Alison Knox is a Personal Stylist and Wardrobe Consultant based in Portland, Oregon, making style easy and accessible for her clients both in Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area. She brings humor, gentle honesty and an impeccable eye for style to each one-on-one session with her beloved clients.
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She may be the most stylish First Lady's this great country has ever known. Michelle Obama consistently appears elegant, appropriate, comfortable and brimming with style and grace. Thanks to the vastness of the interwebs, we're able to closely track her daily wardrobe over the last 8 years and catch the secrets of her strong style game. I've zeroed in on the top 5 style tips I have gathered from her and was invited to share those on KATU's Afternoon Live here in Portland recently...
I recently had the opportunity to share some widely applicable tips for how to dress the part for a job interview on a local morning show called 'Portland Today'. During the segment, the host jumped in as my third model and things got interesting. It's definitely worth checking out the full clip and maybe you'll even learn something new!
Denim is one of those timeless staples and can be found in every person's closet. It is also becoming more widely embraced as 'office appropriate' making it an every day essential for most people. These are the workhorses of our closets and an item definitely worth investing in.
Style nights are one of my favorites. Not everyone is going to hire a personal stylist but everyone can use a little inspiration and further knowledge around the clothes they're wearing. It has become a really exciting forum to share new style perspective, demonstrate those style nuances that make an outfit your own and answer questions real-time for so many women. As someone who is not a huge fan of public speaking, it feels so natural and fun to get up in front of a group and help make style a little more accessible to everyone!
We all have them in our closet, those items that are awesome on so many levels and yet something just seems...off. Maybe you were excited about certain aspects when you bought it and now you reach to put it on, look in the mirror and then take it off and hang it up again. I had many items in my own closet with that same story. So I decided to do something about it and, for a little money and bit of effort, I have a whole new selection of pieces I can't get enough of!! Let me tell you how I did it...
From the first few minutes of our “Sort” session, I could tell that Alison was going to bring a breath of fresh air to something that I loathed. She thoughtfully looked at each existing item and breathed new life into many of them – some needed to go and she was respectful about that process. And she was so right!
Yes, my whole outlook on clothes changed! I now know what types of clothing work well together and how to accessorize accordingly. The tips I remember most often are "sometimes less is more" and "you can dress up or down any outfit". I went from not knowing how to look cute, to feeling attractive and confident wearing my clothes!
As a singer-songwriter it is important for me to be current and look good on stage as well as in everyday life. Alison came alongside me and helped me evaluate my current closet as well as make recommendations for future purchases. She helped me put together great outfits that fit my body type and my personal style. She went shopping with me and helped me identify the items that would make the most impact on my wardrobe for the best value.