Want to be a Wardrobe Stylist?

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If you love to shop until you drop, have a good eye for fashion and color, and don't mind helping to make others look their best then having a career as a professional wardrobe stylist might be right up your alley. The profession is in high demand among the rich the famous, and even those who are trying to build a career sometimes use a professional wardrobe stylist to help them achieve the perfect wardrobe for their careers.

Take a look at some wardrobe stylists listed on MessyCloset. You can also read more about image consulting or becoming a personal shopper here.

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. Read more about the Qualifications and Requirements here

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.

Finding Work: 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.

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