Let’s face it, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. Youth unemployment is at a 20-year high and job competition is fierce in an increasingly globalized world.
It’s for these reasons that first impressions can make or break your next job opportunity, promotion, or, heck, even a first date.
But in between finding that dream job, furthering your pursuits in the dating world and trying to establish your independent, post-college self, there’s definitely not any time for you to learn the ins and outs of the fashion high streets in Milan and London.
This is where a fashion consultant comes in.
In a world that’s becoming increasingly customizable, more and more people are turning to the expertise of a fashion consultant to ensure that when they take that first step towards a new goal in life, it’s with their best foot forward.
Why you need a fashion consultant in your life
1. They know what’s in and what’s out
Have you been to Milan or London to study fashion recently?
Is your day-to-day planner dedicated to studying fashion trends?
Probably not. But a fashion consultant’s job is to know what’s in and what’s out in the fashion world. Imagine having an app for every tip and trick you read in GQ, Men’s Health and Esquire but that app is a person and that person is a phone call and a consultation away whenever you need them. Fashion consultants do all the leg work so you don’t have to.
2. Dress with STYLE not with FAD-SHION
“Fashions fade, style is eternal” – Yves Saint Laurent
So many young men become a slave to fads and fashions: Frosted tips, eccentric-coloured sneakers, baggy pants; all the epitome of fashion that is here one day and gone the next.
Style, however, is timeless. Fashion consultants can help you save money (and embarrassing photos in 20-years) by helping you choose a wardrobe that won’t seem outdated come the New Year.
3. You Deserve It
Yes, you. You deserve it.
Don’t believe the nonsense you see in the fashion magazines with $5000 suits and $2000 watches. Fashion is for everyone – no matter what budget. Fashion consultants work with your budget, they don’t tell you your budget. Whether you’re in need of some new suits or you need something to wear to the pub on the weekends, there are stylish clothes out there with a price tag that fits.
For some reason, being stylish has become synonymous with having a walk-in closet full of James Bond-esque suits on one side and golf polos on the other. The reality is that a respectable wardrobe doesn’t require anything more than a medium-sized armoire or a small closet. Fashion consultants can provide you with a wardrobe that’s easy to wear and that doesn’t require much room so whether you’re living in a bachelor flat or a penthouse, you’re not burdened by confusing colours pairings and too many choices.
5. Save your money!
Saving money and hiring a fashion consultant seem like to ends of very opposite spectrums. But think of how many shirts and pants you’ve bought over your lifetime that got worn once and then banished to the parts of your closet that never see sunshine. A personal stylist can help you avoid the lure of spontaneously buying something off the shelf (even if it’s on a REALLY good sale) only to wear it once and realize how much you hate it. It’s happened to all of us, numerous times, and it doesn’t have to. It just comes down to knowing what fits your look and then making informed decisions thereon in.
6. It’s time to grow up: Dress for Success
Humans are creatures of habit. And unfortunately, every middle-aged someone walking around in a band t-shirt and faded blue jeans is a clear indication that some habits are harder to break than others. Fashion is no exception.
Fashion consultants help you transition into those early-adult and college years into full-fledged man-years. There’s no worse feeling than walking into a new job and feeling like a…well…cheap suit. Conversely, there’s nothing more confidence-inspiring than walking into a new job and being the best-dressed man in the building. There’s a fine line there and a fashion consultant can help you be on the right side of that line.