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9 Steps to Finding your Personal Style

“Signature style” is one of those fashion phrases that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean? The idea of discovering your own personal style is often too heavily weighted on celebrity style icons. While clicking through hundreds of pictures of the Olsen twins, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo has its own merits, cultivating a look that will work for years instead of wanting to dress exactly like somebody else will always be the happier option. Whether you’re looking for a total style overhaul or to try something a little new this year, there are some simple steps that can make you like what you see when you open your wardrobe each morning. First, you need to understand your body shape and how to dress for it; then you can start to identify what makes you feel confident. 

Click here for the nine steps to finding your own personal style, and what we should all think about when developing our own wardrobes: http://buff.ly/2qxEbu6

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 Have you been thinking about becoming a personal stylist? Here at the Style Coaching Institute, we don’t offer ordinary image consultant training courses. Instead, our personal stylist courses teach you a uniquely holistic approach that combines image and beauty training with powerful life coach training and personal branding that transforms people from the inside out.  

If you have a passion for style and beauty, but you also believe that people are so much more than a reflection in the mirror, then why not consider a career in Style Coaching™ and become a personal stylist with a difference?

Details can be found at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

At the Style Coaching Institute® we don’t just believe in the power of appearance; we believe that people are so much more than just a reflection in the mirror and that confidence and positive body-image are vital components of ‘style’ of a personal ‘style’!

Here at the Style Coaching Institute® our training is based on the beliefs that:

* Style is as much about ‘inner confidence’ as it is about the clothes you wear
* Looking good is about embracing what makes you uniquely beautiful
* No matter your size, shape or weight, if you feel confident on the inside, then you will look beautiful on the outside
* Making a good impression is a combination of the right clothes, grooming, body language and attitude

If these beliefs resonate with you, then a career in Personal Styling or Image Consultancy might be selling yourself short! On the other hand, “Style Coaching™” will give you unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth, fulfilment and rewards. This is true whether you are a complete newcomer to the image profession, or whether you are experienced professional from a related field.

In just 10 years, our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue the career of their dreams as professional Style Coaches™.

Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer our online courses worldwide, and VIP tutored training courses in London, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™. Discover more at our website www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

Have you been thinking about becoming a personal stylist? If you would love to have a successful career helping others to look and feel beautiful, then join us in London for our Style Coaching™ Diploma Course this October. Or start studying now, from anywhere in the world, via our online courses

Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, we don’t offer standard or ordinary image consultant training. Instead, our personal stylist courses teach you a uniquely holistic approach that combines image and beauty training with powerful life coach training and personal branding that transforms people from the inside out.

If you have a passion for style and beauty, but you also believe that people are so much more than a reflection in the mirror, then why not consider a career in Style Coaching™ and become a personal stylist with a difference? Details can be found at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

A diverse cast of models shows how the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time. The fact is that we are irreplaceably beautiful manifestations of life, and when we can love our entire selves inside and out, then we become empowered in the skin that we are in today. It’s not enough to just be kind and compliment others; we must be kind to ourselves too.

When you become a certified Style Coach™, you become an expert in every dimension of “beauty” (not just what you see on the surface, but what’s going on beneath the surface too). We believe in the power in appearance (which is why we teach you all the core lessons of image consultancy training and personal styling), but we take this much deeper by combining the power of appearance with life coach training, and self-image psychology. Our focus isn’t just on how you “look”, it’s on how you “feel”. 

Read more at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com 

Thinking about becoming a personal stylist? If so, you might be asking yourself, “Is a career in personal styling, fashion styling, or image consultancy right for me?”

If you have always loved fashion, shopping, clothes and beauty then your passions and hobbies could also enable you to have your dream career! If you’re passionate about looking good and feeling great, then a career as a Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper, Image Consultant, or Color Consultant might be the perfect choice for you; you can earn a good income from doing what you love!

It’s incredible to think that new figures published by the British Fashion Council on the first day of London Fashion Week value the fashion industry’s contribution to the UK economy at £26 billion.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘These latest figures are clear evidence of the hugely important contribution that fashion makes to our economy. It is a dynamic industry whose value is increasing thanks to the dazzling creativity of our designers, the brilliant colleges that bring up the next waves of talent and a fast moving retail sector, which covers the spectrum of great style from bespoke to high street. My office will continue to work with the British Fashion Council to ensure that London remains on the front row in the international fashion stakes.’

The great news is that continued growth is expected around the world for the fashion industry, and many economies are seeing a huge surge in the demand for certified personal stylists and authentic ‘Style Coaches™’. In fact, there’s never been a better time to invest in a career in personal styling and image consultancy and your dream career might be much closer than you realize!

How do I become a personal stylist or personal shopper and where should I train?

With a little research, you will discover that the Style Coaching Institute® is the world’s most innovative and influential image education company. You can read more about the great reasons to choose us for your personal stylist training here. We’ve raised the bar for personal styling courses and our impact on the world of image consultancy training has been massive. No other image training academy offers you the opportunity to combine your love of style and fashion with your belief in power of inner beauty and self-confidence. 

In the last 10 years, the Style Coaching Institute training team has empowered over 1000 people in over 60 countries to realize their full potential and become successful Style Coaches™.  

If you’re still wondering whether a career in personal styling is right for you, then rest assured we’ve worked with men and women from all walks of life. Becoming a successful personal stylist or image consultant is not limited by your previous qualifications or work experience. We’ve trained complete novices with no prior experience of personal styling or image consultancy, and transformed their career prospects so they have all the knowledge, skills and resources to start their own personal styling business

What kind of career opportunities are out there for personal stylists and image consultants?

Graduates of the Style Coaching Institute® successfully find a multitude of jobs as personal stylists, personal shoppers, fashion consultants, fashion journalists, TV stylists, corporate image consultants, personal branding coaches, color consultants, and wardrobe consultants. All of these career opportunities are unique and offer a slightly different focus. You might even think that they ALL sound amazing, and that you would find it hard to choose just one fashion career, but the good news is that the majority of our Style Coach™ graduates actually have careers that combine all of these image specializations (and so much more!).

Who can become a personal stylist or image consultant?

The truth is that anyone who has a passion for style and a belief in the positive power of appearance can become a Personal Stylist or Image Consultant, but if you’re looking for a career that will really capture the attention and imagination of your clients and prospective employers, then training to become a professional Style Coach™ is the obvious choice. Our diploma courses don’t just teach you all about style, color, fashion, body shapes, makeup and looking amazing. They also teach you how to promote confidence and positive body-image, and essentially you’ll also learn all the skills of a life coach! You’ll also be pleased to know that the Style Coach™ diploma courses cover every aspect of running a personal styling business, marketing your image services, and we even include an image business starter pack with promotional materials, tools to use with your clients, and so much more to help you get started with your personal styling career.

About the Style Coaching Institute®

Our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, and personal shoppers to pursue hugely rewarding and fulfilling careers as professional Style Coaches™.

Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, BrazilCanada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer our online courses worldwide, and VIP tutored training courses in London, Singapore and New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™ and have your dream career.

Discover more at our website www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

Should you become a Personal Stylist or a Style Coach™?

Have you been thinking about becoming a Personal Stylist, training as an Image Consultant, starting an exciting new career as a Style Coach™, or gaining the skills you need to become a Personal Shopper?

Or perhaps you’re already an Image Consultant, Personal Stylist or Personal Shopper but your image business has become stuck in a rut and you’re looking for a new way to inject life back into your career, while rediscovering all the wonderful reasons why you originally chose a career as a stylist?

There are lots of great reasons to choose the Style Coaching Institute® for your image training, one of which is that we’re the world’s most innovative and influential image education company, and we’re making a massive impact on the world of image consultancy training. Over the past 10 years our expert training team have empowered over 1000 people in almost 60 countries to realize their full potential and become successful Style Coaches™. 

Who can have a career in Personal Styling or Style Coaching™?

We’ve worked with men and women from all walks of life and with vastly differing levels of experience. We’ve trained complete novices with no prior experience of personal styling or image consultancy, and transformed them into confident and competent Style Coaches™ who run their own image businesses and earn a great income from doing what they love!

We’ve also trained experienced Personal Stylists and Personal Shoppers, as well as Image Consultants and Color Consultants who have been practicing for a number of decades. When these image professionals are looking to take their styling careers to the next level and gain a competitive edge that helps them stand out from the crowd, they turn to the Style Coaching Institute® for the tools, knowledge and resources to make this possible.

The truth is that anyone who has a passion for style and a belief in the positive power of appearance can become a Personal Stylist or Image Consultant, but if you’re looking for a career that will really capture the attention and imagination of your clients, then training to become an Image and Style Coach™ is the obvious choice.

What’s the difference between Personal Styling and Style Coaching™?

When you train to become a Personal Stylist, Image Consultant or Personal Shopper, you will learn how to help others enhance their physical appearance through clothes, accessories, colors, and makeup. A Style Coach™ is also highly-trained in all these professional styling skills and they are also trained in powerfully transformative life coaching skills

The added benefit of merging the skills of a Personal Stylist with those of a Life Coach cannot be underestimated. In fact, the difference between the results of Style Coaching™, and those of Personal Styling or Image Consulting is staggering. Style Coaching™ offers a complete and holistic approach that revolutionizes how Personal Stylists and Image Consultants have worked since the 1980’s. A Style Coach™ doesn’t just believe in the power of appearance; they also believe that people are more than just a reflection in the mirror and that confidence and positive body-image are vital components of ‘style’ of a personal ‘style’!

So, should you become a Personal Stylist or a Style Coach™? The answer to this question can only be discovered by examining your own beliefs. 

Here at the Style Coaching Institute® our training is based on the beliefs that:

  • Style is as much about inner confidence as it is about the clothes you wear
  • Looking good is about enhancing your appearance and embracing what makes you uniquely beautiful 
  • No matter your size, shape or weight, if you feel beautiful on the inside then you can look beautiful on the outside
  • Making a good impression is a combination of the right clothes, grooming, body language and attitude
  • In essence, “looking good is only half the picture”

If these beliefs resonate with you and make sense, then a career in Personal Styling or Image Consultancy would be selling yourself short. Style Coaching™ will give you unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth, fulfillment and rewards. This is true whether you are a complete newcomer to the image profession, or whether you are experienced professional from a related field. Read what people say about training to become a Style Coach™.

In just 10 years, our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have been studied in more countries than any other image training course in the world. We train and certify prospective and aspiring image consultants, personal stylists, personal shoppers, personal branding coaches, and life coaches to pursue the career of their dreams as professional Style Coaches™.

Style Coaching™ has reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

We offer online personal styling courses worldwide for people who want to pursue a career in Style Coaching™, and VIP tutored training courses in London, classroom courses in Singapore and fast-track training courses in New Zealand. So, wherever you are in the world, we can help you to become a Style Coach™.

Discover more at our website: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

Why you shouldn't become a Personal Stylist or Image Consultant

Here at the Style Coaching Institute®, we believe in embracing and nurturing a person’s appearance, so they can learn to love the skin they’re in.

The marketplace is filled with image consultancy courses, fashion styling courses, personal shopper courses and color consultancy courses that teach you how to help people to ‘look good’. While the positive impact of enhancing your appearance cannot be underestimated, and it is at the core of our business, we also believe there is more to life than just sending out a good impression!

Looking good shouldn’t be about impressing other people, or putting on a false image that is shallow and has no real substance or depth. It should be about your own relationship with yourself - your own feelings of self-worth, your own levels of confidence and self-esteem, your own feelings of appreciation and gratitude for the ways in which you are uniquely beautiful. 

When you train to become a Style Coach™ you learn how to help people embrace and nurture their physical appearance, and enhance their positive features. However, we place an equal emphasis on how 'looking good’ is about 'feeling good’. Style Coaching™ isn’t just about learning how to do personal styling makeovers… It’s about learning how to offer inner and outer transformations to the people you work with!

Our Style Coaching™ courses offer you a unique and powerful combination of personal styling, image consultancy, colour consultancy, personal branding and life coaching. As the creators of this field, the Style Coaching Institute® are the unrivalled leaders and innovators of the image training industry. We are revolutionising how image consultancy has been done for years, bringing it in line with the modern day beliefs about inner beauty that more and more people are adopting around the world.

We provide VIP training courses in London, full-time and part-time training courses in Singapore, and tutored classes in New Zealand, plus our home study diploma course is studied in more countries around the world than any other image training course.

If you’re an aspiring image consultant, personal stylist, personal shopper, fashion stylist or life coach, why not invest in a career that has unlimited potential and offers you an instant competitive advantage?

We offer our online Style Coaching™ course worldwide. Our groundbreaking Style Coach™ training courses have reached Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Netherlands, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam and Qatar.

So, why should you NOT become a Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper, Fashion Stylist or Image Consultant?

Training and starting your own business in these fields is great, but Style Coaching™ is undoubtedly the most influential image specialisation that has emerged in decades. Image Consultancy gained popularity in the 1980’s, but many people would consider that it hasn’t changed much since. Style Coaching™ is the evolution of image consultant training; it offers people a whole new approach that is refreshingly real, deep and meaningful.

Don’t be left behind by learning an outdated approach… train to become a Style Coach™ and stay ahead of the game and ahead of the competition! 

Visit us online to find out more about training to become a Style Coach™: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com




 

STYLE GUIDE: WINTER BOOTS

Whether modern or classic, sublime or verging on the ridiculous, boots are a firm favourite for every season of the year. But there’s no time like Winter for showcasing this full-coverage footwear at its best!

One of the things I love most about boots is how versatile they are; there is surely a pair of boots for every Style Personality, and every occasion! Whether you are looking to recreate a quintessentially British equestrian vibe, or a chic and modern Parisian look, choosing the perfect pair of boots is often the first place to start! 

When entering the chillier months of Autumn, or battling through the freezing months of Winter, boots can transform your wardrobe and offer variety that would be otherwise impossible to achieve. Dresses and skirts can be worn in comfort, and trousers and jeans can be easily offered a seasonal lift. It is for these reasons that I consider it essential to own at least one or two pairs of quality boots. 

Of course, quality boots may not be the cheapest items to purchase, but they are investment items that will last you many years to come and be worn on countless occasions!    

High Boots For Added Warmth - Longer boots may need to be stored away in warmer seasons, but throughout Autumn and Winter they help you to stay warm while wearing dresses and skirts.

Pair Short Skirts with Long Boots - This can create the most stunning proportions! Remember of course to always wear the appropriate tights. This will ensure that the overall look is kept modest and sophisticated.

The Ankle Boot - There’s never been a better time to choose a pair of ankle boots. The variety available in the shops is astounding and can offer an ultra-modern edge to your wardrobe! Of course, the most obvious way to wear ankle boots is under trousers, as they can be easily slipped on and don’t feel restrictive around your legs. However, remember to think outside the box! Love or hate them, ankle boots (booties) are now being worn with a wide range of dresses and skirts - and I must admit that despite some initial reservations, some of these unusual combinations do in fact work beautifully!

The Little Details - Consider that when wearing a fuller skirt, it’s ideal for your hem to fall just over the top of your boot. With a fitted shape, try to allow a few inches between your hem and your boot. 

Wear Chunky Heels with Maxi Skirts & Dresses - When wearing longer skirts and dresses, you can choose to wear heavier heels, as they will successfully offset the length. Although many boots with chunky heels can tend to be less refined, try to reserve the most ‘rough and ragged’ variety for wearing with jeans!

Slim, High Boots: A Wardrobe Staple - Take time to choose the perfect fit - even if it means a whole day of trying on different pairs in different stores! Trust me, fit is everything, so choose with patience :) Pick a pair that is comfortably fitted around your leg, but avoid any that are too tight (a giveaway sign is if your skin bulges at the top). There should be no more than a half inch of space between your leg and the boot. Saying this, bear in mind that flat equestrian boots can be slightly less fitted. In fact, a straighter cut makes them easy to slip on and off, and you need a little extra ‘wiggle room’ if you are to wear them with skinny jeans.

Leather & Lace - For adventurous fashionistas, have fun experimenting with contrasts! Teaming light and flowing dresses with heavy leather may sound like an unlikely combination, but it can create a dramatic look. Such combinations are often seen in rock music videos, and on the runways - but this is a fashion that anyone with the right attitude can try at home! 

Tuck in Skinny Jeans - This is a look that unfortunately doesn’t work for everyone, but it can be super-glamorous for slender ladies. The important thing is to choose jeans which are ‘super skinny’ - there should be no bunching of the denim, and no folds. Experiment with varying the length and style of boot you choose; you can choose ankle or knee-high, or even slouchy! Be sure to try a few styles before you buy. 



At the Style Coaching Institute® you can train to become a fashion and style expert - but also so much more! Becoming an image consultant, personal stylist, personal shopper, or color consultant means that you have all the skills you need to help a person to enhance their external appearance (how they look in the mirror). But by training to become a Style Coach™, you also learn all the skills of a professional life coach and personal branding consultant. This enables you to help others to connect with their inner-confidence and inner-beauty! You can promote positive body-image, and healthy self-esteem. 

Looking good is not just about perfecting your reflection in the mirror. It’s about how you see yourself on the inside. 

Find out how you can become an accredited Style Coach™: www.stylecoachinginstitute.com

We offer courses that are accredited by the International Association of Style Coaches™, with options for tutored training courses with our master Style Coach™ trainers in London, Auckland New Zealand, and Singapore. We also offer our prestigious Home Study diploma course in 56 countries around the world!

** Boots shown here are available from Nordstrom

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