Disclosure: Ad. The jewelry is a sample from Cate & Chloe. The post is not endorsed by Cate and Chloe. It represents my own 100% honest opinion.
Online stylists or personal shoppers – does it work?
Did you ever wondered whether these online stylist programs work? Well, I did. Thus, I tried it out with the Cate & Chloe VIP program. Their stylists work with the customer to find out the style and taste. Then s/he creates a monthly offering of new jewelry that you get in the mail (see photo below).
Cate & Chloe offers two plans
You have the choice between a prepaid long-term plan and going month-to-month with no obligations. The plans start at as low as $32/month! The content box shown here is $39.99!
Cate & Chloe assigns you your own personal stylist
As you know, my style is American classic with a twist to streetstyle or Rock’n Roll. All three pieces (photo below) that the Cate & Chloe stylist picked are classic pieces. These pieces go with nearly everything in my wardrobe. This means the stylist correctly identified my major style component: classic. The ring can be classified as going a bit in the direction of my Rock’N Roll twist, don’t you think so? All the pieces leave me the option to do my twists on the other parts of my outfit. Thumbs up!
May styling tips c/o Cate & Chloe
The box included a little cheat sheet with styling tips that you can pin to your inspiration board in your closet (see below).
“High necklines and blouses go with collar necklaces or simple dainty jewelry. High necklaces can look high fashion – but should be complemented by keeping everything north of the border … the border basically being the center of your chest.”
“Plunging or scoop necklines – take the plunge and go for those ultra-long pendant necklaces! We love dressing up a simple loose round neck tee or tank with a long pendant necklace! There’s no better way to go from basic to chic!”
The only tip I would add, would be, not to wear a scoop neckline when you are as flat as a pancake (me!). 😉
How I styled the Cate & Chloe jewelry
I went for a classic American weekend look of a straight skirt with a polo shirt and wedges and added the jewelry the stylist had picked. Another typical fashion over 40 Nicole outfit.
Summary and conclusions
The Cate & Chloe VIP program is a working way when you want to build a jewelry collection fitting your style needs, but do not have the nerve and/or time to hunt for the pieces and/or want to ensure to stay within your budget. Of course, an important pre-requisite is that you convey the stylist your style and taste preferences.
Photos: G. Kramm, N. Mölders
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