Hi, I’m Maria Sadler, stylist and fashion blogger. Over the years (quite a few, I’m in my 50s, more about that later) I have worked with thousands of women, as a stylist, boutique owner and now as the creator of Looking Stylish and it’s unique online services.
I’ve had a passion for style since I first started thinking about what to wear. From reading Vogue from cover to cover in my teens to buying every style book I could get my hands on, whilst doing a “sensible” job during the day time, the passion continued to grow.
I believe we should express ourselves through the way we put our look together. I also think every woman, whatever her age or size has the right to feel fabulous. Not just on special occasions, but every day. So I started to think more about what went on inside my clients and how they could express that externally. I have developed my own methodology of style and colour analysis and created a unique personalised online capsule wardrobe service, used by hundreds of women over the last 7 years.
I don’t believe in putting my clients into boxes marked “Autumn, Pear shaped” – we are all individuals after all. I’ve developed an eye for what will suit my clients based not only on their colouring and shape, but also on their personality and have a knack of helping my clients create a look that is uniquely theirs. Getting dressed should be fun. I’ve seen too many women hide their light because they haven’t been shown how to make it shine.
Having reached my fifties, I am passionate that women in this special time of their lives aren’t overlooked or forgotten. That’s why I started my Stylish@50 Club. We often loose our way with style and sometimes our confidence in what is a time of “change” for us. Or we have spent too long putting ourselves second (or third, fourth, depends how many children you have!) and our fifties is the time to take back time for ourselves.
Because my services are always in demand I continue to create new and innovative ways to work with my clients and help them develop their own perfect wardrobe. Personal style isn’t a “fluffy” subject, we deserve to feel good about ourselves.
The Looking Stylish blog brings together style advice, tried and tested, how to build your own capsule wardrobe collections and just things I have discovered and love.
On a personal note, I am married and a proud mum of 2 girls in their twenties and two four legged girls (our horses Bounce and Flora). I live in Berkshire and love to cook when I have the time (see above!)
If you would like my help in creating your own capsule wardrobe or learning what best suits you please have a look at the services page.
If you have a burning style question, or would like to see a particular topic on the blog, or just want to join the discussion on one of the posts, please do, I love to hear from you. To meet other like minded women join the Looking Stylish Style Club and private Facebook group here.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have created affiliate advertising relationships with a number of companies. I will receive commission from affiliate partners when readers buy, or shop their offers. However, I will not recommend any company or product I wouldn’t buy from or believe in.
Any gifted items will be marked as such and again will only be recommended if I believe they are right for my readers.
I am a member of top tier publishing platform, Reward Style and have been invited to the RewardStyle conference in Dallas for the top 200 Influencers for the last 4 years.