Hi! I’m Linda Sue Crews
And I go by Linda. I’m your southern style coach, personal stylist, image consultant … whatever you want to call me. I help women discover their best colors to wear and the design details that flatter their figure. Right now. Not two years from now or after I lose 15 pounds.
There is beauty in every woman. Most of us can’t see our own beauty because we are so focused on our flaws that our vision is distorted to our assets. Some of us compare ourselves with own youthful past self, celebrities, or other friends and family members, and we never win in that comparison game.
Learning to see our own beauty is important, whether it’s a sincere smile, that curve in your back that you never noticed before, your great shoulders, or perhaps it’s your color combination. I work with a lot of women with a wide variance of appearance. Therefore, I am able to help you see your flattering features that you may have never recognized, or you have taken for granted.
Imagine if you dressed with the goal to accentuate your best features and play up your personal coloring. Dressing and outfit creation becomes so much more positive and fun.
How did I get here? A serious bike accident put me in the hospital for a week, right at the height of puberty. I broke both of my jaws and lost my front teeth, my smile, and my confidence … all in one day.
It took years of dental procedures and a plastic surgery to repair the outside, and a few more decades to repair my shattered self-esteem on the inside.
A late bloomer, I was still wearing size 12 in the kids department while all of my friends with curves were shopping in juniors. I remember when the Gap first opened in our mall and I was too small to fit into their jeans. You weren’t a teenager if you couldn’t shop at the Gap!
It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I started understanding how to dress my very petite frame, got out of braces, traded my glasses for contacts, and cut my long, stringy hair. I finally began to bloom.
Because of that difficult time in my own life, I know how painful it is when a woman’s self-esteem takes a hit. Sometimes transitions like breakups, weight gain, job loss, sickness, hormone changes, [fill in the blank] leave us feeling ‘less than.’ We often don’t feel attractive because of something that has happened to us or what we have transitioned through.
As women we are almost always going through, or coming out of some kind of transition. Many of my clients have come through a transition and end that journey with a personal style appointment.
The most significant transitions of life often do culminate with some type of outward change like new eating habits, weight loss, new fitness or schedule routines, and even a new look to reflect the new you.
Living authentically means there is harmony with our inner and outer self. Of course we can dress up the outside and still be a mess on the inside and have disharmony. But likewise, we can attend to the inside, ignore the outside, and still have disharmony.
I use my role as a style coach to help women discover the colors and styles that make my clients look and feel fabulous and more confident.
My most rewarding style-overs are with women who are ready for their outward expression to reflect their inner transitions, and are willing to share their story to encourage other women. Some of those clients have come from grief to joy. Others from youthful insecurity to mature confidence. I’ve captured some of their journeys on my blog.
You don’t have to be hurting, or going through a difficult transition for a style-over. Sometimes it’s just time for a change, or your hair color has changed and you need a new color analysis.
Regardless of the why for a style-over, it energizes me to help women of all ages discover the joy of the Best Look For You. I would be delighted to work with you or your group. Find out more about my appointments here and my group events and workshops here and speaking events here.
I received my certification as an Image Consultant from Shari Braendel. She has been in this industry for over 3 decades. I value her perspective on color analysis because unlike many other programs, she takes into consideration the entire personal coloring: hair, skin and eyes. Many programs do not take into consideration hair color, which is a significant element. Hair color change absolutely impacts your color analysis.
What My Clients Are Saying About Me
I had a style appointment with Linda where she helped me edit my closet and do an assessment to determine the best styles for my body shape. The technical concepts that she taught me resulted in many "Aha" moments so that I finally understand why some clothes look better on me than others. I highly recommend Linda's services. Not only is she very skilled and knowledgeable at what she does, but her heart is to help women feel good about themselves from the inside out.
Linda conducted a color analysis and closet "edit" for me and both were super helpful! My goal is to make smart wardrobe purchases that look good and feel good and to make it super easy to pull an outfit together...she's got me on the right track!
Linda really helped me find my colors and style. I am so grateful. I just love going into a store and finding my colors. It makes shopping so much easier. She has some great ideas on what to wear for every occasion as well as where to shop. I can't thank her enough. She would be great if you are looking for someone to do a program for your group. Thanks again, Linda.
"I had the best time today! Thank you so much for going way above and beyond with time and information. I appreciate it SO much! I will be singing your praises to my friends."
Because of all Linda Crews has taught me, I am now able to put outfits together more quickly, shop more strategically, dress more age-appropriately, wear outfits that are more flattering and trendy, speak and walk more confidently, and smile more brightly!
"Can't thank you enough for all your professional help- getting dressed and shopping has been a much more pleasant experience- and I've actually been able to discover more of my style! The monochromatic looks are my favorite and now I'm confident that I know it helps me shine too! "
"My DIL remarked "look at you embracing color" this morning when I chose a purple shirt over the black. Yes, I have downloaded and reviewed the video (several times). Thanks again for your help, I find myself thinking more about what looks good rather than what is "easy"."
My appointment with you has totally changed my world! For the first time in my life I actually have some confidence with my colors and style. I owe you a tremendous thank you for helping me to gain confidence in my body shape. I don't look in the full length mirror and see flaws, but instead I see a body I love because God create me this way! And now I have the knowledge to dress for my body type!
Linda gave me so many invaluable tips. I have noticed when I follow her advice, particularly regarding the colors I wear, that not only do I feel better, but others notice as well! As I have embarked on some fall purchases, it has helped me to feel more confident in my choices… I can also more easily walk away from those things that I love but just don't work for me style-wise. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone!
For the last couple years I have hired a wardrobe consultant to help me coordinate my clothing but something always seemed to be missing. Then I met with Linda and I realized this was the missing piece. Linda is the “whole package” it wasn’t just taking my clothes and turning them into outfits it was about the best fit for my body type, the best colors, the most flattering hem line, my hair color, makeup, it was every aspect.
Linda's advice was as relevant for me as it was for my teenage daughter! Her attention to every detail--hair, eyes, makeup, jewelry, accessories and clothing--was priceless. She's a true gem; everyone would benefit from her advice.
Linda helped me feel more confident about my wardrobe! The best part is that she doesn’t try to change your style (unless that’s what you want!)- I dress very comfortably for my job, and she was able to take my aesthetic and make personalized recommendations for wardrobe updates! She also helped me learn about my body shape and what types of clothes flatter/don’t flatter. The uniqueness of Linda though is that she doesn’t make you feel insecure or self conscious, in fact, every woman there left feeling confident! Thanks to Linda, I have stepped up my wardrobe game and LOVE everything in my closet. 5/5 stars!
I attended a group workshop hosted by Linda and it was a blast! What I loved most was how Linda connected with each woman’s uniqueness. It was so refreshing to experience a celebration of different body types, coloring, etc. instead of it being a comparison contest. We learned so much practical information about personal style and left feeling energized and equipped. I highly recommend working with Linda! Grab some girlfriends and host a group workshop. It is a perfect girls day/night activity!
Linda knows the content of my messages and my wardrobe inside out. I trust her with my speaking wardrobe as much as I trust her with my messages as she weaves them into her Best Look For You events.
I had a color analysis done many years ago when everyone fell into one of four categories without hair coloring being a factor. I spent the morning with Linda and she updated my color analysis and directed me in a new direction as I head toward retirement. It was great fun and very informative. I highly recommend Linda. She will save you money and time.
I'd worked with a Nordstrom personal stylist in SoCal years ago and had found her extremely helpful, but hadn't been able to find another person who ‘got’ my natural look but could still help me look put together. Linda is that person, and I'm so glad I found her. My closet is organized and I have clothes I feel confident wearing.
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