How Color Typing Has Evolved Over The Years: Part 2

In continuing our series on the evolution of color typing, today we are going to talk about the undertones of color. This is an important consideration in choosing the appropriate colors for your wardrobe, because the undertone of a color is what determines how it will look against your unique skin tone. It's amazing the difference a style makeover with the right colors and undertones can make in your appearance and confidence.  
Color undertones run along a spectrum from very warm to very cool with mid-warm to mid-cool in between. It is virtually impossible to have a color that is perfectly neutral; it will always fall just slightly to one side of the scale or the other. In warmer hues, you will find increased undertones of yellow, while cooler tones will feature more blue undertones. A professional style consultant can help you to identify colors with the right undertones for your particular skin.
As we age, our skin tends to lean more towards the middle of the spectrum. If you had warm skin when you were younger, you'll still be on the warm side as you age, only less so. A style consultant can help you narrow down the perfect colors for your wardrobe as your skin tone changes. You'll often find that your style makeover will feature similar colors to what you have always worn, only slightly softer in shade and with a bit more gray in them. Here at Uneek Styles, we can help find your perfect shade.  Call us for a free Discovery Session or come see us on Facebook!

How Color Typing Has Evolved Over The Years: Part 1

You’ve heard of color typing, right? It was an idea in the fashion industry that was all about dividing people into four color categories, designated by the names of the seasons. If you were a "summer," style consultants told you to wear lighter shades at the cool end of the spectrum, or if you were a "fall" color type, you were told to wear darker, warmer hues, for example. Well, this was a good start, but it didn't take into account the whole picture. 

These days, color typing has evolved to evaluate a person's "true colors," so to speak. Fashion consultants know that there are far more than four types of people in the world, and you do too, right? You’re unique, and your style consultant should know that. 

Today, style consultants take a lot of different things into consideration when they help you find your color type. Your personal fashion consultant will consider skin tone, personality, hair color, eye color, age, and more. An image consultant will take into account all facets of your appearance and lifestyle to develop a color palette for your wardrobe that is truly unique to you.  

Why do this, you ask? When you wear colors that are truly meant for you, it is amazing the boost in confidence you'll feel. This way, when you walk out your front door, you won’t be thinking about your clothes, you’ll be thinking about how good you look. Choosing the right pieces will become almost effortless, and you’ll know that your wardrobe will let you put together just the look you want.  

Don't spend another season wearing the wrong colors. Get in touch with a style consultant at Uneek Styles to discover your style “essence” which helps you discover your color type based on your personality type, age and season of life, so you can start dressing your best today! Join us on Facebook to see our offerings or call (707) 345-1010 today!

Signs That It’s Time For a Professional Style Makeover: Part 4

Sign #4: It Feels Like Work
You know it’s time for a professional style makeover when you dread opening the closet every morning. Have you been waking up each morning with no idea what to wear and hating the entire process of deciding? Getting dressed shouldn’t feel like work.
A wardrobe should express a person's character, taste, and style, as well as being practical.  It shouldn’t feel like a second job you don’t need or want. So let me ask you -- is your current style showcasing your natural beauty – or not? While clothing should be practical, it should also capture the essence of who you are and what you want to portray to the world as an extension of your beautiful inner self.   
Is your closet full of old clothes you haven’t worn in years, but couldn’t be bothered to get rid of it even if it doesn’t fit right anymore? Has your wardrobe become a chore, something to be endured, but not really enjoyed? Style makeovers are not just for the rich and famous.  All of us need an overhaul every now and then.
Whether nothing in your close seems to go together right, or your clothes are old, outdated, and over worn, or you can’t seem to find the right seasonal clothes for the weather, or you are simply bored with what’s in your closet, clearly it’s time for a change. So when you start to feel like it’s become a real challenge selecting an appropriate outfit to wear for the day, you definitely know it’s time to find a style consultant to spice up your wardrobe.
When you choose to work with Uneek Styles, you get so much more than a style consultation.  Think of it as a total discovery of who you are, opening up ways to learn how best to emulate your inner beauty, to then showcase the whole package with a unique style makeover.  We spend time with you as a whole person to ensure we capture the essence of who you are, what colors match your personality, skin and hair color, as well as which styles best match your unique body shape.
So don’t wait another day. Take action now. Call us at (707) 345-1010 or reach out to us on Facebook for your complimentary Discovery Style Makeover Session today! 


Signs That It’s Time For A Professional Style Makeover: Part 3

Sign #3: Your Clothes Are Stuck in Another Decade
Would your closet be the perfect place to look for clothes for a "decades" costume party? If so, you are likely in need of a serious style makeover.
Yes, it is true that trends tend to come back around again, but they still need a modern update to truly stay with the times. If your clothes are screaming "costume" rather than "fashion," it's time to make some changes.
Now, we're not saying that retro style can't be fashionable; actually here are a few fun tips from a professional style consultant to help you rock past looks while still staying firmly planted in the present:
             Choose pieces that fit properly. Mom jeans may have been cool in the 90’s, and the high-wasted trend is definitely back in style, but the key difference is that modern versions are more slim-fitting and figure-flattering. If it looks like you could fit a diaper under your jeans, it's time to toss them in favor of some better-fitting options.    

             Keep your accessories simple. Excessive accessories may have been big in the 80s, but these days, it's all about simplicity when it comes to your accessories. By all means, enjoy that off-the-shoulder look, but keep your earrings small and delicate to avoid looking too Flashdance.            

             Enlist the help of a style consultant. Above and beyond your fashionable friends, consider calling us for a complimentary discovery session which would  be of great help when it comes to making over your wardrobe. Reach out!

Join us on Facebook to see our offerings or call (707) 345-1010 to book your free style consulting discovery session now!  Spring has sprung; time to let your new look light up the new season with fashionable flair!

Signs That It’s Time For A Professional Style Makeover: Part 2

Sign #2 You are Wearing the Same Outfit

How often do you sift through your closet looking for something to wear, only to end up going with the same old outfit you always choose? If the answer to this question is often or always, then it is time for a professional style makeover.

Those who are stuck in a style rut may also find themselves gravitating to the same types of clothing when they do go shopping and try to update their look. Personally, I go right for the sales racks and starting looking for jackets. This was a habit I didn't really notice until I had my essence color typing done.

Experiencing this moment of self-discovery was enough to help me rethink my wardrobe. Armed with this information and my color fan, I can now make the most of every shopping trip and my wardrobe is much more diverse while still communicating a clear sense of personal style.

For me, one of the keys to curbing my jacket habit was to take a moment to think about how many outfits I could wear a jacket with. If it didn't fit my color fan, then I knew that I wouldn't get much use out of it.

Now, I think of my jackets as a way to provide "pop" and complete an outfit.

Be sure to tell us about your favorite wardrobe staple and how you use it to make the rest of your clothes pop! Sign up for your FREE Complimentary Discovery Session now! 

Learn the power of wearing who you are and how best to shop for a wardrobe that enhances your essence.  Join us on Facebook or call (707) 345-1010 to schedule a time to meet before the holidays to begin the first step of your journey to embrace your new look just in time for the New Year!

Signs That It’s Time For A Professional Style Makeover: Part 1

SIGN #1: Closet Overwhelm 

If you're anything like me, then odds are your personal style and tastes have changed quite a bit over the years - especially since our younger days. This is probably reflected by the huge amount of clothes currently creating a logjam in your closet. Begin slimming down your wardrobe by using the following tips:   

·         Start in small segments - Going at it all at once can be too overwhelming. Begin sorting through your closet one section at a time. 

·         When was the last time you wore it - If it's been a while since you've worn something, it's probably going to be a while longer. 

·         Don't get nostalgic - Just because you wore that shirt on your very first date doesn't mean that you should keep it. Keep your mind in the present - would you wear it today? 

·         Would you buy it today - Would you consider buying that piece of clothing if you saw it at the store today? If not, get rid of it! 

·         Does it fit your lifestyle - If you tend to dress casually most of the time, then you probably don't need a dozen pantsuits. 

If you find yourself becoming a little overwhelmed by the choices that your closet presents, then it may be time to get the help of a professional style consultant. As part of my image consulting services, I can help you identify your current personal style using my unique Color Typing essence services, so give me a call at (707) 345-1010 or visit our Facebook page to sign up for a FREE 30 minute discovery consultation today!