Patricia wasn't sure if stylish clothes existed in her closet. She hired me after she turned 30, go married, and was accepted to medical school. She was ready to level up her personal style so she could make a good impression in front of her peers and mentors in her new medical program.
Previously she worked in a hospital setting so she didn’t need to dress for work as she had a uniform. But the program meant dressing up in business casual attire and she wanted to get her wardrobe in order so it wouldn’t be a distraction away from learning.
As a style coach, I’m always impressed when women are motivated to upgrade their style in order to advance their career.
When you take the time and effort to show up dressed in a cohesive and flattering outfit, you radiate confidence,
and send a message to others that you respect + value yourself by showing up as the best version of you.
My initial style assessment
Like many plus size women Patricia or Trish as friends call her, felt her only options were cheaper brands like Torrid and Ashley Stewart. Many of the items in her closet were oversized and shapeless and they actually made her appear larger than she is.
Something that really stood out was that she dressed much older than she actually was. Trish’s a newlywed with the most vibrant personality but her clothes made her appear to be much older.
I jokingly called it grandma chic.
Trish is a gorgeous young woman and it was time for her to SHINE.
Her Inspiration Board
As part of the Style Reset service I created an inspiration board to help us to identify what her future style could look like. We discovered that her style aesthetics are bohemian classic and cosmopolitan.
We did all of the shopping virtually never setting foot in a store.
Online, there are tons of plus size options available to her that are stylish, functional and beautifully made. I elevated Trish's clothing quality with well made blazers, luxurious pants in a variety of fabrics that gave her rectangle body type some curves and shoes that were stylish and comfortable. She’s not a fan of heels so I introduced a 2 inch which she loved and got in several colors.
We reviewed everything she purchased through FIT sessions and the also communicated through our online tool. With the Style Reset service, my clients get 1:1 access to me throughout the process.
I created 20 outfits blending what she already owned with the new pieces I found. These outfits work for many areas of life from medical school, to dinners with friends, her bridal shower and everyday errands.
With Style Reset the goal is to have outfits that work for multiple areas of your life that you can access through at your fingertips with your private customer portal.
Trish looks RADIANT in these photos.
This experience has left Trish more body positive and ready to get NOTICED.
Read about Patricia's Style Reset Transformation in her own words:
“Before I hired Neepa I knew I needed to look more professional and confident for the next stage of life but worried it would be too expensive. I wondered if stylish clothes existed at my size.
I initially joined her fashion membership group, Rise + Style where I received great styling tips each month. Over time I realized I needed that 1:1 experience so I took the plunge on Style Reset.
Working with Neepa was a wonderful experience! She listened to my wants and concerns. I was exposed to new styles and brands but she made sure to stay true to my personal style. I felt comfortable voicing my opinions and during our sessions, we worked as a team.
Neepa taught me how to dress for my body shape and several styling tips that I can use for future shopping trips and when creating outfits.
My sessions with Neepa were very engaging and I felt excited and confident after our meetings.
I love my clothes! I feel excited to create outfits from my closet. I am going out more since now I am not worried about not looking my best. I also feel relieved knowing I have a closet filled with well-fitting stylish clothes at my disposal for school and my professional career.
It has been a long time since I felt this happy about buying clothes and getting dressed. This experience has made me more body positive and I am excited to continue working with Neepa."