Do I have to buy something that I don’t like?

No, there is never any pressure on you to buy something that you don’t like. I work with you and we talk through it if you are not comfortable with something. You will always have other options. However I will let you know if an outfit is a particularly flattering look for you or a key piece is what I consider a smart wardrobe investment. My job and intention is to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

What budget should I have for the shopping trip (to spend, excluding SoS fee?)

For a 3-3.5 hour shopping trip the minimum amount I recommend is $600. A lot of people that need style and wardrobe update spend about $800-$1200 in that time frame. If you are starting from scratch and doing a complete wardrobe overhaul, it might take a slightly bigger budget and a couple of shopping trips with School of Style.

Regardless of your budget I strive to create many looks or outfits for you during the trip. For example, if we buy 3 bottoms and 5 tops that mix and match together very well, we can create 15 different looks for you! In general you set your own budget. I have experience and work with any budget.

What do I need to wear and bring to my shopping trip?

Ladies should wear flat shoes, a separate top and bottom for quicker changes and preferably beige/nude underwear. Everyone please bring a bottle of water with you as we pack a lot into 3 hours and you will need to keep your energy up.

I really want to try personal styling/shopping service, but lack confidence in my looks. What should I do?

Please remember that I am here to help you develop your style and make the most of your physical characteristics. You really are my ideal client and it is all about becoming the person you want to be.

In my experience nobody feels 100% secure about their appearance, but with a little bit of guidance, you can become more confident, inspired and sure of your style identity like a lot of previous School of Style clients. All you have to do is take the first step.

Are most of your clients women or men? What is the age group that you work with?

About 70% of my clients are women and 30% men. But I believe that personal styling and shopping is not only for women and am very happy that men started to embrace it too. The majority of my clients are between 20-60 years old, but I also styled and shopped with teenagers and people over 60 and it was a lot of fun! Age is not an issue.

Do I need to prepare anything for the wardrobe assessment?

All you need to have is bin bags or some boxes for eliminated clothes. Depending on how many clothes you have, please allow up to 3 hours for the wardrobe assessment.

Can I try your clothes on at my style workshop?

Possibly, but the sizes are limited and the clothes and accessories are used strictly for learning purposes. You will learn what you need to know even without trying clothes on.

Do you do colour charts?

I teach you about your most flattering and versatile colours regardless of what service you are doing with SoS. I believe everyone should know the colours that suit their complexion the most.

What if I need to cancel the service booking?

I assume that you book because you are interested in School of Style service and help. So no problem if there are some special circumstances. However, I really appreciate if you do it at least 48 hours before so I don’t turn down another client that needs my help.