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Thrive with Style in 2021

Style and Career Consultant, Emma Gotz talks to Southsea Lifestyle and shares her top tips to thrive with style in 2021.

I’ve always loved this quote from Maya Angelou “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive: And to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style…”

So here is my offering to you on this first week of 2021, to help you thrive and be a little more ‘Maya’ this year; my 5 Step Dressing for Success System.

Step One Lifestyle audit

Identify your lifestyle so your wardrobe works for you. What percentage of time do you spend at work, relaxing or taking part in leisure activities and finally going out or attending special events *


Step Two – Identify your personal style

Do you enjoy wearing floaty romantic dresses, artistic fabrics, dramatic patterns, classic pieces or natural hues?


Step Three – Identify your body shape

When you understand which styles compliment your body shape you can curate a wardrobe full of clothes that make you feel super confident


Step Four – Wardrobe edit

Once you’ve worked out steps 1-3, you need to see what’s in your wardrobe. You’ll be able to identify clothes you’ve never worn and why; clothes that don’t spark ‘joy’ and why, as well as items that are past their best, too big or too small and finally you’ll see what is missing.


Step Five – create your own capsule wardrobe

What do you have left after your wardrobe edit and how many outfits can you create? Does anything need replacing and what do you now know is missing? This is the fun part, now you can build a wardrobe that suits your lifestyle, personality and shape.

I guarantee my 5 Step Dressing For Success System will help get you thrive not merely survive this January!

Remember, I’m here if you feel inspired and would like some help with any of the above.


Emma Gotz
Follow Emma on Instagram @emmagotzstyle


*audit realistically but perhaps with the hope we will move into a post pandemic lifestyle soon.

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