Can a Fashion Stylist Actually Skyrocket Your Career?

Can a fashion stylist actually skyrocket ๐Ÿš€ your career? Most people think ๐Ÿค” fashion stylists are hired by celebrities ๐Ÿ˜Ž & the uber wealthy๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝ but that is not true๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

โฌ‡๏ธ Below is INVAULABLE ๐Ÿ”‘ advice from leading job search ๐Ÿ”ฆ site: Indeed

But First…

selfie of a woman standing in a dressing room
In my dressing room

FASHION STYLISTโ“

A fashion stylist is… YOUR GUIDE โž• LOYAL FRIEND ๐Ÿซ‚ A collaborator & ally ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ that allows you to stay focused ๐Ÿ”Ž on the most important aspects of your life: family ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ career ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ health ๐Ÿฉบ and hobbies ๐ŸŽญ

๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Why bother with mundane matters such as ๐Ÿค” what to wear for the quarterly board meeting ๐Ÿ“Š or what to pack for the yearly retreat? ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿšซ ๐Ÿฉฑ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

According to New York Institute of Art + Design ๐Ÿ”— Link ๐Ÿ”—

A personal stylist is someone who helps others look and feel their best โœ… They have a natural talent ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ for fashion, spotting trends ๐Ÿ‘€ and putting together outfits ๐Ÿงฃ Their expertise is not limited ๐Ÿšซ to just clothing, though. Personal stylists also review hair ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆฑ and makeup ๐Ÿ’„ choices to ensure their client not only is fashionably coordinated ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ, but that their own personality shines ๐Ÿคฉ through their style choices ๐ŸŽ’ Typically working 1๏ธโƒฃ-on-1๏ธโƒฃ with a client, a personal stylist will advise ๐Ÿ†˜ what colors ๐Ÿ’œ and styles work best based on individual body types๐Ÿ ages ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿฆณ professions ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿš€ and budgets๐Ÿ’ฒ

Does This Sound Like You? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคช

I wear about 20% of my clothes, in go-to outfits that I recycle regularly. Every two or three monthsโ€”sick of the outfits that have shown up in every recent photo taken of meโ€”I rush off to a store to find something that will finally, maybe “pull my wardrobe together.”

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Instead, more black T-shirts (black is classy, right?) and skinny jeans (can’t go wrong with skinny jeans!) find their way into my small New York City closet, along with at least one special, novelty item like a frilly skirt or trendy blouse that I saw in a celebrity photo. Unfortunately, some pieces only make sense on Kendall Jenner. 

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Two months later the cycle begins again. I am woman enough to admit that while there are a lot of things I’m good at in life, fashion is not one of them. It just doesn’t come naturally.

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And as a freelancer who works from home, I don’t even have an office or coworkers to dictate an acceptable dress code. So jeans it is.

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On the nights I have dinner plans or a party, I might resemble Lisbeth Salander one day, Betty Draper the next. But I don’t want costumes. I want style. 

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ

By Tove DanovichMarie Claire


Fashion Stylist ๐Ÿ†š Image Consultant


Why Should You Hire a Personal [Fashion] Stylist?

According to Women’s Wear Daily

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DCFW 2021

New York-based personal stylist & capsule wardrobe expert ๐Ÿ… Bee Stuart says โ€œHiring a personal stylist eliminates the guesswork ๐Ÿง  of what works ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ & what doesnโ€™tโ€ ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ โ€œWe [stylists] teach ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ you how to shop in stores ๐Ÿฌ catered to your lifestyle ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ budget ๐Ÿ’ฐ and body type โŒ›๏ธโ€

Stuart, who studied ๐Ÿ“š psychology 4๏ธโƒฃ many years states, โ€œPersonal style can affect oneโ€™s mental health ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ; when we donโ€™t look our best ๐Ÿฆš we donโ€™t feel our best ๐Ÿค’ This energy not only affects us๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ but affects the people around usโ€ ๐Ÿ’”

There are many โ™ป๏ธ reasons someone hires a personal stylist, but the number 1๏ธโƒฃ service is LIMITING ๐Ÿ›‘ UNNECESSARY SPENDING ๐Ÿ’ณ ON CLOTHES YOU MAY NEVER WEAR ๐Ÿฆบ or missed opportunities ๐Ÿšซ to be your best-dressed self ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ 

Stylists are like therapist ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, working closely ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ with clients to overcome blocks ๐Ÿšง keeping them from trying ๐Ÿ†• garments ๐Ÿ‘’ or certain styles ๐Ÿฅพ

Jill Jacobs, stylist & image consultant remarked ๐Ÿ“ฃ, โ€œ…Clothing and personal style ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽค are so much more than just outward appearances ๐Ÿงค The confidence ๐Ÿง I see built in my clients ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ as I work with them is always so exciting to seeโ€ ๐Ÿฅณ


NOW…

The Importance of Dressing Professionally at Work

by Indeed

Presenting a positive representation of yourself is a key ๐Ÿ”‘ component of experiencing professional success ๐Ÿ“ˆ What you wear ๐Ÿ‘” how you communicate ๐Ÿ’ญ and your body language ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ can all impact the image ๐Ÿ“ธ others have of you. Creating a professional look ๐Ÿ‘— can help you command attention ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฝ and serious consideration at work ๐Ÿ’ฏ In this article ๐Ÿ“ฐ, we discuss what dressing professionally is โœ…, why it’s important to dress professionally at work โœ…, and tips for dressing professionally โœ…

What is dressing professionally?

Dressing professionally refers to wearing clothes ๐Ÿงฅ and accessories๐Ÿ’designed for a professional workplace ๐Ÿ’ผ Professional outfits are modest ๐Ÿ˜‡ well tailored ๐Ÿงต and free of images or graphics โ˜ข๏ธ Your clothes should be clean ๐Ÿ’ฆ ironed and ๐Ÿ†“ of rips, holes or stainsโ—๏ธThe level of formality ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ in each work environment differs ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ, so dressing professionally in one setting may mean wearing a suit ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ while another office may advise employees to wear khaki pants & a company polo ๐Ÿ‘• Review your company handbook ๐Ÿ“– to learn about the specific policies ๐Ÿ“‘ at your organization.

Why is it important to dress professionally at work?

To make a good first impression

Your appearance ๐Ÿฅธ is often the first thing others notice ๐Ÿ‘“ about you. Dressing professionally can help๐Ÿ†˜ form a positive impression to people you meet ๐Ÿค in the workplace. This is especially important for interviews ๐Ÿ˜ฏ and when meeting upper-level managers ๐Ÿ‘‘ who make hiring and promotion decisions ๐Ÿ’ต The initial judgments๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš–๏ธ people make about you can influence their long-term opinions ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

To communicate that you take your job seriously

Dressing professionally sends the message ๐Ÿ“ฌ that you are serious ๐Ÿ˜ about the work you do. It shows that you spend time โŒš๏ธ and effort ๐Ÿฅต on your appearance, which demonstrates that you care ๐Ÿ’— about representing ๐ŸŽ€ yourself well at work. Helps others see you as someone they should respect โœŠ๐Ÿฝ and take into consideration ๐ŸŽŠ

To represent your company

As a member of your organization, you serve ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ as a representative of the company to the public ๐ŸŽค Whether you’re making service calls โ˜Ž๏ธ visiting clients ๐Ÿค or speaking with customers in a store ๐Ÿฌ, your appearance reflects on the business ๐Ÿ“Š Even if you dress casually ๐Ÿ‘š or wear a uniform ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿš€ making sure you look neat & put together can improve the reception you receive ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Employers appreciate employees who consider themselves as company ambassadors ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝ to the public.

To give you confidence

You can do your best work when you feel your best ๐Ÿ’„ Dressing professionally can help you feel empowered ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ & confident to take on ๐Ÿ†• challenges, meet ๐Ÿ†• people & progress in your career ๐Ÿ† When other areas of your professional life may be out of your control ๐Ÿ˜ซ how you present yourself is something that you can control and use to your advantage ๐Ÿ’ฏ

The image you curate is like your personal brand ๐Ÿ”– It can often communicate ๐Ÿ”Š a great deal about you to others who don’t interact with you ๐Ÿ’ป Create a professional wardrobe that speaks to your goals ๐Ÿ“‹ personality ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ and creativity ๐Ÿฅธ

To help you feel part of the team

Being able to work with others ๐Ÿ‘ฅ is a crucial element of success ๐Ÿ’Ž in many professional environments ๐Ÿฆ Dressing professionally can help you feel like you belong ๐Ÿ†’ in spaces with your peers and supervisors โž• that you have valuable insights and ideas ๐Ÿ’ก to contribute. Your colleagues may be more inclined to include you in important discussions โš–๏ธ and projects ๐Ÿชค if you appear professional and committedโฃ๏ธ

To enhance your credibility

When you look professional ๐Ÿ‘œ people respond more positively to you ๐Ÿ˜ often engaging more๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ and trusting what you’re saying โœŒ๐Ÿฝ Dressing professionally can give you an added layer of credibility๐Ÿงพ in your dealings with coworkers, managers, clients and the public ๐Ÿ’–


Tips for dressing professionally

Dress one level above your position

Generally, most professionals should aim to dress 1๏ธโƒฃ level higher โฌ†๏ธ than their current position. For example, an entry-level employee ๐Ÿ”ฎ may dress appropriately for an intermediate level position. Middle managers may ๐Ÿชœ dress more in line with department managers or directors ๐Ÿ’Ž

Read more: How to Dress for a Job Interview

Consider more than just your clothes

Dressing professionally involves more than the clothes you wear. You should be clean ๐Ÿ›€ neat ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ and well groomed ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Consider your hairstyle๐Ÿ’ˆand accessories ๐Ÿ‘  to make sure they fit in with your company’s standards. You can note โœ๏ธ how other people in your department dress and aim to match ๐Ÿ” that level of formality ๐ŸŽฉ You should also consider the following areas of your appearance:

  • Nails: Keep nails trimmed and clean ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ
  • Makeup: Opt for neutral ๐Ÿ˜‘ makeup in corporate settings ๐Ÿ’„
  • Perfume or cologne: Choose light scents ๐Ÿ’ or avoid wearing perfume or cologne ๐Ÿšซ
  • Shoes: Make sure your shoes ๐Ÿ‘ข are clean ๐Ÿงฝ and, if needed, polished ๐Ÿงด
  • Breath: Use gum or mints ๐Ÿฌ to freshen your breath ๐Ÿ‘…

Show your personality

Your clothing can be a way to show your unique personality ๐Ÿƒ Even in a professional environment, you can differentiate yourself through colors ๐Ÿ”ถ patterns ๐Ÿฆ“ and accessories ๐Ÿ“ฟ This can be especially meaningful in creative professions ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ, like design.

Confirm company policies for tattoos and body jewelry

If you have tattoos ๐Ÿ˜Ž or body jewelry, review your organization’s handbook ๐Ÿ“• or speak with your manager about these policies ๐Ÿ“„ You may need to choose clothing that covers your tattoos ๐Ÿฅผ or remove your jewelry ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Make thoughtful selections for casual days

Many offices have “casual Fridays” ๐Ÿ‘– or other opportunities for employees to depart from their traditional business attire ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Make careful selections for these days as you still want to project an image of confidence ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ & professionalism ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ Your appearance should still be clean ๐Ÿงผ neat ๐Ÿ‘” well fitting ๐Ÿ‘— and modest โ˜บ๏ธ

Read more: Casual Dress Code: Definition, Tips and Examples

Dress comfortably

Choose clothes that are comfortable ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ and easy to move in so that you aren’t distracted ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ during the workday. For instance, if you need to spend much of your day standing๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธyou should wear comfortable, supportive shoes ๐Ÿฉฐ

Plan appropriately for events

Even in more casual environments ๐Ÿ‘š, there are some occasions when you should dress more formally ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ including:

  • Networking events
  • Meetings with clients or company executives
  • Job interviews
  • Sales visits
  • Formal presentations or meetings that you’re leading
  • Company-sponsored events

SO… Can a Fashion Stylist Actually Skyrocket ๐Ÿฆ… Your Career?

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