New South Wales
The question ‘What am I going to wear?’ is an age-old one that crops up no matter what the occasion. Professional fashion consultant and stylist Shannon Johnson from Living For Style shows how you can transform your wardrobe- and your life- more simply than you think. Here’s a rundown of what a personal stylist does, and how to know if a stylist is for you!
After having my first little boy, I realised that getting dressed for every day activities or a special night out was no longer an easy task. My body shape was different – but as well as that, my priorities were different too. Having my little boy changed my life for the better, but I also felt that I had lost my “mojo”. This realisation was the turning point for me and it inspired me to want to help other mums going through the same stage in life.
I wanted to make getting dressed ‘easy’ for others so they could spend much needed time having fun with their family, so I founded Living for Style in 2012 and it has been so rewarding helping mums like me to get their style back! One of the most rewarding experiences was having a client cry from joy when I found her the perfect black pants. She had never been able to find pants that suited her body shape and it was such a relief for her.
About 98% of my clients have never used a stylist before and they all have lots of questions regarding the services offered. Most stylists offer a Wardrobe Consultation and Personal Shopping Trip so I thought I would list most of the questions that I have had over the years to help you work out if a stylist is for you.
Throughout the wardrobe consultation a stylist should:
A Personal Shopping Trip is a fun shopping experience over 2-4 hours where you will be guided to styles and stores that suit you and your budget. A personal shopping can one-on-one with your stylist or in pairs or groups, and the service is available to men and women.
A stylist will:
Here are some before and after shots: