What areas of my wardrobe do I need to invest in?
When clients book personal shopping packages, under the ‘what’s your budget‘ question in the questionnaire they often answer I don’t know, because they have no idea what the cost would be to put together new outfits and a wardrobe for the season. One area of my job as a stylist is to educate them on what categories they need to invest in (pay a little bit more) and what categories they can save in. I’m going to share with you the top categories I suggest investing a bit more and why. Always be mindful of price per wear when investing, if you’re going to use or wear something specific all the time then it’s worth spending a bit more for best fits, quality etc. Also, don’t forget quality over quantity. If you tend to have too much stuff in your wardrobe and you end up wearing only the 20% you can see, the rest gets hidden or stuck in the back of the closet.
Before I run through my top investment categories, here is a little food for thought to give you an idea of what clients spend during a personal shopping package, remember this is for a seasonal wardrobe update, which means about a 2 week rotation of interchangeable outfits including accessories like handbags & shoes as well. On average, budgets range anywhere from 3-6k. The lower end of the budget would be for a really tight, minimal capsule wardrobe and the hire end of that budget would include some great investment pieces as well as more interchangeable outfit options, but no matter what your budget is you can always end up with a well rounded wardrobe when you shop with intention.