‘Abbey and her wonderful experience was recommended by a colleague, who spoke so enthusiastically about her day I had to look into it.
So why did I feel the need to call Abbey? …Well I had recently hit 50, I had been promoted at work and the business I worked in was becoming more relaxed in their business dress. I suppose I felt quite corporate and although I wanted to remain smart I knew I could do with a refresh. Also I always struggled with what to wear on dress down days! Not only that I had many clothes but none
I really loved and many individual pieces that didn’t seem to go with anything!
The first part of the experience was Abbey visiting me at home. I was strangely apprehensive getting all my clothes out on display. But I needn’t have worried – Abbey didn’t judge, she wanted to know how I felt wearing the clothes and what was important to me in how I felt. Along the way she provided tips on what to wear and what not to wear, what worked for my shape and what ‘drowned
me’. Throughout this experience Abbey was noting the clothes she felt I needed to bring items together and enhance my current wardrobe. This was done in a very relaxed and fun way and by the end I had a few piles for the charity shop.
The shopping element was great fun especially as Abbey had been sourcing and reserving items at a number of shops before I arrived. Which meant I went into the changing room with a huge selection of clothes – some I would have chosen and some I wouldn’t. There was no pressure to buy but I was encouraged to try them all on. I was really surprised how good I looked, how the clothes fitted my shape and refreshed my style. Abbey knew how to highlight my best bits and hide the not so good
parts (in my opinion)!
Abbey was very positive throughout the experience, providing advice as we went and bringing outfits together. We went into shops I would not have visited and was really surprised by what she found for me. Who knew I would get an amazing pair of trousers from River Island! I set the budget and we kept to it and my choices were stylish but not costly. It’s not about the price or the brand but how you feel when you wear it. I even look good now in a £10 pair of jeans and I don’t feel too old to be in River Island!
The results? Well I feel good in my new outfits, I have confidence to try new things and I get so many compliments on the clothes I wear and how I look. There is one top that I would not have picked off the rail that gets the biggest compliments. The best advice I got? Have all your clothes together, sorted by colour and wear what you want each day – don’t keep things for best and wear tops with smart trousers on work days and with jeans on weekends – don’t have a work and going out wardrobe. This way you wear all of your clothes and you enjoy them more.
Clothes really do define who you are but more importantly they influence how you feel. I really do love selecting what I am going to wear each day and often think would Abbey like this?
Abbey is an amazing, warm, intelligent and stylish individual and I am so pleased we met.

Christine, Northants

Thank you so much for enlightening me about which colours suit me at my colours session this week.
Being a redhead I have always steered away from bright colours, pinks and reds as I thought they would clash with my hair. As a result my wardrobe is mainly navy and black and very boring.
Before our session I presumed that you would tell me that I’m an Autumn season because brown and orange are similar to my hair colour. But to my surprise I am a Spring season as the colours compliment my skin tone, my hair colour wasn’t a major factor when considering which colours suit me best.
You showed me that with the right colours my skin tone brightens and my eyes sparkle. I have realised that my wardrobe does not need to be one colour! I can be more adventurous with colour, whether it is a hint of red in a scarf or top or being bold with a bright blue dress.

Now I am looking forward to transforming my wardrobe with colour on my next shopping trip!

Amy, Hertfordshire

Thank you so much for enlightening me!

I had my seasonal colours done with Abbey recently and found it was a transformational experience. I wasn’t sure what to expect but she explained how it all worked and when I saw the effect the colours had on my skin and eyes, I was amazed and really pleased as these were colours I used to love wearing. I am so looking forward to experiment and try on all of these gorgeous colours and feel like a whole world of colour has opened up to me – I  honestly feel like a new woman!

Rachel, Hertfordshire

I feel like a new woman!

‘I very much enjoyed my shopping experience with Abbey, as she immediately put me at ease and I trusted her opinion very quickly.  I loved every outfit she created for me and as she completely understood my style and colours she was able to put together a few unique looks I would not have considered but really liked and felt comfortable in and she also found me some amazing jeans too! The shopping experience exceeded my expectations in every way and I would definitely recommend Abbey!’

Katie, London

I trusted Abbey and loved every outfit!

Abbey put together two looks for me in an hour and both were outfits I would not have tried myself using textures and colours I hadn’t considered, but did suit me. It was an interesting experience as it made me think about looking at other styles and not just buying the same stuff I normally do when out shopping, so I learnt a lot from her. I really liked the jacket she suggested and will definitely be going back for that!

Diego, London

Two looks in an hour!

Abbey put together a stylish and bold look for me using items from my existing wardrobe which I hadn’t been wearing much, so that was useful. She also taught me different ways to wear a trench coat, which means I can now buy one with confidence knowing how to wear and style it with outfits I already own. She was brave and creative and it pushed me out of my comfort zone, which I really appreciated and enjoyed.

Daniel, London.

Brave and creative

I loved the outfit Abbey created! Using pieces from my existing wardrobe that I either hadn’t worn or barely worn before which I would have never have put together, it’s a really creative look and I will definitely wear this outfit on a night out in New York.

Jessie, New York & London

Unique look for a night out in New York…

Abbey chose me an outfit I would never have picked for myself from Topman which I really liked and was in budget. I felt comfortable, smart and confident in the checked blazer and it’s a style I will definitely consider wearing and enjoying.

Isaac, London

Comfortable, smart & confident.

What a style brain Abbey has! I booked a bespoke Style and Shopping Experience for myself (50-something year old & my 22 year old daughter) after we decided we wanted to share more ‘experiences’ together. As we live in Manchester she had really prepped and worked out what worked and what didn’t for each of us prior to our first meeting. She was so relaxed, professional and confident that it was a pleasure to have her in our home. WOW – every stitch of clothing out on the bed, sorted into colour order, then sifted through [keep, charity, unsure]. It was SO therapeutic – things that I had not worn for ages made a welcome re-appearance and things I had that I did not know did not suit me made a hasty exit. Abbey was so flexible and clever she managed to do this in a couple of hours for each of us before we headed to the shops. 

What a treat, Abbey had done a reccy of our local shopping centre and put loads of items  behind the counter for each of us. It made the experience fun and efficient! Abbey had laser vision, her “yes that suits/works” and “nope” were wonderful in building our confidence and she remembered things we had in our wardrobes that would match and compliment items we were reviewing in the shops!

The aftermath is I have 8-10 things that I just adore, I feel well dressed, confident, sassy and professional. I also feel very supported and capable of making much better style choices than I have ever done in my life. My wardrobe is colour co-ordinated for the first time ever. I travel a lot for work and packing for my trips since my style makeover has been a dream, I pick outfit that works for the plane, the office, for client meetings and presentations.

Abbey and I have also worked out a way to keep in touch and continue to work on my look [which I love], I have a special ASOS account and she shops into a Wish List for me, I log on, look and choose what to buy – I really feel she knows me, my style and my lifestyle.”

Lisa, Manchester

I feel well dressed, confident, sassy and professional!

Abbey is great with people and brilliant with style… she is very down to earth and I always feel I can ask her ANY style / fashion related question no matter how small or silly. She is encouraging, supportive and genuinely wants people to feel great about themselves – and she is passionate about using clothing and fashion to achieve this.

Michelle, Hertford.

Encouraging, supportive, genuine