Why hire a stylist?
Men are rocking it now in the style stakes, they take pride in their appearance and genuinely want to look right for all sorts of reasons. What I love seeing now is that men are having fun with their dressing too, it’s not all about being serious and corporate! Here are the most common reasons that men are feeling they need a stylist:
You don’t enjoy shopping
It’s like running your fingernails against a chalk board, entering shops and browsing around is not your idea of fun at all. And you have no idea where to shop either. You would so much rather have a guided experience with a stylist who knows exactly where to go and has already picked everything out. This means minimal time in the shops and all you have to do is try things on!
Your body shape has changed and nothing fits you right:
A suit must be a good fit to look right and your shirt cannot be busting at the buttons. A trip to the shops with a stylist will ensure that all your new pieces fit perfectly and look great on you.
You don’t know how to put coordinated looks together:
You know your strengths and this is not one of them! You throw outfits together hoping for the best. But you know that especially in the workplace it is important to look coordinated and smart, that how you look can affect your image and success in the workplace too. As a stylist I see clients attain a new level of confidence when put in the right smart clothing that flatters their skin tone, body shape, and is work appropriate. Clients commonly report increased motivation and enthusiasm about getting dressed for work, and improved performance!
You don’t know where to get a quality suit
You need new suits but are looking for quality suits with a range of pricing options and the right weight of fabric for the climate you live in is super important. A suit purchased in a city that has a cooler climate may be too heavy to wear in a city with warm weather and high humidity. A stylist will have done the research and be able to take you to the right stores appropriate to your budget and direct you to the right suits for the climate you live in. There is such a range in men’s suiting stores and you will save time with a stylist going to exactly the stores that best fit your requirements.
You don’t have time to shop or are physically unable to
You need a lot of new clothes, you know what you need but are also open to advice. But you simply don’t have time to get to the shops or are physically unable to. In some circumstances a stylist can step in here and do the grunt work, bringing a range of clothing options to the client. It’s best to have a chat with the stylist, so please call me, and decide on the best course of action here. Ideally it’s always best to physically go to the shops with your stylist.
Your job or career has very specific dress requirements and you don’t know where to source these outfits:
If you are working in the entertainment or music industry you may need some extraordinary and unique clothing for performances or even to create an image. After getting to know you and finding out this direction your stylist can research where to source these unique pieces and take you there. Within a short time you will be on your way to looking the part! Personally I love the creativity in this type of styling so please enquire with me if this is your situation!
What you end up with
This really depends on the outcomes we agree on after your Style Consultation. Some gents end up with a wardrobe of nicely coordinated pieces, shirts and pants and suit jackets that go together seamlessly.
Some want to expand their casual wardrobe and are needing nice jeans and chinos, along with tops and shirts to go with them. Sometimes a sports blazer is on the list.
I have a number of unique and quality menswear stores that I style clients in and source fashionable and edgy clothing. Menswear has become so adventurous and colourful … it’s an exciting time for men to dress!
This is a half hour consult where we talk about what you had in mind, how you want to look and if you have any preferences. We discuss budget and time in the shops. There is no minimum or maximum budget, it’s completely up to you.
I may ask you to take photos of the key items in your wardrobe. This will help to ensure new purchases are matched back to existing pieces, creating a coordinated and versatile wardrobe.
Shop With a Stylist Session
After the style consultation it will be clear on the outcome we need to reach. Clothing pieces will be tucked away waiting for you and we just have to turn up. That’s because I have done the preparation work beforehand, creating a seamless and easy experience for you. The only work is trying things on and making decisions! As your stylist I can help you with the decisions and putting together a coordinated, well fitting wardrobe for work or weekends.
Most styling services include an optional digital look book, so in the morning when you are planning your outfit you can consult your phone and swipe through the options. It’s fabulous and makes dressing easier.