MELORA - healthcare researcher & mom
"Time with Paul is the gift that keeps on giving! He helped me update and re-energize my look after having two kids and moving from formal, chilly London to informal, sunny California. I've gotten so many more compliments since we began working together and I feel (and look) better, more confident, and more stylish.
We started by setting goals and priorities, then went straight to my closet to go through everything I owned - he gave lots of constructive criticism about what did and didn't work for my body, and what was and wasn't working in my everyday looks - but he was also gentle - he told me what I was doing well, and took the time to help me understand how I could make small changes to take it up a notch and look a lot more pulled together. We shopped together and he also sent me recommendations to buy on-line - he was very conscious of how little free time I had and flexed to make it work well for me. We even did a quick skype session when I was struggling to put some of my new pieces together.
And he saved me money too - he was great about pointing out where I should spend in terms of long term value (and where I should keep it cheap and cheerful), and found awesome deals and sales that I would have been too busy to track. The savings he helped find come pretty darn close to covering his fees, and more importantly, he's left me feeling very self-sufficient rather than dependent. While I still value his opinion, he's armed me with lots of knowledge so that I can put things together on my own - he took something that seemed complicated and made it feel easy and fun.
I recommended him to my mother-in-law, who had a fantastic experience too (with a very different set of priorities and needs), and can't wait to set him up with other friends and family. He's very helpful in the context of a new job, a change of lifestyle (kids!), or just when you feel like you're in a bit of a rut when it comes to getting dressed!"
Karen - executive director of a non-profit & mom
"I cannot say enough about how much FUN it is to shop with Paul. He has a marvelous sense of style and a great eye for color, texture and patterns. The clothes that I buy while I am with him inevitably become staples in my wardrobe. He is a great listener and truly wants to help you to identify what you like and what you need in order to dress well for your life.
He is not interested in creating 'one size fits all' trendy fashion statements but rather seeks to help people to look good and feel good. He is honest and discerning when helping to make choices and also encouraging of trying something new and unexpected. I always receive compliments on the outfits that he has helped me to put together.
I would highly encourage anyone who wants to feel more confident about how they present themselves to the world to work with Paul to establish his/her best look."
Mary - real estate agent & mom
"Paul has changed my life. Before Paul, my closet was jammed to the ceiling with clothes I loved but didn’t know how to put together in flattering outfits. I would shop a lot, but I kept on buying similar items and wore them the same way. But with Paul’s help, I edited my clothing down to the things that fit, flattered and I loved to wear. He then created a 'look book' for me with outfits and combinations that I could never have imagined. These outfits were categorized for the type of event and offered options to dress up or down. This cut down my prep time in the mornings significantly.
Within days, my clients and friends were commenting on my beautiful outfits, all clothes they had seen before, just not in the same combinations.
Paul also helps me with my struggle to find particular items that I want to add to my wardrobe, and he recommends items that I may not have thought of, but would love to try. He shares sources and websites that I would never have heard of otherwise. He also advises me where best to invest my clothing budget, and where I can save a little. And best of all, he’s easy to work with and respects your time.
I would confidently recommend Paul to anyone who is looking to update their look or just needs to rediscover their love of clothes. He is a valuable expert with an objective eye and a passion for helping people look their best."
Josette - health technology entrepreneur & mom
"I recently experienced a very gratifying consultation with stylist Paul Julch from Urbanite | Suburbanite - it was definitely a worthwhile experience! As a middle-aged cancer survivor who for quite some time was only interested in comfort without much energy to shop, I was really ready to work on an updated look with a professional. I wished I hadn't waited so long to use my Christmas gift of a consultation with stylist Paul. I put off the consultation because of unnecessary worries, thinking Paul might be too formal, and only interested in high fashion, expensive couture and worst of all.... I thought he would have to enter my over-stuffed closet!
I was so delighted to find Paul was so approachable, made me feel very comfortable, and he wasn't judgmental on past clothing choices - he really zeroed in on what I needed and in a most pleasant demeanor.
He started off asking me a few questions to get an idea of what I liked and what were my session goals. I wanted to purge, get a more contemporary look, discover what styles worked best for my body, help me avoid looking frumpy, plus advise me on what and where to shop for the things I needed.
We then went to my closet - what a huge relief he didn't even have to go in my closet! (He brought a fold up clothes rack which was immensely helpful. I just pulled out groups of clothing one at a time). He would put them on the rack in a particular order and then we reviewed that group of clothes. He put the items that he thought were more suited to my shape and personality to one side and pointed out why, and then he was quick to point some articles of clothing that were either outdated or not a flattering cut or style for me - and off they went to the purge pile. We were able to cover a lot without me actually trying on clothes.
The wonderful thing is after all the good information he gave me during the hour consultation, within a week, he emailed a wonderful personal portfolio which included clothing photos to demonstrate examples of his recommendations, items to avoid, what I should keep an eye out for as far as brands and stores that will make shopping in the future a lot easier. Bonus: He also gave me a personal recommendation for a local alterations person.
I highly recommend Paul Julch and Urbanite | Suburbanite."
Edward - director of employee engagement programs & dad
"Paul has made the entire process of dressing myself much more simple and painless that is used to be. He revamped my closet to make me get rid of what wasn't working, what I wasn't wearing, and what I really didn't like anymore. Then he pushed my boundaries in the selections we made to refill my closet. I honestly wasn't even wearing jeans on a regular basis (I was a tried and true khakis guy), but now I have both jeans and khakis in my rotation, along with dress pants, cords, etc.
One of the biggest things Paul has helped me with is getting ready for trips. He comes over, asks me questions about my trip, and then pulls together what I need for my days away. He advises on the most prudent way to pack, along with what will work best for the plane ride. Then he photographs it all and gives me a handy powerpoint presentation, that I take along with me. All I need to do in the morning is consult the powerpoint, and I know what to wear."
Erin - Speaker, author & mom
"Paul is amazing! He helped me complete my work wardrobe within my budget and time constraints. He helped me shop sales in person as well as on-line by emailing me great buys. All I had to do was click and buy.
He has not only taught me how to coordinate my outfits but has also taught me why I should choose certain styles, shapes and pieces. I feel like I have really been educated on clothes selection so I can make better fashion choices when he isn’t around. Although, I always look my best when I’m wearing something he’s pulled together.
What an absolute difference he has made! Thank you Paul!!!"
Angie - personal trainer/fitness instructor & mom
"I have never been more excited to open my closet doors. Paul is truly a gem! He has an amazing pulse on the fashion world and a unique way of uncovering a person’s individual style. His friendly, enthusiastic approach to outfitting makes clear his passion for styling.
After discussing my lifestyle, activities and day-to-day events he knew exactly how to fill the holes in my wardrobe. Shopping with him is a focused, pain-free process. I am always amazed at the things I end up buying that I would never have tried on! I don’t like to shop without him but have a better sense of what to look for when I am shopping alone. The education I have walked away with is priceless!
Paul makes getting dressed fun and exciting. I consider it a challenge now to step out of my normal uniform into some more interesting. I always get compliments and feel so much better about what I am wearing. I am so grateful to Paul for helping me stay current and making me think outside the box!"