1. Be clear on your needs.

It’s always important when you engage the services or even enquire with a Personal Stylist that you know what you want to get out of it. Do you want to feel more confident with your body? Do you simply want to take the stress out of putting outfits together that look great? Is that new job making your old work wardrobe look, well, old? It could be all of those things and more, but letting your stylist know from the start what you want out of the session is a great way to get to the finish line looking fantastic. You can also find out upon enquiring if your stylist can help you with what you’re after.

2. Be honest.

They will want to make you happy and they’ll want you to feel comfortable with what they’ve suggested, but if you’re not putting on clothes that you feel fantastic in, tell them. Be honest with your Stylist across all things, don’t tell them you’re a size you’re not, don’t tell them that you like what they’ve chosen  for you even if you don’t and you’re just too lovely of a person to tell them, and whatever you do, don’t be afraid to tell your Stylist when you’re feeling uncomfortable about any changes you’re making together.

The Styling process is an intimate process, you’re letting someone you barely know into your wardrobe which will have a big impact on the way you feel going forward, so let them know how you’re feeling throughout the process so you end up feeling great at the end of the session. Remember, an experienced Stylist has heard it all, don’t be embarrassed to share your troubles or your expectations.

3.  Ask for another Stylist, if it doesn't feel right.

Once you know your desired outcome,  you’re ready to move forward. You should feel comfortable with your Stylist. You should trust that he or she knows what they’re doing and if you’re not sure, they’re not the right one for you. You need to feel excited about this process, not unsettled. Remember, this is all about you and they want to make the experience all about you, they’ll only dress you in what they think will work for you so if you’re unsure of their expertise, ask them about their experience or look them up online.