"Why she wear dat?"
Ever wonder why someone has decided to wear the outfit they have on. Whether the the outfit someone wears makes them confident or if being confident actually leads them dress in a certain way. Here you will find how confidence and style are related. Like the 'chicken and the egg' which one came first, choosing clothes to make you feel confident or being confident and that showing through your style.
Here's what she had to say about the outfits I put together for her.
NB: To maintain confidentiality clients name has been changed.
Wendy, 35, Personal Trainer - Style Therapy™ Lookbook Service
Wendy was promoted and wanted her style to reflect who she 'really' was.
"Jeraline, used various tools to help me uncover my own sense of style. Rather than being spoon fed, I was given the opportunity to build my own picture of what I identified as my personal style, as Jeraline really tried to understand me as an individual. Of course, there were a few helpful nudges along the way if I got stuck. I found the whole process very empowering."
TJ, 35, Journalist - Fresh & Wild Package
TJ, was excited as she was moving abroad and wanted to go overseas looking more stylish and feeling like her 'real self' was being reflected in personal style. She opted for the Fresh & Wild Package, as well as my bespoke personal shopping and style guide services.
After TJ's assessment and a number of discussions I was able to get clear on her personal style. Whilst doing the wardrobe workout I found two outfits in her wardrobe that seemed to show TJ's fun, sophisticated, smart and funky personality, yet also had the comfort she required and reflected the personal values she wanted to be shown through her style. I was also able to identify accessories and footwear that would really make these outfits pop, and put together a bespoke style guide of clothing styles and colours unique to her that she could purchase in the future.
Here's what she had to say about her experience of working with me.
TJ's Review below:
TJ's before and after shots.
I opted for the Fresh & Wild service as well as two bespoke services (personal shopping and a style guide). Despite the fact that I have had counselling in the past and didn’t think that I needed any at the moment, I had never really spent a lot of time thinking about why I dress the way I do and the way it is linked to my confidence, particularly around my long-standing body issues.
Jeraline is a gifted psychotherapist and over our couple of sessions she really helped me see how my body confidence issues have impacted the way that I express myself through clothes. She also helped me understand that I do not have to wait until I am the perfect size before I start dressing the way that I want to".
After the counselling sessions, she came to my house to do a Wardrobe Workout, which was my favourite part of the Fresh & Wild experience. We went through every single item in my wardrobe.It was really amazing to see how many clothes I actually have, as well as some of my style ruts. But the most helpful thing was the way that Jeraline was able to take items of clothing that I would never wear together (or in some cases, never wear at all) and make fun new outfits out of them. She really helped me see my clothes, and myself, through new eyes.
Then came the day of the styling session. she created outfits that I would not normally wear, especially with the accessories that she chose. She bought a pair of red trainers and a pair of red heels for the styling session, both of which I loved! As I am not used to wearing heels, the shoes were a bit difficult for me to wear but I am definitely going to look for a similar pair with a shorter heel as they made my legs look great!
After the styling session I received a bespoke style guide which was supremely helpful as it outlined the colours and shapes that suited me best. It contained a few surprises – such as the fact that I should limited the amount of black I wear (and I wear a lot because I always thought it was a slimming colour) some of the shades that suit me, such as rose pink. I can’t wait to go shopping and try some of these new colours out!
I would highly recommend this service. Jeraline is a trained psychotherapist and has a passion and background in fashion. It is not mainly styling services that also look at the underlying confidence issues that cause so many of us to dress in a particular way and then get stuck in a style rut for a number of years.
With the new information, and confidence, that I now have, I am looking forward to expressing myself more authentically through my clothes. As well as being highly-skilled, Jeraline is compassionate and fun. She will help you stretch your boundaries without making you look and feel like someone else. After the Fresh & Wild service, I felt like a better version of myself, and I look forward to exploring this new me.
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