Why hire a stylist?
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
It’s one of the strongest reasons people decide to work with a stylist. Whether for personal or professional reasons, it can be a clever move and give you an edge towards your goal. Sometimes women just want a bit of a lift in their life. We often get so busy that no attention is given to our appearance for long stretches of time. Here are the most common reasons I encounter that bring people to consult a stylist:
You don’t enjoy shopping
The thought of it fills you with dread. You are not alone! It’s confusing, there is too much to look at, you don’t know what suits you, and so you give up and go home. Does this sound familiar? If this is you it might be time to call a stylist and learn what suits you and flatters you in a supported way.
Nothing in your wardrobe fits you
Many women find their body shape changes over time and clothing that looked great a few years ago is now almost impossible to wear! Whether you have gone up or down in sizing it’s a challenge that a stylist will rise to with ease and precision as they know exactly what kind of items will flatter different body shapes.
You’re going through a major life change
This is a common time for women to desire a personal styling session. It makes sense as the person you used to be is getting left behind and you are emerging as a new you, so you need the clothes and the image to match how you are now feeling. It may be divorce, recovering from a major illness or hitting a new stage in your life but something has triggered a desire for an image revamp. A stylist can listen to what you need, your goals for your future and guide you to a new wardrobe of perfectly suited clothes, flattering to your skin tone and body shape and representing the new you perfectly. How you feel on the inside will match with what people see and the natural transition you are going through will be supported in a fun and joyous way.
You buy the same items over and over
I know many women who buy just jeans and T shirts or just black pants and tops as it’s easy and safe. It becomes an issue when you suddenly get asked out to a cocktail event or dinner at a nice restaurant and you spend time you don’t have changing outfits and not being able to settle on anything. Imagine if you just had the Little Black Dress (LBD) or the pretty flowy dress with heels and bag to match that you knew you could pop on in 5 minutes and look a million dollars? A stylist can help you create the perfect complete wardrobe, built to withstand any sudden invitations! Imagine the peace of mind knowing you had something for each occasion!
What you end up with
A versatile wardrobe of well cut flattering pieces to put together each morning, making dressing streamlined and fun. Helping women achieve this as a stylist is always a great pleasure for me. When you feel fantastic about your outfit you have put on, and know you are presenting well, magic happens. The positivity is infectious and your confidence shines like warm sunshine. After a session with me you will know what suits you and you may even be a little more adventurous. I will never force you to purchase anything, the process is supportive and advisory, but there is never any pressure.
What I can promise you is that after our work together, how you feel on the inside will align with how you look on the outside, and essentially you will become the best version of yourself. I love seeing the big smile on my client’s face at the end of a styling session, it does make my job as a stylist fantastic.
A meeting with you designed to get to know you, your lifestyle and the direction you wish to go in. If this is at your home I may have a quick peek in your wardrobe to see what current pieces you have.
This is a 2.5hour session in your home. It starts with a style consultation and then a peek into your wardrobe, looking at what pieces fit well and are flattering to you, and what doesn’t serve you any more and can be removed. Your wardrobe will feel fresh and decluttered, everything in it with a purpose. We then know exactly what pieces need to be added in to create a versatile wardrobe ready for any occasion. Sometimes old pieces are given a new life, as they are in good condition but perhaps were overlooked as there seemed to be nothing to go with it? This is often an added benefit from having a stylist review your wardrobe … that you get better wear out of special quality pieces already residing there.
This is available as an add-on and is a 1hour session in your home, following the personal shopping session. It’s a great way to ensure each piece is documented as part of the outfit it was intended for, by taking photos of the outfits, and then sending them through so you can pop in an album on your phone. You can name it ‘Outfits’ or ‘My style guide” or whatever you like. Each morning you can consult your Style Guide and decide what to wear. It brings a calmness and peace of mind as you know you have documented, complete outfits to scroll through.
Shop With A Stylist
A guided shopping experience where pre-selected pieces are brought to you and assessed for fit and suitability. Our day together removes the hard work of shopping and simplifies the process.
As well as helping you pull together flattering outfits, you will learn skills for shopping effectively by yourself in the future.
Your budget, which we discuss in the Style Consultation, is completely up to you. No matter how much you have to spend, amazing results are achievable at every price point.
Providing flexible plans so that the styling experience is accessible to everyone is important to me. Do get in touch about this if you worry the packages here are not suitable for you.…
Every outfit we choose on the shopping day will be photographed to create your personalised lookbook – a digital source you can refer back to for outfit ideas in the future.
Plus Size Styling
Perfecting an assortment of balanced outfits and dressing for your body shape are so important for ladies and gents with a fuller figure. As an experienced stylist, I can help you look fabulous and present yourself with personality and pizazz! I truly believe that every person no matter what shape or size is able to look amazing. Together, we will bring out your most stylish self and make you shine!