Finally scored that hot date this weekend? Don’t let him or her see you all scuffed up and messy just yet. Let’s save those sweatpants for a few dates in.
Whether you need outfit advice or a full-fledged makeover, we rounded up the top 11 makeover experts to prep you for your big date. Take a look.
The Style Girlfriend
The Style Girlfriend does not mess around when it comes to looking put together. She gives men’s fashion advice from a woman’s perspective — and we’ll bet it’s a bit more stylish than your mom’s sweet but dated advice. Come here for outfit inspiration for work or play and grooming advice to nail that first date impression.
Social Clout: 11.7K+ Twitter followers; 5,100+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @styleGF
Trunk Club is a no-brain-needed service for guys who don’t like shopping or don’t quite know what suits them best. Here you can get a stylist to do the dirty work for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions about your style, personality and sizing. A stylist shops for you, creates a clothing trunk and sends it straight to your door. Just choose the clothes you want to keep and send the rest back within 10 days.
Social Clout: 493,700+ Facebook likes; 51.4K Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @TrunkClub
Rent The Runway
Rent The Runway is perfect for women who are headed on a date they need to get gussied up for. If you’re a wedding plus-one or going to a fancy gala, you don’t have to spend a lot of dollars to look like a million. RTR lends you a dress, jewelry or handbag for a fraction of the retail price. You can rent it for four or eight days, and they send you a backup size just in case. Wear it to your event and send it back without breaking the bank.
Social Clout: 273,458 likesFacebook likes; 44.7K Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @RenttheRunway
Aaron Marino is the ultimate male makeover master. Although he is based in Atlanta, his videos, book and virtual consulting can fix your fashion troubles wherever you are. Virtual services range from quick questions to virtual makeovers to picking out the perfect outfit, making it the perfect go-to for either long-term help or immediate fashion advice.
Social Clout: 7,400+ Facebook likes; 5,100+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @alphamimage
LaurieBstyle focuses on style for success, whether that’s in the working world or in your dating life. The L.A.-based stylist is not just about style but about learning what fits your body, personality and lifestyle. She travels the country for wardrobe evaluations and consultations to help you cleanse your closet and revamp your style.
Social Clout: 5,500+ Twitter followers; 3,000+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @Lauriebstyle
Total Image Consultants
Total Image Consultants is all about revamping your wardrobe in a way that fits your personality and boosts your confidence — perfect to calm those pre-date jitters. It offers services such as figuring out your best color pallet and fashion fit formula, which measures the lengths you need for skirts, jackets and necklines. For a quick consultation, just fill out an online form and hop on the phone for some style support.
Social Clout: 2,600 Twitter followers; 1,500+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @GingerBurr
Head to the Style Auteur if you’re looking for help with fashion trends or how to keep up a modern wardrobe. Lauren A. Rothman, the brains behind the site, is a good resource if you’re looking to revamp and maintain a more stylish wardrobe. Consider that second date secured.
Social Clout: 1,800+ Twitter followers; 1,100+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @styleauteur
If you’re looking for a beauty transformation, Kimara Ahnert is your girl. This New York City-based makeup artist individualizes each of her sessions so you know the beauty advice is tailored to your style and color palette. It might be a little pricey for a casual first date, so stick to her salon for fancier nights on the town.
Social Clout: 1,400+ Facebook likes; 500+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @KimaraAhnert
If you’re looking for some style inspiration, Painfully Hip has a collection of fashion-forward photos to solve your style woes. The site is organized by seasoned stylist Amber Mortensen, who helps her clients stay stylish on a budget. This is a great site to scour for last-minute outfit ideas or for quick tips on fashion malfunctions.
Social Clout: 1,300+ Twitter followers; 780+ Facebook likes
Twitter Handle: @painfullyhip
Style by Naz
Naz Meknat is an L.A-based stylist who has transformed even the most tragic wardrobes. She works with men and women at a variety of ages. She offers a variety of services based on what you’re looking for, from closet audits and personal shopping, to wardrobe planning and virtual styling for those outside L.A. Stacy London from TLC’s “What Not To Wear” trained and certified Naz, so you know she means business.
Social Clout: 740+ Facebook likes; 181 Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @stylebynaz
Polished Image Consultants
Polished Social Image Consultants can revamp whatever is feeling sluggish, like your hair or your level of etiquette. There is also a specialized section for wedding consulting. From dance lessons to beauty assistance, this service keeps you polished for your big day.
Social Clout: 330+ Facebook likes; 300+ Twitter followers
Twitter Handle: @SamIsPolished
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