About KelsC.

After over a decade in management consulting and traveling for work I’m still excited when my status results in upgrades, especially after a year of working remotely.  Spending so many nights in one hotel chain I bought their entire bedding package to make it feel like I was always at home: box spring, mattress, sheets, pillows, shams, and comforter.

A native Texan and a Texas A&M business school grad I started my consulting career with Epic (the Healthcare tech company) in Madison, WI in the middle of a long, cold winter.  Talk about needing a whole new wardrobe! Since then I’ve worked across the healthcare and oil & gas industries with consulting firms including Alvarez & Marsal, Sagacious Consultants, and Accenture.

I enjoy building companies (both my own and others – hence the career in consulting) and I own KelsC. Consulting – a consultancy focused on building high performing organizations, teams and individuals.

Many years ago I sublet my Houston apartment for three months so I could ski winter weekends in Park City, Utah, and in 2018 I made Park City my home base. When in town with a few free hours you’ll find me skiing, hiking or keeping up with my black lab River on the trails.

All my best,

Outfit Details: Blazer: Elie Tahari Dress: Diane von Furstenberg Earrings: Pearls, purchased from antique heirloom jewelry store – Houston Necklace: Pearls, Christmas gift from sister found at Houston resale store – The Guild Shop Bracelets: David Yurman, 25th birthday gift from parents, Hermes – gift Ring: Personal Design (Sunflower) Created by: Ronny Barnea –  Jewelry on 5th Perfume: Black Saffron by Byredo Glassware: Custom Design by Crystal Imagery

The Dress Code EBook Now Available!

A Guide to Curating Your Professional Wardrobe.

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Kelsey’s Tent Talk on Endurance

In the below video, Kelsey discusses in depth a topic that is so important during these challenging times: endurance.

Kelsey’s Appearance on Park City TV

Kelsey discusses the unique challenges and suggests some approaches to dressing professionally even when all business is conducted via Zoom calls.

Kelsey’s Guest Appearance on ConsultingHumor

In the below video, Kelsey shares her consulting experiences, advice, and recommendations via Instagram live Q&A for ConsultingHumor

Kelsey’s The Power of Storytelling Podcast from the SLĀ Foundation

Kelsey’s podcast can be found here: The Power of Storytelling Podcast

Download & listen to the podcast via Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Also, be sure to check out her Q&A on the SLĀ Foundation’s blog!

Everyone’s look needs a little refresh now and then, so I’m thrilled to share The Consultant’s Closet restyled website! 

Building your corporate style can be daunting, especially when you’re trying to balance style, professionalism, and affordability. It took me two days of hardcore searching to find the right suit for my first career interviews as my college days came to a close, and I’ve been on a mission to help others avoid that headache ever since.

After a decade and a half of building a versatile and professional wardrobe, tailored to the management consulting industry, my goal is for The Consultant’s Closet to become your foundational source for guidance, shopping and inspiration to fuel a well suited and professional wardrobe. 

Head over to The Consultants Closet | Wardrobe Guidance for the Consultant’s Lifestyle and let us know what you think! 
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Building a capsule wardrobe for work (especially a stylish one) can take time, effort, and money.

Maybe you’re just starting out, or maybe you’re already swamped, running from meeting to meeting and it’s one of those things that just keeps getting pushed down the priority list.

It can seem overwhelming, but the good news is, you can start with the basics. The basics are the foundation of any badass wardrobe.

A few simple, quality pieces can create a wardrobe that will have you looking chic and polished for every event. If you’re new to the concept, essentially, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of pieces that are designed to work together effortlessly.


Neutral Blouse
Universal Suit
Classic Heels
Functional Accessories

I gravitated toward this suit because of its versatility - a blazer, dress (with sleeves), and a skirt. It can be combined in endless ways with other pieces, allowing me to create a range of fresh looks. I found this little gem during a Spring shopping trip to Saks and it has been a total game-changer. My blouse is a classic sheath top that has been a staple in my wardrobe for ages - another piece that can be seamlessly added to almost any outfit. Your wardrobe doesn’t have to be flashy or vast to work for you, there’s beauty in simplicity and attention to detail.

Link in the bio for more about how to maximize the value of your wardrobe.

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Whether you’re just getting started in your career, are aiming for that next promotion, or occupy the corner office suite, The Dress Code is your guide to ensuring you always look appropriate.

 No matter your age, body type, personal style, or career level.

While there are certainly variances dependent on the industry, and every workplace is different, there are key basic requirements that should be adhered to if you want to appear polished and professional.

With it you’ll not only get an easy-to-follow guide of all the key wardrobe basics, outfit combinations, and rules for dressing well... you’ll also receive worksheets to help you go shopping, plan your weekly outfits, and pack for your travels.

Head to the link in bio for your copy of The Dress Code: A guide for curating your professional wardrobe.

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Pleasantly Uneventful Travel ✈️🧳

While delays are the norm, I’ve spent more time in sky clubs than I care to count, and I once bought the @Marriott bed set so I’d always feel at home…

I am so thankful travel has taken quite a hiatus over the last few years. Spending time not living out of a suitcase, where I can make plans during the week is such a gift. I used to be in 2-4 cities a week most weeks of the year. And I did that for years giving up so much in the process.

While travel looks a bit different these days, I’m still grateful when it’s pleasantly uneventful!

Delays and missed connections are the norm - but how do you handle the even tougher hurdles?

Like having a plane land in the wrong city or touch down in the middle of the night.

A stalker at an airport.
Or be sexually harassed by a flight attendant.
Or even be thrown up on...

Yes, all of those things and so much more are real travel nightmares of mine from my past life as a road warrior. 

In the latest episodes of @TheConsultantsCounsel Podcast, I share my tried and true tips and tricks on making travel efficient and comfortable - especially if it's for work.

From setting up rewards accounts to what to wear for the most comfortable travel experience, to TSA PreCheck and Global Entry,  Whether you're a frequent traveler or just starting out, my new episodes can help make your trip pleasantly uneventful.

Link in bio on @theconsultantscounsel.

📸: @kiffer_creveling
Once you’ve sourced your corporate classics, it can be fun to add vitality to your looks. So, give your basics some verve by voting vibrantly.

While I am not fond of the venomous reptile these blazers replicate, I do like the veritable strength they provide.

What is especially great about these blazers is how well they go with several different options. In option 2, I paired it with a black sheath dress, heels and pearls for a more formal look. 

And like a snake, I shed the sheath and selected a blouse and skirt with boots for a dressed down option.

The black dress is my classic sheath dress I wear all the time. The black sheath top I've had for years (also have it in cream). The skirt I snagged on resale, brand new with the tags still on – it has pockets!

Outfit Details

Blazer One
Blazer: @aliceandolivia
Blouse: @theory__ 
Pants: Theory
Shoes: @JimmyChoo 
Necklace: Pearls 
Earrings: Pearls 
Sunglasses: @Krewe
Bracelet: @DavidYurman
Ring: Personal Design (Sunflower) 
Created by: Ronny Barnea - @jewelryonfifth
Purse: @Prada
Perfume: Black Phantom by @kilianparis 

Blazer Two

Blazer: @Joie
Skirt: @Gucci
Blouse: @Lafayette148
Shoes: @MiuMiu
Earrings: Pearls
Sunglasses: @Krewe
Bracelet: Gold Bangle – gift from mom’s collection, @DavidYurman Ring: Personal Design (Sunflower) Created by: Ronny Barnea - @jewelryonfifth 
Perfume: @Gucci Guilty

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Dressing well (like being a great consultant) requires a meticulous focus on the details. 

Consider your wardrobe to be your tools of the trade - tools that help establish credibility before you even begin to deliver upon engagement expectations. 🫱🏼‍🫲🏾

This outfit is great when I need to be polished but don’t require a full suit - perfect for important meetings, lunch meetings, and after-hours fun with colleagues. 

Is your career taking off? Make sure your wardrobe is keeping up with you. Head over to the link in my bio to download The Dress Code 📖

In the Dress Code⬇️

· The Dress Code eBook – A Guide to Curating Your Professional Wardrobe

· Comprehensive Worksheets to Help You Curate Your Professional Wardrobe

· Outfit Permutations – Build 55+ Outfits from The Basics

· The Basics Checklist

· The Basics Shopping List

· Weekly Outfit Planner

· Travel Packing List

· Future Access to Exclusive Consultant’s Closet Resource Content 

Link in bio.

Outfit Details: 

Navy Cropped Pants: @theory__ 
Blouse: @carolinaherrera
Scarf: @hermes 
Shoes: @jimmychoo
Earrings: Pearls
Sunglasses: @rayban
Bracelet: Gold Bangle – gift from mom’s collection, @davidyurman 
Ring: Personal Design (Sunflower) Created by Ronny Barnea – @jewelryonfifth 
Purse: Ignes
Perfume: Velvet Orchid by @tomford 

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🎄Holiday Hangers 🧥 Coats that keep you warm, toasty, and looking like you just walked out of The Plaza. 

Choose your final layer wisely and add a dash more charisma to your corporate canon!

Whether snowflakes are hitting the pavement or a simple chill can be felt in the December air, it is time to break out your heavy hangers and your heavy hitters. Finalizing your outfit with just the right jacket keeps you polished and, as always, professional.

Top your cropped car coat with a lined chesterfield or keep your style slim with a fastened leather jacket. In any event, your holiday ensembles will be all the more festive with the perfect jacket… or jackets!

📸 @kiffer_creveling 
Outfit One: 
Dress: Hugo Boss
Jacket: @ralphlauren
Purse: @Prada
Shoes: @JimmyChoo
Sunglasses: @krewe 
Gloves: @overlandsheepskin 
Earrings: Pearls
Necklace: Pearls
Hose: @leggsbrand 

Outfit Two:
Dress: Hugo Boss
Blazer: @ElieTahari
Shoes: @louboutinworld 
Coat: BrownAllan
Necklace: Pearls
Earrings: Pearls
Sunglasses: @Krewe 
Purse: @Prada 

Outfit Three:
Dress: Premise 
Blazer: @theory__ 
Shoes: @jcrew 
Coat: Marvin Richards
Neck Warmer: @overlandsheepskin 
Gloves: @overlandsheepskin 
Necklace: Pearls Earrings: Pearls 
Sunglasses: @chanelofficial
Bracelet: @hermes 
Purse: @Prada

Outfit Four:
Dress: @giorgioarmani 
Jacket: @giorgioarmani
Purse: @Prada
Shoes: @miumiu
Sunglasses: @Krewe 
Gloves: @overlandsheepskin 
Earrings: Pearls 
Necklace: Pearls 
Hose: @leggsbrand 

Outfit Five:
Coat: @dolcegabbana 
Top: @vince 
Skirt: @chanelofficial 
Purse: @Prada 
Shoes: @Prada 
Sunglasses: @louisvuitton
Gloves: @overlandsheepskin
Necklace: Pearls
Earrings: Pearls
Gold Bangle: @davidyurman
Hose: @leggsbrand 

Outfit Six:
Jacket: Valentino
 Dress: Hugo Boss
Purse: @Prada
Shoes: @miumiu
Sunglasses: @chanelofficial 
Gloves: @overlandsheepskin 
Necklace: Pearls 
Earrings: Pearls
Bracelet: @DavidYurman
Hose: @leggsbrand 

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How to Pack a Suitcase: Techniques to help you travel easily and effectively 

Whether you are taking three business trips per week or three per year, having a well-organized and thoroughly planned out suitcase is a must.

Find out how to avoid damaging your clothing and/or overpacking, while making room for baggage accouterments that are true life savers for anyone traveling on the regular.

Here is the detailed breakdown of the steps shown in the video above.

1. Protect your scarves by folding them carefully (tucked away in the top pocket is ideal).

2. Place your shoes in shoe bags and use cobbler “shoesies” to keep them in good condition.

3. Use eco-friendly and dish-washable Stasher Bags for your toiletries.

4. Pack with one core color in mind (limits the number of items you need to pack).

5. Roll your clothing for optimal use of space.
6. Protect the shoulders of blazers when folding and pack last.

Check out the entire video for full details - link in bio.

Carry-On: @briggsandriley Global 21” 2-Wheel

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