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Fall Fashion | What to shop for this season

2020-09-21T12:48:40-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fall Fashion | What to shop for this season

September 13, 2019

As we head into my favorite time of year, Fall …  our daily routine has changed and fashion is definitely different.  You may be working from home now, became more budget conscious or have increased your online shopping. (Click Here for Online Styling info) Whatever the shift may be,  you still want to add a few new fall pieces into your wardrobe. I’m here to make that purchase easier, sharing images, trends & classics that will work for the season, keeping in mind these styles will be consistent with my philosophy of having a capsule wardrobe.

“simplicity is the key note of all true elegance”  Coco Chanel 

Mabelle Style Fall Picks

See Images Below 

  • Faux Leather pant or skirt (not as practical for now but so darn cool)
  • Plaid Flannel shirt (since we aren’t going out as much this a great weekend coffee date or work from home style)
  • Cozy Sweaters (camel, rust or mustard colours)
  • Camel Coat
  • Soft Knits
  • Sweat Shirt Dress (very versatile item, a personal fave)
  • Cool Sneaker

Need help creating looks or styling these items? Connect with a Stylist Here

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Stylist Services | How To Stay Safe & Stylin’

2020-09-12T13:24:16-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Stylist Services | How To Stay Safe & Stylin’

September 13, 2019

The number 1 focus Mabelle Style had during this past Spring / Summer season was to ensure that clients stayed safe during these unsettling times, this continues to be an important factor as we head into the busiest season, Fall! Scheduling regular services has been in affect with masks/social distancing (Click Here to learn more) as well as we have evolved by adding new services to ensure our clients will have the best options with-out having to sacrifice their style during unprecedented times.


  • Zoom Calls with a stylist. This service can range from personal styling consults to support and feedback with the online styling service. (Click Here to learn more)
  • Online shopping service has been VERY popular this year. This is a service we have always had but as it’s become a more desired choice recently, we continue to review and work through making it the most seamless way to shop with a fashion stylist during these times. (Click Here to read an updated breakdown on how this service works)
  • Option of  using the personal shopping services but avoiding the shops. The prep & shopping list is created by Mabelle Style; all items will
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Why Fashion Stylists Love A Good Blazer

2020-08-14T12:16:22-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Why Fashion Stylists Love A Good Blazer

If you’re following fashion stylist’s, personal shoppers or an influencer you will notice they tend to have blazers on rotation for an outfit post, photo shoot or even their daily street style. You may ask yourself, why is a blazer so common with style guru’s? You may  be thinking it can be to formal or for a work event and not just not your personal style. BUT that is not the case – we as stylists love a great blazer for every style you can imagine!

What can a blazer do for your wardrobe & style? (And why we love to incorporate them into your wardrobe!)

  • A perfect fit blazer can create a waist for your shape.
  • If you’re wearing some old jeans & a t-shirt pop on a blazer and you’ve styled up your outfit.
  • Create a full suit with matching pants (add sneakers to dress down the overall look)
  • Want to create multiple outfits with the less is more philosophy? A classic blazer can create many looks by layering with everything in your wardrobe.
  • Don’t have a blazer? Start with finding a blazer that fits just right, go for black as your first choice, this colour will mix & match with everything.
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Fashion Stylist | Dress For Your Body Shape

2020-07-28T13:20:37-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fashion Stylist | Dress For Your Body Type

September 13, 2019

One of the most common challenges I hear from potential clients looking to hire a fashion stylist, “I can’t find anything that fits my body type.” Insert the expert stylist, we specialize in knowing brands that work for a range of different body types and most importantly we know styling tricks to ensure your consistently featuring the most flattering areas of your body.

The first step to understanding your style is by knowing what your body shape is.

Once you have discovered what your body shape is,  you’re now one step ahead, making it easier to put outfits together.  I’ve shared a few generalized style tips below that could help.

*Balance fit, colour & prints of your outfit to work with your personal shape. This can create a visual, symmetrical overall look.

*Find outfits that downplay the area’s of your body type you feel uncomfortable about or know might not be as flattering.

*Find ways to enhance the areas you’re most confident about. Ex: Legs, wear cropped pants, skirts & dresses.

*Something as small as an accessory can really enhance certain body shapes, for example belts can create the look of a waist or enhance your waist

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Fashion Stylist | 1 Dress Makes How Many Outfits??

2020-07-11T13:59:57-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fashion Stylist | One Dress Makes How Many Outfits?

September 13, 2019

Ready for a capsule wardrobe?  Meaning, you’re wanting outfits vs having a bunch of random items with-in your wardrobe. A style tip that will get you one step closer to that capsule wardrobe, take a minimalist approach (less is more.) You can have something as simple as the ever so popular slip dress and create multiple looks for that one item, with numerous pieces currently sitting in your wardrobe (hoodie? t-shirt? Blazer?) to name a few….

Check out my latest YouTube below, I’ve taken a black satin slip dress and created multiple outfit ideas for you to try!

Click here to shop my Black Slip Dress from the video! BACK TO BLOG LIBRARY

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Stylist | Elevate Your Next Photo Shoot

2020-06-08T07:08:04-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Stylist | Elevate Your Next Photo Shoot

September 13, 2019

Over the last couple of years, there has been a surge of work for photographers, with clients needing photos for website & business branding, LinkedIn updates, family shoots, social media and lastly, head shots for the always demanding local film industry.

For me, as a stylist, one of the most interesting parts about my job is seeing the elevation happen with clients. Taking their look & how they feel to the next level. When working on photo shoots, it happens in a instant. By putting clients into a new wardrobe that quickly has them feeling confident and looking fabulous really translates in their photos. Having the correct colour, fit and styling details may seem minor to some but I can confidently say will elevate the clients photos to the next level. I’ve shared some examples below to give you an idea, all recent work with local photographers.


LinkedIn Head shot


Business Branding & Website

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Fashion Stylist | The Most Requested Look For Male Client’s

2020-05-19T08:50:32-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fashion Stylist | The most Requested Look For Male Clients

September 13, 2019

A good number of Mabelle Style’s clients have a professional or business background. In regards to our male clients, I find they often work in a job that requires minimal time wearing suits, but they still are required to maintain a professional look. Insert the sports jacket. This has been a go-to look for a large percentage of my clients due to the fact that they are able to wear it to work as well as make it cool for evenings out. When I styled this photo shoot I was excited to share some pictures of this look, so often requested.

Style tip

Make sure you find a sports coat that fits! Meaning, have some shape at the waistline and the fabric should have some give to avoid feeling constricted when you do activities or when driving.
Dress up the sports jacket by adding a dress shoe or give a cool casual vibe by investing in a sneaker, such as this pair of Goodman sneakers.


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Fashion Stylist | Answers Your Questions via Zoom!

2020-05-08T13:13:14-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fashion Stylist | Answers Your Questions! September 13, 2019

As we navigate through these strange times, I want to ensure I’m still available for clients! With an online shopping package and stores looking like they will be opening in the next few weeks, options are available. But you may not be wanting that wardrobe overhaul quite yet in the midst of everything going on, so I’ve now launched a Zoom Call ‘Style Consult’ to help guide you through any grueling questions & challenges you may have with your wardrobe.

Consider a 1/2 hour – 45 minute chat with your very own Stylist. What might some of those questions be?

*Tips on creating a capsule wardrobe

*Where should I be shopping.

*How do I avoid buying the wrong items

*Where do I start with organizing my wardrobe

*Best fits & brands for my body type

*How do I create a personal shopping list & budget

Click Here to contact us for more information & bookings! BACK TO BLOG LIBRARY

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Fashion Stylist | 1 Spring Outfit, 4 NEW Looks

2020-05-01T19:53:21-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Fashion Stylist | 1 Spring Outfit, 4 NEW Looks

September 13, 2019

One of the biggest challenges people have with their wardrobe is how to put outfits together. It can be difficult due to either having way to many clothes with-in the wardrobe, feeling overwhelmed not being able to tie everything together or they happen to be missing some key items that will pull outfits together with what they currently own. Or they just might need a brand new wardrobe…. whatever the case may be I like to suggest capsule wardrobes, when clients don’t have an overwhelming amount of clothes but just enough to create multi-functional outfits.  In my latest YouTube I wanted to share a fun Spring (trendy) outfit I added to my wardrobe but was able to re-purpose into 4 outfits. Check it out below! BACK TO BLOG LIBRARY

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Style Consultant | Success With Online Shopping

2020-04-24T13:37:35-07:00Vancouver BC Fashion|

Style Consultant | Success With Online Shopping

Normally, the month of April would be the beginning of the peak season for personal shopping.  Stylists tend to be quite busy between April – June as clients begin to sport some light weight Spring / Summer wardrobes.  Because things have shifted and times have changed recently, with our favorite stores all being closed the past few weeks, this has drastically altered how I (and many others) have adapted to work. A few of my clients have chosen not to wait for the stores to reopen and are using Mabelle Style’s Online Personal Shopping Package, I thought I’d share the breakdown and give you more insight regarding it’s 4 simple steps if your currently interested in working with a fashion stylist.

Step 1 – Client & Stylist discuss and create a personal shopping list for the season.

Step 2 -Stylist Proceeds to create a mood (pin) board to give the client a visual of the overall styles they will be working with.

Step 3 – Once the shopping list & mood board have been approved, the stylist will then gather together an email identifying each category from your shopping list. Under each category will be links to shop – depending on the time frame of your package you can receive anywhere from 5-25 items per category. Once the client has their shopping links, they can begin to

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