Louise was looking for a wardrobe overhaul after several lifestyle changes meant her shopping habits had changed. In the last five years she had two children, moved house and the pandemic forced her to work from home full time. All these factors left very little time or head space to prioritise herself. She wanted to feel confident and comfortable in herself with some simple outfits that she could turn to again and again to fit into her busy lifestyle.
Louise and I share a love of style and we had a great discussion at our first zoom chat on the importance on emotional dressing and I wanted to put an emphasis on that in my edit. I put together a neat edit of luxury basics we felt were needed to use as the foundation for Louise’s day-to-day outfits. Once these were established, I brought in some accessories to elevate the classic pieces. Louise really wanted to have quick style solutions when getting ready in the morning to fit in with her full-on early starts. We’re onto holiday outfit planning next!
I am so pleased with the edit of items Sara has sourced for me. I felt she really understood what I needed, not just sartorially, but emotionally too. She has such insight on brands that weren’t necessarily on my radar, but have worked wonders to update and compliment the items that I already have in my cupboard. Getting dressed in the morning has become a pleasure, rather than just another annoying thing to add to my to-do list.
Clare was feeling stuck in a cycle of wearing mum-friendly clothes of jeans, joggers and athleisure. Returning to work meant she needed to get out of her style rut and work in some cool tailoring that was both comfortable for mum-mode but could take her to a work meeting straight away.
What I realised early on with working with Clare was this was more about confidence and finding herself. She loves fashion and wants to feel cool and confident but the days of running down oxford street in heels are long gone. We talked about the power of a premium trainer that can be smart enough for work photoshoots but also in softplay too!
I am thrilled with Sara’s service. She has such great instincts and understanding of who I am and what would help reinvigorate my look. I never really spend much time looking at trends and the way I shop has changed so much since having kids. I want to invest in items that can work in several different guises. WR ethos is all about investing in wear forever pieces and she had some excellent insights into brands that I should consider.
Emily owns plenty of clothes and is naturally stylish but she wasn’t always sure of how to put individual pieces together and had lost her instincts about what suited her body and her lifestyle after changing jobs and having three children. She also felt overwhelmed, at times, by all the trends that seemed to bombard her every time she opened a magazine or did some shopping – she particularly found online shopping challenging to navigate.
Even though Emily has some lovely things in her wardrobe, she confided that she would often leave the house not feeling very good about what she was wearing. To prevent that from happening again, we put together a good selection of pre-thought-out outfits that would work for all the areas of her life: work, parties, date nights, weekends, school run, summer and winter wardrobes and quick go-to classic outfits that were chic and stylish but easy to wear so she always had something practical and fashionable to throw on if she was pressed for time. Together, we managed to identify the great pieces in her wardrobe and we recycled or sold the pieces that she no longer wanted. I did some online shopping research for her and sent her lots of options and together, we filled the holes, so she now owns, not just a lovely wardrobe, but a hard-working one.
Sara has completely transformed the way I get dressed, and the way I shop for clothes. Initially, I was a bit intimidated by the idea of someone coming into my house and scrutinising my wardrobe, but Sara couldn’t have been more positive and encouraging and she made me realise I have great clothes, I just needed some help when it came to creating outfits and a bit of reassurance about what suits me. I thought I was going to end up having to buy a whole new set of clothes. But instead, what she does is look at what you already have in your wardrobe and then puts things together to make outfits that really work. So now, instead of me buying random tops, I finally understand what I need and what works, so I’ve stopped making endless expensive mistakes and wasting money on clothes I’ll never wear. My decision to overhaul my wardrobe by using Wardrobe Revivals’ services was a smart investment in myself: a bit like going to a spa for a weekend or getting my hair done at an expensive hairdresser, although Sara’s advice has lasted much longer than my highlights!
I have long wanted someone to sift through my good, bad and totally mad clothes purchases. Post-pandemic online shopping and facing late middle age left me in more urgent need of someone to help me shop more wisely, how to put outfits together from what I have and to spot the gaps in my wardrobe. I therefore called upon Sara, having read about her in the Times. The whole experience of chatting first with her and then having her come and confront my wardrobe, has been very enlightening but also reassuring and informative. Sara’s chilled, yet experienced approach just works and it’s like having an honest friend who knows you and has your interests at heart, just tell you as it is, what to do with what you have and how to go about making lasting improvements to the way you dress and shop. The follow-up advice and shopping tips have been constructive and very thoughtfully well-researched.
Thank you so much Sara! To be highly recommended for all of those trapped in a clothes rut!