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Photo by Becca McHaffie on Unsplash

As a personal stylist, I’ve learned to recognize the emotions I see in my clients throughout our time together. When we first meet, they are more often negative — mainly directed at themselves. And it takes a while to work through what first created the negative thoughts they bathe themselves in.

I doubt it’s a shock that these feelings started while very young. An aunt mentions how pudgy you are even though you’re only six. Or the boys in the school yard say you look ugly in your glasses. Or your mother tells you as a teen that the reason you can’t run to catch the dog is because you’re fat (when really she doesn’t know you smoke a pack a day). …


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When I was in grade school, I was geeky and gawky. Overweight and mousey — and the butt of many jokes for my female classmates. The only way I was popular was that I was an easy target to mock and mortify. I was receiving the same at home and told every day I was fat and ugly and no one would ever love me.

As I grew up, I learned to give attitude and fein some kind of self-esteem. I had good friends in high school, dated and developed long-lasting relationships in college. I still had that voice in my head telling me I was fat and ugly and no one would ever love me. …


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A few years back, a subscription service catering to the style needs of busy women, or those who disliked shopping for one reason or another, started online. The ads were everywhere — on social media, or tagged on as an ad in an e-mail sent by another party.

After filling out a long questionnaire with all your personal information about your body and what kind of style you like, they say you’ll love the monthly delivery of an outfit picked out just for you.

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Typical Questions from a Style Box

Years later (and many new services added to the industry) there has been a fall out for subscribers. The customer is told “This is perfect for you!” so they tend to believe it. …


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Photo by Onyx Boudoir Studio

I celebrate women.

I’ve made it my career because nothing brings me more joy than when I see a woman realize just how beautiful she is.

As a personal stylist, I work with women to find the style they feel most comfortable, confident and empowered in. You may think that my job is non-essential, but the way a woman feels in her own skin and how she personifies that in her wardrobe, is very important. …


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Photo by Valerie Elash on Unsplash

We’re stuck at home — it’s just a fact. There’s nothing we can do about it so let’s try to have a few spots of laughter.

As a style blogger — I was brainstorming about what I should be writing about during these strange times. What are people doing at home? What do they want to be doing? What do they miss the most while quarantined?

So, I came up with a very basic fashion concept and adapted it to what is currently my ideal audience…

THE CAPSULE WARDROBE

A capsule wardrobe is a group of clothing that can be mixed and matched by color, style, type of clothing and more. The idea is to be able to go a while with just wearing the clothing in that capsule. It’s great for clients who are more minimalistic, or for those more comfortable with pieces that will always work well together. …

About

Jennifer Ginty

I write articles about style and how to feel comfortable, confident and empowered in your own skin. As a stylist, it’s my job to help women feel amazing.

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