My name is Michelle Krick, and I love style and fashion! It’s as simple as that!
I have been in retail for almost 30 years. It’s in my blood and I love it! I love how fast trends change, and how you can reinvent yourself and your style as much as you want. I love the creativity of the designers and when new ones pop up with fresh ideas.
Being a stylist to me is all about making people feel good about themselves. There is so much strength and power in the right outfit, and dressing for your body, and the self-esteem that comes with that.
This new adventure is like coming full circle for me. My first job in college was at Nordstrom in the Brass Plum. I worked on commission and my job was to sell people clothes. But it was so much more to me than that. I would help people put outfits together, and I would watch them transform…in their confidence, happiness, and overall aura. I would feel so satisfied and fulfilled. It didn’t matter how much they spent…I was more pleased when they were happy. I loved the challenge of finding items people loved and felt good wearing. I realized I had a gift when it came to understanding people’s style, and what looked good on them. They gave me a gift back with their enthusiasm for the outfit I had picked out for them. It didn’t feel like a job, although it paid my way through college.
Now here I am, almost 30 years from the first time I walked in those doors at Nordstrom and many, many years working in the corporate world doing what I loved, I’m back full circle focusing directly on my customers and how they feel when they wear clothes they love.
Shopping, and fashion, can be overwhelming for some people. Here are a couple of my philosophies that will hopefully help:
1) Own your style! Style is not about an age, a size, or a price tag. It’s about how you feel and the confidence you have in the clothes you are wearing. Your style should become recognizable.
2) Only follow a trend if it works for you. There are enough trends out there that you should choose what feels best for you and your style.
3) Outfit prep is key. Decide on a statement piece first (could be a jacket, shoe, handbag, etc.), then build your outfit around that item. Prepping the day before allows the opportunity for the outfit you’ll feel most confident in.
4) Get rid of what you don’t wear, or what you don’t feel good in. Don’t let it fill up your closet because some day you’ll wear it…because you probably won’t.
Find the right outfit and watch your confidence soar!!