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Shopping in store with an independent stylist

Why is shopping in store with an independent stylist the best use of your time and money?

If you have used an online stylist or robot before from one of the big retailers, I have tried a few, I’m sure you will have found a few of the below scenarios to be true.

The algorithms take no account of what is already in your wardrobe.

They don’t know the detail of what you look like, your best features and those you would rather disguise.

They can't hold a colour against your face and see if it lights you up or drains your complexion.

The one issue I found most frustrating when trying out these services is that they take no account of my lifestyle and how/ where I will wear the garments they propose. 

They are only putting their on styles in front of you, also true of in store stylists.

The added benefits of shopping with an independent stylist...

Having shopped online and in store with clients, the benefit of seeing fabrics, how they drape or stretch greatly affect the fit and which size you might choose.  Maybe you spot something you really love but without an expert by your side you would leave it behind rather than consider how it might easily be altered and become the perfect piece.  

If you are after a few special pieces to refresh your wardrobe, you will get a feel for the quality of the fabric and the true colour.  If you are looking for a capsule wardrobe, it is much easier to put the pieces together and see what outfits can be built with everything in one fitting room.

Also, putting time aside from distractions and enjoying the shopping experience is a large part of enjoying your updated wardrobe.

The biggest benefit being an independent stylist is that I know what you have in your wardrobe already!  Ultimately this will save time and money in making the most of what you have and no duplicating pieces.

My Online style SOS and RSVP in Style services start with a detailed Skype call so I can get to know you and your exact requirements before I make suggestions specific to you and your needs.  However if you are wanting to take control of your wardrobe, there is no substitute for working through in person and taking time in store to consider your new purchases.

If you would like to work together on your wardrobe why not book a free 30 minute chat with me to find out how I can help.



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Mar 19, 2019


Jenny Dickinson