I was up for a large promotion at work and feedback leading into this told me I should more purposefully consider wardrobe and my 'brand' if I wanted to make the next step. This was a great prod for me to reach out to Lizzie.
The challenge I faced was that I needed to look more 'presidential' but still look like me. I am a relaxed and easy going person, so I had trouble making those two things match. I had never thought purposefully about how to portray myself through my wardrobe and I never shopped with any purpose - I just went when I really needed something new.
I needed help to take stock, think through what image I wanted to portray, and then purposefully gather pieces to make a great wardrobe that suited me in my role.
I found the wardrobe and style review sessions really interesting. It was great to take a step back and consider what I wanted to accomplish. Lizzie has a great process and asked some good and challenging questions which helped me a lot. At the end I felt she had really understood me and what I was about, and was then ready to help me to 'be me', but with a 'presidential' look.
The shopping session was great fun. Lizzie is great - she would pick things I never would have myself, but when I put them on I loved them. She looked for things specifically for me, and was very clear on feedback of what worked, didn't work and why, which I found really useful.
I have ended up with a great wardrobe - I love everything in it! One of the best parts of my day is waking up and trying to decide what to wear, as I have so many great choices now. I learned quite a bit about what colours work for me, and how to put an outfit together so I am really pleased.
I feel great now; much more confident with the clothes I have, more confident to put an outfit together that works, and I feel I look authentic yet still portraying the 'presidential' look that I wanted for work.
I get a huge amount of comments now, especially from colleagues. People noticed an immediate difference and this builds your confidence even further.
I would absolutely recommend working with Lizzie! I think that many professional women underinvest in themselves and finding their 'brand'. It is really amazing how much of a positive change you can make in yourself and how you are viewed by investing the time in your wardrobe and your look - all while still being authentically you. Its well worth the investment. Thanks Lizzie!
I was up for a large promotion at work and feedback leading into this told me I should more purposefully consider my wardrobe and my 'brand' if I wanted to make the next step. This was a great prod for me to reach out to Lizzie.
After retirement from a business career and subsequently moving to a subtropical climate, I found it increasingly difficult to find a new, more relaxed style while staying true to myself. I wanted to go from conservative black to a relaxed, yet elegant smart casual style.
I've always found it really challenging to dress 'business casual'. I feel it's harder for women, especially at an executive level where you have to enter the boardroom, to look credible, yet be approachable to your team. Add in an international factor and the challenge of what to wear becomes daunting.
I was prompted to contact Lizzie Edwards Style Consultancy by a friend of mine who had great success with one of the senior stylists. I had no time to update my wardrobe, and was keen to find new brands that would work for me.
I really needed a change in my wardrobe; I had far too many clothes. They were overwhelming me and I desperately needed to clear out and get advice on every day wear to suit my change of lifestyle after the birth of my second child.
Despite having 2 wardrobes rammed full of clothes, I kept finding myself with nothing to wear. My work wear style hadn't changed in 10 years and my personal wardrobe was shabby, outdated and cheap. I had completely lost all shopping and style confidence!
My work wardrobe was really dull and my casual wardrobe was non-existent, so I wanted to re-invent my office wardrobe, and just didn't know where to start with my casual wardrobe. After discussing my options I decided to book with Henry, a senior stylist.
I do not have time to shop - ever. It's always rushed, last minute and disorganised. I never know what to buy so I fancied having someone to help me buy clothes who would be impartial. I had also recently moved firms and I wanted some new items.
Because of my change in body shape after the birth of my two children, I had lost all confidence in my own judgement regarding what I could pull off or not. I needed a new style that would suit my age and clothes that would be versatile enough to be appropriate for work meetings, school run, shopping, and playing with the kids at home.
It had been so long since I shopped that replenishing my wardrobe felt like a chore rather than a joy. I didn’t know where to start and was afraid of making expensive mistakes. I also decided that I wanted a treat and working with Lizzie sounded fun!