I had bought Lizzie's book some time ago and read it on holiday after I had accepted a new role with one of the Big four. With a company change, it was a good time for me to reconnect with my passions and consider how I could enhance my personal brand which includes my dress code.
As I'd got older I'd become less confident in what I was choosing to wear, and certainly found the shopping process overwhelming, with too much choice.
I was prompted to contact Lizzie Edwards Style Consultancy because I was fed up with my wardrobe. I was overbuying, and not making good, clear decisions as I had too many clothes and hated getting dressed.
I recently received a promotion, managing a team and working with senior executives at a Bank.
Between all the moving, and all the challenges in between, I forgot about myself and about how I wanted to represent myself professionally, socially, and personally.
A recommendation from an executive coach I was working with prompted me to reach out to Lizzie Edwards Style Consultancy. I had reached a point in my career where I was looking to take on more responsibility, and it was suggested that some attention to my personal brand would be transformational while requiring little effort on my part.
Having recently turned 40 I wanted to step in to my new decade with confidence. Updating my wardrobe was a way to celebrate where I had got to in my life rather than stressing about getting older!
I’ve always had the classic problem of a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear and I needed to dramatically pare down the volume of clothes and focus on higher quality pieces that would work hard for me. I had been wanting to work with LESC for a while, and the birth of my first child seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so.
I had a wardrobe full of clothes, but I didn't enjoy wearing them and didn't feel comfortable in them. It was a struggle to get dressed each morning! I had also been reflecting on my career and where my next step will take me - I wanted to feel like a confident leader.
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 got in touch with Lizzie Edwards Style Consultancy as I had recently received a promotion at work and wanted advice on selecting a wardrobe that suited both my new role and figure. I have always had trouble choosing clothes that flattered my figure and were appropriate for my age and seniority at work.
I contacted LESC as I felt the need to update professionally. It became apparent that despite being in good shape, as an older women I was being judged at some level to be dated, even past it. It became important to me to look more current, so I could feel confident professionally.
I wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror every day. Being at home with the children it is easy to completely let yourself go! I think it was a need of a kind of therapy for my self esteem!! I needed someone to help me come out of myself.
I felt I needed some inspiration to make the best of my casual everyday wardrobe as I am a "fashion schizophrenic" and needed to hone my look so I could get out the door without worrying about what I was wearing.
I had a closet full of clothes, yet was always wearing the same tired black outfit. I wanted to have the clothes in my closet translated into outfits, and to stop buying things that were not usable or didn't fit my style.
I was starting a new job which required a more fashionable look. I had a lot of old clothes that didn’t fit nicely together and having had two children, my body had also changed.
I contacted Lizzie Edwards Style Consultancy because I knew that I needed to revamp my professional wardrobe, and rather than spend wasted afternoons searching in shops and picking up pieces I really did not need, I decided to seek professional help. I opted for sessions with a senior stylist.
When I contacted Lizzie I was looking for a review of my wardrobe and a reduction. My wardrobe was bursting at the seams, yet I never felt I had anything to wear. I had already made two attempts at clearing out it myself in the last 2 years and failed, so I knew I needed some professional help.
I decided to contact Lizzie Edwards and work with one of Lizzie's Senior Stylists as I was feeling frustrated that I never had enough clothes to wear at work, and I was finding it difficult to find styles that suited my figure and lifestyle.
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.