We love featuring Midwest business owners and entrepreneurs. Today features one of our own Midwest Bloggers, Katie, at Fashion Speak and Personal Stylist for KS Style Consulting! She's sharing the details of being a personal stylist, some spring cleaning closet tips & Chicago faves.
How Did you Get Started Working in Fashion?
I worked in retail for 7 years and started at Victoria’s Secret in Milwaukee and then went to college at Mount Mary College for Fashion Merchandise Management and Business Administration. While I was in school I worked at Fred Boutique in downtown Milwaukee and eventually became the Style Director there doing fashion shows, the style reports, having my own blog, and styling clients at the store.
What Type of Work do you Do as a Stylist?
As a Stylist I work mostly with every day men, women, and kids on a day-to-day basis doing closet clean outs, personal shopping, and e-look books. I work on photo shoots from time to time and also have a few of my own blogs which are other fun outlets for me to showcase my love of style.
How Often Should We do a Closet Cleanse?
I recommend doing a closet clean-out or at least a “thinning out” of your wardrobe at the end of every season once you are putting away your summer or winter pieces. This way you know if you haven't worn something for that entire season that it’s time to toss it.
What are a Few Wardrobe Staples we Should All Have in Our Closet?
I tell my clients that they should all own a pair of nude pumps (any height that you are comfortable in), a little black dress, cropped leather jacket, a colorful blazer, something sequin, and a good pencil skirt
What are Your Favorite Places to Shop in Chicago?
I am a big online shopper, but when I venture out and when I take clients shopping I like to stick to boutiques. This way you get a more unique look and support local small businesses as well. My favorites in the city are Sara Jane, Hubba Hubba, Comfort Me, Lori’s Shoes, and Akira.
What Do You Love About Fashion in the Midwest?
he thing that is so great about fashion here is that we get the benefit of dressing for all of the seasons so we can have a little more fun with it! My favorite time of year for fashion in the Midwest is Fall because of all the layering options, variety of boots, and accessorizing with jackets and hats.
How Can Our Readers Work With You?
To schedule an appointment with KS Style Consulting you can first check out our website, www.FashionStylingChicago.com to see what “Styling Package” is the best fit for what you are are looking to accomplish. Then go ahead and give us a call or send an appointment request email to KatieSchuppler@gmail.com and we will send over the KS Style Consulting Style Assessment for you to fill out before the appointment and get you on the schedule!