A Week in The life of Style School Scotland

A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF STYLE SCHOOL SCOTLAND 👍🏼😍👚👖👗 No 2 weeks are the same but they all include the words in the pic – just in case you wonder what we get up to, here’s an average week ………………………….
MONDAY – Lovely start to the week with a meeting to Plan a Forthcoming Fundraising Fashion Show for a local Golf Club. 👍🏼😍👚👖👗Then, Back to our Pop Up Boutique in the afternoon for a quick Seasonal Shop with a couple of customers who love our Collections – every season they buy just a few pieces to complement their existing wardrobe. They love that Captain carries colours & themes through the seasons making it perfect to inject a couple of new pieces each season👍🏼😍👚👖👗
TUESDAY – Wardrobe Workout – we spend a happy morning in a customers wardrobe – she loves to look good & well put together but doesn’t have the time to organise outfits each morning so wanted her life simplified – we weeded out a few garments that no longer work for her and rearranged her existing wardrobe into groups of outfits which she can easily pull out each morning, in sections to fit with each part of her life – she was delighted that she can now easily lay her hands on the perfect outfit for any occasion.👍🏼😍👚👖👗 Next, we had 2 lovely ladies come together for a Colour & Style Image Revamp Session – they both felt stuck in a rut with their style and were despairing of how drab they felt. By the end of the session they were amazed and delighted with how easy it is to revitalise their wardrobes just by injecting some colour combos that worked to lift their skin tone & choosing styles, shapes & fabrics which flatter them – bringing their look bang up to date and taking years off them .👍🏼😍👚👖👗
WEDNESDAY- Fab, Fun Drop In Day catching up with lots of customers – loyal & new, popping in to Our Chic Boutique – they love the Collection for its Classic Styling, Quirky Details, Luxe Fabrics, Sensible Sizing (6-24) & Flattering Styling plus of course the Personal Service & Style Advice 👍🏼😍👚👖👗.
THURSDAY-We get our steps up with a Personal Shopping Session in Glasgow with a lovely lady who puts a wee bit away each week to pay for her annual treat – she just loves the experience -We preshop for her in the morning & then meet her in the afternoon for her trying on session where we fine-tune her outfits. It is wonderful to see her confidence grow as we build her a capsule wardrobe full of colours and styles that flatter her👍🏼😍👚👖👗
FRIDAY- A local firm has employed our services for an Image Management Consultation with a young graduate assisting her to develop her Personal Brand & reflect the Company Image. It’s a really rewarding session helping this young woman move from student to confident, perfectly polished professional.👍🏼😍👚👖👗
We finish off the week with another fun afternoon of drop in customers who love to shop local – always a pleasure, catching up with them all over a cuppa talking all things style & seeing them looking and feeling fabulous 👍🏼😍👚👖👗. Oooh and also in between customers – we begin the planning of our upcoming Train as a Stylist Course 🙂 xx

Winterproof Your Wardrobe

There is a definite nip in the air that means it’s time to dig out your winter woolies and think about tactical layering. The cold weather doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy though- here are our top tips to Cosy Chic & Wise Winter Wardrobe Choices :
Your Winter Coat – This is what will catch people’s eye as the temperature drops – so choose wisely. Of course, many of you may have invested in a black coat thinking it goes with everything or a camel coat thinking it is classy but both these tones can be draining on lots of colour palettes, so if you are investing in a new coat – choose a colour that flatters YOU. Wearing a brighter colour will also lift your mood and that of those around you :).
Winter Winner – If you have a coat in a colour that’s not your most flattering – add a scarf to lift it. Also, “Accessorise to Maximise” – If you are thinking sustainable style and recycling a previous seasons coat, accessorising makes it easy to bring your look up to date and ring the changes. People will remember colour – so adding red gloves and scarf or mustard accessories for example to your neutral coat will give it a fresh look.
Layering – You know we are always fans of this as it’s a great way to wear colour combos, create varying looks from the same key garments (versatility = sustainable style) and is stylish all year round but especially in winter when you are moving from chilly outside to central heating inside as well as for some of us, regulating your own menopause heater!!!! The key to successful winter layering to flatter you is avoid too much bulk and focus on fine layers. Chunky garments can make you look shorter and wider.
Winter Winner -Try layering a fine long sleeved mesh base layer under short sleeve tops or dresses, then adding a cardi and scarf. Stick to up to 3 main colours to ensure your outfit looks pulled together.
Boots – We find many of our customers struggle with footwear as comfort is a necessity or priority and this really can make or break an outfit. There are so many comfortable yet stylish footwear options nowadays from M&S with their Footglove range to Geox that it is worth spending the time investing in a pair of boots that will work for you. Think of the colour – you want your boots to be one of your best neutrals to tie in with all your outfits – so is brown one of your base colours or is it navy or grey or even wine – don’t just go for the failsafe of black if you don’t have black in your wardrobe.
Winter Winner – Ankle boots are a great choice as you can wear them with trousers but also with thick tights they look fabulous with a dress too- to elongate your legs choose the same colour tights as boots/shoes.
Invest in Your Key Pieces – Look after these items and they will look after you – making you look and feel great for years to come 🙂 Jeans, coat, boots, knitwear – when you think of your cost per wear and also of the environmental impact, it really makes sense on every level to invest in these pieces and buy beautiful quality that feels good to wear and makes you feel good when you wear them.

WOULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW LOVE OUR JOB???

You know we love what we do – working with wonderful women, gorgeous garments and generally having a lot of fun.
We are always looking to spread into new areas and always need new talent to add to our team.
Right now is a great time to join us :Dream job

  • We are at the start of a Brand New Collection
  • You will get approx 25 FREE Sample Garments 
  • You get a 2 month FREE Trial Start
  • You get Full Training & Support from us.

All YOU need is Enthusiasm, A few spare hours a week and A desire to Be Your Own Boss.  
 
Work full time, part time or in your spare time to get a full time income, pay for extra treats or just to get your own free wardrobe! 

GET IN TOUCH FOR A NO OBLIGATION CHAT today and You Could Have Your Own Fashion Business By February 

OR

REFER SOMEONE AND IF THEY JOIN YOU GET £100 TO SPEND WITH THEM – WIN, WIN!!!

Fashion Forecast Autumn 2018

We are firm believers that a nod to the trend will keep your look current without the dreaded MDL effect !!! (Mutton Dressed as Lamb, for those of you not in the know 🙂  As always Captain Tortue has distilled these current trends down into something that is totally wearable for you lovely ladies.

Here are our Top 5 Trend Tips 

BOHEMIAN GLOBETROTTER – AW 18 Trends New Nomad

Urban adventurer. This Trend is based on using the colours of nature and ethnic prints, along with texture to create a  look that will appeal to ‘natural’ customers and colour lovers alike.

 

 

 

 

NEW NEUTRALS AW 18 Trends New Neutrals– Inspired by Lillian’s ( CT Co Founder) Travels. Lot of gorgeous base colours to add your accents to – shades of oatmeal, sand, anthracite, carbon and chocolate.  Navy and Brown are the new black!

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW 18 Trends TexturesMIXING TEXTURES – Be it Matt and Metallic, Silk with Tweed, Faux suede and leather or mix  knitwear which is fluffy with shiny jewellery or a chunky accessory with a fine knit cardigan.This look is all about the contrast of hard and soft.

 

 

 

 

 

AW 18 Trends LogoLOGOS -Writing on garments is all over the catwalk this season.  Captain Tortue have some fab bold logos for those dramatic wardrobe personalities, but also clever subtle writing for the more classic dressers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW 18 Trends Sports LuxeURBAN DESIGN – Based on the premise that sportswear is now worn as daywear, every day, not just for the gym. These pieces are produced using technical fabrics and graphic designs – its sport chic.

 

We are recruiting!!!!!

Do you (or someone you know) fancy a job you love either full time or for some extra part time earnings? 

If you would like

  • A whole new career in fashion with a competitive commission rateDream job
  • A free wardrobe for you 4 times a year
  • The chance to win trips and other fab prizes
  • Full Training and Support to get you started
  • A part time job to fit around your family earning a bit of extra spending money
  • A  fun job socialising with lots of like minded women in your spare time

Then get in touch for a coffee and a chat.

For the first time ever, Captain Tortue is offering a completely Risk Free way to try this Dream Job.  You will receive a Sample Collection of 24 garments with a 2 month trial period, for no upfront charge, with the option to return it if it is not right for you.

So, if you have always had a passion for fashion and want to dip your toe in the water and see if it is right for you before you commit, now is the time.

 

New Clothing Collection Arriving Soon……….

Gorgeous Colours, Captain Tortue Signature Quirky Styling and Fabulous Fabrics with Real Feel Appeal.  All in sizes 6-24, arriving with us           ct red jacketon the 2nd February and we can’t wait. We know you are going to love it too, so here is how you can view it:

Our Launch Open Day – Friday 9th February from 11am: There will be fun, lucky dip prizes, as well as discounts for each of you and unmissable Style Tips and Trends for the Season ahead.

There are limited spaces available, so get in touch to reserve yours (and any friends you’d like to invite)

Pop Up Boutique on Tour – We can bring our Pop Up Boutique to you and a few friends (3 or more).  As the hostess, you get money to spend on this fab collection. Shop when it suits you in a relaxed, fun environment over a glass of wine or a cuppa.    Message us to book a date.

1 to 1 Personal Style & Shop – We offer a FREE Personal Style & Shop Service.   Just get in touch to book a session.

Fundraising Fashion Show – A great, fun and easy way for you to raise funds.    Get in touch for a chat about how we can help.