In this article, we'll explore the top 5 benefits of hiring a personal stylist to elevate your fashion game.

Are you tired of standing in front of your closet, feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of style options? Has your body shape changed recently? Are you in a different phase of life? A different type of career? You have a special occasion or event coming up?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to consider hiring a personal stylist. 

 From expert advice on wardrobe selection to personalized style guidance, a personal stylist can transform your look and boost your confidence. So, let's dive in and discover how working with a personal stylist can help you achieve a wardrobe that truly reflects your unique personality and style preferences.

The Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Stylist

From clearing out your closet, to defining your own individual style, enlisting the help of a personal stylist can have a huge impact on your daily life. You will impact your confidence level, and the image you present to the world. 

Here is a list of the top 5 reasons you need the assistance and expertise of a personal stylist.

Benefit #1: Saving Time and Effort
Benefit #2: Expertise and Knowledge
Benefit #3: Boosting Confidence
Benefit #4: Discovering New Styles
Benefit #5: Cost Effectiveness

Benefit Number 1: Saving Time and Effort

One of the key advantages of working with a personal stylist is the time and effort you can save when getting dressed in the morning. 

When my kids were younger, having a neat and organized closet was a luxury that just never happened. With six daughters, my husband and I were far too busy playing taxi driver, chef and housekeeper to actually clean our own room or clear out our closet.  And the morning grind to get everyone ready and out the door to school and work was chaos to say the least. My closet was not a haven of peace, but a nightmare of mismatched pieces, and shoes in piles on the floor. I was lucky to even have clothes on my back some days, let alone have my hair and makeup done. I remember many mornings of slapping some mascara and lipstick on in the car on the way to work! 

If only I'd known about the services of a personal stylist back then! The knowledge that a 2-hour closet audit could have saved so many combined hours of stress over the course of a season would have been well worth it.

By going through your closet together, I help you declutter and remove items that no longer work for you. This process enables you to identify the hidden gems you have and find creative ways to combine different pieces into fun and put together looks. 

And, by understanding your wardrobe better, you can shop more efficiently and save time and effort when putting together outfits that suit your body type, style, and budget.

Benefit Number 2: Expertise and Knowledge

My extensive background as a teacher, corporate professional, and personal stylist equips me with a toolkit full of knowledge and expertise. 

I have created a style assessment to identify your specific preferences in the areas of fit, color and style. We go through it together and have a blast! Equipped with that information, I can then get to work for you and with you, finding clothing and accessories that bring a new breath of fresh air to your wardrobe.

I offer personalized advice on dressing for your body type (the shape you have right now), keeping up with current fashion trends that are appropriate for you, and providing time-saving shopping and styling services. My goal is to serve you by helping you discover your personal style and learn to dress in a way that enhances your own brand of beauty and self-esteem.

Benefit Number 3: Boosting Your Confidence

When you look good on the outside, you feel good on the inside. 

I emphasize the importance of dressing in a way that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Through truly personalized styling, I assist you in identifying and embracing your unique style and adapting it to your current body shape and lifestyle. 

A well-put-together wardrobe can significantly boost your confidence. You'll be standing tall and people will wonder just what has she done? Has she lost weight? Gone on vacation? Had "work done"? 

LOL! Nope...just talk to my stylist!

Benefit Number 4: Discovering New Styles

As a personal stylist, I keep up with the latest fashion trends and styles with my clients in mind. I acknowledge that not everyone has the time or inclination to stay updated on fashion through YouTube videos, Pinterest, or fashion magazines. We will work together to incorporate those trends into your look in a way the suits you! While it is important to step outside your comfort zone, it is also important that you feel comfortable and like a new and improved version of yourself. 

I offer you insights into styling tips like how to tie a belt, wear a scarf, roll up your jeans, and so on. I love coming up with new ways of accessorizing, and experimenting with new clothing combinations. By adding flair and incorporating new trends, she helps clients refresh their existing wardrobe and discover styles that complement their body shape and skin tone.

Benefit #5: Cost Effectiveness

Contrary to common belief, investing in a personal stylist can save you money in the long run. 

I help clients make smart purchasing decisions by avoiding unnecessary shopping sprees and impulse buys. By shopping your own closet and mixing and matching existing items, you can create new outfits without spending additional money. I'm also just venturing back into the world of thrifting, and I'm loving it. I can't wait to start finding vintage finds for clients as well! 

I also guide clients on investing in quality pieces that stand the test of time, ensuring a cost-effective approach to building a functional wardrobe.

Learn more about hiring a stylist in the video below
and modern ways to style a midi dress!

And, truly, watch the video for styling tips for your Summer Essentials Style Guide Item number one: The Midi Dress! 

Showing the Cost Effectiveness Benefit of Hiring a Stylist

As a stylist, part of my job is to find clothing for my clients that fits them physically, fits their style profile, and fits their budget. One of my favorite things is to help clients find new and innovative ways to style their existing clothing. Another favorite of mine is to create outfit blueprints and then find a "Save" option and a "Splurge" option for those outfits. 

Below you'll see an example of this using the first Summer Essentials Clothing item, the Midi/Maxi Dress styled three ways. 

Note: the Save options and Splurge options can absolutely be mixed and matched to suit each client.

The outfits you see below were put together for one specific client based on her style profile of "Classic with Flair". Take a peek and see what you like! 

I'd love to hear about your favorites in the comments below!

Styling the Midi Dress: Save and Splurge Options:

Outfit #1: Floral Midi Dress with Strappy Sandals and Wide-Brimmed Hat

Save Option:

For our first outfit, we have a gorgeous floral midi dress paired with sandals and a wide-brimmed hat, perfect for a feminine and effortless look. The dress is available at Target and comes in a lovely brown polka dot print as well. 

The total cost of this ensemble is approximately $120, making it an affordable and stylish option.

Midi Dress Look 1 - Save

Splurge Option:

Midi Dress Style #1 - Splurge

If you prefer to splurge on higher-end items, consider a midi dress from cabi. Pair it with earrings and a necklace totaling and a hat from Amazon. Complete the look with Sam Edelman's slides. 

The total cost for the splurge option ranges from $300 to $400, depending on the specific items chosen.

Outfit #2: Solid Colored Midi Dress with Denim Jacket, White Sneakers, and Crossbody Bag

Save Option:

For a casual and chic outfit, opt for a plain solid colored midi dress paired with a denim jacket, white sneakers, and a crossbody bag. 

The links for these items will be provided below, and they are available on Amazon. To enhance the style, tie the jacket at waist. The total cost for the save option will depend on the specific items chosen.

Midi Dress Look #2 - SAVE

Splurge Option:

Outfit Number 2 Splurge

In the splurge option, consider a dress from cabi's summer collection along with a Michael Kors bag (on sale at the time of writing) and a cabi chambray shacket. Complete the ensemble with vintage Havana sneakers.

 The total cost for the splurge option ranges from $500 and up.

Outfit #3: Flowy Maxi Dress with Wedge Sandals and Statement Earrings

Save Option:

For an elegant and bohemian-inspired ensemble, choose a flowy maxi dress available in various colors on Amazon. Pair it with wedge sandals and statement earrings. 

Also, just for the record, I'm in love with these Starburst earrings!

The links for the save option will be provided below, and the total cost will depend on the specific items chosen.

Midi/Maxi Look #3 - SAVE

Splurge Option:

In the splurge option, go for a Trina Turk dress, gold-plated earrings, and Vince Camuto wedges. Simply stunning!

 The total cost for the splurge option ranges from $500 and up.

Final Thoughts

Remember, these options were specifically curated for a special client, based on her individual style assessment. As your stylist, I will tailor the recommendations to your unique preferences and budget. 

Whether you choose to save or splurge on specific items, the goal is to create a wardrobe that reflects your style and makes you feel confident. 

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