Magic Results from The Wardrobe Angel – Testimonials: Work Wardrobe
Do your work clothes reflect who you really are?
I was starting a new job and feeling my wardrobe was stuck in a total rut – which it turned out it totally was!! I’d stopped seeing my clothes as others perhaps saw them. I was worried more about the state of my clothes and wardrobe, and that there would be nothing you could work with. However on arrival you soon set my fears aside and there were a few pieces I can incorporate into my new wardrobe alongside all the great new ideas you gave me.
After the session I felt very positive and that I could make changes and updates to my style. As we cleared out my wardrobe I realised I was holding onto clothes that I no longer liked/were old/not reflective of me now. It felt like a new beginning. I worried that I wouldn’t remember all the tips you gave me during the session but these were all captured in your report and I learnt loads!!
Post session my sense of self has definitely increased – and I feel a lot more confident – your tip of being in a good mood to clothes shop/try things was excellent. When I go shopping instead of being randomly drawn to things to plan and think about what I will wear them with. I’m never going back to cardigans for work wear and totally love my new jackets. I can see a jacket addiction coming on!! I’ve bought a few of the suggestions so far from the lists you gave me and will gradually purchase most of them over the coming months. Already I’ve had positive and complimentary comments at work on my new style. I’ll definitely be booking you again for a personal shopping session and build on what I learnt this time round.
Leonie, 41 from Todmorden 9th May 2017
I never judge a client – I’m just here to help your wardrobe
I must say, I was very sceptical about the whole process, but you put me at ease for the word go. I was worried that I would be judged based on the content of my wardrobe, I apologise, I was very wrong. Your thoughts, ideas and comments brought out the bits of me that have been hiding for a very long time.
I agree some of your suggestions will challenge me, but I feel refreshed after our session and ready to take on the challenge. I have set aside a day next month to take the time to have a wander round the shops, rather than adopting my usual combat shopping style! I have also disabled all my one click online shopping sites to stop the impulse when I’m bored, sofa shopping.
Now I have had a chance to go through everything and look at your suggestions, I can see how it will form the wardrobe I have been looking for. It is going to take a bit of time for me to complete my capsule wardrobes, but I will get there.
More importantly, the ideas you gave me for my existing clothes are going down a storm, I’ve had loads of compliments
There is no doubt in my mind…..I will be booking in to see you once you have finished your maternity leave.
All the best and thank you.
Liesa 44, from Hull 18th April 2017
Does your work wardrobe reflect your position?
I felt uninspired by clothes, nothing looked good on me and the clothes I had didn’t reflect the way I felt inside. During the session I enjoyed trying on all the new clothes and finding my style, you made me feel at ease and got me pretty quickly. You made me feel like I could own this new wardrobe and empowered me in a way I’d never felt before! Now I feel less stressed in a morning I just look at my pictures of the outfits you created and make my choice. People at the office have noticed the change: I feel more productive at work and I can kick ass more in some meetings having the strong look I needed. My wardrobe finally reflects my position in the company.
I felt nervous before I met Stephanie as I have never had anyone look at my wardrobe! But now I love my new wardrobe I can’t wait to do this again soon! Thanks for all your help.
Marie 32 from Haworth 29th November 2016
New Mum back to work worries? Not with Wardrobe Angel!
I’m a new mum. My baby was 10 months old at the time of calling Steph and I was going back to work very soon! I wanted to feel me again – a confident working mum but I had no idea what to do or where to start! I heard about this ‘angel’ called Steph through a friend who had used the Wardrobe Angel before.
I absolutely LOVED the day – I really did. Talk about a cleansing experience. I’m embarrassed to say there were some beauties in my wardrobe. Some up to 15 years old probably! I wouldn’t say I’m a hoarder……but clearly I had some issues with getting rid of certain things – I think we all do really don’t we??!! Steph was brilliant at sorting through both my wardrobes. She knew that she wanted to create a capsule wardrobe for me and there was NO messing about! It was ace – just what I needed – almost like someone giving you permission to LET IT GO!! My capsule wardrobe began to materialise before my eyes – who knew I actually had quite a bit of stuff already?! I felt amazing after Steph left – READY FOR ACTION – WORK?……BRING IT ON!!
After Steph left I felt epic. I felt confidant and ME again. Exactly the objective I had set out to achieve. Sometimes you just need a little bit of hand holding don’t you – no matter how old you are, (I’m 39) I’d done my MAT leave & tried to be a yummy mummy – now it was time to be work me again. I’ve learnt that less is more. As long as you have key pieces in your wardrobe – you can accessorise for so many different looks. I feel great every time I look in my wardrobe now, knowing that I am going to look & feel amazing. Even my Dad commented on the skirt I was wearing the other day, saying he liked it – GO DAD!
I’m rubbish at using Pinterest, so Steph customised a wicked mood board for me. She’s put so much effort into it which I really appreciated. It was MOST useful!
Thanks so much Steph and I will definitely be in touch again next year for whatever part 2 looks like!
Claire 39 from Leeds 29th November 2016
Hate shopping? Let me help
I really got myself into a bad psychological place about shopping, particularly about shoes, in the past. The thought of it used to fill me with absolutely dread – no exaggeration. I used to feel so self-conscious in shops. I was also really nervous before you arrived. I usually hate being the centre of attention like this so was pretty uncomfortable before you came along. As soon as you arrived, I felt immediately at ease and wondered what on earth I was worried about!
Post appointment my sense of self is much stronger. Significantly stronger. And I feel so much better for it. I feel energised and more self-assured in my wardrobe now. I had a public talk to do recently – I wore my new pair of ox-blood brogues with some new clothes and felt really confident. You have demystified shopping and style for me, and reminded me that it needn’t be a terrible experience! Because I am generally really busy a lot of the time, I have found your shopping list to be most useful. I have bought a number of new items – from nude bras and seamless pants to 2 jackets, new trousers, a new dress and 3 new pairs of shoes. I cannot believe how easy you have made shopping for me.
I have talked to so many people about my Wardrobe Angel experience. I had 3 work colleagues round for dinner who sat on my bed while I took them through what you did!! They were enthralled! I now regularly get comments from colleagues about have noticed on how I have raised my game in terms of looking professional. Here’s to the next promotion!
Nicola, 40 Sheffield 31st October 2016
Help for your professional wardrobe is at hand
I called you to help me with my image as a woman and business person. Your pre-appointment preparation was brilliant, you listened completely to my views and opinions and really took on board who I am and how I want to present myself. I felt like you really got me, which was so important to me! Thank you for that.
I was a little nervous just before you arrived as I didn’t know what to expect but in fact it was just like having a friend round – a very honest friend! You not only told me what looked good and didn’t but explained why – this was a revelation to me… I had so many items in my wardrobe I never wore and didn’t really know why, you explained which bits didn’t suit my body shape and suddenly it all made sense!
I love how you helped my let go of the style I have been stuck in for the last 2 decades. I felt more clear in my head, more sure of the me I want to portray and I even felt more womanly and professional, which is exactly what I was hoping for from my appointment.
I now have a more solid idea of what I am looking for when I go shopping, and often have your voice in my head. Your after appointment support was also brilliant and really helpful. How vital a service you provide in confidence building! Thank you so much for all your help,
Katy, 37 York 31st October 2016
Personal Shopping tailored to meet your unique needs
I was feeling stuck in a rut, with a wardrobe full of childish, eclectic styles and ill-fitting clothes. All those clothes were making me feel overwhelmed and I wanted to portray a more professional image as I’d just started a new career in which I want to progress. Shopping with Stephanie was very positive as she was full of enthusiasm and was GREAT at boosting my confidence when trying on items that were out of my usual comfort zone. The experience did exceed my expectations as the service was very personal and was adapted to suit my needs (I’m petite). The shopping session also helped me explore ways in which I could dress my age and how to dress to impress in my new career. Stephanie even went over and above to recommend a new haircut which would suit my new image.
Tiffany, 27 Huddersfield 21st February 2016
Get compliments on YOUR clothes
I am loving the moodboard! And I loved the Hennes jackets for work so much I went and bought another one in grey, almost the same style. I am always talking about you and I still get compliments – I do think people watch what I wear now because of knowing I have had the Wardrobe Angel in!
Suzie, 40 Leeds 28th January 2016
Time to get excited about what to wear
I am loving my new style. Get so excited deciding what to wear, and I am getting loads of compliments. Thanks for all the help. You are amazing!
Phillippa, 31 York 28th January 2016
A streamlined wardrobe has many benefits!
I got in touch as my wardrobe was out of control, rammed with clothes I never wore coupled with a literal mountain of clothes and shoes (labels still on, still in the box)! My job in touring theatre requires me to travel a lot and my packing was terrible. Take everything, just in case and then wear about a third of what I was touring. As I was heading out on tour again, and also fastly approaching the big 40, it felt like the perfect time to streamline my wardrobe. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and when you left I felt like we’d achieved a lot and identified “my look” and what worked for me and the practicalities of my job. Being on the road and living out of a suitcase, the photos of the outfits you put together became invaluable. I wake up, check the weather, looking through photo’s and decide what to wear! Only having to look for certain items, rather than pulling out everything and less to carry about with me. Amazing!
I have received many compliments on my style since and feel much more confident and I have a greater sense of self. Having spent many years caring for my sick mum, who sadly passed away this year, this was a valuable first step towards learning that its ok to invest in myself and to figuring out who I am without her.
You exceeded my expectations and I cannot recommend you highly enough to friends and family. I’m considering a follow up/review appointment just to keep me on the right track!
Suzanne, 40 Glasgow 28th January 2016
How great clothes can make you feel more body positive
I used to look in the mirror and see one big, ugly blob. When you came to my house it was like talking to an old friend and at no moment did I feel uncomfortable with you. You rummaged into a place that, for a woman, is sometimes a bit of a sanctuary and private place, yet it felt like it was the most natural thing you could do. You immediately told me my body shape and exactly what I could do to enhance it. Not once did you make me feel ashamed for having larger hips and rounded shoulders, nor did you tell me I could do with losing a few pounds (yes, that has happened to me before); in fact, you made my body sound incredibly sexy and like it was coveted by many!
I would just like to give you a big THANK YOU for the profound impact that you not only had on my wardrobe, but also on my life. The shells have come off of my eyes and every day, little by little, I love the way I look and dressing is now a pleasure. I have come to love and appreciate parts of my body that before I hated and wanted to hide. I now wear things I never thought I could and best of all, I feel good in it. And because I feel good, I strut my stuff and I know that makes me look even better!
You changed the way I dress, but because of that, I changed the way I see myself. And that is something I will always be grateful for!
Thank you, Stephanie!
Clarinda, 28 London 28th January 2016
A working wardrobe will serve you well!
YOU ARE AMAZING. I really enjoyed our day and have been wearing different outfits to work all week. I’ve felt much smarter and more confident about how I look at work. I followed your advice and bought the white jeans – got so many compliments too! Thank you for showing me how to style my hair as well – I feel so much better than I usually would when I’ve had no time for me morning. The pictures are helpful to remind me what we looked at and the outfits look good. I’ve had so many compliments, it’s been amazing.
Alison, 46 from Bingley 2nd September 2015
A wardrobe that reflects who you are NOW will pay dividends
My wardrobes were a mess: whilst they seemed reasonably tidy and organised from a distance, I had clothes dating back to when I was at uni over 10 years ago but hadn’t been able to bear getting rid of. I didn’t know if you would be able to get through everything in a single session. I had recently been promoted and was at a loss at what to wear. I called you to explain all of this, and to ask lots of questions, which you dealt with straight away and put my mind at rest.
Going through my wardrobes you were not judgemental (despite some of the sights!) and it was easy to be honest with you when I didn’t feel comfortable in something. There were a couple of suggestions that you made which didn’t feel like me; you listened to me, challenged appropriately, but ultimately I never felt as though you were pushing my to be someone I wasn’t.
The session really exceeded my hopes and since our session my style feels much more defined and I feel more confident in how I look, which is reflected in all areas of my life. I LOVE my moodboard! It’s got so many great ideas, and it was so full! I also loved all of the extras, from exhibitions I’d like, to the capsule wardrobe guidance, to the colour scheme. I’m now proud of my wardrobe and love wearing my new clothes. I’m not exaggerating when I say I feel like a different person. Friends and colleagues have commented on it – it’s as much the confidence as the clothes. I previously felt like I was ‘playing dress up’ whereas now I feel like me. It’s a great feeling.
Louise, 31 from Wakefield 2nd September 2015
No stress dress for work
I’ve already taken my items to get altered – thanks for rescuing them. I wore one of the outfits you put together (the monochrome and silver combo) for work last week and got loads of positive comments. The Capsule Work Wardrobe document has really helped me plan my work outfits and reduced the getting dressed stress in the morning of me and 3 kids to get out of the door.
Tracy, 41 from Cheshire 2nd September 2015
Hate shopping? I love it!
My first thought when my Follow Up and Shopping List arrived was “THIS IS AMAZING!!!” The coat is exactly what I had in mind, I love the leather jumper and would never have gone for those boots! Thank you!
Siobhan, 35 from Leeds 2nd September 2015
Shopping rut? Let me help.
Great to see you today. Really interesting and enjoyable – you’ve introduced me to workwear labels I have never heard of and I’m really looking forward to wearing my new outfits.
Catherine, 48 from Harrogate 2nd September 2015
Feel great at work!
Thanks for all your hard work Stephanie, it’s paying off already – I wore one of the outfits you selected today at work. Thanks again, I loved the day.
Sue, 49 from Wigan 2nd September 2015
Work Wardrobes sorted as well!
Thanks Stephanie, I really enjoyed shopping with you on Sunday! Loving my new work wardrobe which is giving me loads of confidence. Really appreciate all your advice and energy.
Alison 44 from Leeds 10th March 2015
Dress for YOU
I cannot tell you what a transformation my work days have become. It is no longer intimidating to open the wardrobe door in the morning, as I know exactly what to reach for and what to put together. It really does feel like my armour and I spend each day in the office safe in the knowledge that I can absolutely cope with whoever walks through the door. I don’t know how to thank you enough for showing me the way and giving me the confidence to dress how I’ve always wanted to but never achieved on my own. I really feel I have a style now, one that suits me and one that will be a trusted friend from now on.
Fiona, 50 Bristol 22nd January 2015
What is YOUR Dress Code?
Stephanie had put together a Pinterest board for me, containing images of different outfits, styles and fashion tips. This on its own was a great help, the images were of men my age and showed me that business dress did not have to be the corporate suit. Amazing, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable, with Stephanie’s wardrobe knowledge I felt great, better than I had felt in years AND I knew exactly what I needed to be wearing for my business AND my brand.
Jamie, 40 Wakefield 22nd January 2015
Get your wardrobe WORKING
The dress you recommended is AMAZING: the material is thick, wraps around and sucks me in. I had an important presentation this morning and I felt great wearing it. I have ordered it in 2 more colours!
Rachel, 33 Leeds 22nd January 2015
Align your business with YOUR wardrobe
I was introduced to Stephanie through Ali Carruthers at a house party and was blown away by her and Natalie Willingham the make-up artist. As head of Marketing Doctor the business is going through a large growth period and I knew that I needed to do some work on my personal branding to align where I was and how potential and existing clients perceived me. Being a marketing expert I know the powerful value of my brand both from a business perspective and personally. But from a personal perspective I knew it was going to be challenging. Spending a full day with Stephanie was really interesting, I never knew there was so much to it. She took me through a knowledgeable and really interesting journey which helped me identify colours, styles and key trends that I could call my own. The following weekend I went shopping! Armed with all the right information so I knew instantly what I should look out for. I now have a clothes shopping list, and I am adding to it gradually. Each month I have given myself a budget and it is an absolute pleasure knowing exactly what suits me by adding to my creative, impactful wardrobe. The following week I attending my regular networking group where people know me well. As I walked into the room, people flocked up to me and said things like YOU LOOK AMAZING! WHAT IS YOUR SECRET? What an experience, I loved every minute of it, that knowledge is now helping me to define a whole new me! Thanks Wardrobe Angel, I recommend you to everyone!
Frances, 45 Leeds 22nd January 2015
Go back to work in style
As a busy mum of toddler twins, and having recently gone back to part-time work, I felt at a bit of a loss in terms of my daily wardrobe. I had all sorts of lovely mismatched bits and pieces picked up from eBay and the high street over the years but nothing ever looked or felt quite right, and my post-kids figure was just different enough to render half my outfits ill-fitting and awkward. I also felt really guilty about the money I wasted on stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time but turned out to be a mistake. At first I felt that booking Stephanie was a huge indulgence but I can honestly say that it was worth every penny. Not only was she efficient, full of knowledge and patient with my incessant questions and anxieties- but she was also a true delight and a pleasure to spend the day with. I just received my Mood Board today and am thrilled with all the time and thought she has put into it. Nosing around the shops last week, I kept everything in mind that she had suggested and I have to say that the whole experience was much more positive than it has been for years. In a brand new dress last week, my 2 year old son said YOU LOOK PRETTY! as soon as I walked in. Best compliment ever. Massive thanks, Wardrobe Angel!
Amelia, 33 Brighton 22nd January 2015
Let me INTERNET SHOP for you
Thanks for the shopping list! I have already had loads of compliments on my new clothes. I love the mood board and it will definitely help me with buying new clothes in the future as well as putting outfits together from the ones I have; it has already given me the confidence to look for other things that would fit in with my new wardrobe, so hopefully I will be able to keep up little and often shopping and will not have to be overwhelmed by having to buy loads of new stuff all at once any more. I thought the whole experience was fab and would definitely recommend it!
Jennifer, 26 Bath 22nd January 2015
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