While I may be a self-proclaimed beauty connoisseur, when it comes to style, I usually leave it up to my collection of J.Crew style catalogues for outfit inspiration [read: how-to]. But instead of your typical Saturday, trolling through magazines and style blogs for outfit ideas, I visited Westfield Montgomery for a complimentary style consultation. But not just free for me… free for all! Yes, you read that right. Stylists are on hand, courtesy of Stacy London’s Style For Hire, helping shoppers with any style snafus, questions or even outfit ideas for special occasions. The lounge is located in the atrium, right behind Westfield’s customer service center; complete with a glass closet that’s rotated with new clothes about every four weeks from various stores in the mall, a three-sided full-length mirror, a form, and an accessory case (which holds my love-at-first-sight Michael Kors brown leather handbag).
Lisa Tumbarello, a stylist for Style For Hire, answered a bevy of questions (like, what should I be buying this fall? or what’s the best kind of jeans that fit my body type?). Her responses were simple, direct and offered a range of store possibilities for every budget. Stylists can put together looks using clothing from the glass closet or even travel with you to a nearby store. Following your personal consultation, stylists will email you your personalized style “prescription;” listing piece by piece clothing and accessory suggestions to recap what you discussed during your visit. Talk about some serious customer service! This experience is like having a style genie at your finger tips and it’s exactly where (and when) you need them: at the mall, right before you open up your wallet.
Appointments are available on weekends (Saturday 12-5PM and Sunday 12-4PM) and can be scheduled online.