Welcome to the Consultant’s Closet

Welcome to The Consultant’s Closet – a platform focused on providing corporate fashion guidance and attire inspiration to support the need for a professional and well-tailored wardrobe.

Historically there has been a fundamental lack of great wardrobe offerings or guidelines for professionals in the business world. As a result we are left to fairly uncharted territory forging our own rules while parsing together our personal version of business outfits, while often not realizing the missteps that can inhibit our personal brand and long term growth trajectory. 

My first experience suit shopping for something to wear to upcoming interviews near the end of college took two days of hardcore searching in Houston, TX (shopping Mecca).  Since discovering the near impossibility of finding just the first piece of my professional wardrobe: a suit that fit, conveyed professionalism, was somewhat fashionable, while finally conceding, “not too over budget,” I’ve wanted an opportunity to hear from others who’ve successfully built corporate wardrobes and to share what I’ve learned over the last decade cultivating a versatile and professional wardrobe tailored to the management consulting realm.

While The Consultant’s Closet is metaphorically representative of my closet and lifestyle, my goal is for The Consultant’s Closet to become the foundational source for guidance, shopping, and inspiration to fuel a well-suited professional wardrobe and career.

We know an appropriate, well tailored, working wardrobe speaks volumes before we speak and contributes positively to the building of our personal brand of competency.  But without a common knowledge base of what a working wardrobe looks like, we are left to cobble together business outfits from limited resources and conflicting messages from fashion posts and TV shows of what work appropriate looks like (and it varies by industry, organization, and current climate – the pandemic has certainly shifted work wear!).

You may argue that dress codes are transitioning into the casual realm, so why the focus on professional attire? However, there are still many of us who wish to be dressed formally for the board room, the court room, the class room, the virtual room, or that oval room. Creating a professional wardrobe, while including more casual elements to fit your specific needs, will insure that no matter how casual you find your working environment, you will always project power, competency and appropriateness.  Be prepared no matter what room you find yourself dressing for.

So, stay with us, send us your constructive feedback, follow along on Insta (the stories will feature behind the scenes travel, lifestyle, and shopping), and let us know if you have a closet and career you’d like to share.

All my best, and cheers!

 

OUTFIT DETAILS: JACKET: AKRIS PUNTO PANTS: ST. JOHN SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, GIFT FROM MOTHER EARRINGS: PEARLS, PURCHASED FROM ANTIQUE HEIRLOOM JEWELRY STORE – HOUSTON BRACELETS: DAVID YURMAN, 25TH BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM PARENTS, GOLD BANGLE – GIFT FROM MOTHER’S COLLECTION RING: PERSONAL DESIGN (SUNFLOWER) CREATED BY: RONNY BARNEA –  JEWELRY ON 5TH WATCH: APPLE BY HERMES, CHRISTMAS GIFT PERFUME: GOLD KNIGHT BY KILIAN

 

The Dress Code EBook Now Available!

A Guide to Curating Your Professional Wardrobe.

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Heading back to your client’s offices? While it may no longer be as frequent of a requirement, there are definitely still organizations who are excited to have their consultants rejoin them for critical events and meetings. 

Last week marked my first work trip in over a year! And it took me much longer than usual to pack... I was very glad to have The Dress Code packing list to make sure I didn’t forget anything critical after spending a year + not living out of a suitcase. 

As the world begins to reopen, and we’re called back to the client site - make sure you remember how to dress well - regardless of the office climate. If you’re wondering what you may have forgotten in a year of sweatpants and athleisure, click the link to purchase your copy of The Dress Code - A guide for curating your professional wardrobe. 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. 

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Hi All! 

I’ve missed you, but have been quiet out of respect for all that has been going on in the world - a world where suits are less important than sensitivity. 

However, amidst the recent social media silence there are a few things in progress that I’m excited about, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to meet with @parkcitytv tomorrow to discuss! 

Tune in for my live interview on the Mountain Connections morning show! We’ll be covering the background of @theconsultantscloset, future growth goals, how the pandemic has affected dressing for the professional work world, and how to remain professional while working from home and balancing personal priorities. 

8 AM MDT (Replay at 6 pm & 10 pm)  Comcast Channel 17, 102, or 36  Livestream - PCTV.TV 

All my best,

KelsC.
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