Get The Look – French Chic

Ever wondered how French women always look so effortlessly chic – what is that “je ne sais quoi?”

It’s a beautifully cut pair of jeans and a comfortable classy top as a base and then we add to it – a timeless jacket, a scarf that flatters…….Comfortable, casual, everyday chic!

The secret is to think of dressing in years, not seasons.

They don’t slavishly follow fashion or buy cheap, throwaway clothes. Instead, they give a nod to the trends but invest in timeless pieces which flatter their own individual silhouette and complement their existing wardrobe!   This effortless, ‘haven’t tried too hard” look actually takes quite a bit of work, but this is where Captain Tortue clothing comes in – they have done it all for you, with several Capsule Collections which mix and match beautifully, add in a couple of fully trained stylists to help you choose what flatters YOU and voila we have Shopping made Simple.  So why not give it a try?

Say goodbye to High Street hassles, parking palavers, changing room traumas and disappointing online shopping results.  Book a free 1-1 Style & Shop appointment at our Studio for personalised service with our French classic chic clothing range with a quirky twist in sizes 6-24.  All in all – an accessible, middle market alternative to the super cheap and the vastly overpriced.  Prices from £25-£110.

The magic of French Chic brought to our Pop Up Boutique.  

New Year, New You with our 5 Steps to Fabulous Programme!

Would you like to make 2018 the Year you stop feeling drab and dowdy?  Let’s turn all those negative thoughts into positive action and to get you started, we’ve designed our Five Steps to Fabulous Programme – whether you choose to do one step each day or one a week, we are sure the frequency will grow along with your confidence.  It’s time to break out of that Style Rut!5 steps to fabulous

STEP 1 Colour Combining – wearing colour with a neutral ie black is a safe start, but we want you to challenge yourself and take it one step further, by wearing colour with colour. It can take years off you, as well as giving your Wardrobe a Wow and make you feel Fabulous – try it and see.  Here are some suggestions, Berry with Blush Pink or Red or even Coral  OR  Cobalt Blue with Emerald Green or Purple or Orange.…as long as you stick to the same Colour Family ie cool or warm, it will work and the possibilities are endless.

STEP 2 Mix & Match – It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of wearing the same top with the same bottoms and for this to become a lazy (not to mention boring) go to outfit.  To avoid this happening this year in your wardrobe, separate those fail safe combos and experiment with new style formulas to feel fantastic.  So if you only ever wear that scarf with that jumper – mix it up, would it look good with a necklace instead or layered with a blouse underneath? Pick out one colour from a pattern and repeat that accent throughout your outfit for a fresh look.

STEP 3 Challenge Yourself –  Has your Signature Style become staid? If you only ever wear black trousers to work, why not move out of your comfort zone and try wearing a skirt or dress to work – thick tights and boots can work wonders if you don’t love your legs.  By investing a little extra effort and time in your appearance, we promise you will feel more confident and the compliments will flow.

STEP 4 Focus on the Positive – We challenge you to identify your best feature (we all have at least one!!!) and show it off.  Choose garments and accessories to flaunt your favourite features – ie  Great Legs – don’t hide them under a pair of wide leg trousers. Neat Waist- cinch it in. Lovely smiley face – wear a fab necklace to draw people up to you.  Bonus Boost – they will be so busy looking at your best bits, nobody will notice the bits you don’t love.

STEP 5 Work that Wardrobe – Make your wardrobe really work for you this year.  To make your life simple, only keep things that fit you and you can easily wear most days, hanging in there.  If it doesn’t fit you or your lifestyle, its got to go.  When  you can easliy see what your options are, you can identify gaps and build outfits with ease.

 

Get Ready For Autumn Wardrobe Edit

style rut autumnWARDROBE EDIT – Banish Morning Mayhem

We are offering this session at a special offer price on a time limited basis to let you slim down your wardrobe before you start adding Autumn Winter pieces to it.

We will leave you with a streamlined working wardrobe – full of outfits that will mix and match, identifying any gaps and co ordinating accessories.

4 HOUR SESSION for £150 until the end of August.  

WARDROBE UPDATE – Replenish & Refresh Ready for Autumn

Get Your Wardrobe set for the new season without the stress.

We can bring the shops to you with our Pop Up Boutique.  We will assess your current wardrobe and then show you how to add new season colours, clothes and accessories to ensure you have a working wearable wardrobe, ready for every occasion.

3 HOUR SESSION FOR £100 August & September