Shop Your Closet

Is your wardrobe bursting from it’s seams but still you have nothing to wear? Tired of buying new items only to find them unused in the back of your closet after several months? Fed up with wasting money on mediocre items that kind-of almost look okay but bring you no joy or increased confidence? Time to sort out your wardrobe with I on Image!

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Here at I on Image I use a simple 3-step method that you can easily copy into your own routine. Having someone else take a critical look at your wardrobe helps you keep your thoughts clear throughout the process. Ask a stylish friend or invest in a personal stylist.

Make your wardrobe work for you and not the other way around!

 

1. PLAN your wardrobe

Well planned is half done. Set you style intention and define the key elements of your style. Start building outfits that reflect your personality and bring the best out in you.

You probably already know what looks good on you. My job is to make you aware of it and become intentional and consistent about your style. The best dressed people always look like they just threw something fabulous on before heading out to do fabulous things.

Spoiler alert: They did not. Their wardrobe is carefully curated and outfits well planned. When the foundation of your wardrobe is built well you too can literally just throw something fabulous on without having to think about it twice.

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2. PREPARE your wardrobe

We hold on to things for various reasons but having too much can cause stress and confusion. No wonder Mary Kondo became so popular. We are literally drowning in stuff and clothes are no exception, in fact they are a huge waste problem in the world.

Where do all those polyester party tops that you wore once -or gasp, not even once- go to retire? Taking control of your wardrobe is good for your own clarity but the planet will thank you too.

Make some space for your real style and learn to let go of habits that are not contributing to your wellbeing nor to your style. You’ll soon notice that you don’t need to keep on buying more because you’ll love what you already have.

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3. STORE your clothes right

By this final step there should be some breathing space in your closet that allows you to see what you have on pretty much just one glimpse. All my clients love the simplicity and speed of choosing what to wear after my visit.

Utilize your wardrobe space well and make conscious storage choices that improve your every day life. Instagram-worthy wardrobe are no longer the privilege of the rich and famous. You too can have a closet full of “good friends” as my lovely client Susanne said it.

Read more testimonials in here.

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Some Wardrobe transformations

Shop your closet with I on Image

For a more in-depth approach I recommend booking I on Image’s Wardrobe Analysis session where tailored style advice, handy shopping list and fresh suggestions on how to get the most out of your clothes is provided.

I come to your house and build strong looks from the items you already have. I take a critical look at each piece. Some may have to go, some need to be replaced. I hang your complete outfits from Monday to Friday in your closet for fast and easy mornings.

We take photos of each outfit and you can use them as your visual style journal. Getting a sudden invitation to a big meeting, an interview or a fun dinner after work will never be a fashion dilemma for you again.

Allow yourself to try on new and unexpected combinations. Fall in love with your existing clothes over and over again. You will always know you what to wear and you can fully concentrate on what matters the most to you.

Image Consultant, Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper in AMSTERDAM

 

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

This post was originally published on I on Image’s website on 6th June 2018 and edited on 22nd November 2018

Friday Style Secrets

follow I on Image’s video series Friday Style Secrets on Facebook and instagram for easy, fun and informative insider style tips

I saw a need for this series because it’s the small things that often have the biggest results. The series was originally launched in March 2017 and it got fast popular among I on Image’s fans. Spring 2018 I reran the series on both Facebook and Instagram because it just felt like waste of good material to show every episode just once. Now it’s an I on Image staple and people are waiting for new episodes to come out. I just went to a party where a lady recognized me as The Friday Style Secret presenter and that felt really nice after all the hard work I put into the series!

I have deliberately kept the videos short so you can take a quick look during your busy day. All videos are open to commenting so if you have any thoughts or questions, please go ahead and ask in the comments section even if the video is already old. You can see all the previous episodes here on I on Image’s Facebook page or  by following #FridayStyleSecrets hashtag on Instagram.

I am also very curious to know what would YOU like to see more. Email your creative ideas to ionimage@gmail.com with subject “Friday Style Secrets” and I will do my best to include your wishes in the new episodes. The new season airs on Friday 7th September 2018 around lunch time.

Stay tuned!

I am really enjoying making this series for your benefit. Hope you like it as much as I do!

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

 

This article was originally published on 19th April 2017 and updated on 20th August 2018.

Best dressed at The Royal Wedding 2018

Here comes I on Image’s complete list of the best dressed at the Royal Wedding 2018

 

  1. Amal Clooney in yellow Stella McCartney. Hat by Stephen Jones. And oh yes, George Clooney was there too.

2. Countess Karen Spencer in a stunning all-purple outfit.

3. Caroline Greenwood in green silk chiffon Maria Lucia Hohan.

4. Lady Kitty Spencer in green floral Dolce Gabbana and Bulgari diamonds. Hat by Stephen Jones.

5. Serena Williams in gorgeous pale pink Versace.

6. Priyanka Chopra in lavendel Vivienne Westwood.

7. Mother of the bride, Doria Ragland in custom Oscar de la Renta.

8. Abigail Spencer in navy polka dot Alessandra Rich

9. Carey Mulligan in floral Erdem.

10. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, in custom Givenchy.

 

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail

 

I on Image at work -Creating ageless and timeless looks

This great The Guardian article by Alyson Walsh of inspirational style blog That’s not my age from last week made good fashion resolutions for grownups.

“…beyond a certain age, style becomes personal. The urge to buy into every trend subsides and it’s all about finding an individual look; one that’s timeless and ageless and works for you.”

– Alyson Walsh for The Guardian

These are basically the same style dilemmas my clients battle with. I do my very best every day to help my clients find their own style that tells their story. I often get asked how. This is how I roll at I on Image.

Jenni Ryynanen I on Image, image consultant, personal shopper, personal stylist, wardrobe stylist amsterdam

Photo credits Rudi Wells at www.rudiwells.com

 

What happens during a personal styling session?

First I dive inside your wardrobe. I build strong looks from the items you already have. I take a critical look at each piece. Some may have to go, some will be replaced. I hang your complete outfits from Monday to Friday in your closet for fast and easy mornings.

Often there are more than 5 outfits. And even more often the clients get inspired and creative along the process! Every outfit is documented or alternatively we take photos. Getting a sudden invitation will never be a fashion dilemma for you again. Your personal style journal will always have an answer for you.

Then we make a shopping list to fill in the gaps in your style narrative. I take in consideration your existing wardrobe, body shape, colours, budget and other special wishes. Many clients are surprised how short the list can be. My last client really needed just a perfect black jacket and a couple of shirts to replace the old ones.

Finally we hit the shops. Some clients like to shop on their own when they know what they are looking for. I am happy to shop with those who prefer gentle guidance. I know brands, materials, current trends and styles that will flatter you forever. Some customers feel confident enough to shop alone after a few rounds, some love the service so much that they don’t want to shop alone ever again.

 

What I love the most about my job

I enjoy the most to see the glow of confidence and excitement on my client’s face when they try on an outfit or an item of clothing that speaks volumes on them. It belongs to their story and they know it.

“In life and in fashion: “It’s good to maintain a sense of wonder.”

–  Iris Apfel for The Guardian

 

Book your own personal shopping session here. I am looking forward to working with you!

I on Image, image consultant, personal shopper, personal stylist, wardrobe stylist amsterdam

Photo credits Blake Bronstad at Stocksnap.io

Wishing you a stylish rest of the week!

 

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail