Written on the 31 October 2008 by Rachel Quilty, Snr Professional Image Consultant, Jump the Q
Shopping Tour with Personal Stylist
As any recipient of well intentioned shopping advice, will tell you, you almost always end up buying something that isn’t your style or colour. While they gush ‘You look great!’ you doubtfully consider yourself in the mirror but encouraged by the positive words you shrug and discount your inner voice, which is screaming at you not to buy it. Not so, with a Personal Shopper or Stylist. Their aim is to find the perfect items for your colouring and body shape.
Five tips so you can take advantage of your time with a Personal Shopper or Stylist:
- Know your personal colour determination and personal colour swatch
- Have a style portfolio completed by a Professional Image Consultant
- Know your fashion personality or fashion style ie classic, dramatic or sexy
- Complete a wardrobe audit and know what garments you need to add to your wardrobe
- Be ready to incorporate new season styles into your wardrobe
Be prepared is the mantra for any good shopping day.
Three things to keep in mind when shopping:-
- Your best colours are more dominant during that season. A Soft Autumn shopping during winter, may have a smaller selection to chose from. When you know your personal colours, shopping becomes an easy process. A quick check whether your colours are available and your on your way again.
- Seasons can be dominated by one fashion style. As seen last summer, very feminine pieces were everywhere, which was great if you have a feminine fashion style. Not so good for a traditional classic looking for work wear. However, when a new fashion style comes into fashion, challenge yourself by try on a few styles in your colours. You could be surprised!
- Often a style dominates a season which is very flattering for a certain body shape and not others. Baby doll dresses aren’t for everyone, unless you know how to break the rules and it’s appropriate to break them.
With these in mind be prepared to add seasonal accessories or basics into your wardrobe, rather than major investment pieces. Particularly, if the season is dominated by colours or styles which just aren’t you. Finding a few pieces which you love and wear often is always better than a wardrobe full of doubt.
Join Jump the Q on a 3 Hr Style Shopping Tour with a Personal Stylist or if you would like a personal shopping tour with a Personal Stylist, contact us today to schedule your fun and informative tour. We specialise in fuller figures and have a wonderful shopping trail which you'll love.
Change room to Catwalk Confident with your own Personal Shopping Guide...
It's time to put all the colour and style theory into practice, and go SHOPPING! A personal shopping experience tailored especially for you! Our Personal Shopping Guide will help you to save money, now and forever after, because you'll know exactly what will suit you and where to shop.
With the help of your guide, you'll discover secrets that not only make you look good today - but also will make future shopping trips more enjoyable!
Too ensure your future shopping trips are valuable and enjoyable your Personal Style Portfolio and Personal Colour Flow Anaylsis Swatch is an invaluable tool. If you do not have them already, book your Personal and Style Colour Analysis Consultation, please contact us today.
What our client's have said:
Personal shopping is an intimate experience, you want a person to be sensitive to your needs, understand your body and what clothes bring out your best features, you want someone that you feel comfortable with and Pina, Jump the Q's Snr Personal Stylist definitely ticks all those boxes. I loved Pina from the moment I met her, she made me feel comfortable and understood my needs. Pina is the most kind hearted, intelligent and knowledgeable person and designer I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
I was amazed at how good I felt trying on clothes, some even designer clothes that never fit me before and somehow looked really good on me. It was surprising that items of clothing that I would have never even looked at previously, looked incredible on. I just needed the eyes of a professional teaching me what to look for.
I caught up with family and friends after the shopping experience and they commented that I had changed in some way, that I was much happier and looked younger and refreshed. I had a personal parade with friends in my new clothes, they commented on how much slimmer I looked. It's amazing what miracles clothing can do for you when your wearing the right thing.
I've had a truly life changing experience.
"Fun, Professional, Educational - thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon"
"Love my new clothes- would never have thought to try those styles on...my family was totally shocked (in a good way)"
"I did not intend to buy anything ... showed everyone styles that works for them...well done."
"As an image consultant I thought I knew how to dress myself -thanks again for pushing my boundaries"
"I appreciate your frankness and fashion savvy.... inspired, very excited and very grateful for you knowledge"
"I found some great stores to shop in next time in Melbourne."
"It was an absolute pleasure"
"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"
Book your Shopping Tour today! Email us or Ph 1300 655 755 to start the adventure today.
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