Monthly subscription style services have become very popular in this era of having a subscription service for anything and everything. You can get boxes straight to your door with clothing pieces to try ranging anywhere from a $20-$50.00 stylist fee. What most people don’t realize is that these services fall short on benefits when compared with bringing a personal stylist into your life to help in the fashion department.

One of the first steps when it comes to taking control of your style and confidence is to clean out your closet! You have to know what you have, what you love, and what you hate before you can begin introducing new pieces to work in. A personal stylist will help you purge and streamline your closet so you no longer experience the back-and-forth frustration of nailing your outfit one day and feeling like a complete mess the next. When you only own clothing you feel great in, guess what? You always feel great!

A good personal stylist will also shop only on your budget and needs, assessing the quality and value of the items presented to you so you’re working with the most high quality pieces for your budget that will bring you lasting wear. You want to get the most out of your investment, and sometimes what you receive in those subscription boxes just can’t earn a spot on the high quality clothing list.

Lastly, if you’re looking for some variety in your outfits without spending a ton of money, don’t forget one of the most important points: personal stylists create various ways, usually 4-5, of wearing your outfits and styling them keep you comfortable while looking chic. This gives you endless options for different seasons and occasions, so you’ll never stand in front of your closet moaning, “I have nothing to wear…” again!

A monthly box subscription just doesn’t give you the same benefits having a personal stylist does. With the subscription box services, you’re left to use your imagination when it comes to dressing up the item in heels or dressing down in tennis shoes, something many of us don’t have time for or the desire to do. Blending the box items with your existing wardrobe is important,  and as a stylist, that’s my job – not yours! There’s this element of gently pushing you out of your comfort zone when working with a personal stylist that you don’t get from a subscription box. Someone to motivate you, share courage and victories with, provide a personal touch – which you don’t get from a cardboard box on your doorstep.

In addition, since everything in your subscription service is based on an algorithm and “style quiz” instead of on a personal stylist actually getting to know you and your lifestyle, clothing items tend to blend together and look the same after awhile. This can begin the process of you no longer wearing an item, and it hangs in your closet collecting dust for the next several weeks. With a personal stylist, we choose items that you love at first sight, that fit you well, and that bring up your confidence.  

You may be thinking about the pricing between these two services, and while personal styling isn’t cheap, in the long run it may actually save you money vs the months and months of a subscription service you shell out your hard-earned cash for. That monthly payment will add up fairly quick, trust me! Investing in quality clothing pieces that will last a long time for you is worth the extra cash you hand over to take them home and spend several years loving them.

And there you have it, a few things to think about before choosing whether to go with a subscription box or to go with a personal stylist, who can really take a look around your world and see you in it and how your style fits. Invest in yourself and watch your life begin to transform.

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