Karan’s Journey: “Stepping Outside Of His Fashion Comfort Zone”

In this blog post, I’m sharing the story of my client, Karan and how he stepped outside of his fashion comfort zone. Karan approached me to help him add variation to his wardrobe and explore new outfits to suit the different aspects of his life. I was able to open his eyes to the possibility of a whole new wardrobe and colours which not only compliments his complexion but makes him feel confident too.  

“I told her that I wanted at least 10 outfits, and she was always right outside my changing room giving me input on the fits or dipping in and out to change sizes. She was fully focused at all times on helping me pick the right clothing, I now have a trendier wardrobe but more than that I have a better sense of what looks good on me and a lot more confidence.” Karan, Client 

Karan’s Style Journey 

Karan wanted to deviate from his go-to minimalist approach to dressing and try new looks. He would usually buy similar oxford or polo shirts and chinos in a colour palette that was limited to shades of black, olive green, navy and grey.

Karan’s style before

Defining Karan’s Style Personality

After our first consultation, we identified Karan’s style personality as contemporary, playful and effortless. I made a wardrobe plan to help him adapt his style to workwear, leisure time and night outs. For his future capsule wardrobe, we established 3 outfit formulas -a sleek and dapper style for going out, a fashion-forward effortless style for leisure time and a modern classic style for work.

Sleek and dapper outfits included mixing neutral shades for going out, dinners and date nights.

Karan’s new style

This polo top and trousers outfit can be worn both for work and for weekends in London. For menswear, it is crucial to have a selection of light layering options: jackets or cardigans. This adds dimension and detail to the outfit as well as comfort for the ever-changing UK climate. 

Try New Colours & Cuts

Karan wanted to add fashionable elements to his off-duty style and explore some new colours that suit his complexion. I put together an array of street-style looks for Karan from smart tailored trousers paired with light jackets to tonal looks. A pair of block-colour statement trainers adds an elevated fashionable element to the look. We also created some more fashionable colourful outfits for nights out in Mayfair by experimenting with new colour combinations and choosing wide-leg fit for trousers, which was a style Karan never tried before.

A fashion-forward look for leisure time incorporating fashionable colours and modern cuts for a fresh, effortless street style. When you try a new cut or style for trousers, make sure to buy several tops and jackets so you can wear the new piece in multiple ways.

Business Smart Casual

His brief was to create business smart casual outfits to match the relaxed dress code at his office. A lot of people can get confused by what a business smart casual dress code means so it was important for me to create a mini work capsule which Karan can easily mix & match into multiple looks. As autumn is blooming, it was super important to create an autumn capsule that brought together the shades of berry, burgundy and purples which not only compliment his complexion but are perfect for the season. 

Modern classic style for work

Overall, we achieved a full capsule wardrobe with over 10 looks in full-day styling as part of his Wardrobe Revamp session. If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe this season make sure you book your styling session with me today. We have already started taking bookings for 2023 so make sure you email us to reserve your date now!

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by Deni, stylist

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