper – pulling together outfits and in particular Helen is now adept at picking out accessories that really finish off and lift a look.

If like Helen you have a long, lean neck, you will find that accessories and tops that sit at the base of your neck, e.g. a choker necklace or a buttoned up Peter Pan collar, will likely really suit you as well as add an interesting detail to an outfit.

Now Helen admits to actually enjoying shopping. She looks at a shop floor completely differently and the way it’s all laid out, changing the way she shops – going to the colours first, staying away from the black, checking the shoulder detail (as this element is particular important for her shape) and generally pushing herself to try things that tick all the right boxes.

 

Colour coordinating and accessories are the biggest things – people are always commenting on my necklaces. Although I wore jewellery I never properly accessorised outfits – not statement jewellery, just practical jewellery.

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