Find out how an average appearance impacts your day, your worth, your influence… costing you more than you think
As a female senior executive, you want to make a powerful impression, find your authentic style and align your appearance with your professional aspirations.
Perhaps you want peace of mind knowing you will always look great and feel comfortable in any situation.
But, like many others, you often feel overlooked, lost in the shadows and frustrated you don’t have the success you want.
If you think first impressions don’t matter, then think again.
The fact is the wrong wardrobe can cost you your pay rise, your next position, your promotion or board placement. This can represent hundreds of thousands of dollars to you.
Here are the three common mistakes women make choosing what to wear each day… and how you can avoid them.
Mistake 1: Women don’t think, plan or invest in their wardrobe
Do you avoid buying new clothes? Do you feel like clothes shopping is an inconvenience and a waste of time? Do you complain about your wardrobe inadequacies?
If you answered yes to any of these, then you need and deserve to invest in your wardrobe now.
After all, you are a brand.
The only thing standing between you and the position you want is convincing the Board that you are the one that will make a difference.
This is how my clients have increased their status… by being asked to take important roles and consider new opportunities.
Answer these questions honestly to yourself…
Do you have a week of ‘go to’ outfits, so that, at a moment’s notice, you can travel to board meetings, high powered lunches, media engagements, and greet government officials?
Can you create a fresh and professional look every single day with your current wardrobe?
Do you know the style that suits you, your body shape and your personality?
Do people envy your outfit choices and hang on every word you say?
Do you feel more influential as a leader because of the executive presence you portray?
If you answered no to any of these questions, then perhaps your wardrobe and style is the problem.
There’s only one chance to make a great first impression.
In fact, your appearance will influence…
- decision makers at a subconscious level
- how others respond to you
- your sense of confidence
- and whether you have made a lasting impression
Despite what some people think, research proves that better looking people earn more, are generally happier, healthier and enjoy life more.
I’ve had clients confide that they have generated 20% more income, been offered significant speaking gigs, and have been sought out for very senior positions… due to their updated executive presence.
It makes the investment in their personal style journey feel like a bargain.
Best of all, your new executive presence becomes part of your personal power.
But you have to own it like Lady Gaga did in ‘A Star is Born.’ You have to be that star.
In the movie, Lady Gaga became the star after an intense makeover of her appearance and performance.
You can’t have it the other way around. You don’t go on stage before you’re dressed.
Women who undervalue themselves think they can, but these women often miss the opportunities that come their way.
If you think “people should want me for my skills and experience, not for how I look, or, I don’t need to create an impression; makeup and grooming shouldn’t impact how successful I am’… well, unfortunately, you’re wrong!
Just look at how that approach has been working for you so far.
Imagine having a system that allows you to dress for success every day of the year. To be the woman who stands out and is recognised as a true leader. To honour your personality, style and position yourself as a mentor and role model to other women too afraid to step up.
My “Style for Life Formula” is a system that guarantees you’re never lost in the shadows again.
Now you can have massive recognition by your peers, company stakeholders, industry leaders, government Ministers and elite head-hunters.
The opportunities are out there waiting for you to act.
But first, avoid this second mistake…
Mistake 2: Stop following the pack. If you believe in yourself, then invest in yourself
Did you know that the corridors of Parliament House are filled with women wearing Carla Zampatti, and other well-known fashion brands? It’s also the same in the corporate arena.
But who will remember you if you follow the pack? Who will see you as a leader if you don’t stand out?
If you value your integrity and your money, then you need to invest in yourself.
After all, people notice how well you present, your attention to detail and the respect you give yourself and others.
People don’t see the brands.
They see confidence, competence, calm and personal power.
Let me tell you, of the hundreds of women I have met from LinkedIn, only a fraction of them are communicating the truth about themselves through their profile photo. When I meet them in person, it’s a different story.
The difference between the person making $100k a month and the one hoping to get further – is so about having your personal style organised. These people invest in themselves. They don’t worry about what other people think.
Because it’s not about the brands – it’s about the result you want.
I’m the only executive stylist that I know of that promises a wardrobe that is so streamlined, that the only problem you will have is deciding which outfit is your favourite – because I promise you’ll love them all.
You’ll never second guess yourself again. You’ll have the respect of your peers. And you’ll reduce the time and effort it takes to pack your travel bag. The result… you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you are going to always look your very best.
The final mistake…
Mistake 3: Your actions as a leader don’t show that you walk the talk
To be a powerful and influential leader your appearance and image are important for those women watching you from the wings.
If you don’t walk the talk, then how do you:
- provide inspiration?
- give other women hope and confidence?
- challenge others to ignore what others think and enjoy being a woman again?
Julie Bishop did the day she resigned from Cabinet wearing her red shoes. She walked the talk.
How can you show other women how to always look great if you are not doing this? How can you influence them to show what they’re doing is not serving them? That they’re missing out on opportunities?
When I work with my clients’ I first show them how they might be literally making themselves invisible to others and how this might be costing them tens of thousands if not hundreds of dollars. Not to mention, how much it’s costing those that watch them from the wings.
- For example, if you’re a “mid-level Manager” looking for a promotion, I’d show you how your image will be noticed on LinkedIn and other platforms, and how this will influence people to read more about you.
Then I’ll help you change your image to get an immediate and positive reaction from others.
- If you’re a senior executive, I’d show you why you feel frustrated and out of your league with fashion and styling, and what it’s costing you. It can be shocking to find out what it’s costing your organisation by not presenting your best, particularly when your staffs’ performance is impacted when they negatively interpret your current image and style sense.
Ask yourself, how much can you impact your result and those around you by presenting at your best?
- If you’re passionate about what you do but aren’t getting the results for your company, charity, or industry body, then maybe you’re not connecting to your audience. Your clothes are not speaking the right language.
In the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, you might recall at the Live Aids concert; the phones didn’t start ringing until Queen came on stage. They had the look, the music and the right message to get people to respond and donate.
Other bands didn’t have the same effect. Queen captivated the audience and the phones started ringing.
I’m not suggesting you become a rock star, but the concept is the same.
Get the right look to convey the right message through how you look, feel and act. When you do this, you’ll see results.
Walk your talk, and you’ll have new opportunities coming to you.
If you’re ready to make a powerful impression, find your authentic style and align your appearance with your professional aspirations – while influencing those around you, then I encourage you to invest in yourself.
Right now, I have a limited offer available for executive women who are serious about their personal brand and look.
Apply now for a conversation that can change your life.
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Do you remember the time you met your first love? That all important first impression really captured your attention.
No one else in the room or the place you were in mattered, in fact you probably have trouble remembering if anyone else was with you at all.
You recalled how they looked, sounded and even how they smelt. Everything about that person resonated with you as someone you definitely wanted to develop a relationship with.
Its no different in business. Your first impression has to be a stand out, it has to resonate with your ideal client quickly and with meaning.
You only get one chance, and its almost instantaneous.
There’s no second chance with this. We as individuals are bombarded with 5 times more information than we were 5 years ago. Our conscious minds are having to process so much ‘noise’ every moment of every day, its a wonder we can filter out the necessary clues to be able to reach a conclusion at all when we meet people for the first time as to whether they are our kind of person.
In this very insightful TED talk, Zanya Rose highlights the value of making it easy for people to find you, relate to you and engage you in business.
Creating your own unique and authentic personal brand that communicates the right message and best version of you at any given time is like giving people a movie trailer of what they can expect when they do business with you, and its memorable. That’s the sticky part.
Mess up other peoples first impression of you and it can take you a long time to change their view. People crave authenticity and a uniqueness that differentiates you from everyone else.
Women I work with understand this concept. They accept that they are highly skilled at many things but they don’t have to be an expert at crafting their image and personal brand. Dressing for success should be an easy and stress free experience, to help them make a statement about who they are and what they represent before other people tell them.
First impressions don’t just happen in person either. Your online presencecan influence another’s’ perception of you in less than a second. The challenge is to ensure that the image you have online for the platforms you present on are authentic to that specific platform and the message you want to deliver so that it is memorable and intriguing to the viewer.
People need to sense who you are in seconds.
Your first impression is important.
Revisit your style and image, ask yourself how other people might perceive you. Ask others too. You might be surprised at the response, particularly if you have been dressing a certain way for some time and have become protective over it, or like to flavor your style with items that are out of sync with the whole look.
You cant be expected to know everything, and if style and image is not on your list of can do’s then it only makes sense to find someone who can help.
If you think it doesn’t matter, think again. First impressions do matter and can determine whether you get the Board position, directorship or CEO role you were wanting. How you dress can determine your future and your success, its that simple.
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|Interview with Annmarie|
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Are you frustrated and confused about how to attract new clients nothing you have done is working and you’re tired of waiting for the phone to ring? Imagine learning the tips and tools that will help you get noticed and booked by your ideal client. And paid what your worth for your amazing services now’s the time to make your dream a reality. And the ambitious entrepreneur show will teach you how. Now over to your host of Annmarie Cross.
Annmarie: I’m sure you’ve heard the saying first impressions count, so what perception do people make about you when they first meet. Does your personal image and style inspire confidence and professionalism or not don’t make the wrong first impression because you’re wearing an outfit that’s outdated or doesn’t flatter and suit your body shape. What about your current hairstyle and makeup? Are you aging and dieting itself? Find out on today’s show as our special guest stylist and image consultant Julie Hyne shares K tips to help you look great and take 10 years off how to get the most out of working with a personal shopper, how to save time and money while build a workable wardrobe with a minimum of fuss and lots of fun and much more. So let’s welcome Julie to the show. So welcome to the call Julie.
Julie: Thank you Annmarie It’s a pleasure to be here.
Annmarie: Now yours is a topic that I’m very interested in and I know that for all ambitious entrepreneurs listening today a professional image is so very important because we all know that saying first impressions last don’t we?
Julie: First impressions absolutely do count probably it’s the most important thing when you’re going to meet someone for the first time.
Annmarie: And what are some of the common mistakes that you see people make and I also know that in a moment you’re going to share some of the tips that you have to help us look younger and take 10 years off your face and off our presentation. But what are some of the most common things that you see people doing that they really shouldn’t.
Julie: Well I think a lot of people just need to take note of their current situation in terms of and particularly for women has they age and things change, their body shape changes, their colours change, and things just don’t suit them the way they used to suit them before. And so they become in a little bit of a dilemma to know how you do I dress myself now that I’m getting older and what are the right types of makeup that I need to wear and how should I style my hair now. And so it’s a good idea to actually meet with someone just do a refresh as to what’s appropriate for you now that you’re in a different space to where you were 5 or 10 years ago. So it’s all about being appropriate for you and appropriate for the situation as well, and the people that you’re meeting.
Annmarie: So you mentioned five or 10 years would you say that that’s about the average time that we should revisit relook at what we’re wearing and our body shapes as well to make sure that what we are wearing is suiting us in the best way possible.
Julie: Oh absolutely because fashion changes all the time and also that becomes a little bit confusing for some people too as to how do I wear what’s currently in season or what is in fashion. It’s all about understanding what are the specific styles that suit you based on your body shape. And some things don’t change like our bone structure doesn’t change, but we might become a little bit fuller in certain parts of the body so we need to adjust the actual styles that we’re wearing to be able to make those look really fantastic on us, so it’s just really an update as we work with lots of different things just to find out whether this is still suiting me and whether it’s appropriate.
Annmarie: Yes, one of the things that as you were talking and I was considering as we tend to get older some of us have to go and turn to hair products some people just love to change their hair colour. Now the colours that they select may or may not suit them but the types of clothing the clothes at least some of the new colour of their hair may need to be or prompt and update for selection of colours that we use as well in their clothing.
Julie: Sometimes it’s in reverse actually a lot of we women will go to the hairdresser and they’ll have their coloured because they’re concerned about the going off with the greying that’s going on. And it really depends on the hairstyles and we’re not saying anything bad about hairstylists it’s about selecting the right shape of colour and the right degree of warmth to put into the hair because if it’s not consistent with your personal skin and eye colours as well then it can really throw you out and so then selecting the right colours to wear in your wardrobe becomes very confusing and that also then affects your makeup application as well.
Annmarie: Yes, and I know one of the things that I often see is my step daughter loves changing the colour of her eyes through what do call them contact lenses, and she has gotten naturally Olive skin. So sometimes when she wears bright blue her eyes just sort of pop out. But it’s sort of like oh there’s something different about her and really even changing the colour of your eyes could make such a difference on your whole demeanour and presence.
Julie: Oh absolutely yes and when I coach people on what is the right makeup to wear and what are the right colours to wear, that’s very much dependent upon your overall look in terms of whether your light, whether your dark, whether you are muted, and what are the right makeup colours to wear which is going to bring out the colour of your eyes and enhance your overall appearance. And then of course there is as you’re getting older do you go for something that’s a little bit more matt or are you still able to wear something that’s got a little bit and shimmer. So all of those things we have to take into account in defining and putting together exactly the right look for you.
Annmarie: So much to consider so much to consider and often we don’t even think of that at all but obviously that’s where your expertise comes in. So what are some of the top tips that you can share with us today that is going to help us look really right and great and take 10 years off how we look?
Julie: Okay well one of the things I think for a lot of women and I was actually talking to a lady the other day who’s 53 and her hair had actually gone into an ashy type colour but it was very long on her face and she had actually very, very rectangular type face. And I said you know had you ever considered cutting your hair short to create a little bit of weight where we need it just to take the length of your face because it drags your face down and can actually add years to face, so things like you know reviewing the hairstyle whether in fact going shorter might help give the illusion of it and a facelift or even a neck lift for a lot of women. What are you doing with your skin, how are you looking after your skin as it aging. Your teeth can sometimes yellow off a little bit as you’re getting older so maybe brightening those up a little bit, you know things like, very subtle and often it’s all in the grooming as well. Definitely updating your make up and definitely wearing it because that’s the other thing a lot of women tend to do as they get older is they don’t bother and that’s a real shame.
Annmarie: Just on the point there that you were talking about getting different style cut, and a comment that you mentioned previously. I wonder then if it would be beneficial for us to go to a person such as yourself who has expertise in style colour of hair as well obviously as clothing because you may go to a hairdresser give them a sort of an idea on what you want or ask them for their opinion, they might just provide us with the cut that really doesn’t suit us at all. Is that something that you find without bagging hairdressers is not saying anything about that.
Julie: That’s right look the right hairstyle is really dependent on face shape so as when we create balance with clothes with a good hairstyle it’s also creating balance with your face shape. And also it has to be age appropriate and it has to be style that you’re going to be able to look after and manage and maintain and style. Because no woman wants to stand in front of the mirror for hours in the morning trying to get a hair right. And hair’s one of those things for women when you look in the mirror if you have a bad hair day it destroys everything.
Annmarie: And you just feel horrible.
Julie: You just feel dreadful so you need something that’s going to work for you and it’s going to work easily for you. And then yeah if you get the shape right and it’s easy to style and the colour is fabulous and it’s complimentary to who you are and what your personal colourings then that’s a really good start for a lot of women.
Annmarie: And I know because I have very thick hair and it grows very quickly and I often need to go to the hairdresser to get it thinned. And I always prefer short hair anyway it’s easier to manage. But I know when it starts to get longer and it just hangs and it’s feels really thick it makes incredible difference on just even how you look, so it’s such an important tip and to hear that just by doing a different shape having a different shape and maybe a shorter shape that can take years of your life is really quite incredible.
Julie: That is and for some women it actually takes the weight off their shoulders literally because they just all of a sudden don’t have all this bulk that sort of hang on the shoulder line which continue to accentuate the aging of the neck and makes you look thicker. So it can actually help you look taller and slimmer and more youthful, and it’s just for a lot of women it’s getting them over that line to just even embrace that whole idea of the hair and what to do with the hair can be a really major turning point in terms of them looking and feeling younger.
Annmarie: Yes, now I remember many years ago I read some articles and this is from the U.S. and I’m sure that it’s relevant here as well in Australia that women who went to a personal shopper and a stylist such as yourself and really had a style that suited them and makeup that suited them, they not only got pay rises they also got promotions and were put forward to new projects. I’m not saying that someone who hasn’t looked at their personal image wouldn’t get that either, but it made a significant difference on the whole approach. Do you want to talk a little bit about that do you have any sort of similar stories that you’ve heard from some of your clients?
Julie: Well it’s very interesting you should say that Annmarie I was talking to a person that works for a major accountancy firm yesterday who is saying exactly that. That there are senior women in the company who just really need to be sharpened up because they are the role models for the younger generation coming through this particular firm. And it’s very important that they do present themselves in a way which is good for these young people. But it is also well known statistic that women who do dress very well and do dress in a way which gives them confidence and credibility, does attract higher salaries it does attract more promotions and they do get recognized because they’re very polished. And as opposed to the woman that comes into work who looks a little slightly dishevelled because she’s had to get the kids off to school or she’s had some other issues going on, so it makes a very big difference, appearance is so important if you’re looking to climb the corporate ladder.
Annmarie: I would say that that’s very important too for men, if men look put together in a professional way their outfits, the right colours and things like that that can make an incredible difference in their image as well. One of the questions that I remember a while ago I spoke to someone in the U.S. She was involved in the fashion industry one of the things that she mentioned was that some women in the professional field tended to wear skirt lengths that really didn’t suit the atmosphere. Do you have a recommendation for like the right type of length because obviously you don’t want to be seen as someone that has too high a cut on the leg because that really doesn’t send a good image either does it?
Julie: No it doesn’t and we all put out messages based on what we wear so in a corporate environment there is an accepted length of skirt for women that’s acceptable and that would definitely not be above a certain level above knee and certainly not skirts that have very high slits in them that go up to the thigh. But even in saying that though Annmarie we don’t want women to look frumpy in business either. So there’s also on the opposite end of the scale there’s length of skirts that I’ve see some women wearing which are really just too long, and I do nothing for them in terms of their overall appearance because they look out of proportion and out of balance and so that can tend to age them as well in terms of their overall appearance because they’re just looking frumpy.
Annmarie: Yes, and you know as you’re talking I’m even thinking on the face sometimes people wear a set of glasses which really the style of the spectacle is really very old fashioned the colouring and so forth. And just a change in the frame can make an incredible difference in lifting the years off someone’s face.
Julie: Oh absolutely and frames are one of those fashion items at the moment you don’t really have to see all the ads on TV. And look they’re becoming quite an accessory so I know women that got several pairs of frames in different colours and slightly different styles and they put them on depending upon who they are meeting and what the occasion is and do they want to be more fashion forward today or do they want to look really corporate and more serious. And so you can do that easily with frames and many women actually will organize a styling session for me to go out with them purely just to select frames, and of course that again is based on face shape.
Annmarie: And also too because if you really do need glasses and you put the frames on if you don’t have a lens in them you might not be able to see properly what you look like, and what might look really good to you when the lens comes in you think boy that was a mistake.
Julie: Yes, that’s true.
Annmarie: But that’s incredible it really can make a difference I remember many years ago when I first started working and I needed glasses because my eyes were getting quite stressed looking at the computer system and I loved the colour pink at that time. And I bought the frames that were pink and I went to a wedding and my dress happened to be a shade of pink too and I remember one of my friends came up to me and said, do you have a different colour for every outfit what’s going on there I said no it’s just the pink ones because he thought it was quite strange how my frame and my outfit matched. But as you say you can, you can change your look just by changing the style of frame and the colour.
Julie: You can.
Annmarie: Now I know one of the things that you do is you help women and obviously men too but women we’re talking about today in de-cluttering their wardrobe because I’m sure we have way too many clothes I know I do that we probably don’t really wear very often. And one of the things that you support people in to clear that out but also to keep it and even invest in a couple of key pieces do you want to talk a little bit about that?
Julie: Oh absolutely look a lot of women always will put up their hands and say I’ve got nothing to wear. And it’s just because they’ve become quite bored with what they’ve got in their wardrobe and they’ve got into these terrible pattern of going out every season and buying things or they might buy things that are on sale and they bring them home, but bought things without having a plan in place. So they’ve got a collection of things in their wardrobe that may noy necessarily work together. Or they can’t create an outfit based on what they’ve got. So what I do is I go in and once we’ve determine body shape and proportion and colours is work through their wardrobe section by section so that we can identify what are the core items that they’ve got in their wardrobe that we can actually realistically bas different looks around. And then we look for the pieces that actually help create those different looks and that’s where we start to see the gaps. That’s where we start to see well we need to add some accessories here where we need to add a fabulous jacket or whatever it might be that we need to put back with those key items which you generally use and your trousers and jackets to create different looks. And that’s where you can save money in the long run because if you have those fabulous pieces in your wardrobe that fits you well that always looks stylish and that you feel fabulous in and are good quality, then all you need to do each season is really to pick a couple of fabulous pieces that you love because the colours great or it’s just a really nice new look and you can put those back into your wardrobe to go back with those key core items and that means you always look stylish and fashionable but you havent gone out and purchased a whole new wardrobe which also then means you’re not having to use as much space.
Annmarie: I know often I’ve heard the saying you know little black dress so people always have to have a little black dress in their wardrobe. Do you have a special item that you just love and recommend all of your clients should have whatever it is that you really love?
Julie: I am a big person on having a fabulous wow jacket, it doesn’t matter what you wearing, it could be a pair of jeans and a T-shirt or it could be a little black dress. But if you have a jacket that is in the right colour, the right fabric, the right fit, then that’s what you can put on over anything and it just instantly changes the whole look and it makes you feel fabulous as well. So jackets are my thing. Several beautiful jackets that you can put on over anything and it just makes a statement.
Annmarie: Yes I know that sometimes you see people and they’re walking or out there at a meeting or something like that and they really just own the room and I think that’s what you’re talking about when you really think carefully and you talked about having a plan when you put together elements that complement one another when you think about the style of hair, the makeup, the frame of your glasses if you wear glasses; all these different things when combined can really make that wow factor cant it?
Julie: Oh absolutely and I mean women that get it right have actually gone through that process of defining what it is that they are doing, who they are, the situation that they’re in every day, they’re very strategic about what they wear depending on who they’re seeing and what the objectives are for the actual day and they’ll determine what outfit they need to wear what colours they need to wear, what accessories they need to have so that it all puts across the right message for the right reasons and it helps them achieve their objectives at the end of the day. So it’s like having a fabulous accountant really you know you just need to have that support sometimes to just help you get it right.
Annmarie: And I think it’s for me it would seem like a relief because how many women do you know get up in the morning and as you said before I’ve got nothing to wear but dothen thinking shall I put this with this or shall I do this and how does this look, when you know that you know this style goes with this and this colouring goes with that because they’ve been with someone and then tapped into the expertise such as yourself. You have a lot more confidence at what you’ve selected and put together is really going to compliment you no matter what you’re doing and what situation you are in.
Julie: Absolutely and of course that’s the other thing that we do is also educate people as to how to put outfits together and even give them I suppose like a menu of outfits that they can put together with what they’ve got in their wardrobe, so if they are one of those people that just really forget and struggle we can put together a whole series of photographs of them in the outfits and they have them in their wardrobe so that when they’re getting ready in the morning they can look at the photographs oh that’s right she put that with and that accessory back with that and so it’s all worked out for them so they don’t have to get frustrations in the mornings when they’re getting dressed.
Annmarie: And I think that’s a great idea because how often do we look at the brochures or a magazine that comes in and it’s got these beautiful models and they’ve got an ensemble put together and you think oh I’ll put that together. But that may not necessarily suit you because they don’t have your body shape, just talking on accessories because you’ve mentioned them a couple of times and I’m sure you’re talking about the jewellery and so forth. Can people diminish their professional image through incorrect choices of jewellery?
Julie: Yes, definitely it’s all about again being appropriate and depending upon what you’re wearing the environment that you’re working in, or even what you’re doing on the weekend their are degrees of formality and degrees of casualness in accessories items as well so that can make a big difference. And also the amount of accessories that you wear, too many can become distracting. So it’s all about having less is best and making it really work for you.
Annmarie: Is there a piece of jewellery that you have as a favourite that everyone should have?
Julie: Look I think every woman deserves to have a really nice strand of pearls and a really nice few simple pairs of earrings that they can put on whether they’ve got peirced ears or not it’s irrelevant I think just having that extra accessories to wear, and a really great watch.
Annmarie: Ive really thoroughly enjoy your today’s call and I know that you often do videos because I’m following you on Face book and in a moment I’ll let you share different ways that people can get in contact with you. But it really is incredible that you know we don’t just get out throw on any old thing and then expect really to portray that professional image. It really takes a bit of thought behind that and knowing which pieces are going to suit and flatter you. And so I really thank you for coming on the show. But how can people get in contact with you and find out more about the services that you offer.
Julie: Thank you and Annmarie well they can telephone me my number is on my Website or they can go to my Website which is www.juliehyneimagestylistcom.au, or they can visit me on Facebook, I have a Face book page or through LinkedIn so there’s a variety of ways that you can actually contact me.
Annmarie: Fabulous and of course Julie. Your name is about Julie Hyne. And so for those of you who are listening on our show page all of the details of how you can connect with Julie below in the show blurb. If you are listening to how change channel I really do encourage you to pop across and connect because you can leave a comment. You can connect directly through to Juliehyne’s connections there and continue this conversation because it’s such an important topic. We are all ambitious entrepreneur and how we portray ourselves as we meeting existing clients and meeting existing clients is certainly going to be impacted by the choices of clothing accessories colours all those different things that you’ve put together. And of course just a couple of ways that you can connect with us on the show at Twitter handle is at the ambitious pod at the ambitious pod. We’ve got a home of a page also on Face book with the ambitious entrepreneur show so reach out and say hi ask the questions because I’m sure Juliehyne would be more than happy to provide further information to you and. Until next time everyone stays inspired thanks again for coming on the show Juliehyne.
Julie: Thank you Annmarie I’d enjoyed it very much thank you.
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Kelly: We like to have Julie Hyne on every few weeks just to talk about how important it is to reassess your look and how you dress when you get past a certain age. Julie is a 50 plus single mum and she can relate to many women out there who are struggling to make ends meet but still want to look good you still may be looking maybe you in the workplace or you want to get back into the workplace, Julie’s on the line hello Julie.
Julie: Hi Kelly how are you.
Kelly: Terrific and thank you for your time tonight.
Julie: You’re very welcome.
Kelly: Now you’ve done a lot of work with many women is sort of rediscovering themselves. And do you think everybody should maybe you know reassess their look at a certain age or a certain time?
Julie: Look I think that’s a really good thing to do because you know sometimes we just get in a rush or we’re getting a pattern of just repeating things over and over again because we all become so busy in our lifestyles and we don’t often take the time to just do a stock take and a check over as to, well you know, let’s just have a look at this. How are we presenting? Are we presenting in the best way to really project ourselves and communicate the right message to the people that we want to make the right impression too, so yes I think it’s very important that every now and then we just really do a reconciliation I suppose on how we’re coming across, what do we see when we look in the mirror, how do other people perceive us any given point in time and is it projecting the right message. Are we going to attract the right people that we want to attract into our lives and our careers and our professions so yeah it’s very, very important.
Kelly: But it’s a fine line though between that and feeling comfortable isn’t it I mean you still want to feel that you look good. But you know if you looking at it it’s really difficult because like I have stable things in my wardrobe that I like to, so I’m not big on pattern’s I’m not big on I like to wear dark colours on the bottom and all these sort of things, but you and have had a chat about this before and you’ve suggested some different things that I would never even considered, so where is that line between being comfortable and being fashionable?
Julie: Well look fashion is fashion. It comes and goes and trends come and go. And not all trends are going to be appropriate for where you are in a certain time of your life. So it’s important to think about ‘okay where am I how old am I and what’s appropriate for me and how can I adopt what’s in fashion now to my personal style.” And everyone has a different style Kelly and we experienced that this morning in the event at the Sofitel. A lot of people would not even dream of necessarily trying on something that might be left of centre of what they would normally reach for from the rack. That’s where working with someone who knows style and knows body shape and knows colours and whether the patterns are going to be appropriate for you, what type of pattern, what type of fabric texture, colour, all of those things you know, when you put them all together can create really specific looks and create messages which become authentically you. I think that’s where people sometimes get lost, they know they want to project a certain style; they know what they feel comfortable in, but they can’t pull it together. They can’t find the individual pieces to actually be able to pull one look together.
Speaker 3: You’ve got to be comfortable and confident in your own skin so look I’m not going to pull off the 28-inch hipster look that’s just not going to happen for me right now. We we’re almost out of time but Julie quickly for men how should boys dress for the office?
Julie: How should boy’s dress for the office well look that’s whole other topic when we’re talking about dress code and that’s almost a politically incorrect topic at the moment because dress codes are undergoing this enormous transformational overhaul on a global basis in all sorts of different industries so different industries types have different dress code and the whole casual Friday thing brings a whole different element into it as well. So depending on what industry you’re in it can determine what type of dress you should wear going into the office. And I always think there’s three things you should think about, one is to dress for yourself ; So dress appropriately for yourself in terms of colour, style, image, and dress appropriately for who you’re going to meet that day and dress appropriately for what you want to achieve for the day and the situation that you’re going to be in.
Kelly: Julie just quickly sorry we’re out of time what’s your Website quickly?
Kelly: Perfect thank you.
|Interview with Kayley of 2UE lifestyle channel|
Kayley: Now women often complain about not being able to achieve a certain look, and we often say, I hate my body, I’ve got nothing to wear, I don’t like shopping. I can tick off all of these, I feel frumpy, I used to be a size whatever. Julie Hyne is an image specialist, and she’s on the line, she says the fact is no one is perfect and relying on fashion magazines to tell you what to wear is not going to work in your favour, good day Julie.
Julie: Hi Kayley how are you.
Kayley: Thank you for your time I’m very well thank you on a long weekend, how do women come to terms with the realization that looking great is not limited to your size age or shape.
Julie: Well that’s a really good question because a lot of women do get really frustrated with how they look at certain times of their lifestyle and it’s really how they come to terms that is to really investigate well, what’s happening with my body right now at the moment, you know what should I be wearing ,is it appropriate for me at this particular time of my life, is it appropriate for how my body is presenting to me at the moment, and the size and women get so hung up on size Kelly I have to say, size is just a number it’s not something that they should feel that they own, you know it’s all about how something looks on you and how it works with your body the way it is now to be ultra-flattering and to help them feel attractive. So it’s a little bit of a myth you know that size is something that we need to be really conscious of.
Kayley: I mean if you’re really lucky enough to be the same size in your 50s as you were in your 20s then that’s great that’s fantastic. But the fact is probably most of us would not be.
Julie: No look women go through about four different bodies shape changes actually.
Kayley: Where I am at the moment please tell me four.
Julie: You still got one left to go actually so you know we all go at this age bracket that we are at 50 a lot of women do go through that terrible time of the big M and all sort of things happen to their bodies, then they might put on weight, they might lose weight. Their skin changes, their hair colour changes, everything changes and any wonder why they start to feel a little bit out of sync with what’s going on. So even if they are the same size is what they were when they were in their 20s they still have to think about well you know ,I can’t necessarily wear the same thing that I used to in my 20s, it has to be modified, it has to be appropriate to where you are in life and your lifestyle, and your personality, and you know what you’re doing in your life as well so that you as a person feel completely aligned and in sync you know it just that age.
Kayley: Apart from the fact they would be flat out finding a boob tube now.
Julie: And again another one of the things was you know wearing the right underwear too to support your shape as you’re getting older to because hey, we’re not all blessed with fabulous muscle tone as we’re getting older so there’s wonderful products out there for women to really help them define their shape and feel confident in their clothes again as well.
Luke: Julie , my leaving year for high school was 1979 and a few years ago we had or 30th school reunion, now that sorts people out. 30 years later and there was a very, very good friend of mine of mine I’ve known her 50 years this year we started school together at the age of 4 in 1966. and she didn’t come to the school reunion because she was concerned at how she looked, because she has put some weight and I thought at the time it was terribly sad because I really wanted this person there and she was too embarrassed, isn’t that awful.
Kayley: I think that’s really common.
Julie: Well I think it’s common across the board and a lot of women will be trying and hide themselves in what they wear ,they’re either go to wearing a lot of black or they’ll just wear things that are total sacks. And the thing is even if a woman has put on a little bit of weight you can still dress to be able to create shape and to create you know, that feeling of attractiveness for a woman and that’s just really understanding, well what style should I be wearing now, and what actually flatters my figure now, what colour should I be wearing as I am now. And how do I put all of that, how do I marry all of that together so that I feel confident and I feel attractive, and the weight thing is not an issue because we’re actually working with what you’ve got to create something that she actually likes the reflection on herself when she looked in the mirror.
Kelly: And as you say style is not squeezing into something that is not meant to be wearing and we all I guess seen people and you think oh gosh that’s not a good choice.
Julie: What were you thinking sort of comment ,and that really just happens when women have no idea as to what they should be buying. And you know it’s dressing inappropriately for your age, dressing inappropriately for your body shape ,it’s being in a style rut where you’re still wearing things that you wore years ago and you think you still look okay but no one’s actually put their hand up to say have you actually really thought about what you’re wearing. So women can do a lot of things to actually confess all of this for themselves in terms of whether they are outdated or whether they’re venturing into style rut. You know it’s just about going into wardrobe and being aware of what’s currently out there and what’s in your wardrobe and if what is in your wardrobe is actually relevant to what’s out there at the moment, are you outdated, are all the things that you’ve had in your wardrobe, were they fashionable at the time and they are not fashionable now, do they need tweaking a little bit to bring them up into this day and age there’s all sorts of things that women can do that it just take a little bit of effort too.
Kayley: And you’ve given us five important qualities of good style, so you’ve got be appropriate what else is on that list?
Julie: To dress your age, be appropriate and what that means is be appropriate to yourself, be appropriate to the situation, and also the people that you’re meeting, keep it simple, style doesn’t have to be hard, you must keep it simple, keep it easy keep it fun. Then it can work for you, don’t over complicate things and also to feel confident in what you’re wearing. If you don’t feel confident in what you’re wearing then it’s going to show to everyone else and you’re going to feel ridiculous, and also if you feel confident you’re going to carry it off with poise and presence as well, and then that’s going to exude your personal style and be natural in what you’re doing. So that all comes from understanding your body type, understanding where you’re at with life, understand your personality type and getting those types of garments into your wardrobe that actually work with all of those elements.
Kayley: And Julie you can work with people on this through your business what’s your Website if people would like to get in touch with you?
Julie: Sure it’s www.juliehyneimagestylist.com.au
Kayley: To easy Julie thank you we might catch up with you in a couple of weeks.
Julie: Yes, that would be great thanks Kelly have a lovely evening.
Kayley: Thanks to you too Julie Hyne there with some great tips on staying stylish.