As this is my first “official” blog post, I feel that I should introduce myself!
I am a qualified Personal Stylist based in Epsom and run my own personal styling business, Style Signature, covering mainly London and Surrey. I graduated from the London College of Style with a Diploma in Personal Styling and I have worked in fashion for the last 5 years as a stylist for Stella & Dot, a worldwide accessories & clothing brand. I still run my Stella & Dot business alongside my Personal Styling business as I find the two complement each other so well.
My goal as a personal stylist is to help you to dress in a way that will naturally make you feel more confident. Feeling good about yourself and the clothes that you wear, will give you a confidence that can have an impact on many different aspects of your life and this is one of the reasons why I love what I do and find my job so incredibly rewarding.
As a small business owner myself, I love supporting other small, local businesses. So I was incredibly excited when I was recently contacted by Alligator Pear, the most gorgeous local shop based in Tadworth, Surrey with regards to a possible collaboration.
If you haven’t yet had the privilege of visiting Alligator Pear, you are missing out. In fact I challenge you to walk out of the shop empty handed when you do visit! I recently made a visit to the shop to see what they had in the way of clothing and accessories.
Two of my favourite trends this season have to be faux fur and animal print and I was delighted to see plenty of both in the way of clothing and accessories in the shop.
Animal Print, and in particular leopard print, is fast becoming a wardrobe staple in every stylish woman’s wardrobe!
I love this leopard print jacket with 3\4 sleeve (£49.99). It’s a one size fits all and is so easy to throw on with your favourite pair of jeans. Or how about dressing it up with a pair of black trousers or a satin midi skirt with heels for a night out. Pair it with a red chic fedora hat (£38.99) and a matching red leather clutch bag (£29.99) and you are ready to head out for a day in London or a trip to the theatre.
But if a leopard print jacket is a bit too much in the way of animal print for you, one of the best ways to incorporate a trend into your wardrobe is through accessories. At Alligator Pear you are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to accessories.
These leather gloves (£42.99) with a nod to the animal print trend are a perfect way to elevate your winter wardrobe. There are also plenty of leather clutch bags (£34.99) and purses (£12.99) in a variety of styles such as cow, zebra and tiger print. All a great way of adding something a bit different to your wardrobe and they make great Christmas presents too!
However, if animal print is just not your cup of tea (and to be fair it’s not everyone’s!) I’m pretty sure you will love the plain faux fur jackets, bags and scarves currently in the shop too.
If you are looking for something classic, this black faux fur jacket is a great option at £49.99.
Or if you prefer wearing a pop of colour during the dreary Winter months then this stunning cobalt blue faux fur jacket that I am wearing has your name on it! It is SO soft and comes in red and navy too (£110).
Talking of colour: if you have always wanted to know which colours suit you and which colours will make you look and feel amazing, then look out for my colour workshops which I will be running at Alligator Pear in the New Year. Spaces will be limited. Plus I will be running a Styling Event talking body shape, colour and Spring Trends in early March, so watch this space!
All the clothes and accessories mentioned in this post are from Alligator Pear, Tadworth High Street, Surrey www.alligatorpear.co.uk
All photos taken by Clair Goble from www.flashbangphoto.co.uk