an aspiring wardrobe stylist/entertainer hailing from Chicago. 20 y/o and already extremely talented and fashion forward. Extremely efficient with Adobe Photoshop and image editing. My work has been featured in shows such as "When Fashion Meets The Streets" and more. I do make-up & hair for most ...
Fashionable and Trendy Women's Shoes, Women's Apparel, Club Wear.
"I choose my clothes according to what looks good my on me and not price."
"The internet is really a good place to find clothes that nobody else has. I hate going to a club and wearing the same clothes as somebody else!"
What Exactly Does A Professional Wardrobe Stylist Do?
A professional wardrobe stylist goes into people's homes and help their clients go through their closets and choose those items of clothing to keep, to store, and to give away. They then help them create a fashionable wardrobe for every conceivable occasion replete with the right accessories from shoes to jewelry.
This means having the ability to totally honest with a client about what clothing color and styles suit them and what doesn't without being offensive. It requires not only a good eye for color and style, but also knowledge of various body shapes and what styles of clothing work best with each body shape and how to enhance your clients best features while minimizing those that are less than perfect.
What Kind Of Training Do You Need To Become A Professional Wardrobe Stylist?
You can start your training by taking fashion classes either in college or at a trade school. While attending classes spend a lot of time studying fashion magazines, various designers, and attend as many fashion shows as you can. You are also going to want to observe as many real people as possible in real settings to get a clear understanding of the styles that are preferred in certain professions as well as to improve your eye for fashions.
If at all possible get an internship with a professional wardrobe stylist. There really is no substitute for experience and working with someone in the trade will not only teach you even more about style, but also how to handle different clients.
You also should practice with your own wardrobe and begin mixing and matching items you own, and seeing how you create a different and unique style with simple accessories. You can also practice on your friend's wardrobes as well.
Since most professional wardrobe stylists are freelancers, you will need to find work on your own. Business cards, brochures and a professional website advertising your services are all helpful. Make yourself known to the clerks and owners of local boutiques so that they may recommend your work to their customers looking for a stylist to help them assemble their own wardrobes.