Life as a busy mom leaves little time for shopping and even less time for dressing fashionably. You’re probably lucky to fit a shower into your daily routine, let alone throwing together a trendy outfit that makes you look and feel great. If this sounds like your life, then a personal styling service might be for you. Read on to learn more about using a personal stylist and making the most of your service.
What Is a Personal Styling Service?
Personal styling services are fairly new in the world of fashion, so you might not be exactly sure what this service is or how you can benefit from one. For starters, this service is a way to save time, but it’s also a great way to try out new looks and get trendy clothes without ever stepping foot in a retail establishment.
With this service, you can complete a survey that will help your personal stylist determine your size, style preferences, and budget. Once they have this information, they can put together fashionable clothing items picked especially for you and send them right to your door. You can try everything on, keep what you like, and send back what you don’t. You pay for the items that you keep.
How to Use a Personal Stylist Effectively
The first step, and probably the most important, in effectively using a personal stylist service is to be as detailed as possible when completing the styling survey. Describe your sizes for tops and pants accurately. Be specific about your color preferences, and describe the types of accessories and shoes you’re interested in. This information gives the professional stylist a better understanding of your tastes and preferences and ensures your box is full of items you enjoy.
Ideas for Making the Most of Your Personal Styling Service
A shipment full of items that you like and want to keep is far more useful than one full of items that you don’t want to keep. Follow these ideas to make the most of your styling service.
- Utilize your Pinterest board. You can link to a single Pinterest board when completing your style survey. Pin only the styles that you want your personal stylist to consider for you. Use captions on photos to let your stylist know exactly what you like. For example, point out the print or color of a top, but not the cut or that it’s sleeveless.
- Find the right stylist. It may take a few tries, but you’ll want to find a stylist that gets you and your style. Don’t be afraid to request someone new if you aren’t getting items you absolutely enjoy.
- Use social media. By this we mean look up Stitch Fix on Instagram or Facebook to find out what others are getting and then request these items from your stylist. This is also a good way to find a stylist you want to work with.