Planet-Conscious Personal Styling

Welcome

I provide a sustainable, friendly and personalised styling service, helping people with their confidence by dressing for their body shape and colouring. I am a qualified Style Coach™ and a member of the International Association of Style Coaches.

  • Too many clothes and nothing to wear?
  • Struggling to feel joy through your clothes?
  • Want to look a certain way but not sure where to start?
  • Lost your sense of identity and want to find your style personality?
  • Fallen out of love with fast fashion but still want to feel stylish?

If any of these questions are ringing true, let me help you.

When we know how to dress, showcasing our true personality, our spending is more focused. We don’t waste our money.  Each item bought needs to make us feel good… if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t deserve a place in our wardrobe!!

A change in our clothing isn’t going to fix the world but it’s an excellent place to start!

 

Testimonial: Sophie, Sep-21

“I have had the great pleasure of being a client of Lucy. Firstly, she is a very engaging, warm and attentive person who really listened to me. She wasn’t afraid to speak to me in a frank way and was always friendly and understanding.

I used to be really confident in my taste in clothes and my ability to dress well during my fun years living in London but after moving away from there and having my three sons I definitely lost my way and my self confidence.
Lucy has given me a lot of my confidence back through teaching me about the best ways to dress and style myself. Lucy styled not just to my shape but also to my colour palette, my preferences, my ideals and my budget. I have learnt some invaluable lessons that really have made a big difference to my style choices. I can now shop confidently which is a wonderful feeling, as are the comments I have had from many friends, none of which knew I was having style advice!
I definitely recommend Lucy to everyone, she is so passionate and knowledgeable. You will thank yourself if you do!”
Service provided: Full Personal Styling

Testimonial: Steph, Aug-21

“I have quite bad body confidence. I was always told I was the ‘strong, sporty girl’ in the family which although a compliment, it has meant I look in the mirror and just see a man’s body. I shy away from anything too feminine as don’t think I really deserve it. Who am I trying to kid, right?! Thanks to Lucy, I feel like actually I can wear feminine dresses and look like a woman in my own right.”

Services provided: Full Personal Styling

Testimonial: Beth, Sep-21

“So this lovely lady, Sustainably Styled,  came to my house today to help me edit my wardrobe. it was perfect timing as I was switching my summer wardrobe out and winter in.

She helped give me confidence to donate the items that just don’t work for me but also has given me so many ideas on how to mix up the pieces I do have!!

She also pointed out I own no trousers apart from jeans and the honest truth was I wouldn’t know where to start so we’re going to arrange a personal shop to replace my worn out jeans and try some new styles.”

Service provided: Wardrobe Edit

Testimonial: Hannah, Dec-21

“Lucy’s ethos encourages sustainable shopping and fashion upcycling, which I love. So I invited her to style me!

Lucy worked out which colours suit my skintone and hair, did a ruthless wardrobe edit with me and then put together a LookBook of combinations of my own clothes that I’d never even considered. It was like I had a brand new wardrobe, without spending a penny!

I consult her LookBook everyday when I’m putting together an out fit. She’s magic.”

Service provided: Full Personal Styling 

My Services

Virtual and In-Person in Oxfordshire

Colour analysis | £45

Colour is a magical thing! It can lift us, empower us and spread joy. Find colours that compliment and showcase your unique colouring. Process: We’ll have an initial telephone or video chat to discuss you and then I will send you an online questionnaire to complete. You will also need to send me some head and shoulders photos for me to analyse but I’ll go through how to get the best shot! Once I have all this information, I’ll create a palette of beautiful colours to compliment your unique colouring! We’ll have a follow up call to go through them and I’ll provide you with a pdf palette to which you can continue to refer back.

Body-Shape analysis | £50

Find out about your unique body shape. You’ll learn which cuts and shapes suit you best and how to use your clothing to showcase your body. We’ll look at your horizontal shape and also your vertical proportions – do you have a short torso with long legs or short legs and a long torso or are you balanced? We’ll go through styling tips and tricks to get the best out of your figure. You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to dress your body in the way you want.

Wardrobe edit

Let’s dive into your wardrobe and see what’s showing you at your best, what we can tweak and what just needs to go! We can ‘shop your wardrobe’ and identify any gaps for you to take shopping!  We will get creative and ‘shop your wardrobe’ creating outfits and capsules for all occasions.

I also offer a free disposal service for your unwanted items. 

Ask me about my mending service.

£50 ph for a minimum of 2 hours + £20 for every additional ½ hour. In-person visits available within 20 miles of Oxford

A digital ‘Lookbook’ record of your wardrobe with outfit reminders and the style tips discussed during the edit – £80

Charity shop personal shop | £50/ph

In person, in either Headington or Summertown, Oxford or Abingdon. Includes an initial coffee and a chat before we hit the shops. Let’s explore the treasures available and have some fun trying on different garments and accessories. Charity shop shopping needs a open mind and a grateful heart. We should recognise that we shop there by choice and not necessity so I like to make a donation at the same time… a great time to drop off the “just needs to go” pile from your wardrobe edit!

Approx. 1.5-2 hours £40 per hour, no minimum

Sewing patterns for your wardrobe | £25 for up to 5 items

If you like to sew, I can recommend some patterns and fabric so you can create some gorgeous personal pieces – slow fashion at its best! Ensure your precious time sewing is spent making something that wow’s you at the end and fit cohesively with your style! I can recommend fabrics for your body-shape and lifestyle so your me-made garments will be a treasured  part of your wardrobe.

“Why, thank you, I made it myself!”

Sustainable personal shop | £50/ph

Depending on your style personality, I’ll take you to shopping to find those key pieces and fill the gaps in your wardrobe.

On your personal shop, depending on your style and personal preferences, we will visit the more sustainable high street options and I will introduce you to Oxford’s great vintage and secondhand shops.  Includes an initial coffee and a chat before we hit the shops. Let’s have fun . 

Approx. 1.5-2 hours £50 per hour, no minimum

Full personal styling

Colour and body-shape analysis and the wardrobe edit from above, plus either the charity shop personal shopping or an online shop. Online personal shop – Armed with your shopping list, let me help you source your second-hand, vintage and sustainable treasures. I’ll also look at small and local businesses to support. We’ll look at outfit creation using your wardrobe – contact me for a quote

Sewing pattern and fabric advice | £25 for up to 5 items

If you like to sew, I can recommend some patterns and fabric so you can create some gorgeous personal pieces – slow fashion at its best! Ensure your precious time sewing is spent making something that wow’s you at the end and fit cohesively with your style! I can recommend fabrics for your body-shape and lifestyle so your me-made garments will be a treasured  part of your wardrobe.

“Why, thank you, I made it myself!”

 

Refashioning and mending services | price on request

A dropped hem, buttons missing, minor repairs or some tweaks to a garment?  I offer a refashioning and mending service to keep your clothing in circulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to tailor any of the options, please do get in touch and let’s have a chat! – contact me for a quote

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Never Trust A Mirror…

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