New chapters for anyone are daunting, but leaving home and starting University is a big one. I recall the journey up to London when I was 18, a trunk full of clothes and incredibly nervous about the next chapter in my life. I was lucky, mum was a great shopper and got me all organised with a fab new wardrobe of clothes that I felt comfortable in.
But if you don't have stylish parents to help and have little confidence yourself, knowing what to wear is a major challenge. Not to scruffy, not to sophisticated but feeling 100% you. Ultimately when you arrive the clothes you wear need to be sorted so you can focus on finding friends, having fun and knuckling down to your course.
Very recently I took a client shopping for her next chapter in life at University. After coffee and conversation about her course, her setting and her style I put together a capsule wardrobe for college.
Not only did I pick out some practical, functional, funky garments, I taught her how to style the pieces together creatively so she got the best use of everything. Teaching her to be a savvy shopper too, discovering charity shop finds, cheaper ways to work trends. Skills for life. Confidence.
Personal Shop or Wardrobe Styling
£250 Somerset / London £300
All pictures taken are from Top Shop new AW season.
"Shopping with Natasha felt like shopping with a friend. She instantly listened to my style dilemmas and within a short time was creating a capsule wardrobe of clothes for me to buy. Natasha knew exactly what clothes I required for my new life and style. Not only did she pick the right clothes but she taught me how wear create lots of different outfits. I honestly enjoyed the experience and will definitely recommend her and be using her again" Siobhan age 22