Online Personal Shopper and Wardrobe Overhaul Services – Schedule Your Appointment
At Style By Rebecca we are experiencing an increase in demand for our online personal shopper and virtual wardrobe overhaul services, and our team is ready to assist. We are taking a robust approach to dealing with Covid-19 and as such we are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a personal shopper service from the comfort of your own home.
Both our online shopper and virtual wardrobe overhaul services span London and the entire UK. Wherever you are located our experienced and friendly stylists can provide a service that will give you a real boost. Whether you require assistance with sourcing some spring and summer pieces, an outfit for a special occasion, or a complete capsule wardrobe, we can help.
One happy online customer, Clare Marshall commented “I was feeling really stuck with my wardrobe and had no time to go shopping. Rebecca instantly understood my needs over the phone and chose some great pieces I never would have even considered. Rebecca also introduced me to some new brands which I love! This is such an amazing service with no stress of having to go to the shops.”
Online Personal Shopper Experience
Director Rebecca Davies explains how the personal shopper service works: “Our online service begins with a friendly telephone consultation so that we can find out your needs. We will require a photograph so that we can see your body shape and colouring, along with your measurements.
“Once we understand your wishes and desired budget we will embark on some extensive online research. We will go on to create a bespoke Pinterest board, clearly noting which pieces would work together.
“You will then be asked for your feedback so that we can understand your likes and dislikes from the options on the board and make changes. Once you are happy with the items on your board, you can go on to place an online order. We do ask our online clients to keep in touch and let us know how they get on in case they need further advice.
Virtual Wardrobe Overhaul
Our virtual wardrobe overhaul begins with a consultation online. We will go on to discuss how to dress for your body shape and what colours work for your skin tone. You will take your stylist through your wardrobe and together you can go through a yes and a no pile of items to keep and let go. We will then provide you with a detailed summary, style tips and tricks and a full shopping list of items that you can enjoy purchasing online to enhance your refreshed wardrobe.
Our online personal shopper service and virtual wardrobe overhaul start from just £75 and arranging an online appointment can be done securely online, email or via telephone as highlighted below.
Cowdray Golf Club Teams Up with Style By Rebecca
We were delighted to make a special visit to Cowdray Golf Club, Midhurst, on 20th February 2020 to share some of our style tips with members. Director Rebecca Davies made a presentation to 40 Cowdray ladies, providing advice that will ensure the members look fantastic both on and off the golf course.
This exciting event was held in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. It campaigns for change and funds research to help find a cure, while supporting people living with dementia today.
Rebecca Davies said: “It was lovely to be invited to present at Cowdray Golf Club in aid of such a worthy cause. I enjoyed meeting the lovely Cowdray ladies and sharing advice about how to dress for your shape, the benefits of investing in a capsule wardrobe and why it is important to choose quality over quantity.
“I held a Q and A session at the end of my presentation and answered a range of interesting questions. I also spent some time speaking with some of the ladies individually and took a ‘personal shopper’ booking which I am really looking forward to.”
Our team has great experience in making style presentations like this and organising bespoke events for corporate clients and individuals. We can create a unique event for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or at a location to suit you, whether it is for an intimate group or larger gathering.
Valentine’s Day Inspiration
Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and many people are considering what to wear when they celebrate and what gift their loved one might appreciate. Here at Style By Rebecca we can offer a little inspiration for both.
Dress to Impress
When it comes to dressing for the most romantic day of the year, we have plenty of style advice to give. Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with a partner, friend or loved one it is the perfect opportunity to create a special look.
If you plan to wear something comfortable and casual, or a little more glamourous – there are so many great options that will ensure you look memorable. Firstly, the key colours to consider incorporating into your outfit include shocking pink, coral pink, scarlet and saffron.
If you are feeling bold, opt for scarlet as this fiery red will make a statement. You can easily add touches of colour to your outfit. For example, a red blouse will look great when worn with a pair of your favourite jeans. Or simply pull on some red pumps and add a touch of red lipstick.
For a casual look, team up an eye-catching sequinned skirt with a basic tank top. Or opt for jeans, a knit and boots. Just add some simple accessories such as jewellery and a crossbody bag, and you are ready to go.
If you require an evening look, you could wear a classic red dress for Valentine’s Day with a pair of black heels. It would look perfect with a simple leather jacket and understated jewellery. If a dress isn’t for you, why not try a jumpsuit with flats.
Meanwhile, if you are celebrating after a day in the office, jazz up a trouser suit by swapping your top with a blouse or camisole. Add some sparkly earrings, along with metallic heels or gold sandals and you will look fabulous.
The Ideal Gift
Are you searching for the ideal Valentines gift for your loved one and feel they would enjoy one of our style experiences? We offer a range of gift vouchers that can be purchased securely online HERE.
Our gift vouchers include everything from one-to-one sessions with a friendly personal shopper, through to wardrobe overhauls and bespoke hair and makeup sessions. Whichever gift voucher you choose, we will make sure your loved one has an experience to remember.
Love Your Body Shape
Here at Style By Rebecca we welcome you into 2020 and this year our focus is all about ‘loving your body shape.’ Our Director Rebecca Davies is working hard to educate people about the importance of accepting our own natural shape and size.
She encourages us all to make the most of our features so that we feel the best we possibly can in our everyday wear. Rebecca inspires others as she is clear in her message:
“2020 is an exciting year for us as we aim to raise awareness of body image and how clothes can look fantastic on anyone, no matter what your shape or size. We really want to help people avoid having a negative body image as this can lead to low self-esteem, depression and unhealthy dieting habits.
“My team of personal shoppers and stylists are working with me to help those who don’t feel comfortable with their current body image. To tackle negative feelings, we are encouraging everyone to dress to suit their body shape.
“It is so important we all learn how to love our body shape so that we don’t feel inadequate. Wearing the right clothes can provide a real confidence boost. Learning how to select items that flatter and emphasise certain features can be life changing.
“I recently worked with a client who didn’t feel happy with her body shape or wardrobe and she suffered with low self-esteem. Following a wardrobe overhaul and a couple of personal shopping experiences, she now feels excited about wearing a variety of new clothes that she feels fantastic in. She now knows which brands, styles and colours work for her and she no longer worries about her body shape.”
“If you feel unsure how to dress and don’t feel good about your body shape, our stylists can show you how the right pieces can create shape and rebalance the body. For example, you might want to balance out your shoulders and hips.
“While sizing varies you may be surprised to learn that many of us actually share the same body shape. Shapes include rectangle, through to apple and pear. Generally, we meet people who have a lovely curvy pear shape.
“All of us tend to strive for an hourglass figure, but you needn’t try and change your shape to achieve it. Although it isn’t always easy to create, our personal shoppers have the know-how.
“They are highly skilled in sourcing the perfect clothing and accessories to achieve the desired look, flattering all of the right features.
“Our personal shoppers in London and across the UK can help you to learn about the clothing and brands that work best for you. Investing in a personal shopping session will give you a real confidence boost and you can step out throughout 2020 feeling fabulous!”
Find Some Gems in the January Sales
People often look at their wardrobes at this time of year and consider sale shopping. We accompany our clients on personal shopper trips in London and across the UK to find the right sale items that will provide lasting wear.
There are often gems to be found in the January sales amongst the items that aren’t so desirable. It is the perfect time to invest in larger items such as coats.
Rebecca Davies, Company Director said: “It feels great to be able to upgrade a client’s wardrobe with quality pieces on a smaller budget. We spend time considering quality, tailoring and cuts.
“It’s a great chance to introduce a client to brands that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Items in the January sales are often reduced by up to 70% so there are plenty of bargains to be had this time of year.
“The items we help our clients select are those that will be wardrobe staples, real classics that can be worn for many years. Whether you are looking for a ‘little black dress’, a tailored blazer, quality coat, a designer blouse that you have always wanted, or those all-important accessories.”
If you would like to arrange a personal shopping experience this January, please arrange your session securely online here.
Treat Your Loved One To A Stylish Gift This Christmas
If your loved one or friend would enjoy a personal shopper experience in London, why not treat them to a Style By Rebecca gift voucher this Christmas? Perhaps they have a special event coming up and would benefit from spending a half day or full day with one of our expert personal shoppers, gaining lots of style advice and inspiration.
Either option will enable your loved one to have a bespoke session with a personal shopper who will take all their wishes into consideration – whether they are keen to update key pieces in their wardrobe, revamp casual or workwear, or dress for a special occasion. They will come away with shopping and style tips that will benefit them now and in the future.
Our gift vouchers cover all types of experiences, from personal shopping and wardrobe overhauls, through to hair and make-up lessons. Our full range of vouchers can be viewed here.
Anne recently had a wardrobe overhaul with Company Director Rebecca Davies, followed by a day of personal shopping at Westfield, London and she said: “Shopping with Rebecca is a fab experience. She draws upon her years of retail experience and with her natural eye for colours and styles she is able to find, seemingly in the blink of an eye, the styles that will suit your shape and skin tone.
“I first booked Rebecca in Autumn 2018 and had so many compliments that I went back to shop with her again in 2019. Rebecca is also lovely to hang out with and to top it all off is super stylish herself, so you can trust her to find you the best looks.”
Claire who has just purchased an annual package also started out with a wardrobe overhaul, followed by four personal shopping sessions at Westfield in London and she commented: “Style by Rebecca offers a great service, fantastic shopping trips – finding some great clothes and a very helpful wardrobe overhaul! Superb sense of style and great a picking out colours that suit you. If you have a special occasion, holiday or trip, or just need a new wardrobe – highly recommended.”
If you would like your loved one or friend to have a memorable experience with Style By Rebecca, you can purchase a gift voucher securely online via our gifts page or you can make a calendar booking with us here.
Dream Bridal Styling in Just 12 Weeks
In June 2019, bride to be Charlotte contacted Style By Rebecca to arrange a bespoke wedding styling package in the run up to her big day, which was only three months away. Charlotte required assistance with finding her dream wedding dress and accessories, along with help planning her ideal wedding hair and make-up.
Charlotte had just booked Fernhurst Church, West Sussex, and was busy arranging for an intimate reception in the grounds of her family home. With little time to plan the wedding, Charlotte called on the expertise of Company Director Rebecca Davies.
Charlotte said: “I felt the pressure was on to find a wedding dress and Rebecca immediately put me at ease with her relaxed nature. We talked through all my wishes and I was able to show her styles that I liked and those that weren’t for me. I explained that I wanted to look classy, but the dress had to be comfortable and practical.”
Rebecca recalls: “Once I had a good understanding of how Charlotte hoped to look and feel on her wedding day, I researched various boutiques which stocked the perfect range of styles for her to try. During our first bridal session we visited May and Grace, a bridal boutique in Haslemere, followed by another in Farnham, where we looked through all of the options I recommended.”
Charlotte couldn’t believe it when she fell in love with the first dress that she tried on. Despite trying a variety of styles that Rebecca had set aside at the bridal boutiques, her heart was set on a stunning dress from May and Grace.
Charlotte said: “Rebecca’s planning meant that I didn’t have to trawl through tons of dresses in the hope I could find the right one. It took all the pressure off and it felt so easy. I really enjoyed my bridal session, which was amazing, considering I had been scared that I wouldn’t find a dress I would love.
“I never thought I would have that fairy tale moment, but I did and there was no compromise. I fell in love with my dress which had stunning lace detail. With Rebecca’s help I went on to pick a matching veil, along with a train. The dress was everything I hoped for and the long train was so practical as I could wear it at the church and then remove it for the garden reception.”
Once the dream dress and accessories were selected, Rebecca quickly organised a make-up and hair trial. Charlotte opted for a natural make-up look with soft tones. She wanted to show off the back of her dress and decided to wear her hair up.
Charlotte said: “I was really pleased with the trial and the stylist was excellent. She understood exactly what I wanted to achieve, and I was able to enjoy the experience. I then went on to have a dress fitting very quickly and a few others after that to ensure the dress was a perfect fit. I received such a great service and my dress and accessorise were of the highest quality.”
Charlotte’s wedding to Ben was a magical day and one which the couple will never forget. The wedding photos that the bride and groom have kindly shared with us reflect Charlottes confidence on her special day.
Charlotte reflects: “I felt wonderful on my wedding day and my dress was everything I hoped for. I received so many complements, especially about my train. I had been so worried about the wedding day, but when it arrived, I felt so confident and I was able to enjoy it. It was such a transformation and a lovely way to feel. I put it down to having the right dress, make-up and hair styling. The make-up artist also made-up my bridesmaids beautifully.
“I recommend Style By Rebecca as she really takes the time to listen to your needs and is very approachable. She saved me so much time and took all the anxiety I had away. She was also able to stick to my budget and short time frame as she is so efficient. It made the whole wedding experience a real pleasure and I am so grateful.”
Rebecca enjoyed working with Charlotte and said: “Although we had a short-time frame to work to, we were able to source the perfect dress, make adjustments and secure the right make-up artist. Despite being under pressure we achieved Charlotte’s dream look. It was a pleasure to work with her and we are delighted that she enjoyed the experience.”
You can view our wedding packages here.
If you would like to discuss your own bridal styling, please contact us today.
Why Personal Shopping Is A Must This Winter
As the temperature begins to drop it is important that you layer up and stay cosy. However, there is no need to compromise on your appearance. Shake off your old sweaters and seek some style advice to help you stay chich this winter.
Here we speak to Company Director Rebecca Davies to find out her thoughts on the importance of her personal shopping services as the cold weather starts to bite.
Q: Why is now a good time to invest in a personal shopping experience?
A: The weather is changing, and we are right at the beginning of the winter season, so you have the pick of the fresh styles as they hit the stores. It is important to make the investment in new pieces early on so that you can get the most out of them.
Q: What are the benefits of clothes shopping before Christmas?
A: Some people opt to wait for the January sales before they go on a shopping spree, but there is no real benefit to this. Shopping earlier on in the season enables you to pick the items you truly love and feel great in, rather than being dictated by price and availability.
Q: What does a personal shopping experience involve this time of year?
A: We offer a range of personal shopping packages including full days and half days. Our stylists will take the time to understand your wardrobe needs – whether you require everyday wear, workwear, or a mix of both. They will research the latest winter styles that meet your requirements, while creating fresh looks. The focus for the colder seasons is very much on cosy knitwear, layering, coats, jackets, accessories and footware. You will come away with fantastic, yet practical pieces that you are excited to wear throughout the harsh winter months.
Q: Do some people shy away from clothes shopping over winter?
A: I do find that some people get stuck in a routine of wearing the same old jeans and sweatshirts that they have worn time and time again. Often, they don’t feel great about their appearance, but they aren’t sure about how to go about trying something new. Some of my clients are cautious of investing in items such a skirts and dresses as they aren’t sure what footware to opt for and that is where our style advice comes in useful.
Q: How can a new winter wardrobe boost confidence?
A: Fresh outfits that make the individual feel good will uplift them. You should feel excited by your winter wardrobe because of colour and interest such as patterns and textures. Daily dressing should be simple and quick if necessary, but you should always feel confident in your appearance no matter what the weather is doing.
Q: What is the key colour trend this season?
A: I am excited to say that it is emerald green – a wonderfully rich and grounding tone. It can be worn in a range of fabric, from various wools through to silks. I recently sourced some stunning ankle boots in emerald green that can add a punch of colour to any outfit. I will certainly be introducing this versatile colour to my clients.
If you would like to arrange a personal shopping experience with one of our stylists this winter, please visit our booking page HERE.
Our Top 5 Raincoats
The wet weather has hit, but there is no reason why you can’t step out in style. We recently hit the shops to find the best raincoats to keep you dry and looking chic throughout the autumn and winter months ahead.
Outerwear has taken the spotlight this month and is enjoying its moment in the fashion world. On the cat walks and in the high street stores a huge variety of coats feature, from traditional trench coats right through to sporty shell jackets.
The Trench Coat
Look chic in this double-breasted trench coat with a belt from Zara. This style will really cinch you in at the waist to give you a great shape. It is a fantastic option if you have a pear shape as it will add volume to your shoulders and balance out your body beautifully.
Technical Hooded Parka
Massimo Dutti caught our attention with this khaki parka which is a refreshing change from the usual black or navy. Khaki makes for a great base colour as it goes with everything. This practical coat has an adjustable waist so that you can create shape, unlike many of the boxy outwear styles that can be found.
Add some sunshine to your outwear, with this bright yellow vinyl jacket from Hunter. This eye catching waterproof smock is a rainy day essential, whether you are heading out for a walk or on the daily commute. Features include a draw cord at the waist, an adjustable hood and hem.
Another fantastic waterproof option can be found at Cos Stores. This navy raincoat has a wonderfully smooth, rubbery texture and water-tight taped seams for added protection from the elements. We love the functional drawstring hood and vintage-inspired snap button and zip fastening.
Keep cozy over winter with this must-have winter parka from Jigsaw. Feel snug with its faux fur trimmed hood and warm teddy lining. This showerproof coat has an adjustable drawstring waist and concealed jet pockets. Complete the look by pairing it with jeans, knits and chunky boots.
If you would like one of our stylists to assist you in finding your perfect autumn and winter wardrobe, you could benefit from a one-to-one personal styling session. Find out more HERE.
Fast Fashion – The Pitfalls
Today’s fashion lines move fast and according to a recent survey it is estimated that in Britain alone we will spend around £2.7bn this summer on outfits that will only be worn once. 2,000 people took part in the survey which was carried out by Censuswide for the children’s charity Barnardo’s.*
The findings reveal the biggest extravagance is new clothing for holidays, where consumers splash out more than £700m on single use items.
Rebecca Davies, Managing Director of Style By Rebecca has concerns about the long term impact of fast fashion and commented: “It’s the emergence of small pure-play e-tailers like Boohoo, Missguided and Pretty Little Thing, who have really disrupted the retail landscape since 2012.
“The fast fashion e-tailers are reported to be growing at a rate 24 times faster than brick-and-mortar retailers. They are now facing the challenge of how to deliver sustainability, alongside speed-to-market and competitive pricing. It’s a huge concern as to whether this is achievable.
“Many consumers today desire sustainability and ethical sourcing. Brands need to place more emphasis on quality over quantity. I look at so many wardrobes and there is a popular theme – bulk. Lots and lots of clothes that just don’t fit, don’t work for the body shape and don’t suit my client’s colouring. During wardrobe overhauls we end up throwing bags full of clothes away.
“There is also a real desire to ‘go shopping’ to fill that gap in the wardrobe, but we end up buying the same style, same colour and it’s a never-ending cycle.
“Buying a capsule wardrobe of quality items is the way forward. Clothes that work for your shape, colouring and lifestyle. You may pay more for longer lasting fabrics and better tailoring, but they may last a decade. Not only does this help our environment but it makes life so much easier. Imagine opening your wardrobe to 30 items that all work together and suit you.”
Is your wardrobe full of throwaway fashion and you would like to invest in more sustainable clothing? You could benefit from a wardrobe overhaul, please contact us to arrange an appointment.