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Why I Hired A Stylist And How I Discovered The Truest Version of Me (And How You Can Do It Too)

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

The last several years have been hard as I rediscovered who I am after two back to back babies. My body just didn't bounce back the way I hoped and for the longest time, I looked for clothes that would hide me instead of clothes that made me feel confident and brought my personality to the forefront. I convinced myself that I was into the "neutrals" and eliminated color from my wardrobe and leaned into a capsule wardrobe so I didn't have the stress or pressure of having to think about what to put on day to day.

In comes Jalyssa, my stylist, who styled me last year for a really important (at the time) conference and absolutely changed my world. Since that event, Jalyssa has been styling me exclusively and I have seen a massive change in my presence, my confidence and self-esteem. It is more than just clothes, but clothes make all the difference.

Working with Jalyssa has been profoundly impactful in the way that I see myself, the way I show up and how I want to present myself moving forward. If you are having hard time matching what you see from day to day with the vision of yourself you see in your head, perhaps hiring a stylist is right for you too? You should consider hiring a stylist when you want to improve your personal style, but you're not sure how to achieve the look you want or you don't have the time or interest to research and put together outfits yourself. A stylist can help you develop a signature style that fits your personality, body type, and lifestyle.

Here are some specific situations when you may want to consider hiring a stylist:

Special event: If you have a special event coming up, such as a wedding or a gala, and you want to look your best, a stylist can help you choose the perfect outfit that flatters your figure and complements the occasion.

Career change: If you're changing careers or starting a new job and you need to update your wardrobe to match the dress code or the industry, a stylist can help you put together a professional, polished look that showcases your skills and expertise.

Body transformation: If you've recently undergone a significant weight loss, gained weight, or had a baby, your body shape may have changed, and your existing wardrobe may not fit or flatter you anymore. A stylist can help you identify the best styles and silhouettes for your new body shape and help you create a new wardrobe that makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Time constraints: If you're a busy professional, a parent, or have other commitments that leave you with little time to shop and put together outfits, a stylist can save you time and energy by curating a wardrobe that meets your needs and matches your style.

Personal growth: If you're going through a personal transformation or looking to reinvent yourself, a stylist can help you express your new identity through your clothing and develop a unique style that reflects your personality and goals.

Remember that hiring a stylist is a personal choice, and you should only do it if you feel comfortable and excited about the process. A stylist can help you feel more confident and put-together, but ultimately, your style should reflect your unique personality and preferences.

Can a normal person hire a stylist?

Yes, absolutely! Hiring a stylist is not just for the rich and famous. Many regular people hire stylists to help them with their personal style, whether it's for a special occasion or just everyday life. A stylist can help you create a cohesive wardrobe that reflects your personal style, choose clothes that flatter your body shape, and make recommendations for accessories and shoes that will complement your outfits. They can also help you stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, or help you develop a signature look that's all your own.

If you're interested in hiring a stylist, there are many options available to you. You can look for a personal stylist in your local area, or you can find one online. Some stylists work on a one-time basis, helping you put together an outfit for a specific event, while others offer ongoing styling services to help you with your wardrobe on a regular basis. Of course, hiring a stylist does come with a cost, so you'll want to consider your budget before making a decision. But with the right stylist, the investment can be well worth it in terms of the confidence and sense of style that you'll gain, like Jalyssa has done for me.

The Benefits of hiring a stylist.

There are so many benefits to hiring a stylist. Here are a few just a few that I can think of:

Save Time: A stylist can save you time by helping you find the right clothes and accessories for your body type, personal style, and budget. They can help you make the most of your time and budget by sourcing the right clothing items, trying on outfits, and taking care of the little details that make a big difference in how you look.

Boost Confidence: When you look good, you feel good. A stylist can help you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin by helping you create a wardrobe that fits your personal style, body type, and lifestyle. With the right clothes and accessories, you'll feel more self-assured and ready to take on the world.

Learn New Skills: Working with a stylist can help you learn new skills, such as how to mix and match clothing items, how to accessorize, and how to dress for different occasions. A stylist can also give you tips on how to care for your clothing, how to shop more effectively, and how to identify the best styles for your body type.

Save Money: Hiring a stylist may seem like a luxury, but it can actually save you money in the long run. A stylist can help you avoid costly fashion mistakes by guiding you towards pieces that will work well for you, and by preventing you from making purchases that you'll later regret.

Get Personalized Attention: When you work with a stylist, you get personalized attention that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a specific outfit for a special occasion, or you want to update your entire wardrobe, a stylist can provide you with one-on-one attention that is focused on your needs and goals.

How much does a stylist cost?

The cost of a stylist can vary depending on a variety of factors such as their level of experience, location, and the services being provided. Generally, the cost of a stylist can range from around $50 to $500 or more per hour, although some stylists may charge a flat fee for a specific service. It's important to note that some stylists may also offer package deals or discounts for multiple services or sessions. Additionally, the cost of a stylist may also depend on the type of styling you are seeking, such as hair styling, wardrobe styling, or event styling. If you are interested in hiring a stylist, it's a good idea to do some research and compare prices and services from different stylists in your area to find one that fits your budget and needs, BUT even more than that, its so important to find a stylist who understand your goals, sees the highest version of yourself and is willing to challenge you to get to it.

There is truly NO price tag on confidence and hiring a stylist has been on of the most beautiful investments in myself I have made the last year. I 10/10 recommend it and don't think you will regret it. I hope that this blog post has helped bring into light why having a stylist is really an act of self-care and and an act of love if you are struggling getting dressed from day to day.

Have you ever hired a stylist? Did you have a good experience? Let me know below in the comments.

With wisdom and courage, for His glory,


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