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.
As a mother of three young children, it has been more than 5 years since I bought clothes properly, and I have really struggled to find a style which suits me, my new shape, and is practical to wear to a range of different events.
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.
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!
The specific issue for me was finding a smart but more business-casual look to wear to meetings and events. In my previous life I worked in a very corporate environment, and hadn’t really moved out of thinking that’s the look I needed to wear. I wanted help to find a style that reflected my business and me, but retained the right level of appropriateness for each occasion.
I was tired of shopping for clothes which on second thoughts never seemed to quite work and I'd end up passing them on or giving them away. What I wore and the image I needed to project through work seemed to be getting further apart.
My new found ability to put outfits together has transformed my style, but most importantly my confidence. As well as a complete overhaul of my wardrobe I have had a complete change of mind set, that alone has been worth the investment.
After I had my first baby I always felt like I never had anything to wear! All my clothes either didn't fit or I didn't like them. I also didn't have the time to go to the shops to go shopping, and kept on sending stuff back that I ordered online.
Like many women I had lots of clothes in the wardrobe but often felt I had nothing to wear. Increasingly I was getting dressed in the morning feeling OK about how I looked, to come home wondering "Why am I wearing this?!" which resulted in buying more clothes because I felt I had nothing to wear.