Why hire a clothes stylist?
I am so excited to share this story of my client, Emily. The biggest takeaway (and there were many) was that this was a life changing experience for her and not just about clothes! Having style is about so much more than your clothes! She had her doubts about making the decision to hire a clothes stylist and you may too – Is it worth it? Will it help? What if my body’s weird? I share client journeys because you may relate to their stories in a way that will help you make a positive step forward to change your life.
Before working with me, Emily had a rough year and I think we can all relate to when multiple things in life keep coming at us. She experienced multiple losses while working full time and finishing her Bachelor’s degree before the end of the year.
I’d truly never felt so low in my life.
Below is her story (in her words) about her journey from feeling low to feeling better than she has in a long time.
What influenced your decision to work with Loren?
The recommendation was a strong factor. I was also excited to learn that you shop consignment because I too prefer it. Most of all, I was in desperate need of the guidance. Mentally and emotionally I was lost.
Most of all, I was in desperate need of the guidance. Mentally and emotionally I was lost.
What did you think working with a personal stylist was going to be like and what did it end up being like?
Well, I was expecting an intimidating fashionista type who would mock everything I owned, and probably not stop with that. I’m going on the record to say that is not Loren at all. She’s fashionable and knowledgeable, but more than those things she has an understanding of where the rest of us go wrong. Learning from Loren feels like hanging out with a friend.
What risks (if any) did you see to working with Loren and how did you overcome those risks to move forward?
Years ago I made an appointment with a personal shopper at a department store, and it didn’t go well. I had concerns that working with Loren would be a waste of money. After all, I had friends that would be happy to go shopping with me and they didn’t collect a fee. I’m so glad I didn’t chicken out because now I’m confident shopping by myself.
What surprised you about working with Loren and the process (if anything)?
I was most surprised that she wanted to come to my house! She actually wanted to look at the disaster that was my wardrobe and try to salvage it. We discussed what should stay and what should go, and best of all, how to incorporate my vintage pieces into modern looks.
What’s changed since hiring a clothes stylist?
Describe the changes in how you approach your style since working with Loren?
I have more faith in my own abilities now. I carried a lot of self-doubt when it came to fashion. So you were able to explain to me why things pair better with each other and also encouraged me to incorporate my love of vintage.
What has changed for you personally since working with Loren?
I can feel my confidence rising with every day. I don’t dread shopping like I used to because I’m learning to enjoy the creative process that is pairing colors, patterns, and textures. My favorite part by far is the comments I get at the office. People I don’t even know compliment something I’m wearing which turns into a conversation.
What has changed for you professionally since working with Loren?
I have a reputation now. And it’s good one! Working with Loren has given me a new something to connect with people about. I think that before Loren, in my unkempt clothes, I looked unapproachable. These days people want to know who I am and where I shop.
These days people want to know who I am and where I shop.
What do you feel you gained as a result of working with Loren?
It’s not what I gained, but what I lost. In the last month I haven’t felt anxious or overwhelmed when shopping alone.
How do you feel now?
With Loren’s help I realized change didn’t have to be hard, so I’m making changes in other aspects of my life as well. Things feel better than they have in a long time.
Things feel better than they have in a long time.
How would you describe the experience of working with Loren?
Awesome. Informative. Eye opening. Dare I say?…Fun!
Anything else you would like to add?
Take the plunge! Do this for you because you deserve it.
Check out some of my favorite looks on Emily…
Are you ready for the transformation? I offer strategic personal styling for achievers desiring authentic expression and are ready for transformation. If want to talk with me about what’s holding you back, your style goals and what you want to change in your life, contact me here.