It goes without saying, over time, people change. This includes their values and beliefs. My own values and beliefs have evolved since I started this blog and helping people with their personal style. While there are still many things I believed in when I first started that hold true, there are others I’ve discarded or picked up along the way.
So how has the way I approach personal style and fashion evolved recently?
This is what I’m about right now…
Sustainability | I feel it’s the right thing to do. We should be thinking about who made our clothes, how they’re made and the impact they have on the people and land around them. Although I’m not going to lie, it’s difficult! On so many levels.
One thing that makes it difficult is down to the poor transparency when it comes to brands’ supply chains and because those that are fully transparent and pay their labourers a decent wage aren’t as accessible or are more expensive than your typical high street brands. Sometimes I just want to walk into a store and feel the clothes and be able to try them on.
However, it’s something I’m passionate about and I love it when I meet clients who are interested in it too and want to take steps towards building a sustainable wardrobe, even if its just small steps. Hey we’re all on this journey together.
Minimalism | Feels right and ties in with some of the points I’ve raised above. I don’t need a load of clothes that I don’t wear. But it’s important to recognise I don’t mean minimalism as an aesthetic or a minimalist colour palette. Minimalism is about having clothes you enjoy, that fits your lifestyle and not having more than you’re actually going to wear.
It’s pretty simple and something I feel passionate about. I often find when discussing this approach with clients they see the benefits and are really keen to try it, even if I don’t explicitly say ‘this is a minimalist way of tackling your wardrobe’.
It’s not about leaving you with next to nothing in your wardrobe. It’s about making sure nothing in your wardrobe goes unworn.
Why am I telling you this?
Recently I’ve had people reach out who have been interested in what I’ve previously wrote about and the things mentioned above (which I love!). It’s ended up with me working with them in some capacity which is always a great thing as far as I’m concerned.
As a personal stylist, I’d rather teach you how to kill it with your wardrobe rather than trap you in the cycle of coming back season after season to fill your wardrobes with even more clothes. This doesn’t sit right with me and I don’t think it’s a sustainable way of working, although you may see many stylists working this way. I’d much prefer to help you be more creative with your existing wardrobe and teach you how you can get more out of what you already have. When you work with me, I want you to know what I know so you can make the right decisions yourself and do your thing!
I appreciate this might not work for everyone, so that’s why I’m writing this post. My services will stay as they are for now. But if anything you’ve read in this post resonated with you, and you’re interested in working with me, then let me know when you get in touch!