When you fix your style problems,
you start fixing your life problems, too.
What would your wardrobe look like if you removed all of the guilt and all of the shame? How would you feel about yourself if your clothes stopped telling you “you’re too fat” or “too short” or “not cool enough” – too much and too little all in the same breath?
What if your whole wardrobe reminded you that you are fearless, and you are beautiful, and you are so much more capable than you think you are? When you open your closet doors to the reminder of THAT every morning, what could you accomplish?
Would you laugh more? Smile more? Hug your friends and kid more? Kiss your partner more? Love yourself more? Shine brighter in this world that needs your light?
I don’t know what you’d do differently… but I’ll bet it would be a LOT.
So what holds people back
when it comes to their style?
Most people don’t develop a style that fits beautifully with their life because they’re thinking about clothing in terms of items. Instead, they should treat their wardrobe as a whole system of pieces that all work together, seamlessly creating a look that represents THEM.
This is where style “issues” come from – when you don’t look at your wardrobe as a system, it only takes a few misaligned items to start throwing everything off. And it makes it really hard to feel good about what you’re wearing.
When you don’t feel good about what you’re wearing, you don’t feel good about you, and when you don’t feel good about you, everything gets out of whack.
We don’t show up fully with our partners or kids or families. We don’t speak up in that meeting even though we know we can. We don’t ask for the promotion or negotiate for the new job. We don’t take the chance on the new friend or the new hobby. We shrink or we overcompensate, when we should be expanding and moving forward.
If you want to expand and move forward, you have to create a style that truly, truly, works for you. Then the magic starts happening.
Hi, I’m Holly, and I can help you
fix your style and clothing challenges.
Your style is just as unique as your dreams – so my process is too.
There are a number of ways we can work together:
- A Closet Review* – a review of every garment you own: what stays? What goes? And what needs some love?
- Styling A Wardrobe of Looks* – for those times when you have things you could wear, you just need help bringing it to the next level.
- Finding the Perfect Addition* – finding the pieces that will open up the most options in your closet and bring you the most joy.
- Virtual Coaching – for those times when you need more help detangling your mind than the clothes hanging in your closet.
(*These services can happen in-person or virtually – whichever you’re more comfortable with.)
(April 2020 – Please note, in-person sessions are not currently available due to Covid-19. If you want to know as soon as they are available again, get in touch.)
• Will I end up with nothing to wear?
No. You already have gems in your closet. We’re just uncovering them.
• Can you make me look like…?
Sure, I have a degree and background in Costume Design. I can make you look like a second rate version of whoever it is you admire. But what if we turned you into a first rate version of yourself instead? (Get inspired by awesome style? Yes. Turn into a look-alike? No.)
• How much should I expect to spend on new clothes?
You should have a dedicated clothing budget that will cover 3-9 items of clothing at your favorite store(s) per month for the next six to twelve months. Whether you have that all upfront or if you space out your purchases will depend on which approach feels more comfortable to you.
• Should I reach my target weight first?
You deserve to feel beautiful and powerful everyday – regardless of your current weight, regardless of your target weight, and regardless of where you are on your journey. Don’t hold off on wearing clothes that make you feel amazing just to punish yourself.
You already have style. You don’t need to hold off embracing your style – ever or for anything.
Your next step:
Find out if we’ll be
a good fit working together.
There are only two next steps and both of them are very simple.
- Step 1: send an email to holly AT chayes DOT org, or using the contact form, and I or my assistant will get back to you. Tell me a little bit about where you are and what you’re looking for – even if it’s “I don’t know what I’m looking for, but I know I need help with my closet/style/wardrobe/all of the above.” (You could even copy and paste that sentence. 🙂)
- Step 2: Think about where you are in your journey and what form you might want our work together to take.
Regardless of what form our work takes, we work together closely throughout this entire process.
You’ll expand your sense of what styles are possible for you and how stylish you can look, but you will never not feel like yourself.
I don’t push my style or wardrobe or system onto you, or push you to purchase things that don’t work for you. My philosophy is that it’s your life and it’s your body and you will always know both those things better than I will. I’ll give you sound suggestions and advice based on experience and intuition and hard won wisdom.
But at the end of the day, this process is yours. I can’t get dressed for you. And what’s the point of beautiful clothes that just hang in your closet?
In short: You drive, I navigate – and you get to exactly where you need to be.
(Still have questions? Click here for more details.)
There’s no shortage of catalogs and Pinterest board to scroll through, but it’s hard to know if what works on the 19 year old model will work on you. Holly sees past the fashion trends to help you accomplish the look you want as a “better version of yourself.” Without Holly I’d still be pinning looks from Pinterest without any idea of how to get a wardrobe to work together.
– Amy, Seattle