I met Michael earlier this year. He’s a life coach and he’s one of those people who is full of positive, friendly energy. From the minute I met him I thought, ok, I can see why people want coaching from this guy. You feel good when you’re around him. He wants to connect you to people he knows with similar interests. He has positive affirmations on his walls, he does yoga, he meditates, and he motivates people to turn their lives and careers around. All around good guy.
But his clothes didn’t reflect that. While his personality was big and friendly and outgoing, the outward perception was a bit ho-hum and didn’t make a statement so my goal was to bring his style up a notch or two to match his fast growing ambitions.
After the initial wardrobe consultation, I left his apartment with three, full, trash bags of clothes to donate to the Bowery Mission. The homeless scored but Michael was left with slim pickings in his closet so I knew I had to get to work fast. We had a clean slate to work with so I scheduled a shopping session ASAP.
I quickly discovered that Michael likes color. He’s not afraid of bold statements. He goes to lots of networking events, he does podcasts and video segments on YouTube, he has speaking engagements, and he doesn’t mind at all (in fact LOVES) being the guy who stands out. This is a stylists dream. He wanted to be fashionable but he also needed a look that meant business.
We shopped for casual summer clothes that will keep him cool but also look cool enough for meetings. We looked for slim fitting suits that would give him an edge and show off his physique, and for pieces he could dress up or down.
I could go on and on about styling Michael. We had a blast (in case you can’t tell from the following pictures). And then he went on to refer me to his friend (future blog) and then another, and then another. I’ll take that to mean his friends approve of the new look. But for now I will let you see the transformation yourself. And you can always click here to see what he thought of the process.
Here are some before and after pictures. Let me know what you think. And if you or someone you know is looking for a transformation or just a wardrobe refresher, give me a shout.