Maria Macklin image consultant and personal stylist for Monaghan / Louth Ireland
Image Consultant, Colour Consultant, Colour Analysis, Personal Style Advice, Personal Shopper, Personal Brand Coach, Wedding Style Consultant for House of Colour, IrelandHaving the secret to confidence in ourselves is transformative, and available to everyone; it lies in people knowing who you are at your core, valuing yourself, feeling valued and showing that to the world. Understanding what suits you empowers you and makes you feel confident. It is based on science not fashion. When you connect your inner personality with your outward persona and those are aligned, your personal brand is consistent, impactful and authentic every day.
To understand your style, you need first to uncover your personal brand and who you are at your core. How do you want to be perceived? You can’t dictate how people talk about you but you can influence it. You speak a language with your clothes. Everything you choose to wear reflects who you are. Every morning when you’re getting dressed you make choices. Your clothes can either enhance or distract. When you dress for your personality, you will feel more empowered and much more authentic. Here are some tips.
Dress for your personality
Structure, swish, extreme, quirky, pretty, glamorous – what words describe you? Align your personality with your style. If you don’t know what that is, have a consultation; it’s a life-long investment.
Dress for who you are today
The size label on clothes is a guide not a rule. It’s not as important as ensuring the clothes fit properly. Wearing clothes that are too big will draw attention to you in a very unflattering way as will wearing clothes that are too small. Know which parts of your body you want to enhance and draw attention to those.
Dress with intent
Dressing with intent will ensure that you have a more productive, intentional day. Lots of research states that we act in a manner consistent with our dress.
When your inner confidence is low, you might instinctively be drawn to something that may sabotage you. Instead, change that state by upgrading one piece – perhaps from an unstructured cardigan to something more structured or to a blazer.
Dress with details
The details and accessories you wear, from lipstick to earrings to necklace, all send out messages to your audience. They give you rank and elevate your look, not only adding to your own confidence also changing how you are perceived by those with whom you communicate. It pays to pay attention to the details.
Dress in colour
Your choice of colour can totally change your mood and the way you feel. So many go through life wearing unflattering colours and colours that drain you. Getting colours wrong can actively lower your energy levels and leave you feeling flat.
House of Colour is following the Government’s advice to stay at home at this uncertain time.
Style Consultation – my usual full day consultation is broken down into two x two-hour sessions. This is an eye-opening experience with results that last a lifetime.
· Wardrobe review – I will assess your wardrobe with you using an online medium, clear out what is not working for you, refresh your style, repurpose items where possible, see where your gaps are. Simplify your life and refresh your style.
· Outfit building – a great way to utilise what you already have. I’ll make a record of any new outfits and create a list of missing items as we go.
· Online shopping – following a wardrobe review you'll be clear on what’s missing from your existing wardrobe, I’ll shop to fill the gaps.
Like many others, I’m working from home until further notice and can fit around your current circumstances. Please, don’t be shy! Tell me where you need help so I can assist you.
Most of us wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. Imagine how it would be to look into your wardrobe and always have something wonderful to wear. Wouldn’t it be lovely to know that everything you buy suits and perfectly AND works well with all the items you already have? What better than for you to be a more efficient, smart shopper who knows where to look and what investment buys to make so you purchase the best for you. Save Time. Save Money. Save the Environment.
Why have a style consultation?
A Style Consultation is step one. Here I look at your body architecture and proportions, your lifestyle and your personality to discover your best clothing style. Put that together with your best colours and you will have a wardrobe that works for you and your lifestyle. If you’ve ever looked at yourself in the changing room mirror knowing that the outfit you’re trying is ‘not you’ then you need to understand why that was and what is ‘you’. Knowing your best lengths, necklines, jacket shapes and clothes details will put the best of you in to your wardrobe. I explore how to add impact, how to put the smart into smart casual and how to match your wardrobe to you. Feel at home in your clothes.
Leave with the tools and support you need to make shopping easier, saving you time, money and eliminating any indecisiveness you might have had.
With the right knowledge it's easy to choose clothes that will compliment your lifestyle and personality, which means that you always project the image, mood and style you choose to create the impact to suit the occasion.
Cost per person : €350
Colour has always been important in the world of branding where it is carefully chosen to reflect the values of a product, a service or an organisation. Colour is also used to show status, formality and authority. Read more about colour analysis and how we discover the best colours for you and your brand.
By analysing your skin tone, it is possible to identify the part of the colour spectrum which suits you and thus what colours you should wear to look the best version of yourself. Knowing and wearing your correct colours will make you look healthier, younger, fresher and more dynamic giving you a renewed sense of excitement and confidence. Choosing clothes in the best colours for you ensures your wardrobe will all work together saving you time and money. Nothing should live ‘rent-free’ in your wardrobe. All of your clothes should reflect you and be useful to you. You will understand your authority colours and your impact colours so that you know what proportion of which to wear depending on the situation you are in. Whether it’s business or formal, family or informal you will know how to have the right impact at the right time; always appearing visible and memorable.
During a colour analysis class you will
Cost per person : €245
The first worry we have when we hear that there’s an upcoming wedding is what to wear. whether you are going for a large dream wedding or a simple pared down event, there are lots of things to consider for the bridal party. The bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and families will want to look their best on your special day. House of Colour can help plan the best colours and styles for everyone. Look and feel your absolute best.
Prices vary depending on services required and numbers requiring services.
Maria Macklin, Image Consultant, Colour Consultant, Colour Analysis, Personal Style Advice, Virtual Style Advice, Virtual Style Consultation, Virtual Wardrobe Review, Wardrobe Review, Personal Shopper, Virtual Personal Shopper, Personal Brand Coach, Wedding Style Consultant for House of Colour, Ireland
I decided to have my colours done as I specifically want to invest in pieces that will suit me; to buy less and have more to wear.
I left the class with much more confidence in how to shop for my Summer colours. I immediately wanted to sort out my wardrobe and I separated out my right from my wrong colours. A couple of days later the compliments began to come. I would highly recommend this service for everyone - whether you think you need it or not.