Chantelle Znideric, award winning personal stylist and Founder of iStylista, has put together her guide to our new collection based on the 5 key body shapes. And, to kick start the season, we’re offering you and a friend the chance to win “Breakfast with the Stylist”. We’ll take you for breakfast, over which you can discuss your wardrobe requirements with Chantelle. She’ll give you a full run down on what shapes, styles and colours suit you, and then we’ll head onto one of our gorgeous boutiques with £250 each to spend on new MV pieces, where Chantelle will be on hand to help you find your perfect fit. See below for details on how to enter.
As a personal stylist and shopper, there’s so much I love about the forthcoming spring trends, from the digital floral and edgy tribal prints to the beautifully breathtaking colour palettes in daisy fresh pastels. There’s every excuse to pep up your wardrobe this season and it will definitely give you something to smile about that’s for certain.
A key part of what I do is dressing clients in flattering styles that not only suit their body shape, but also offer practicality for their lifestyle. The best end result has to be a stylish and effortless capsule wardrobe that you can rely on for every occasion!
Styling yourself doesn’t need be hard work – busy mums will of course have different challenges to those career girls amongst you, but at the end of the day we all strive to look the best we can by making the most of what we have. The essential ingredients are combining the right colours and finding flattering clothes that compliment your shape. Buying one-off items just because you like them or because they are a bargain doesn’t tend to work long term, but thinking about how to combine them with other outfits means the cost per wear is justified – being able to maximise every item in your wardrobe is absolutely key.
As always, Mint Velvet has much to offer and I’m delighted to feature my Top 5 Stylist Picks for each body shape.
This effortlessly stylish weekend outfit is perfect for a brunch date with friends.
The Rectangle – Aim to add curves and draw attention to your waistline.
The Hourglass – Aim to accentuate your womanly curves by keeping everything in proportion.
This stylishly understated outfit is ideal for that Thursday night date night!
The Inverted Triangle – Aim to balance your lower body with your upper body, by minimising the width of your shoulders and back.
From boardroom to bar without any hassle.
The Apple – Aim to create height and a strong shoulder line keeping the emphasis away from your waistline.
This elegant smart casual outfit is custom made for that mid-week lunch meeting.
To enter our “Breakfast with the Stylist” competition – simply tell us who you’d pick to share the prize with and why. Our favourite answer wins. Competition closes 2nd March 2012. Enter by commenting on our Facebook Page or this blog entry.