New Client Guide

Welcome on board. Thank you for choosing my personal styling and shopping services! I am excited to work with you to enhance your wardrobe and personal style. This guide is packed with resources that will help you understand what to expect from my services and how I can best meet your needs. Here are the steps you need to take to get started:

  1. Download the new client contract, review it, fill it out, sign it, and send it to [email protected] to confirm your booking on the desired date and time.
  2. Send the new client retainer using e-transfer
  3. Click on the new client form page and fill out the questionnaire before our first meeting.
  4. Get ready with the prep guides for the services you have booked.



Preparation Steps

  1. Clear Space in Your Bedroom:
    • Ensure your bed or another large surface is available for laying out clothes. This will help us review items effectively.
  2. Gather Seasonal Items:
    • Have all your seasonal clothing in one place. This will streamline the process and save time.
  3. Laundry and Dry Cleaning:
    • Make sure all clothing items, including those currently in laundry or at the dry cleaner, are available for review.
  4. Accessories and Shoes:
    • Retrieve all your purses from their dust bags.
    • Bring any shoes you might have at the office.
    • Dust off shoes that were stored away.
  5. Athleisure and Workout Clothing:
    • Set aside athleisure and workout pieces for a separate review.
  6. Jewelry Review:
    • Sort through your jewelry, putting aside any pieces that are missing or need repairs. Focus on the pieces we can work with during the audit.
  7. Try-On Session:
    • Be prepared to try on various items. This helps us assess fit, style, and how well items work together.
  8. Camera & Lighting
    • In the case of a virtual wardrobe audit, make sure to have a well-performing camera, a stand (you can buy one from Amazon) and good lighting.

Tips for a Successful Audit

  • Be Open and Honest:
    • Share your likes, dislikes, and any concerns about your wardrobe. This helps us tailor the session to your needs.
  • Communicate Needs:
    • Let us know if you have specific wardrobe needs, such as outfits for a special event or updates for your work attire.
  • Stay Flexible:
    • Be open to trying new styles and trends. Our goal is to help you discover new looks that enhance your personal style.
  • Give Feedback:
    • Your feedback is crucial for making the audit as beneficial as possible. Let us know what works for you and what doesn’t.

What to Expect

Personal Shopping Plan

  • Personalized Shopping List: Based on our initial consultation during the wardrobe audit, we’ll create a shopping list tailored to your needs, preferences, and budget.
  • Store Selection: We’ll choose stores and brands that align with your style and budget. This could include a mix of high-end boutiques, department stores, and online shops.

Shopping Session

  • In-Store Shopping: We’ll visit selected stores, where you’ll try on clothes and receive style advice on the spot. I will help you choose items that fit well and enhance your style.
  • Online Shopping (if preferred): I can also curate a selection of items online and guide you through the process of purchasing and returning items if needed.

Preparation Steps

  1. Budget Planning:
    • Set a realistic budget for your shopping session.
    • Inform me of your budget so I can tailor our shopping plan accordingly.
  2. Style Inspiration:
    • Gather some style inspiration, such as photos or magazine clippings of outfits you love. This helps me understand your style preferences better. A Pinterest board is always helpful.
  3. Comfortable Attire:
    • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes on the day of the shopping session. This makes it easier to try on multiple outfits.
    • wear versatile underwear (good bra, seamless panties)
  4. Essential Items:
    • Bring any essential items you want to match with new purchases, such as shoes or accessories in the case of a solo service booking.
    • Bring shapewear if we are shopping for cocktail attire and eveningwear

Tips for a Succesful Shopping Session

  1. Stay Open-Minded:
    • Be open to trying new styles and stepping out of your comfort zone. Sometimes the best finds are the unexpected ones.
  2. Feedback & communication:
    • Provide honest and clear feedback on the items you try on. Your input is crucial to finding pieces you truly love. “I don’t like this” won’t hurt my feelings.
    • If we are working with a flexible budget, be honest and straightforward about our progress. It’s important for me to know if we are reaching capacity.
  3. Ask Questions:
    • Don’t hesitate to ask questions about fit, style, and how to incorporate new items into your existing wardrobe.

Personal Styling Preparation

  • Set Up a Try-On Area:
    • Choose a well-lit area with a full-length mirror and space to lay out clothing. This will be your styling station during our session.
    • Have a blank background for lookbook photos
  • Have Everything Ready:
    • Gather all the items you own and all the items we have purchased in one space.
    • Lay out the accessories, jewelry and shoes in a visually easy-to-pick-up way.
    • Iron and steam all the items so they would look nice and neat in the lookbook.
  • Get ready for photos:
    • Make sure you are fully prepared to look your best in your outfits gallery. Make-up, hair, manicure, pedicure, whatever makes you feel best at your discretion.

 Organizing Your Wardrobe

1. Declutter and Clean

    • Ensure your wardrobe and storage areas are clean and ready to get organized. This will make it easier to arrange everything using my intuitive method.

2. Implement Storage Solutions

  • Use Hangers and Dividers:
  • Label and Categorize:
    • Label shelves or bins for different categories of clothing and accessories. Group similar items together for easy access.
    • Get these easy wardrobe dividers ready for our session.

Tips for a Successful Styling Session

  1. Be Open-Minded:
    • Be willing to try new styles and step out of your comfort zone. I will be there to help you explore and discover new looks.
  2. Communicate Clearly:
    • Provide honest feedback during the session. Let me know what you like and dislike about each outfit.
  3. Ask Questions: I normally rationalize each styling decision, but feel free to ask additional questions about my process and all the “whys” and “why not”.
  4. Take Notes:
    • Keep a notebook or use your phone to jot down styling tips and outfit combinations discussed during the session.

Get ready for your trip

1. Share Travel Details

  • Destination: Provide information about your travel destination, including the climate and cultural considerations. This helps me select appropriate attire.
  • Duration: Specify the length of your trip so I can plan a versatile wardrobe.
  • Activities: List the types of activities you’ll be doing (e.g., business meetings, sightseeing, beach days, formal dinners). If you have a day-by-day itinerary planned, share it with me before we meet.

2. Style Preferences

  • Inspiration Board: Create a Pinterest board or gather images of outfits and styles you like. This will give me a better idea of your preferences.
  • Current Wardrobe: Highlight any favourite pieces from your current wardrobe that you’d like to incorporate into your travel outfits.

3. Practical Considerations

  • Luggage Limitations: Inform me about any luggage restrictions you might have (e.g., carry-on only, one checked bag).
  • Packing Tips: Ask for advice on efficient packing techniques, such as rolling clothes or using packing cubes to maximize space.

Getting ready for the special occasion

1. Share Event Details

  • Occasion: Inform me about the type of event (e.g., wedding, gala, corporate event, cocktail party).
  • Venue: Provide details about the venue and setting (e.g., indoor/outdoor, formal/casual).
  • Date and Time: Mention the date and time of the event to consider the weather and appropriate attire.

2. Budget and Preferences

  • Budget: Discuss your budget for any new purchases. This will help me select items within your price range.
  • Personal Preferences: Communicate any specific preferences or dislikes (e.g., certain colours, fabrics, or styles you avoid).