The Job of a Personal Stylist

Working as a personal stylist can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very challenging. Many of the people who hire personal stylists are high profile celebrities and very demanding business executives who don’t have time to put together a wardrobe.

For a busy executive, looking professional and put together at all times is very important. This includes looking their best for client meetings, making speeches and new business presentations. However many executives either don’t have time to go shopping or they don’t have a good sense of fashion. This is why many hire a personal stylist to assist them. A stylist will pull together several different outfits and accessorize them based on the executive’s specific need or situation. For example, if the executive needs an outfit to speak at an industry conference, the stylist will most likely select a traditional outfit with some unique features. The purpose of this is to make sure that the outfit is industry appropriate, but still has some extra touches that will help make the speaker standout and capture the audience’s attention. In terms of colors, if the executive works in a conservative field like accounting, the stylist will select colors like dark gray or navy blue. On the other hand, if the executive works in a creative field like advertising, then the stylist will select a color like burgundy, olive green or khaki.

When it comes to putting together an outfit for a new business presentation, a stylist will most likely choose an outfit that is considered “safe”. This is because during the presentation you want the potential client’s focus to be on the presentation and not on what the executive is wearing. In short, you want the executive’s outfit to be professional but not distracting. In addition to the wardrobe, a personal stylist also has the responsibility selecting fashion accessories. This includes items such as watches, cufflinks, pendants, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

Personal stylists that work for celebrities, usually have more flexibility and freedom when it comes to coordinating accessories and outfits. This is because in most cases they are pulling together a wardrobe for a splashy magazine interview, photo-shoot or red carpet event. To get a better idea of what a typical day is like for a personal celebrity stylist, checkout the “The Rachel Zoe Project” reality show. Zoe has been a celebrity personal stylist for years, and her reality show does a good job of highlighting how celebrity stylists select fashion pieces for their clients. In one episode you will see Zoe coordinating a red carpet outfit for actress Jennifer Garner. In other episodes you will see what it takes for Zoe to find the right fashion pieces and pull together the perfect “look”.

Being a personal stylist can be a very fun and fulfilling job, however it also entails a lot of hard work, long hours and the ability to work with a lot of demanding personalities.

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