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Delighted to announce that we have chosen 5 of our Style Coaches’ “Success Stories” to feature on the Style Coaching Institute® website!

The stories chosen were sent in by: Susie Boylan of ‘Susie Styles’, Dagmar Gabulova of 'Dagmar&Style’, Nichola English of 'The Styling Superwoman’, Louise Hill of 'Serenity Style’, and Sharron Miles Gilty of 'Dress Chic Keep it Cheap’. If you’re one of our lucky ladies then we’ll be sending you an email today with any extra details :)

Huge thanks and appreciation to EVERYONE who kindly sent us their story about 'life after’ training to become a personal stylist with the Style Coaching Institute. All of your stories were incredibly inspiring!

We look forward to sharing the new webpage with everyone when it goes live towards the end of the week. Watch this space :)

With warmest wishes,

Kate Cutting & Tracey Redmond

Pictured here is Mairead Grimmes, winner of the recent ‘Operation Transformation’ weight loss event that took place in Sligo Regional Hospital. To date, Mairead has lost two stone and looks great. Pictured with Mairead is the fabulous Bernie Delaney (Master Style Coach™ Trainer at Style Coaching Institute®). Part of Mairead’s prize was a makeover by Bernie, outfit by Carraig Donn and shoes from the Amy Huberman range at Strollers. Congrats again to Mairead!

Infographic: Every Oscar dress worn by Best Actress winners (since 1929!)

Mediarun Digital has possibly created the most amazing infographic we’ve ever seen. Together in one image, every single dress worn by the Best Actress Oscar winners since the first show in 1929. Lots of black and white in the first few years – do you have a favourite?

As Featured in International Coaching News - "The Number One Magazine for Life and Business Coaching" 

Download your FREE copy now of the latest International Coaching News edition - Personal Style & Wellness Coaching with feature article written by Style Coaching Institute® co-director, Kate Cutting

“The ICN is proud to have collaborated with renowned international columnists, expert coaches and best-selling authors to provide insights about personal style and wellness coaching. In this edition’s feature article, ‘What is Style Coaching™, and can what you wear really change your life?’ Style Coach™ trainer, Kate Cutting, provides some thought-provoking ideas on dress sense, personality and mood.” – ICN Division Head 

(subscription is free!)

If you already have a career as a life coach, business coach, manager, or entrepreneur, or if you’d like to become a life coach, then you’re probably looking for ways to achieve better results, bring out and enhance more of your own potential, and discover more ways to connect with your clients on a deep and meaningful level. 

We’ve all heard that first impressions count, and that we need to ‘dress for success’, but more than this, our image can be used as a powerful tool for communication. Our appearance silently sends out messages about us, so we need to understand what these messages are and how we can design them for accuracy. If your appearance speaks volumes, then it makes sense to ensure it is saying the right things! 

Style Coaching™ opens the doors for us to move beyond previous self-limiting beliefs, and embrace our full potential on every level. It has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and is having a dramatic impact on the world of Life Coach training, as well as Image Consultant training, offering both sectors a mutually transformative way of working with clients and achieving the fulfilling results that we all want – which ultimately is to improve the quality of life for the real people we work with. 

“The 'self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.”

- Maxwell Maltz


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™:

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

Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our accredited Style Coaches™, Ayo Fashola. Ayo helps women exude style confidence, increase their feminine radiance, and unlock their “star power”. She shares our beliefs that “less can truly be more” and “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. 

In her brand new video, style expert Ayo Fashola chats about how we can embrace simplicity in all aspects of our lives, including by getting rid of unnecessary clutter in our closets.

Watch Ayo’s video now:

She has recently launched a new Facebook page ( and you’re invited to become a fan. You can also find out more about Ayo and her inspiring Style Coaching™ services at her Style Star website:

If you’re dreaming about starting a new career as a Fashion or Image Consultant, and would like to find out why ‘Style Coaching™’ is so much more powerful and advanced than any other form of personal styling out there, then please come on over to our website and take a peek at the innovative training courses we offer around the world:

Style Coaching Institute® – “We believe people are more than a reflection in the mirror”.

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