Category Archives: Styling Tips & Wardrobe Essentials

How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

Mirror mirror on the wall…. When Style Counsel launched (way back in 2004) I had a reason for choosing that name. I was never really interested in helping women follow fashion. I was always more keen on teaching them the two other things which I’ve always felt were ¬†far more important: 1. Style. 2. Confidence. Continue Reading

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How To Get Big Hair

How To Get Big Hair

They say “The bigger the hair, the closer to God”. So I figure I should make it my mission to get bigger hair right now! Someone commented on my hair the other day. She asked what I’d been doing with it lately? I said “If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you. There’s a… Continue Reading

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Monkey See Monkey Do?

Monkey See Monkey Do?

Honestly, if you learn nothing else from reading any of the content on this site, I really do hope this one little pearl of styling wisdom is what you will heed… Just because it’s IN doesn’t mean you have to be IN IT! There are many fashionistas who gain confidence buying all the latest designer… Continue Reading

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Autumn Must Haves

Autumn Must Haves

Autumn is here, and even if the weather is still slightly moody, the stores are telling us Winter has arrived! I must admit I do feel a little down when I see the shift from colour and lightness to black, plum, greys and a bit more black in nearly every shop window ūüôĀ But, there… Continue Reading

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Is It Boot Time Yet?

Is It Boot Time Yet?

I received another Ask Al question the other day… “Good question”, I thought. “There’s a blog in that”, I thought. So here it is Donna! Following on from my response via my¬†Facebook¬†page… Continue Reading

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Fads & Trends Explained

Fashion is fickle and what’s considered hot will change in the blink of an eye. Fashion fads are gone before you know it and only a select few remain on the scene long enough to become¬†fashion trends¬†which may last a few seasons or even longer. Classics are perennial favourites. They never really date. While they… Continue Reading

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How To Wear Skinny Jeans

Once upon a time – many moons ago – I commented that skinny jeans were a passing trend and should only be considered if you were tall and thin. Well, am I eating my words! Over time, the silhouette – like most trends which we may balk at initially -have grown on me (and many… Continue Reading

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Body Shape: So you know what shape you are, but NOW WHAT?

Body Shape: So you know what shape you are, but NOW WHAT?

I don’t know about you, but I do know that in the past, when “body shape” became the buzz-words for stylists (indeed for any woman wanting to know how to look/feel good and choose the right clothes), many were left feeling more confused than ever. ¬†Including me! So I’ve come up with my own method… Continue Reading

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Your Working Week Sorted – Friday

Your Working Week Sorted – Friday

Yes! It’s Friday! And here’s ¬†your last outfit inspiration created from my original 7 piece Corporate Capsule Wardrobe last week. Many workplaces offer the option of “Casual Friday” but there are still rules for this. Casual for work doesn’t translate to the same casual you may think of on weekends… Continue Reading

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Your Working Week Sorted – Thursday

Here’s your outfit for Thursday – yes, you guessed it, using the same 7 key pieces in the original capsule wardrobe I created for you. Are you getting the hang of it by now? I bet you are!¬† Continue Reading

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