If you’ve been included on anything resembling a guest list, then it might be time to seek guidance on your outfit for the occasion.
Now, it may not be your engagement, bridal shower, wedding day, baby shower, birthday party, etc., but it’s probably your friend’s – or at least your friend’s friend’s… special day!
Similarly, if you’re attending a photoshoot, you should make sure to plan your outfits. Nothing says “successful shoot” like a beautiful location, amazing lighting, stunning backdrop, dreamy color scheme, and impeccably dressed participants.
Special occasion styling
You know what to wear on a normal day, you’ve got your style down pat. But what about styling yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime event? The stakes just rose significantly.
Whether you need a second opinion, a shopping expert, or someone to go all in with you on the day, I’m here to take the stress out of getting dressed for your important occasion!
An event or photoshoot means a lot to you and your loved ones, it’s a special moment that you’ll want to preserve and look back on and think, “Wow, what a great time!”, not “Ugh, what was I thinking wearing that?” Let go of the stress of…
- Searching through every suit or dress you own, finding nothing to wear, and getting the distracted “You look fine” from your significant other;
- Panic shopping after a demanding day of work or on your day off when you’d rather be spending time with your family playing frisbee at the beach;
- Spending way too much money or energy on yet another outfit you’ll wear once, forget about, and horde for the rest of your life in the back of your closet; and
- Finally getting there, setting up, having a great time, then seeing the pictures of you with your shirt untucked, your fly down, and the dreaded hair tie on your wrist… oof.
- We’ll begin by finding your style. This is session zero — an open and relaxed discussion to help me understand the styles that speak to you and to start brainstorming ways to level up your wardrobe right away.
- Then we’ll move onto auditing your closet to identify any pieces you already own, love, and satisfy your lifestyle right now. Then we’ll launch into the outfit creation process.
- After that, we’ll begin creating your closet by going shopping! This can be done online or in person, location permitting. We’ll have a try-on session once your orders arrive.
- Next, we’ll start curating your closet. You’ll take pictures of relevant wardrobe items and upload them all to your virtual closet for me to curate.
- And lastly, your closet overview. I’ll craft a personalized lookbook using your virtual closet, and deliver a number of versatile and hand-picked looks for you.
Phase 1. Finding your style
We’ll launch into what styles you’re drawn to and why, and then create your personal branding and image. To do this you’ll define your style with keywords like alternative, chic, or creative.
Then, using an imageboard, we’ll pull together visual examples of your style preferences from your keywords that we can reference as we curate your closet.
If you’re struggling to find your keywords, we’ll spend some time discovering those together.
Phase 2. Auditing your closet
We’ll be looking for pieces in your current wardrobe that answer YES to the three Fs…
The Moda Method
- Does it Fit? — Too big? Too small? It’s tailored or gone. You deserve clothes that fit!
- Does it Function? — You play football? Keep the cleats. Your clothes must serve your current lifestyle.
- Does it Flatter? — Expensive shirt? Whatever. Do you like it? Wear what empowers you!
Whether we opt to work in person or virtually, I’ll meet you in your closet and begin a relaxed and comprehensive wardrobe consultation. You should take breaks as needed.
We’ll already have clarity on your style preferences and keywords from Phase 1 so this should be fun and easy!
Phase 3. Creating your closet
Any gaps that we notice in your closet will be filled as we discuss shopping for new and specific pieces to add to your wardrobe.
We’ll talk through the details of why I chose those pieces for you—and help you fill your cart with the pieces you love.
- Online shopping: I’ll provide you with a board of hand-picked pieces that you can order at your convenience.
- In-person shopping: I’ll select stores that align with your needs and that we’re excited to shop at together.
- Personal shopping: I’ll do the online shopping for you and you’ll receive your orders directly to your doorstep.
When we’re finished shopping and your orders arrive, we’ll have a try-on session, and I’ll help you pair your pieces perfectly.
Phase 4. Curating your closet
Photographing your current wardrobe may take some time depending on how many relevant pieces you have.
- In-person styling: I take pictures with you to speed things up, and am available via virtual support too!
- Virtual styling: I support you virtually through email, Voxer, and video—get in touch if you need anything!
Be sure to include the accessories, shoes, and jewelry that you typically wear as well.
It will be easiest to curate a great virtual closet for you if the pieces are laying flat on a contrasting surface. Once you’ve got the images, just upload them to your virtual closet on Hue & Stripe, and I’ll take over from there!
If you need guidance with the photos, we’ll go over some techniques so you can get the most out of the process.
Phase 5. Your closet overview
Using the imageboard we created earlier as inspiration and the photographs we uploaded to Hue & Stripe of your wardrobe, I’ll craft your personalized digital lookbook.
You’ll receive the finished lookbook with outfit suggestions, unique styling options, and plenty of accessorized looks in your Hue & Stripe closet.
During our last meeting to answer any final questions, I’ll go over some creative styling tips you can use to further customize your new looks!
- Personalized lookbook: 3+ New outfits