How To Know If You Need a Stylist...
Posted by Style Edit on March 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM
In an ideal world, we'd all have un-ending budgets, clothes that feel like pajamas and feet that feel no pain from heels. We would also have no "problem areas" or clothing aversions: "I can't wear those, my ankles are too skinny". For that reason, you need a personal stylist.
#1 A personal style consultant is your confidant.
Is there a reason you wear black more than any other color? Are you comfortable showing your back? Would you consider trying on a fitted cocktail dress? Answers to somewhat personal questions help your stylist understand your comfort level, what you're drawn to and why.
Many people do not want to address issues of why they hold on to a particular item or why they're afraid to wear a dress they bought years ago, but they help your us do our job more effectively. In short, you've got to get personal!
#2 A personal style consultant gives tough love.
|Don't worry!! We're not this tough!|
As stylists we always try to make this step a "painless process", but lets face it, letting go of treasured items is devastating to many people! *Calling all What Not to Wear guests!* (And we're guilty: we still have pants from high school in our closet somewhere!)
It is the step of auditing your closet with a personal stylist that finds the gems, voids and the items that should be donated. We can't tell you how many times our clients have either forgotten they owned a fabulous jacket or skirt once we've audited their closets.
During this stage, a personal stylist will help you put together new and fresh outfits from your existing wardrobe, generating the "Oh my goodness! I would have never thought to do that on my own!!" (We live for those moments!) Your stylist will also give you a list of "what's missing" in your wardrobe. Be it foundational garments, like camisoles and a good pump or a great pair of jeans, as stylist, we're experienced in finding those missing pieces.
#3 A personal stylist is your 'Indiana Jones' with the treasure map!
After your stylist has gone through your wardrobe, you'll have a list of items to add to your closet. For our clients, we like to give them options of where to find these pieces, both online and in stores, and equip them with pictures for reference. With this, you are armed and ready to tackle themuch-less daunting task of shopping!
If you are going with your stylist, you are in good hands! Our clients know that we have scoured the stores we visit countless times and are educated on what you can and cannot find at specific establishments. It is like following Indiana Jones to the treasure!
#4 A personal stylist is NOT expensive!
Despite popular belief, personal stylists are not a budget buster! And they could save you money!
Rationale #1: You bought an expensive dress for an event. The event is over and all you have to show for it are (amazing) pictures! Wouldn't it begreat if you had some one guiding you on how to pick items that can be transitional for more than wear?
Rationale #2: You keep buying the same type of clothing. Same style of jeans, similar blouses, you just can't get out of your rut! A stylist will give you a few pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe to completely transform your look! No need to run out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of clothes!
Rationale #3: You have nothing to wear. Its a lie. But we say the same thing!!! If you have a good amount of clothes but feel like you keep gravitating towards the same thing, you need a personal stylist to come in, audit your closet and put together outfits you would have never thought of!
Fashion should not be arduous or nerve-racking! We understand that for many, it is. Our goal for our clients is to help them realize their own personal style, make sure they feel amazing and make their life easier!Check out all the services at Style Edit can provide for you here! Contact us today!
B&M are the founders of Style Edit, a personal styling company helping women edit their wardrobes, find looks that compliment their bodies and make getting dressed in the morning seamless and easy! Style Edit works with boutique owners and designers, act as style correspondents for the ABC news in Cincinnati and work with Cincinnati-based magazines as photo shoot stylists. With their inside information on the latest tips and trends in the industry, Style Edit shares their love of fashion with the world via their blog at www.cincystyleedit.com.