Three little words often convey quite a lot don’t they? These three words ‘dress for you‘, may not be the usual three little words that readily come to mind – ‘I love you’ – but they absolutely sum up my views on personal styling.
I passionately believe that you should choose to wear clothes that are ‘you’; that express your personality and tell others who you are and what you are all about (ie., or in business speak, portray your personal brand). They express what’s on the inside, on the outside. They are clothes that you feel comfortable in, that don’t make you feel like you’re trying to be something you’re not or trying to be a slave to trends that quite frankly are not you! You know that when you’re wearing them that you feel confident and can go about your day feeling positive, without a second thought to what you are wearing.
It’s for this reason that a lot of what I see on social media makes me feel uncomfortable. By and large Stylists tend to post pictures or videos of themselves in a plethora of outfits and often in very staged settings. I totally get that people like to see inspirational images and look to social media channels such as Instagram, Pinterest and the like for ideas, and I also get that these channels enable people to get to know and communicate with one another, so this is not a criticism of social media per sa. In fact, during this Coronavirus pandemic, keeping in contact with others has been a Godsend. I personally just feel uneasy about posting endless picture of me, as I 100% believe that what I do is help people not to dress as I do, but to dress for them. I enjoy showing people how to wear certain styles or trends and sharing top tips on how to dress to flatter your unique mix of body shape, height, scale and proportions. Ultimately though, your clothes are an expression of who you are and it’s that uniqueness that needs to shine through. You should 100% dress for you.
So, take a look in your wardrobe and ask if what’s inside is really expressing who you are. Do you feel happy when you open your wardrobe and stand there deciding what to wear? If your clothes don’t make you happy, or you’ve got into a bit of a style rut and lost your style mojo, just get in touch. I’d love to help you to develop a style formula – a way of choosing clothes and putting outfits together – that works just for you.
Here’s what recent client’s have said when they’ve asked me to do just this:
“I booked Kerrie for ‘The Works’ and I am so glad I did. I had my colours done, style and shape analysed, wardrobe edited … and then we went shopping! My wardrobe was a mess, I had stopped buying clothes as I just couldn’t put outfits together. Kerrie managed to find plenty of combos from my existing wardrobe (which was nothing short of a miracle to me) but I really wanted to start again and create a capsule wardrobe. We had really good fun going out shopping, pretty much a first for me. I came away with a whole new wardrobe full of endless combinations that suit me. I have newfound knowledge and therefore confidence and have since made quite a few solo purchases to add to my capsule wardrobe. It really has been very transformative for me and that it down to Kerrie. Highly, highly recommended. Let Kerrie set you off on the right path.” Amanda Cotton, August 2020
“As someone who has always struggled with my style and body confidence, I had a fabulous experience with Kerrie. She was so lovely and made me feel at ease, so I didn’t become overwhelmed – rather excited to discuss my style and personality. At the end of the session, I discovered I had a wardrobe full of outfits I would never have matched on my own and an idea of what items I could look out for in the future. Thank you so much Kerrie, I’m learning to love myself more!” Kierney Frampton, August 2020