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Graduate feedback about this course: 

Thank you for providing me with an extraordinary experience and education at the Fashion Style Institute.  As I have mentioned before, to say I have always had a passion, love, and desire to be in the style and fashion industry, is an understatement.  I eat, breathe, sleep, fashion.   However, I needed an education to take myself to the next level, not only for me but also for my business, as well.  It was important to me to find a reputable, accredited school.  It was equally important that I would both certify and license after attending the school.  What I didn’t anticipate was that it would be such an enjoyable, stress-free experience. Since this was the first time attending an on-line school, I had a certain level of anticipation and concern for what I was about to embark upon.   From the easy to navigate website, to the instruction and instructors, I quickly realized I had no reason to be concerned and thus a stress-free environment.  The modules and education were so interesting and enlightening that I found it difficult to take a break.  I immediately used the skills I attained in the Wardrobe Styling Course and those skills that I have learned will continue to help me forever. With much thanks, Alison T., Certified Wardrobe Stylist, USA


As the world becomes more tech-savvy, it can make using the internet overwhelming, especially for further knowledge in life. You can never have enough knowledge for what life may present you. Learning the curriculum for the Certified Wardrobe Stylist Course has been nothing but a pleasure. The website and its navigation were extremely easy to use, well displayed and organized making it that much easier to learn the information in the course. I really appreciated the feedback of the professors as well as completing the assignments themselves. The assignments were graded quickly helping me to continue the course in my available time that much easier. The videos and readings were pleasantly presented and easy to devote time to during the craziness of my everyday life. Thank you so much for this added platform in my schooling and training! I know that this certification will only bring more opportunities my way. Best, Kelsey Lawler, CWS, USA


Over the past several months I have taken and completed both The Fashion Stylist and Wardrobe Stylist courses.  They have both been extremely important as I get ready to launch my Fashion/ Wardrobe Consulting business.  The modules were very informative, and being able to go at my own pace made it very user friendly!  I owned my own women's retail boutique for many years and always loved working one one with my customers, listening to their wants and needs and working with them to bring their style aspirations to life.  Having an intuitive sense of style is one thing, but having the true styling knowledge is another.  I look forward to combining my past experiences and the knowledge I gained through taking my certification courses at the Fashion Stylist Institute as I begin my new business venture!  Thank you, Emily Klawans, CFS, CWS, USA


For quite a while I had been contemplating taking classes for personal styling and personal shopping. While having a background and education in fashion design, I needed to find a place to bridge the gap in my education needed to be able to successfully run my own business. After much searching I determined that the Wardrobe Stylist course would be the best possible route. The first thing that caught my attention was the fact that you learn at your own pace. This course revolves around what you are able to achieve based around your own schedule. You have the opportunity to pause in the middle of a module and return when you have the time. Next, most modules contain videos that have clear images and statements that provide back up information to the statement written on the screen. The clarity of each slide makes note taking a breeze. Best of all, this course comes with a collection of resources that you can not only download, but also keep for further reference.  After completing the courses and looking back upon the experience it is clear to see that quite a bit of care was put into making sure that your really learn the information and earn your certification. I whole-heartedly feel confident in my capability to use the information I learned in a professional manner. I am excited to begin my career as a stylist. Thank you for your time, McKenzie Garcia, CWS, USA


Here is the course outline:

Welcome and Begin Orientation Class
Course welcome, how eLearning works, meet your instructor, set your profile, review the portal, practice netiquette.
How We Certify You Video Session
Multiple video and seminar review of: Learning Outcomes, CEU’s, course objectives, standards in online learning, your course structure and curriculum.
Articles, Resources and Libraries
Your security settings, avoiding pop up blockers, setting your email, joining a group, your best profile and biography details, meet your friends, find your resources etc.
First Assignment: Complete 6 Outcomes
Opportunity to get comfortable with survey templates, students submit answers electronically and their initial learning skills are examined.
Wardrobe Stylist: Part 1
Video sections include: What is a Wardrobe Stylist? Edit a Clients Closet, Coordinate Existing Clothing Inventory, Plan Purchase Needs, Plan Ancillary (supplemental) Wardrobe Items, Shop To Build Wardrobe, Audio lecture – what to expect in the initial stages of working with clients, Review video “Styling the Client”, discussion on Color, Style, Dress Details and Body Lines. Review tutorial on how to set up clothes to photograph for clients database. Review ten steps for Mixing and Matching items – this teaches the client how to extend the use of her wardrobe.
Wardrobe Stylist Part 2
In Part Two the consultation steps continue. How to manage clothing and wardrobe collections. Learn about pull sheets, tracking inventory, organizing and how to maximize the use of existing clothing for an expanded and fully functioning wardrobe. The important element of capsule wardrobe planning is detailed.
Wardrobe Stylist Part 3
Wardrobe Styling methods for professional line rack. How to assist the photographer, how to create your portfolio, getting editorial work, working backstage managing wardrobes in photo shoots, commercials and videos. This section includes multiple video review of backstage production and the role of the wardrobe stylist in fashion events.
How to Measure, Fit and Proportion
Instructor led video demonstrating principles of proportion, fit, cut, tailoring, styling. Steps for creating a visually perfect outfit, the Golden Mean in fashion coordination and harmony of design. Students learn important concepts of proportioning clothing, matching hairstyles to facial shape, fit principles and focal points. The ABC’s of the client measurement session are reviewed in this course section.
Styling Game Sessions
Practice interactive styling sessions, identify how to clothe each body shape, use software to create client books, collages, style directives and more. Create coordinated sets, multiple clothing choices, mix and match options. Learn to style, coordinate, hairstyles, facial shape PLUS complete five interactive exercises in styling.
Proportion and Fit Seminars
Instructor led video demonstrating principles of proportion, fit, cut, tailoring, styling. Steps for creating a visually perfect outfit, the Golden Mean in fashion coordination and harmony of design. Students learn important concepts of proportioning clothing, hairstyles to facial shape, fit principles and focal points.
How to Identify Facial Shape and Hairstyles
How to measure, determine and verify the correct facial shape. Then discover how to choose appropriate hairstyles for each facial shape. Video tutorials teach how to identify “lines” in facial features, determine scale of facial proportions that influence hair style. Quiz practice included.
How to Coordinate, Mix and Match Fashion
Master class in styling - how to coordinate fashion combinations of print, texture, pattern and color. Includes video instructions and tutorials on combining three, four and more prints and patterns to achieve "high styling" mastery. 133 page manual is included "How to Coordinate Fashion"
Wardrobe Styling Project - Test Shoot
Fun and engaging the style project is an opportunity for the learner to display their new found skills in a creative individual or group project. Students are tasked to coordinate an outfit, adding accessories and photographing a completely styled model, mannequin or flat lay.
Video Hub
Multiple video how-to's are available for further training. Style basics such as how to dress, style and wear fashion, shoes, accessories, hair and makeup.
Basic Apparel Style Terms
Over 150 core silhouettes, clothing styles and details reviewed in video format and pronunciation. Core terms for any fashion student preparing for exams. Fashion professionals need an understanding of these core terms to practice as consultants.
Quiz Review and Quiz
Online exam to test student’s absorption of the course training. 25 true/ false, multiple choice, mix and match and two essay questions. Scoring is standard from A to F (fail). Passing score must be 80% or higher.
Student Project - Define Your Niche Market
Students discover a powerful method toward identifying their niche market within this industry. Graded assignment offers key feedback to motivate students toward professional consultant status. A great way to define their business goal.
Course ending checkout paperwork
All students completing the course are required to submit a brief feedback testimonial about their experience with the course. Click the link below for instructions and sample. Students also must complete a Participant Training Evaluation form prior to completing the course to earn their CEU's and/ or ILU's.
Library Access - Articles, Resources and White Papers
Entire fashion library includes over 20 important scholarly articles on fashion, fashion history, fashion week, etc. free for download and off-line reading. Supplemental materials include free e-books, free fashion images and other research tools students can use to further their knowledge of fashion, style and image.
ZIP Graduate Resource Documents
Online library of downloadable resources, forms, eBooks and supportive material to help the new graduate build a strong business.
About Your Bonus Course - How to Start Your Business
Course available when you have completed all modules and course requirements. Take advantage of our business training course. This course sets you up to promote, market and grow your fashion, style or image business immediately. E-Book and important forms included. This is a bonus that opens when you complete your course and submit your final graduate listing. Your course access codes will be emailed to you when we receive your form submission. Move to the next modules and complete them in order to finish out your course.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Award CEU Statement


Akiko Sarah Takata-Magno

"This course is very useful for my business and for me, too, personally. My personal favorites are closet edit and the 1-2-3 proportion method. They are so valuable that I am very excited to share them with clients. Thank you as always for providing an amazing course!"

Penelope Lederer

"This is the first time I've taken an online course, so I didn't really know what to expect, and it took me a while to navigate the website. I still haven't managed to join a forum but will persist! I also had a few computer glitches - there was no sound on some slides (when there should have been) and I had difficulty downloading a couple of items. But I found the content informative, thought provoking, and much of it extremely useful for my new business as a wardrobe stylist. I was impressed with the speed of grading and instructor comments."