“How will you know my size without meeting me in-person?”
The long and short? I play detective as MUCH as I can!
Here are the ways I gather to make sure our capsule collection fittings are a success.
Brands and their sizing
No, it’s not to judge your brand awareness or knowledge (I couldn’t care less about what brands you wear!) it’s for SIZING.
For example, I *know* that Ann Taylor runs generously. I *know* that European brands generally runs small.
BRANDS (sizes) ARE A MESS. DON’T GET ME WRONG. THIS IS WHEN MY EXPERTISE COMES INTO PLAY. Currently at a fitting there were multiple Theory pieces.
We had the following sizes in Theory
(The size 2 was a *tiny* too small but barely, she kept all of these by the way). Everything else? FIT. My eye has been trained in this. It’s how I can shop secondhand so well.
–3-5 full body photos so I can see your figure (nothing crazy or fancy. You can do this selfie-style In workout clothing) in front of mirror. Side photo, front
–3-5 photos of you in “real life” aka grab some photos from your photo roll — please do NOT overthink this. Just seeing you in real life allows me to see your personality and who you are
-3-5 photos inspiration (I offer resources here if you need them) but I need some kind of *visual* inspiration of your LIKES/personal style
I also chat about it here right before a fitting if you want to hear below watch part 1 and part 2.
For my Chicago capsule services, I always bring two sizes when I can and if it’s possible. (It’s not always possible.)
After being a stylist for over a decade, I have an incredibly high success rate with sizing and fittings.
This will be the easiest shopping experience of your life!