Let’s face it, ladies: some of us need a lot of help with our wardrobe. And while most of us don’t have the money to hire a personal shopper and stylist, you might be surprised to learn that there are people out there providing affordable styling services to women in need of a wardrobe makeover. Sure you could shell out beaucoup bucks for a Rachel Zoe or some other celebrity stylist, but since you’re probably not walking the red carpet any time soon, this may end up being a waste of money. Instead, you need to find someone who can overhaul the average woman’s wardrobe in order to give her the chic styling that her everyday life demands. So whether you’re a business professional that wants to look the part in order to climb the corporate ladder, you’ve hopped into high society with nary a suitable stitch to wear, or you’re simply a busy mom on the go who wants to put her best foot forward at all times, here are a few ways to find the reputable wardrobe stylist you’re seeking.
If you don’t have the first clue about fashion, then chances are that you can’t tell a good stylist from a teen who’s trying to make some money with an online scam. So don’t settle for the first website you come across. By the same token, you’re not very likely to get referrals from trusted sources like family members, friends, and colleagues on this score. Honestly, how many women do you know that have hired a stylist? If you happen to run in elite social circles you might have a shot, but otherwise you’re not likely to find someone who can make a good recommendation in this area. So you will likely find yourself going it alone when seeking a wardrobe stylist. However, there are certain things you can look for.
For starters, you can run searches for both wardrobe stylists and personal shoppers. The best thing about searching online is that these professionals don’t even have to be in your area. If you’re interested in putting together a stylish wardrobe but you don’t happen to live in a hip urban area like New York or Los Angeles, you can still get the clothing you crave thanks to people willing that operate in these desirable shopping meccas who are willing to do the dirty work for you. But you might still be wondering how they get the job done.
In truth, you’ll probably want to opt for an established business rather than an individual. Look for a company that has a good online reputation, excellent customer reviews, and few complaints with the Better Business Bureau. Often these services can provide you with a slew of testimonials and references upon request, so don’t be afraid to ask. The best sites will ask you plenty of questions not only about your size and shape, but also concerning your style preferences and your lifestyle in order to best determine how to dress you.
It’s also important to make sure that you choose a company that offers availability, so look for excellent customer service and multiple modes of contact. You’ll probably pay a pretty penny for a reputable stylist, so you’ll also want to make sure that you receive the contact information for YOUR stylist (instead of general customer service). When a single person is accountable you have a much better chance of getting the personal attention you need to build the stylish wardrobe you’ve been dreaming of.