As an Indianapolis personal stylist, I help clients discover their fashion style as well as build a wardrobe that fits and works with their present lifestyle. Sound easy? Not so fast. It’s not. That’s why I spend quite a bit of time getting to know clients, asking questions, looking through closets and asking them what type clothing they love and what their goals are.
As an image consultant, it is my job to help my clients present themselves in the best way possible. This is done with hair, makeup, wardrobe, body language, and communication skills.
As a personal stylist who has had experience with a variety of business professionals, I know that commercial styling can take several paths. Some companies want someone to write or update their dress code, a service I provide (I was a writer/editor in my past career). In addition, I can present the new policy to employees, and add some fun and interesting information about dressing for success.
“Thanks for your stylist eye and fashion sense in helping me to find the perfect outfit for my presentation. I am thrilled to have several new pieces in my closet and a more streamlined closest about your initial pass through.”
“Beth performed an outstanding job of helping me select quality outfits that look great on me. She also taught me how to think about future purchases.”
“She did my colors and really helped me in shopping for clothes that fit me best. She really helped me break out of the old mold and into a new mold where I feel stylish and that I look my best. Meeting old friends in new clothes and having them say ‘You look beautiful!’ is the best compliment I can give to B. Divine!”
“Beth is wonderful! Her fashion consulting has been priceless. She not only helped me go through my closet to find what worked for me, she also helped me shop for new pieces that were fabulous on me. I highly recommend her services!”
“I do not have a flexible schedule, budget, and I have a petite frame which has made shopping a horror story. After talking to Beth she was extremely flexible and accommodating to my needs. I learned so much about color, my frame, and what looks best for my body type. It was really fun to go shopping after she pointed out stores that have my sizes. I found THE perfect suit on the first try! (Believe me, this never happens). All items I purchased were on sale, so she is great at finding you deals if you are on a strict budget. I wish I had met Beth in my 20s so that I could have learned about what works for me. Now that I am in my 30s I am happy that I am finally learning what I should have known about myself years ago. This is an experience every girl (and guy) should have. I highly recommend her services. You will find the experience invaluable.”
“Beth was fantastic! She listened to me. She nicely told me which items in my closet were not so great, and why! She showed me some cute outfits I can make out of items I already own. My favorite things in my closet now are pieces I would have never even picked up. She has a talent. Just by looking at my body, she can tell what will look good on me – style and color. What I love the most is that she explains WHY things look great on me or why they don’t so I know how to choose items when I’m shopping without her. While it felt a bit like an indulgence at first, I quickly realized it really is an investment in yourself.”
“Shopping is an aggravating event for me. With the assistance of and with the knowledge that Beth has, the experience was easy and quick. She took in and analyzed the information that was given to her then applied those facts in determining the direction. This made the night easy instead of frustrating as I usually find it to be. It was also nice to not have things forced on me that wasn’t in my thoughts of being my style and at the same time, discovering and learning that more clothes actually do work for me than I originally thought. I will be a repeat client and will pass this onto other individuals. “
“Thank you for taking the time to meet with me and shop! I thoroughly enjoyed our time together and feel like I have a much better idea of the styles and colors that will work best for me. I love the pieces that we found and put them to good use the very next day. I received so many compliments on the black suede boots and grey wash skinnies 🙂 I appreciate you sending me a wrap up document that had all of the things we talked about. I am going to keep it handy on my phone so I can pull up the pictures when shopping. Thanks again!”
“I purchased the consult and shopping as a gift for my wife. I found Beth to be very responsive and approachable and she made the process very easy for me. My wife loved spending time with Beth and really appreciated how comfortable she became with Beth – as well as how quickly she felt that way. I have no doubt we will use Beth again and I wouldn’t ever hesitate to recommend her services.”
“Beth told me I could email you my review. I received a gift certificate for Beth’s services from my husband. I was a bit reluctant at first to make the initial contact, but so glad I finally did. I had Beth come to my house. We sat down to discuss best colors and styles that complimented me. We also went through my closet and weeded through my clothes. I got rid of plenty. It was necessary. I just needed a nudge! I learned a lot about what Styles and colors work best for my shape and style. The next step was shopping. This was the most successful shopping trip I’ve ever had. Beth pre-shopped for me based on what she learned from our initial meeting. We shopped for a few hours and ended up with a new summer wardrobe and shoes. I’m very happy with my new clothes and will feel confident wearing them. I would highly recommend Beth’s services. She was very professional, courteous and overall a wonderful person to work with. I hope to call on her again for my Fall/Winter wardrobe. Thanks for everything Beth.”
An Indianapolis Personal Stylist to Help You Look divine!
We’ve all had that feeling: I don’t have anything to wear! What I have doesn’t work. How can I have a closet full of clothing, but none of it goes together?
There are many answers to your questions—not all simple! We all change throughout our lives. Knowing that, our clothing style changes as well. When we are younger and have smaller budgets, we are building a career wardrobe and trying to look attractive when we go out! As women and men progress through the child-bearing years, later working years and retirement, our wardrobes need to adjust as well—many times they don’t however. An Indianapolis personal stylist can assist you in this process and finding a wardrobe that works for your present lifestyle.
Think about how the work world has changed the last 15-20 years. Who would have ever thought that law firms and industries such as insurance would adopt a more casual dress code? It’s refreshing in many ways, but in other ways, it causes confusion for employees. What do I wear? How can I look more dressed down but still professional? It’s certainly not the old school way of wearing the Brooks Brothers uniform for all upwardly mobile men or the conservative matched skirt suit for women. Even those who work at home may need a polished jacket for a video conference.
The casual dress code also extends beyond work. Another important influence on personal style is ath-leisure clothing. If you are a stay-at-home mom who cares for her family, you may wear workout clothing nearly all the time. You know you need some other items but are not sure what to buy. Yoga pants are here to stay, but there are ways to make your look more pulled together and stylish. Cover-ups, accessories, colorful jackets can all enhance the basic workout uniform. Men may need some advice on what to wear on the weekends – besides gym clothes. There are so many clothing choices with new designers just for men. The options a personal stylist can provide are exciting!
Indianapolis’ Preferred Personal Stylist
Still other Indianapolis clients will tell me they never really had a “style.” Maybe a woman never really bought her own clothing or always wore hand-me-downs. Or she was never that interested in what she wore or how she looked. At this chapter in her life, however, she has the time and desire to discover who she is – or can be. She wants to find clothing to express her unique style.
Other lifestyle changes such as relationships, a move to a new city, retirement or even weight loss influence style. For others, it’s just a question of time: they are so busy and may not like to shop because they have trouble finding a good fit or styles they like. The first important step is the closet cleanse. From this, I can often tell where a client is his/her life and what steps to take next.
How I Became an Indianapolis Personal Stylist
Fashion styling is actually a third career for me. I worked in the professional world for nearly 23 years as a writer and editor in corporate communications. I do understand the need to look professional yet be comfortable. I often wish someone had given me advice about style while I was working!
Before I started learning about being a personal stylist I was a makeup artist here in Indianapolis. I still love makeup and believe it is an important part of your look as well. For female clients, we will discuss skin care and makeup choices as part of the style consultant—and with men their cleansing and moisturizing routines. I have my favorite products and am glad to give you my recommendations! I will ask you: What is your makeup routine and how do you take care of your skin. It’s important!
All in all, we work together to help you accomplish your personal style goals. Whether it’s a one-time dynamite look for a special event or a wedding, a complete closet overhaul or a shopping trip, consider using my company for your styling needs. Read some of my reviews to learn more about some of my clients’ thoughts of me as their personal stylist.
To follow me on Facebook, to to Facebook.com/Lookdivine. My weekly blog with tips from a personal stylist is on bethdivinestyle.com, and my Pinterest page is (Beth Divine Gastineau). I also write style articles for Kit magazine (kitindy.com). Also, as one of my clients, you will receive a periodic newsletter with personal style tips and my favorite fashion trends.