29 October 2018

Finding My Personal Style With Topshop, Belfast


Finding or refining your personal style can be quite the predicament. I can't tell you how many times I have peered into my wardrobe brimming with clothes and thought why do I have nothing to wear today?, whilst frustratingly flinging my hands above my head in distaste, because despite my recent shopping trip... I still have nothing to wear to my interview or to Matthew's graduation, let alone dinner this evening.

In April 2018 I enlisted in the help of Joanne Lyttle, Belfast's very own - Topshop Personal Stylist. The Topshop Personal Shopping experience is a premium, complimentary service available at an array of stores across the United Kingdom (Belfast being one of them). Here they cover appointments such as; The Essentials, The Big Event or in this instance The Wardrobe Overhaul. I would be lying if I said I wasn't absolutely bricking it about my appointment, but I was. I think the thing that worried me the most, was that I wasn't sure what to expect from the shopping experience, would Joanne really be able to help me? Would she be able to suggest outfits I would actually like?


I arrived at my appointment early, met Joanne and then spent some time walking around the store. This allowed me to suss out what was on offer before my appointment and if you're aware of the Belfast store in Victoria Square, then you'll know that there's quite a bit to choose from.

Joanne guided me into the personal shopping room, sat me down and made sure I was at ease. Here there were an array of buns and drinks, with several magazines. Joanne and I then had a 10 minute chat about what I was expecting from the day, which styles I liked and what my favourite colours were before she disappeared. It wasn't long however before Joanne returned with a clothing rail full of eye-catching outfits for me to try on, all based on the information I had provided while booking, but also through our short discussion on arrival.

Joanne focused on outfits she knew I would get wear from, but would also be able to mix and match. For instance; we picked out two pairs of jeans, paired these with t-shirts (both slogan and dressy), as well as jackets and coats, before accessorizing these with belts and shoes. It honestly really opened my eyes and I discovered styles that I hadn't tried before, as well as colours far from what I would say is my comfort zone.


Upon reflection; I'm pleased that I persuaded myself to ask a personal stylist for help. I felt as though I genuinely needed the boost I received from my appointment and am now confident I can invest in clothing that I will wear time and time again - this is just another reason why I was keen to share my experience in finding my personal style with Topshop, Belfast.
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  1. Love this! I've never tried personal shopping but think I'll give it a go in the future!

    Zoey Olivia | www.zoeyolivia.com

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    1. Thank you Zoey! I felt like I needed the help of a stylist, who would give me a gentle shove to try something outside of my comfort zone and that's exactly what I got. Topshop's personal shopping experience is free as well so you aren't obligated to buy x

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  2. I'd love to have a personal stylist one day - I can imagine they'd give me some options I'd never think of otherwise!!

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I would love to do it more frequently, particularly when we're coming into a new season and seeing new trends! I managed to pick up pieces I wouldn't always go for x

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  3. Ohh this sounds like such a fun experience, I'd love to have a personal shopping session but I'm worried I'd be self-conscious. It's good to hear that there was no pressure to spend a lot of money. Natalie x

    www.tillygraceblog.wordpress.com

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    1. It's a like a mini fashion show; I'd recommend bringing a friend - I was really nervous so I decided to bring my partner (it's always great to get a second opinion anyway). I personally think it's fab that you don't have to pay for the service or purchase products you aren't sure about x

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  4. I always knew that this was an option at Topshop but I have never taken advantage of it. This post has made me want to explore that option!

    Lovely post! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

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    1. My previous employer had tried the service and recommended it, so I knew I needed to give it a go. It's definitely worth exploring; especially if you have an event coming up or just want to explore new products/trends x

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