Testimonials

 
 
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Shelly Rose

Owner, Pure Roots Nutrition

“I now have a closet that doesn’t stress me out.”

One of the best things I experienced with Sydney’s [styling services] is that I now have a closet that doesn’t stress me out anymore (literally daily, for YEARS). I really just wanted to simplify this part of my life. We purged areas of my wardrobe that weren’t doing me any favors, and I now have a clear roadmap of styling advice suited to me and my lifestyle guide me forward. I only wished I had done this sooner! 

I was most impressed with Sydney’s unique styling approach. One that encourages mindfulness and sustainability, and discourages shopping and overspending to keep up with the latest fashion trends. She shows you how to enjoy less, focus on quality, take care of what you have and balance thriftiness with a classy, natural, and beautiful style. What a breath of fresh air!


“I feel more confident and comfortable!”

Remember when it was hip to Kon Mari your life? I thought it was an amazing idea…until I rid my closet of all the things that didn’t bring me joy and was left with NOTHING!

Did I mention that I HATE shopping and am not very good at it? Enter Sydney.

I don’t know how she does it, but she manages to find me the cutest clothes that fit my personality, style, and body type perfectly. She’s also encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and she makes me look great!

Being a “full figured woman”, I’ve never been good at buying clothes that compliment my figure. I now have an entire closet full of clothes that I love! I feel more confident and comfortable and it’s all thanks to Sydney!

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Ashley Ray

Owner, Emergent Social Solutions


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Larkin Garbee

Owner, 804RVA

“I needed to get rid of 50% of the stuff I had and never wore (or had space to store).”

I do a lot of things in my life - and historically one of those things has not been to keep my room clean.

I have hired various organizers and cleaning people to help manage my clothes, but only after hiring Sydney to have a Chic Stripes Closet Cleanse have I learned the real problem:

I needed to get rid of 50% of the stuff I had and never wore (or had space to store).

It has been a month and my room still looks great! I wish I had found her years ago!


“You will save money in the long run from not aimlessly purchasing pieces that don’t work together.”

Sydney makes the “chore” of picking out sophisticated, classy outfits easy!

She provided a fresh eye in my closet and quickly identified key pieces that were missing.

She’s very good at making sure purchases are sustainable. You will save money in the long run from . not aimlessly purchasing pieces that don’t work together. I highly recommend her!

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Kristen Costello

Director of Business Development, Barton Malow


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Nathalia Artus

VP, Community Development Banker, Union Bankshares Corp.

“After having my baby, and waiting for my body to find a new normal, it was time to revisit my clothes.”

This has been one experience to remember!

After having my baby, and waiting for my body to find a new normal, it was time to revisit my clothes.

Chic Stripes was patient, flexible, and she listened as we worked together on this style plan.

I highly recommend Sydney!


“I loved feeling more organized and having a plan when shopping.”

I reached out to Sydney after realizing I was in a wardrobe rut. It was fantastic to have someone go through my closet and hep decide what items worked and what didn’t.

We created new outfits with what I already had in my closet. We then put together a list of what I needed to go with what I already had.

I loved feeling more organized and having a plan when shopping.

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AnnMarie Grohs

Owner, Boho Cycle Studio


Jacquelyn Davis

Young Professional

“I love to shop, but usually for others, not for myself.”

I love to shop, but usually for others, not for myself.

With Sydney’s help, I was able to have perfect pieces to add to my wardrobe each month.

It was such a treat to see the items she picked, and how I might be able to incorporate them into everyday wear.

Sydney has a clear and creative understanding of each of her clients; she truly captured my vision for my wardrobe. I truly appreciated her time and expertise.


“The pieces have become quick favorites.”

I’ve never been super focused on fashion aside from the need to look put together.

I’m also super busy as a business owner and don’t have time to focus on buying clothes.

Sydney’s style subscription is perfect. She shops and gets me favorites, pushes me outside of my comfort zone, and all on a budget.

I absolutely love picking up my bag every month and the pieces have become quick favorites I turn to all the time.

Sarah Milston

Owner, The Spark Mill


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Kelly Vance

Founder, VANCE Agency

“You walk a little taller when you feel put together.”

What can I say?

You walk a little taller when you feel put together.

Sydney makes you feel like a million bucks - and she’s also extremely efficient.

She cleaned out my closet and discovered 4 outfits I would never have put together myself! I’d hire her again and again.


“I [heart] my new earrings and necklace!!”

Had to take a moment to shout out to Sydney Lester of Chic Stripes for this super cute personal shopping find.

I [heart] my new earrings and necklace!!

Get at her for personal styling and shopping!

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Natasha Foreman

Business Owner, Lucid Living


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Jai Gregoritsch

Owner, Jai Mayhew Photography

“Sydney combines her understanding of the client’s wants with an impeccable eye for detail.”

Sydney is the kind of stylist you dream of working with!

Her eye for fashion embodies both classic lines and modern flare, vintage accents and mixed textures.

Sydney combines her understanding of the client’s wants with an impeccable eye for detail and on top of that she’s professional, creative and wonderful to work with.

Can’t say enough positive things about her!”


“The most valuable lesson I have learned is to look for good quality.”

Sydney knows what is trendy, but also has unique taste that helps you put together a look that is stylish and perfect just for you.

Though I am still learning, the most valuable lesson I have learned from Sydney is to look for good quality.

If Sydney were an app, I would buy it and use it every shopping session!

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Jessica Swicegood

Owner, Healthy Housekeeping


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Jan Crable

Co-Founder, Big River Advertising

“I spend less money and time AND get a wardrobe that suits me.”

I’ve been blessed with a full life. With that blessing, there is not much time for going from store to store, trying to get the most from my budget, and maintaining a simple, sustainable style.

When Sydney came into my world, she was the solution I didn’t even realize I needed.

Now I spend less money and less time to have a wardrobe that suites me…with fun little surprises every month.