In praise of being over-dressed

The festive season being just around the corner I would like to draw your attention to your festive attire. By festive attire I mean wearing something gorgeous, yet appropriate for the occasion.

Necklines too deep and hemlines too short may not fall in the category of appropriate so approach carefully. What I am talking about is lush fabrics, sequins, sparkles, fake fur, decadent cuts and extravagant accessories.

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UNEXPECTED advantages of DRESSING UP

In very casual Netherlands I often find myself left disappointed when attending an event where people show up in denim and sneakers when all I was longing was a lineup of beautiful outfits to remember. I am often overdressed at events and I have no plans to change that any time soon. Actually, if I do stop being overdressed, please come and ask if I am okay. What about you? Do you like to blend in or stand out?

Accomplished fashionista Hayley Bloomingdale wrote last year this insightful article for the British Vogue called “In Praise Of Being Over-Dressed” and this time of the year I can’t help but dig it up and re-analyze it despite the obvious fact that my do’s may be far less fancy than those of Ms. Bloomingdale’s and her tribe.

“Being over-dressed has multiple advantages, the first being that it is polite to your host to sartorially honour the effort she has made.”

– Hayley Bloomingdale in British Vogue

I love the way she turns around the old belief that people who like dressing up are only doing it for themselves. Not necessarily. For me it’s of course about the deep love for fashion and over-the-top pieces, but also very much about recognizing other people’s efforts for my convenience.

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Make an effort by dressing up

This festive season I recommend giving being over-dressed a try, even if it’s just for once. Next time you get an invitation, go ahead and wear something stunning that you would normally save for special events. See if you feel different and are you being perceived differently. Did you have more fun that way? How many compliments did you get for your outfit? How did the outfit affect your confidence and visibility?

Read also some simple and easy ideas on how to dress things up from I on Image’s blog archives

You might have special events coming up but nothing to wear. It’s definitely a better situation than it’s opposite (so many great outfits but nowhere to go) and much easier to fix. I would be delighted to help you get ready for your big night out and I am looking forward to take you shopping (live or online). I also have the fairy godmother-like ability to find something amazing in the back of your closet and styling it in a way that you would have never worn it yourself.

Some party style ideas for you to steal

  • Red dress that stops the traffic
  • Statement jewelry to spice up pretty much any outfit
  • Gorgeous heels that help you paint the town red

 

Watch also #FridayStyleSecrets video series on I on Image’s Facebook-page or on Instagram.

Ready for a very stylish challenge with I on Image? Book your appointment today before all the best slots are all taken.

Image Consultant, Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper in AMSTERDAM

Enjoy your festive season in style -if not a little over-dressed!

-Jenni

Your image consultant with an eye for detail

My Summer Essentials

Summer essentials are the items that make your summer. Think sunglasses, maxi dress, that turquoise necklace that takes you right back to Amalfi coast… Without them summer just wouldn’t be the same. Mine tend to change a bit every year but in principle these are the items that I always pack with me and I couldn’t imagine a summer without them.

This is my list:

1. Printed maxi-dress and a pretty handbag


2. White broderie anglaise


3. Simple navy sundress that goes with literally everything

4. Large sunhat


5. Embellished shoes with a fun pedicure

 


6. Sunglasses with an attitude

Living the hard life

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Head to I on Image’s Instagram for more summer looks or watch #FridayStyleSecrets episode 10 about summer essentials. Wishing you lovely long lazy summer days!

-Jenni

Your image consultant with an eye for detail

 

Dress Your Shape: HOURGLASS

I on Image’s body shape guide

EPISODE 4/4: Heroic hourglass

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Dress your shape

Dressing for your shape can be tricky and daunting. All the advice out there seems so restricting and judgemental. Some advice concentrates mainly on hiding flaws which I find so depressing and unnecessary.

Yes, I know I am not perfect but must we talk about it all the time? I just want to be me. And I just want you to be you. Here at I on Image we are having none of that negativity.

We celebrate, respect and appreciate each body regardless of it’s shape and allow everyone to set their own limits and standards -or give them up altogether. It’s up to you!

But to give you some of the tried and tested style advice that I am hoarding in my fashionably ruffled sleeve, here comes I on Image’s 4-episode BODY SHAPE GUIDE for hourglass body shape.

Remember that these are just very rough guidelines and majority of people fall in multiple categories. You are also allowed to rebel and wear what ever you want!

To discover your own unique beautiful body shape with a professional I recommend booking I on Image’s IMAGE CONSULTING session. Find out what shape you are, learn to dress your shape and how to shop your shape.

With my gentle guidance you will learn to appreciate what is amazing about you and how you can flaunt it -or keep it just for yourself. It’s up to you because it’s your body after all. You can book your IMAGE CONSULTING session here.

I believe that every body is beautiful!

 

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

Dress Your Shape: RECTANGLE

I on Image’s body shape guide

EPISODE 3/4: RIGHTEOUS RECTANGle

Dressing up, party style, personal stylist, styling tips

Photo credits: Alexander Solodukhin at Stocksnap.io

Dress your shape

Dressing for your shape can be tricky and daunting. All the advice out there seems so restricting and judgemental. Some advice concentrates mainly on hiding flaws which I find so depressing and unnecessary.

Yes, I know I am not perfect but must we talk about it all the time? I just want to be me. And I just want you to be you. Here at I on Image we are having none of that negativity.

We celebrate, respect and appreciate each body regardless of it’s shape and allow everyone to set their own limits and standards -or give them up altogether. It’s up to you!

But to give you some of the tried and tested style advice that I am hoarding in my fashionably ruffled sleeve, here comes I on Image’s 4-episode BODY SHAPE GUIDE for rectangle body shape.

Remember that these are just very rough guidelines and majority of people fall in multiple categories. You are also allowed to rebel and wear what ever you want!

To discover your own unique beautiful body shape with a professional I recommend booking I on Image’s IMAGE CONSULTING session. Find out what shape you are, learn to dress your shape and how to shop your shape.

With my gentle guidance you will learn to appreciate what is amazing about you and how you can flaunt it -or keep it just for yourself. It’s up to you because it’s your body after all. You can book your IMAGE CONSULTING session here.

I believe that every body is beautiful!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

Dress Your Shape: PEAR

I on Image’s body shape guide

EPISODE 2/4: PROUDly PEAR

 

Business style, business attire, personal style, personal image, executive presence, personal brand

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Dress your shape

Dressing for your shape can be tricky and daunting. All the advice out there seems so restricting and judgemental. Some advice concentrates mainly on hiding flaws which I find so depressing and unnecessary.

Yes, I know I am not perfect but must we talk about it all the time? I just want to be me. And I just want you to be you. Here at I on Image we are having none of that negativity.

We celebrate, respect and appreciate each body regardless of it’s shape and allow everyone to set their own limits and standards -or give them up altogether. It’s up to you!

But to give you some of the tried and tested style advice that I am hoarding in my fashionably ruffled sleeve, here comes I on Image’s 4-episode BODY SHAPE GUIDE for pear body shape.

Remember that these are just very rough guidelines and majority of people fall in multiple categories. You are also allowed to rebel and wear what ever you want!

To discover your own unique beautiful body shape with a professional I recommend booking I on Image’s IMAGE CONSULTING session. Find out what shape you are, learn to dress your shape and how to shop your shape.

With my gentle guidance you will learn to appreciate what is amazing about you and how you can flaunt it -or keep it just for yourself. It’s up to you because it’s your body after all. You can book your IMAGE CONSULTING session here.

I believe that every body is beautiful!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail