It's almost time again! Yep, that's right--the newest season of Style Me is going to be released in just a few short weeks. For those of you who aren't on the list yet, or have NO idea what the heck Style Me is, I thought I'd answer a few of the questions I get asked about this awesome service (and show you a few outfits our subscribers have received!)
What is Style Me?
Style me is a seasonal subscription service that delivers outfit inspiration right to your inbox! Each season, you'll receive a Look Book with 5 outfits that were designed with current trends and your body type in mind. You'll also receive info about WHY the outfit works for your body (so you can use the principles any time you shop) as well as shopping links so you can buy the outfit key pieces. Seasonal Look Books are released in early March, June, September, and December.
This is awesome. I don't need to read more, just sign me up!
What kinds of outfits do you send?
Each season features a professional look, a weekend look, and a night out look. The last two outfits depend on the season. Summer subscribers received outfit inspiration for swim wear, and wedding guest looks. Fall subscribers were treated to a fall festival look, and inspiration for family photos.
Designed for my body type? Say what?
Yes! Apple & Pear was founded on the idea that when you know your body type, you can dress it best. So, each season, we create 4 different Look Books, one for each body type. Our Pear clients will receive different interpretations of the outfits than our Apples will...they'll also get links to pieces that are meant to work for their specific body types. When a pear receives a link to a pair of skinny jeans, we've chosen those jeans because we know they work for curvy bodies.
I have no idea what my body type is! How would I choose the best Look Book?
After you purchase, you'll receive our body type discovery guide (AKA "Hey Baby, What's Your Type"), that will help you figure out which type suits you best. Some people are a cross between two body types, and in that case, we suggest you select the one that most closely matches your shape. If you're still stuck after going through the guide, you can send pictures along with measurements, and we'll give you an expert opinion!
Can you design a Look Book specifically for me?
Well, we could, but each board takes roughly 20 hours to create from inception and planning, to creating the outfit inspiration, explaining why each outfit works, and providing links. If I created Look Books for each subscriber, the cost would be several hundred dollars each! By offering 4, we can charge a fraction of that. The awesome thing about Style Me is that we tell you why each piece works, so if you don't like the colors we've shown or linked to, you can simply use the ideas and inspiration to find pieces that better reflect your style.
I'm fairly classic. Are all the looks super trendy?
Not at all! While we design the outfits to be current, we know our subscribers are 35-44, and not hanging out in clubs on the regular! We interpret the season's trends in a wearable way. Most of the links we provide are from stores we know our clients shop from already. Again ,you can always use the principles of the outfits to pick trendier or more classic pieces to best reflect your style.
Is this one of those fashiony things that only show $300 clothes for size 2's?
Um, no. That's not what Apple & Pear is all about. We design our outfits to look great on a range of sizes--and we really believe that dressing your shape is more important than dressing your size. We provide shopping links to a "save" option, and a "spend" option, as well as plus size and petite items. So if you're a petite 6 who likes bargains, or a size 16 who loves to splurge, we have options for you.
Can you promise the outfits are going to work for me?
Here's my process, Let's say I'm creating a weekend look for Pears. I think "If I had a pear client with me right now, what would I pick for her?" and those are the pieces I use to create the outfits. Same with the links--those are the items in the price points and size ranges I would pick for a pear client. Does that mean that every single piece is going to work for your specific body? Probably not, but you can be assured that these outfits really are designed with your body type in mind. We put a TON of work into these Look Books to make them as great as we can, but as always, your mileage may vary! PS, my favorite thing to hear is "I would NEVER have picked this for myself, but I love it" and I've gotten a lot of that since we started Style Me!
I got my look book, but some of the items were sold out, what's up with that?
Sadly, this happens, and its just the way retail works these days. Instead of offering fewer styles, and getting restocked throughout the season, stores offer more options in smaller quantities. I create the links in the days (and hours) before the Look Books are released, to minimize sell-outs, but other than hiring a full-time person to update links, there isn't much we can do. The best way to make sure all links are live is to be a yearly subscriber (or preorder a season) so you get your Look Book the minute it's released. Even so, you'll get the most value from Style Me if you focus on the principles of why the outfits work--those ideas never expire!
This sounds awesome! How do I sign up!
That's easy. Simply go here! Your Discovery Guide and Look Book will be sent to the email address you use for payment, so keep an eye on that inbox!