Have you ever seen What Not to Wear? That is essentially what we do—but we won’t dump your clothes in a trashcan—unless you want us to! We decode, decipher and de-stress your closet and personal style, and give you insight on dressing for your body type and lifestyle. You’ll get some surprises along the way. Read more about our styling philosophy on the About Us page, and learn more about specific services on the Services page.
Yes! One of the key elements of our Closet Audit service is organizing your wardrobe. We hang, fold, and arrange your clothing so you may find what you need and create outfits with ease. We also provide expertise on how best to store your clothing to keep it looking and feeling new.
Always. Whenever we create outfits for you during a Shop Your Closet or Lookbook appointment, we take detailed photos of your head-to-toe, fully-accessorized looks. We send the photos in an online album so you can print them out in a format that works best for you. Or, we’ll print it and bind it for you in LookBook.
Yes – male clients make up about a third of our clientele. We work with men of all ages who need assistance with professional and casual looks. We give clients the lowdown on how a suit should fit, what shoes to buy, what to wear on date night, how to dress with confidence, and more.
We have a Senior Stylist rate, and an Associate Stylist rate. Please call, or send an email, or fill out this form and we’ll provide estimates to choose from, and select from our a-la-carte list of services to match your needs and budget. We are also happy to tailor the process to fit your budget. At the end of the day, working with a personal stylist is an investment that will save you time and money.
We are happy to take away the clothing we decide should go.
We donate to several organizations, but primarily A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, Md. Business clothing from our clients goes to the organization’s Center for Professional Development that serves 1,000 individuals each year. The showroom of professional attire and accessories is available to individuals that need appropriate clothing for interviews and more.
DC Style Factory also participates in denim recycling through Blue Jeans Go Green. We send our clients’ old, worn denim each month to the to be upcycled into UltraTouchTM Denim Insulation used in homes, businesses and more. A portion is provided to communities in need each year.
Yes! We have more than a dozen years of knowledge and experience styling by body type. Our professional stylists understand fit and function for plus, cusp, petite, and tall sizes — coupled with the knowledge and resources on brands and retailers that carry the best pieces for any and all body types. It’s not your body that doesn’t fit, it’s the clothing; let us help you find the right pieces.
We are available 24-7 to help with any and all style needs—even last-minute ones. Our Stylist On-Call packages are prefect for clients wishing to receive professional wardrobe feedback on a regular basis. We are happy to reply to texts, emails, and phone calls as the need arises. We are here to help – send us an email to learn more.
Yes. We have seven years’ experience working with bridal parties. We will accompany the bride to bridal salons and boutiques, helping select the perfect wedding dress, shoes, accessories, hair and makeup. We also work with grooms, bridesmaids and groomsmen. We style the wedding looks to fit the theme and locale of your special day!
We gladly travel beyond the DC to style clients, and travel/mileage charges apply in addition to styling service fees. We also offer Virtual Styling packages for convenience – read about it here.
At first I was skeptical of how helpful the Virtual Styling support would be, but it was just like Rosana was here. I was able to model styles (via FaceTime), pull pieces from my closet, and try them on in real time with her. I love the customized Pinterest board and Polyvore outfits she assembled for me, and I’m still using them several months later. She provided gentle guidance and helped me to let go of old style habits that weren’t working for me anymore. I’ll definitely will work with her again!
Absolutely! We love working with groups of all sizes, for professional or personal gatherings. A Style Workshop can be arranged in a corporate setting with colleagues, at a boutique, or in a client’s home with friends and family. We tailor the style topic to the group, with live demos for a fun, educational, and interactive event! Learn more about our Style Workshops and other events here.
Pleats or no Pleats?
No. Never. None.
Round toe or pointy toe?
Pointy. A pointy-toe two-inch pump does more to elongate your leg line than a four-inch heel with a short, round toe. Compromise between the two is an almond toe — slightly rounded for more room in the toe box.
White after Labor Day?
For sure. Especially love white jeans in winter. Just pay attention to weight of fabric. For example, no white linen in cool weather.