what I actually do as a style consultant
The other day, someone jokingly said "It must be fun being a style consultant... you get paid to critique the way people dress!" I laughed, but realized that this is often the real perception people have, and it's so far from what consulting actually entails in my case. I struggle a bit with the label "style consultant" because it paints a picture that's very different from what I'm all about.
So what do I actually do when you book a consultation with me?
1. I ask a lot of questions
Instead of swooping in and telling you what to wear, I ask question after question to help guide you into discovering true style for yourself. My questions are strategic but always leave you in control. I'll encourage you to try new things, but only once you've identified the look that portrays you best.
2. I take time to understand and appreciate your lifestyle
It's pointless to discover your style if the clothes aren't functional in your everyday life. I guide you to find the perfect marriage between your aesthetic and the practicality of your clothing. I will never point you towards items that will make you resent your stage of life. Every stage of life has it's own beauty, and clothes can be one way to unpack the unique beauty of yours.
3. I help you unclutter
Instead of just telling you what to add to your closet, I start by helping you find value in what you already own and then free you to let go of superfluous items. This is a practical process, but also so much more than that. It's an exercise in turning towards contentment and away from consumerism.
4. I respect your budget
Ethical shopping is a worthwhile investment, but I never want to push you to spend outside of your means. I help you identify which items are worth investing in new and which items can be easily acquires secondhand. I also help you discover ethical brands that are more affordable than you may expect!
5. I teach you how to shop
During our time together, I share all the secrets I've learned when it comes to strategically shopping. I want you to feel empowered to be your own "style consultant" by the time we're done.
6. I remain open to your unique needs
So you don't feel ready to go through your entire closet yet? Totally fine. I am down to help strategically pack for your next trip, plan just a few outfits for the upcoming season, etc.
I'm absolutely thrilled about helpful with anything that has to do with your intentional wardrobe!
Style consulting is about so much more than telling you to wear a different outfit.
It's about giving you the tools you need to maximize the wonderful tool of clothing when it comes to self expression.
It's about helping you realize that you can shop ethically on a budget.
It's about helping you feel amazing in the clothes you wear so that you can focus on what you're truly passionate about.
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