We had the good fortune of connecting with Jodi Skorupski and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jodi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When we left New York City and moved to Houston I decided to start my own styling business because it’s something I had dreamt of for a long time. I also wanted flexibility in my schedule to start a family.
What should our readers know about your business?
As a Personal Stylist I help my clients find and put together the clothing and accessories that best complement their appearance, personality and lifestyle. Also, I’m an independent stylist, I don’t work for any stores. That means that I’m able to pull from any store here in Houston, online, in other cities or around the world.
The largest misconception about Personal Styling is that it is only for the rich and famous. That is not true, especially now. In the past all styling was done in person. However new technologies in my industry along with people’s new familiarity with online video communication (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) have opened up new possibilities. I am now able to offer virtual styling as well as in-person. This allows me to style my clients locally, if they move, or if they are on vacation. Additionally, I’m able to offer personal styling at different price points, so it’s less prohibitive than ever. A client still receives the same custom, individualized service, but they can choose a way that is most comfortable for them.
Finding the right clothes for life, work and special occasions can be frustrating and overwhelming. I make that process easy and enjoyable and make my clients feel confident because they know they look good.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am so incredibly grateful to my husband, parents and kids for believing in me and pushing me even when my belief in myself wavers. There have been times that I have allowed others to cause me to doubt myself. My family is always there saying, “don’t listen to them. They don’t know you like we do. You’ve got this!”
2 of the photos, the black and white and also the one where I’m seated, are by Lauren DeFrehn