What is the course about?
This course will give you the tools to put together outifts that are flattering for your body type, on trend and right for any occasion. We will explore body shapes, basic colour theory and optical illusions in dressing. You will learn how to identify the right fabrics and prints for you. How to update existing items and be confident in new choices. We will go out on a personal shopping afternoon where you will receive professional advice and support whilst in stores. Save yourself time, money and space – gain a revamped wardrobe and a new found confidence. This course is for women.
What students liked most about the How to be your own personal stylist course run in 2015/16:
“The tutor was amazing. The sessions are very interesting, I love it.”
“Covered a lot of ground, informal setting, allowing for a good group interaction.”
What will we cover?
- How to dress for your body shape
- Optical illusions in dressing
- Seasonal wardrobe staples
- Colour theory
- Clothing care and what’s in a stylist’s kit bag
- Experimenting with patterns, textiles and colours
- Learn how to work with on–trend items
- Accessories and how to use them.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Gain an understanding of your body shape Identify which colours enhance your hair and skin tone
- Differentiate types of textiles and patterns
- Make confident decisions with your wardrobe.
- Make clothes shopping a more enjoyable and productive experience.
- Describe 4 key updates to your outfit.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a basic/open level course for anyone who wants to feel confident with fashion and their personal style.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class will be taught through a mixture of illustrated mini lectures and discussion. Materials will include imagery and plans, drawings, formal and informal writings, using images and handouts. Colour fabrics, pantone swatches and demonstration outifts and accessories will be used in practical sections. Students are invited to participate actively in classes. There will be an outside trip to the local retail area.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students will need a to bring a notebook and pen each day. Students will also be encouraged to bring items from their existing wardrobe. These items could be garments you have bought in the past on a whim but don’t know how to dress them up or garments that you simply love and would like to get more from them.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details