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'We have just 7 seconds to make a great first impression... it helps to look at your best'

Think fashion is arbitrary? Well think again as expert shows our reporter how colours and styles must be matched to the individual

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Samara Prentice, personal stylist, EVOLVE by Samara Personal Styling Consultancy.

Samara Prentice, personal stylist, EVOLVE by Samara Personal Styling Consultancy.

Samara Prentice with Helen Carson at home on March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)

Samara Prentice with Helen Carson at home on March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)

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Samara Prentice with Helen Carson at home on March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)

Samara Prentice with Helen Carson at home on March 24th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Sunday Life)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Samara Prentice with her family

Samara Prentice with her family

Samara Prentice, Personal Stylist, EVOLVE by Samara Personal Styling Consultancy.

Samara Prentice, Personal Stylist, EVOLVE by Samara Personal Styling Consultancy.

Samara Prentice, personal stylist, EVOLVE by Samara Personal Styling Consultancy.

Personal stylists are all the fashion but Lisburn woman Samara Prentice has made getting dressed a science.

The 36-year-old gave my wardrobe a makeover recently and I was literally in the dark over which colours to wear.

And, since the coronavirus crisis, Samara is now giving free style advice online to subscribers, with hundreds of women regularly tuning in. The mum-of-four — who began her career in TV before moving to event management and public relations — stresses the impact a sense of style has on your mental health: “Good style can have an incredible effect on your life.”