About Rachel – Personal Stylist/Image Consultant

Growing up, I always loved clothes and never missed an opportunity to put on a fashion show or strut my stuff to a willing audience! My Nana was my biggest inspiration: her effortless elegance hugely influenced my interest in fashion and I have very fond memories of watching her going through her clothes and throwing things together: looking sensational from top to toe.

In my teens and early twenties, I was always the ‘go to’ person for style advice. I clearly had an ‘eye’ for style, lived and breathed fashion and loved shopping.

Despite my Nana’s influence and my love for clothes, being the daughter of a headteacher and a teacher, I was guided into the teaching profession and to this day, I’ve enjoyed a fulfilling 22 year career as a teacher.

My interest in fashion came to the forefront, two children and two decades of clothes shopping later (buying everything that everyone else had) when I was bombarded with a whole wardrobe of clothes, with nothing to wear. I was trapped in black, trying to hide my post baby figure, I disliked my reflection and essentially felt lost. My ‘thirst’ for buying clothes got so extreme that we had to build an extension to accommodate my growing wardrobe!

And that’s when I decided (or if I’m totally honest, was strongly encouraged by my husband!) to visit a Colour and Personal Style Consultant myself. It was there that I had my ‘light bulb’ and ‘career changing’ moment. I found the whole experience empowering and enlightening and within nine months became a Personal Stylist/ Image Consultant myself!

Now, alongside my teaching commitments, as a Personal Stylist / Image Consultant, I feel passionate about helping make a difference to the lives of young people and women like me, who have been left confused and overwhelmed by clothes! In my work, I aim to empower my clients both physically and emotionally to take on life’s challenges, to become more visible and be accounted for, for all the right reasons.  

 

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About Rachel – Personal Stylist/Image Consultant

Growing up, I always loved clothes and never missed an opportunity to put on a fashion show or strut my stuff to a willing audience! My Nana was my biggest inspiration: her effortless elegance hugely influenced my interest in fashion and I have very fond memories of watching her going through her clothes and throwing things together: looking sensational from top to toe.

In my teens and early twenties, I was always the ‘go to’ person for style advice. I clearly had an ‘eye’ for style, lived and breathed fashion and loved shopping.

Despite my Nana’s influence and my love for clothes, being the daughter of a headteacher and a teacher, I was guided into the teaching profession and to this day, I’ve enjoyed a fulfilling 22 year career as a teacher.

My interest in fashion came to the forefront, two children and two decades of clothes shopping later (buying everything that everyone else had) when I was bombarded with a whole wardrobe of clothes, with nothing to wear. I was trapped in black, trying to hide my post baby figure, I disliked my reflection and essentially felt lost. My ‘thirst’ for buying clothes got so extreme that we had to build an extension to accommodate my growing wardrobe!

And that’s when I decided (or if I’m totally honest, was strongly encouraged by my husband!) to visit a Colour and Personal Style Consultant myself. It was there that I had my ‘light bulb’ and ‘career changing’ moment. I found the whole experience empowering and enlightening and within nine months became a Personal Stylist/ Image Consultant myself!

Now, alongside my teaching commitments, as a Personal Stylist / Image Consultant, I feel passionate about helping make a difference to the lives of young people and women like me, who have been left confused and overwhelmed by clothes! In my work, I aim to empower my clients both physically and emotionally to take on life’s challenges, to become more visible and be accounted for, for all the right reasons.  

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Contact Me

Rachel Banfield, Personal Stylist/Image Consultant     |     r.banfield@personaliseyourstyle.co.uk

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