Once considered the sole preserve of the rich and famous, the services of a Personal Stylist used to be considered a novelty – something that only wealthy people could afford. However, more recently it’s become more widely accepted to employ a Personal Stylist to ensure you project the correct image in every situation or to help give your style mojo back. Put into perspective, it’s a wise investment in you and is becoming as increasingly common as getting your hair done, having a cleaner, getting manicures and pedicures, or employing a personal trainer. Having a Personal Stylist visit your home for a Wardrobe Edit or take you shopping should be just as common as these other investments and here are ten reasons why…
1. A PERSONAL STYLIST WILL HELP YOU CREATE AN IMAGE YOU WANT TO PRESENT TO THE WORLD
We’ve all heard the phrase “You only have one chance to make a first impression”, this could not be any truer than it is now in the fast-paced age of digital communication. People aren’t spending the time to formulate the in-person relationships that they once did, and so image has become incredibly important. In an instant, your image can convey so many things, such as success, status, character, personality, and of course style. Whether you like it or not, people will formulate an opinion about you before they even know you, solely based on what you are wearing and how you carry yourself. A Personal Stylist will help you to align your “inner” image with your “outer” image, the one the world actually sees. Put simply, a Personal Stylist will help you to create a strong professional and personal image or brand.
2. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR WARDROBE AGAIN AND THINK “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”
We’ve all been there… we stand in front of our wardrobes, which are usually full to the brim with clothes, yet we often believe that we have absolutely nothing to wear. Although most people have lots of clothes, a huge portion of them are outdated, don’t fit properly, are the wrong colour or size, or are items that just don’t go with anything else in their wardrobe. Sound familiar? By booking a Wardrobe Edit, a Personal Stylist will sort and arrange your wardrobe in a way that makes sense. They will go through your wardrobe and determine what needs to be donated and what can be taken to the tailor (a good Stylist will always have a good tailor’s number to hand) and they will then create a list of items to fill any gaps that will complete your wardrobe, so you won’t have random items that don’t work with anything else. Most importantly, a Personal Stylist will assess your body shape, your personal and professional image and your lifestyle, and will work with you to curate a wardrobe fit for all of your needs. You’ll go from having a few tops and skirts/trousers to having many new looks in a matter of hours!
3. YOU RECEIVE A TRULY PERSONALISED SERVICE
Before your Personal Styling Appointment, I spend time getting to know you and your style. You will complete a Client Questionnaire covering key factors such as your body shape, size, likes and dislikes, occupation, lifestyle and budget, which allows your me to plan and research your shopping trip before meeting you.
4. YOU WILL HAVE A CURATED WARDROBE FULL OF CLOTHES THAT WERE HAND-PICKED FOR YOU AND FIT YOU PERFECTLY
A good Personal Stylist will have relationships with stores, designers, and tailors. They always know where to go to get clothes that align with your body shape, colouring, and the image you wish to create. I also know where to get the best deals – my clients often receive access to sales and discounts before the general public. I also shop from many different stores and designers to bring you a wardrobe that not only aligns with your needs and budget but also seamlessly integrates into your existing wardrobe. I understand which stores and designers will work for your style and body type, and which ones to avoid, as well as which items are worth spending extra money on and which items you can save on. Since no two people are alike, this is a very personal experience, I never recommend the exact same things for multiple clients. You will not only have a wardrobe full of clothes that were hand-picked for you and fit you perfectly, but I will also show you how to pair everything together in multiple ways so you are never left wondering what to wear.
5. A PERSONAL STYLIST IS TRAINED IN DRESSING THE VARYING FEMALE AND MALE BODY SHAPES
Knowing your body shape is an important aspect of putting an outfit together. Dressing correctly means dressing your body shape and creating perfect balance or proportion. There are several different body shapes, each with its own set of rules and tips to help you find clothing that will look great on you. The perfectly balanced outfit is created by using my expert tips and advice to choose clothes, fabrics, texture and pattern that both fit and flatter your body. You can only successfully achieve this by knowing which body shape you are. Together, you and I work on maximising your best assets, emphasising what you love about your shape and cleverly disguising what you don’t.
6. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE WARDROBE ENVY, AS YOU WILL BE THE ONE THAT HAS THE COVETED WARDROBE
We all know someone that is always so well put together and stylish. Their clothes fit perfectly, they wear colours other than black, they know how to dress for their body shape and they exude confidence. They always seem to be able to pull off perfectly coordinated accessories and they never seem to have the awkward fashion moments that the rest of us have. For some people, this comes naturally and for others, this is absolutely overwhelming. This is where having a Personal Stylist comes into play. I will make you look like one of those people that looks effortlessly flawless by sharing my styling expertise and skills.
7. A PERSONAL STYLIST WILL TEACH YOU WHICH COLOURS ARE BEST FOR YOU
Wearing the correct colours can make you feel more energised and dramatically enhance your overall appearance. This is why every Wardrobe Edit or Personal Styling appointment begins with a Colour Analysis. The difference that wearing the right colour can make to how you look and feel is remarkable – it can also make you look younger too. Wearing the correct colours that compliment your skin tone, hair and eye colour is important as these colours illuminate your face, making you look younger, fresher and more radiant and will also reduce the appearance of imperfections and blemishes.
A Colour Consultation will open your eyes, and your wardrobe, to all the beautiful colours you can wear that you may not have considered before. It will also show you which colours make you look washed out. Using Seasonal Colour Analysis, I place you into one of four colour categories, named after the four seasons.
Following a Colour Consultation, you will be able to shop with ease, confident in the knowledge that you will be able to find the perfect clothes in complementary colours for your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour. It makes shopping and dressing every day so much simpler, ultimately saving you both time and money.
8. A PERSONAL STYLIST WILL HELP YOU GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY
Because I understand the quality that certain brands offer, I can help you understand how to invest in your clothing. Things like winter coats, denim, leather, and good-quality heels or boots are pieces that are important to invest in. Other trend-led items such as circle-frame sunglasses, purple lipstick, statement sleeves and fringed bags can be found in high street stores for a great price. Sometimes men and women get overwhelmed when figuring out how to distribute their money over the course of a shopping day, but I am there to help you with a stress-free shopping experience and guide you in the right direction.
9. IT’S MORE THAN JUST STYLE ADVICE, IT’S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
My first priority for each and every appointment is the client. The appointment is all about you. While the aim of the day might be to take you on a colour discovery, educate you about body shape, give you a style overhaul or fill those gaps in your wardrobe, your confidence and self-image come first. Mutual trust and respect are my priority and really make the appointment special. I am more than just a shopping partner, I am your confidant and your supporter. My clients leave their appointments feeling better than ever about themselves, happier and more confident than when they arrived. While there’s a style-over on the outside, there’s definitely a makeover on the inside, as well.
10. HIRING A PERSONAL STYLIST WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY, AND IS MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK
Personal Stylists are no longer just for the rich and famous. Hiring a Stylist is much more affordable than you might think. Each Stylist works differently – some work hourly, whilst I work on day or package rates. I am also more than happy to negotiate rates on a retainer or on-going basis for clients that need my services on a monthly or more regular basis. The money you spend on my services you save long term because there are no more panic buying “I have nothing to wear” moments, there are no more clothes hanging unworn in your wardrobe with the tags still attached and there’s no more excessive shopping. The time and money I will save you will be invaluable.
The time and money you invest in a Personal Stylist is really an investment in your day-to-day lifestyle. It’s not just about the way you dress and accessorise; it’s the way you appear to others and interact with them as well, building your confidence and impacting your life in so many areas. If you’d like to discuss my services in more detail and see how they could work for you then please click here. You can read what my clients have to say about their time with me here.