I’m the only woman in my board of directors and work in a male-dominated industry.
When I hired you, I thought my challenge was dressing too casually. I thought I needed to step it up and dress more formally and traditionally in order to be taken seriously.
Now that you’ve created my Style Guide, I realize I actually had a confidence problem. You helped me view my style in a different way. I was being too critical of myself and had false ideas about how to make an impression on my investors and colleagues.
What surprised me the most is the important role that color plays. I’m no longer hiding behind trends or clothes that don’t flatter me.
You’ve been the perfect coach because of how you communicated with me, and were able to persuade me to make important changes. You got to the heart of MY style and explained which elements I can use to communicate who I am and what my values are, to get the results I want in my work.
As an extra benefit, my husband keeps telling me how great I look!
A.S., co-founder, international tech company
I appreciated how focused the session was and how open you were to my suggestions and what I wanted to accomplish, while remaining directive and instructive throughout the process. You were quick to always have an immediate next step, maximizing my time as a client.
My favorite parts were learning specific things about fit and tailoring to my body that I’d never considered before; having your professional eye to seriously edit my wardrobe; and you curating complete looks — I loved it when you paired jewelry, shoes and bags to really take it to the next level.
M.S., fundraiser for a leading American hospital
At first it felt like a luxury. We had a couple of sessions at home, including an analysis of what flatters me, and a complete edit of my existing clothes and accessories. Tammy went shopping and came back with not only the clothes I needed to fill my work and leisure wardrobe gaps, but she brought shoes, bags and other accessories too. I now have complete outfits and never want to set foot in a store again! Tammy saves me time and money — no more bad purchases that I have to return.
While I love to travel, I can’t stand to pack, even it’s for a vacation. This time I brought in my secret weapon, Tammy Parrish, founder of The Clothing Compass. We started with a conversation about the kinds of clothing I’d need for my trip based on my agenda. From there Tammy went into my closet and pulled clothes, styling various looks from beachwear to casual to cocktail party, and matching accessories and shoes too.
The best part was that she photographed each outfit and emailed me everything, so I only had to pick looks saved on my mobile phone in order to get dressed. We could all use an expert eye to take a fresh look at what we have, what works together and how to wear it best. Tammy is that expert. I encourage you to make her your secret weapon too!
Jenny Powers, founder, Running With Heels
Tammy totally understood how to style the concept of what I write in a way that kept me in the forefront as a writer — as opposed to leaving me buried in one of my character’s costumes. She put together a texturally varied wardrobe for the photoshoot that not only worked on the day, but that works for me day to day as well. Tammy’s attention to detail is excellent and she styled everything from well-fitted underwear to hats and velvet-covered hula hoops. I’d recommend Tammy for her insightful understanding of a brief, her professionalism and her ability to pull a striking look out of a somewhat small and random wardrobe.
Tammy, the jacket arrived. I swear I want to live in this jacket!! Sleep in it. Eat breakfast in it. It’s perfect.
L.M., executive coach