I know what it's like - you intend to do something that makes you feel good about yourself and yet somehow it just never seems to be the right time and you keep putting it off.
Other things take priority over your time and money, and you continue as you are.......which is mainly okay but with an underlying frustration, and inkling that you know you could look better, you're just not sure how.
There's the odd occasion or three, when you dress in something you just don't feel right in and end up in a bad mood, and on a back foot.
And then there's the panic when you have something you need to dress up for, and you don't have the right thing in your wardrobe. You spend more time than you'd like thinking about it and wonder how all the other guys manage to get it together so easily and you can't.
Sound familiar? Here's some of the other reasons, you might be putting off booking in your personal styling session or personal shopping trip for men:
Traditionally shopping and pretty much anything to do with clothes is still thought of as a woman's domain....."real" men don't think much about style do they? When I tell people what I do, they automatically think it's for women.
And yet, after some conversations I've had in the past couple of weeks, I know that lots of men ARE very bothered by what they wear. When they're dressed well it gives them confidence, makes them feel the part, and as if they've got everything under control, when they're able to tick the "get wardrobe sorted' box and not think about it too much anymore.
So, here's why men need a personal stylist even more than women do.........
Should I wait until I've lost weight before I book a shopping trip is a question I've been asked a fair amount, and I get it - you don't want to waste loads of money on updating your wardrobe, only for it not to fit in 6 months time.
But for some people, the losing weight thing just never quite happens, so they always feel a bit rubbish about themselves and are constantly putting anything to do with their appearance on the back burner.
So, unfortunately there's not really a straightforward answer to the question, but in this blog post, I'm going to walk you through some of the options you have to help you make your decision.
I thought I'd write this blog post, as I understand for some people it's a bit of an investment to spend money on having someone take them on a personal shopping trip. But most of my clients who've done it wonder why they didn't do it sooner, and they come back time and time again!
They understand that it's worth outsourcing the things they don't like doing or aren't very good at, so why not do that with clothes shopping too?! They can get far more done in the time spent with me, rather than doing it on their own, so feel it's a worthwhile investment, saving them loads of time, because..........
If you've been tossing up between working with an independent personal stylist like me or going to see a personal shopper that works in a store, but are not sure of the differences, then this blog post for you! I've explained the main differences between us so you can see which is most appropriate for what you need, and help you make your choice.
If you've ever wondered what sort of men use a personal stylist or personal shopper, other than celebrities, or perhaps you're thinking about booking in, but are not sure if I can help, then here are some of the reasons my clients are prompted to work with me........
Have you thought about doing a wardrobe edit or clear out on your own but always get a bit stuck halfway through? It's hard to tell if things look dated or worn out yourself when you've had them in your wardrobe for ages. Or it could be that you've got loads of clothes and know you could be using them more, but aren't confident about putting them together into outfits.
If you've been thinking of hiring a personal stylist to take you shopping but you're not exactly sure how it works, and whether it's worth spending your money on, then I hope you'll find this post useful.