Personal Stylist Tips: Organizational Tools

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Behind all of the glitz and glam of being a personal stylist one must become extremely organized to be successful. When balancing multiple clients, photoshoots, deadlines, pulls, files, and more; it is essential that you have the necessary materials to keep you on top of your game.  I've listed some of tools that we use here at The Modern Disciple that will keep you organized to maximize time and help ease your work week.


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Google calendar is one of the most efficient ways for you to plan out your days in one simple and easy place. With your Gmail account you can automatically have events and meetings scheduled right to your calendar. You can share your calendar directly with others such so they can view your schedule. You also have the ability to create a calendar that multiple people can edit so there are no scheduling conflicts. Google will also notify you of upcoming events/meetings so you are always in the loop. This tool is especially helpful to you as a stylist because it eases communication efforts between you and your clients and/or staff and will keep you notified throughout your day of things you have coming up.

With the use of Trello storing our client information has never been easier. This website provides you with a great space to create a board where you can create a pipeline of your client contact information along with any additional details you may want to add. We have set up our board so that you can see information on prospective clients, current clients, former clients, and so on in stages. From there you can edit each of your client cards with contact info, links, schedule dates, and more!

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Canva has been a godsend when it comes to making graphics for just about any of our design needs. The website (and app) provides you with custom made layouts that can be edited to your needs with a simple to use program setup. It provides you with millions of images, photo filters, free icons/shapes, and hundreds of fonts. No need to spend hours in photoshop or illustrator!

 

 

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If you have ever used a google spreadsheet we highly recommend using this for your business needs. This is a great way to track your social media, clients, spending, or wardrobe pieces in a single file. When using one of these spreadsheets through google you are able to share this file with your team so they have access to the information and can edit right into the sheet. Another great feature to this is that it saves automatically! This program works very much like micorsoft Excel (which is another program we love)!

 

All of these programs and websites have been amazing resources that have assisted us in staying organized and prepared as a stylist. Let us know if you try one of these out and if it works for you!

From Boys to Men: Tips on Updating Your Wardrobe

Gentlemen, this one is for you.

Have you been sporting that old sweatshirt from college or slightly too big suit for longer than you would like to admit? Do you have too many old graphic tees and holly jeans that you never wear just sitting in your closet? If so, its time you revamp your wardrobe ASAP! No need to worry we've got a few tips up our sleeve to help your style make the transition from boyhood to manliness. 

1. We'll start with the basics. Don't be afraid to spend a little bit more money on those essential pieces. Quality versus quantity goes a long way in the game of style in that it pays to look better with items that last longer. Investing in these pieces ( <-- to your left) will having you looking sharp through many wears so you wont have to rush out and buy another pair. Remember the foundation is everything.

2. Befriend a good tailor. The power behind a good tailor cannot be stressed enough! Proper fitting clothes make you look much more polished in professional settings and more put together in a casual one. Finding a good tailor will also save you money in the long run because instead of having to toss the clothes that are too big for you, you can have them fitted perfectly to your needs.

3. Be mindful of your body type. While a tailor may solve many of your problems its important to keep in mind your body type while you are out shopping for yourself. Certain prints and cuts are things to consider when looking for what is most flattering on you. There are a few different body types:

  • The Average Build: This consists of broad shoulders, lean legs, and slight definition overall. With this body shape you can pull off a variety of prints (this includes both horizontal and vertical) with ease. You'll want to emphasize your lean/athletic build so paying attention to the shape of your clothes is important.
  • The Inverted Triangle: This is typically what we would refer to as the athletic build. This person would have larger proportions than the average build in that your chest is broader but your waist is slim. When it comes to tops, crewnecks and V-necks will work more in you favor to draw more attention to your waist. As for patters just keep in mind that horizontal lines will make you look wider. We suggest looking for slim bottoms to accommodate for your narrow waist and if you aren't finding anything that fits that is where your tailor comes in.
  • The Rectangle: A narrow build, or simply put straight up and down best describes this figure. The hips are narrower than the shoulders and chest but only slightly and most likely lacks in muscle definition. To add definition through clothing laying is the way to go. Add a jacket to give more definition in the shoulders or where skinnier bottoms to give the illusion of an inverted triangle. Luckily patterns are not a concern for this body type because you could pretty much get away with anything (but don't go crazy lol).
  • The Triangle: A little cushion for the pushin is how I describe this shape. This silhouette consists of larger midsection than the rest of the body. Adding structure to up top, paying attention to color (black is your bff), and leaving horizontal stripes behind will instantly slim your figure. Opt for straight leg trousers when shopping for bottoms as this will add more visual balance to your overall appearance.

And wait... there's more! Don't forget about your height. If you can't find anything that fits how it should again this is where your tailor comes in.

4. Accessorize. Don't be afraid to spice up your style with some accessories.  Once you move past the basics (aka the watch) its time to step your game with some simple add ons. The best part is you can be as cheap as you want and still look great!

5. Disregard Trends. Just for now. Since you're probably building your wardrobe to where it needs to be its best to avoid buying something that is super on trend. Building a timeless style first is will help set the foundation for how you want to portray yourself. From there you can build your image by adding more trendy pieces to your now solid wardrobe.

Keeping all these things in mind when building your wardrobe will get you off to a great start on your journey to your most stylish self. If there's more to add that you think I missed comment below I would love to hear your thoughts!