What is “Style Strategies for Success”?
The answer always lies in the client. What is “success” for you? The meaning of success can vary greatly from one person to the next. No matter what your “success” goal is, I believe that style is directly related to achieving it. Style can help you reach your goals by providing an image that projects YOU. Style Strategies for Success teaches you how to look at your life differently, by reading your audience and dressing accordingly; to not only get what you want, but also to reach the success that you strive for. The results are there. Looking great and feeling great work hand-in-hand, and when it comes toyour life that is something I want for you every day.
How did you get started in this field?
My love for style dates back to college where I studied the business side of fashion. I graduated Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Merchandising. I quickly pursued a glamorous (or not so glamorous) career as a fashion designer in New York. This is where I developed my love and knack for translating what’s happening in fashion and trends into real life — because that is what I designed. My designs could be seen in Walmart, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Macy’s. All contemporary womenswear, and all translated to what real women were shopping for.
What makes you different than other personal stylists?
What sets me apart is my analytical look at style. I believe style can be used to our advantage in business and in life. What do you want to get out of your work? What do you want to get out of your life? I can dress you to make that happen. My methods are a catalyst for change and I’ve watched it happen time after time. It’s beautiful. But style can feel very intimidating sometimes, so while we are strategizing I make the whole process fun, entertaining and infectiously inspiring — all the while it’s educational and enlightening.
What is your philosophy when it comes to fashion and style?
I don’t believe in the word “fashion” when it comes to my work. It’s all about unique individuality and style. For me it’s “People first. Style second.” Simply put.
What is your styling process like?
Unbelievably FUN! The process varies a bit because each woman I work with has different needs, but I always like to start the process in the closet. Why? Because I want to get to know you. Not just the facade you, but the REAL you. And once I’ve established that, the learning process can begin. I am all about teaching you the tools. So when going through your closet, you will learn what clothes are right for you, your body, your work and your life.
Working through my “Strategic Style” process, we start in the closet discovering all the amazing style concepts that can make you shine. Then we start styling away outfits, listing our must-have shoppable items, and then (of course) shopping is a must! Come with me or let me shop for you, either way you are getting one chic dose of style added to your wardrobe and your life. From there it’s all about creating more and more outfits for every aspect of your life and your goals. Fun right? I love it!
Is having a personal stylist affordable?
Yes. Why? Because working with a personal stylist is an investment in YOU; and you will see a return on that investment time after time. How can you afford not to? My fees range depending on whether we work hourly or if you choose one of my packages. Check out my Services page to see what sparks your excitement for change and let’s talk! If you don’t see exactly what you’d like, I’m happy to create a customized package just for you.
If I hire you to update my wardrobe, is the shopping budget included?
That is a great question, and unfortunately, no. The shopping budget is separate. But this is why I always recommend my “Shop your Closet” session to get started. We can create so much style out of what you already own that the new pieces you need to add are minimal. And I love a good sale! So not to worry, I’ve got your budget in mind and your style covered.
Would I be able to contact some of your previous clients as reference?
Of course! My clients are my cheerleaders, just as I am their biggest fan. Please let me know and I would be happy to introduce you. In the meantime, please check out my awesome testimonials. I’m so blessed, and every time I read them I smile ear-to-ear.
I’m not sure if I’m ready, how can I learn more about you?
Well you can find me and my story practically everywhere on the internet (in a good way, of course!) Here are all the places you can find me and see all the fabulous style-related activities that I do.
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Okay, I am ready! But I have a few more questions. How can I reach you?
Just set up a complimentary 30-minute Style Discovery session and let’s talk. I can’t wait to hear from you!