What are you saying to the world today?

 
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Never judge a book by its cover, the old saying goes. But the reality is that most people form their first impressions not by the quality of our character, but by whether our belt matches our shoes. Like it or not, we all judge people by how they look.

At Lindquist Fashion & Image Consulting, we understand that how we look on the outside speaks volume about how we are on the inside. We're here to help our clients define their personal style--painlessly and effortlessly.

Every minute of every hour, we communicate with our coworkers, friends, family and strangers by what we wear and how we present ourselves.

 

 
 

First impressions can determine whether we’re successful in getting a job—or getting a date. When we walk into a room, what’s going through people’s minds? Are they impressed by the confident, put-together image we project, or are they put off by our less-than-perfectly-fitting wardrobe, slumping posture, or lack of eye contact? Within just seven seconds, people have already made critical decisions about our professionalism, socio-economic status, education level and desirability.

The way we look is especially critical in today’s competitive business climate. In fact, a new study of human resource managers found that starting salaries for well-dressed and well-groomed job candidates were up to 20 percent higher than those of their less put-together peers.

Since 2000, image consultant Amy Lindquist, A.I.C.I, has been helping Twin Cities men and women—from recent college graduates to working moms to high-powered celebrities—create a look that suits them from head to toe -- and from the outside in.

She is a frequent fashion resource for print, broadcast and online media in the Twin Cities and across the country. 

Here’s a sampling of some of her most recent articles and appearances:


 

PRINT

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Teachers Bring Fashion Into the Classroom  |  October 3, 2013

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Teacher Style 101  |  October 3, 2013

Mpls St Paul Magazine
 April, 2013

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Give an education in smart shopping  |  September 8, 2012

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Time to clean your closet  |  April 10, 2012

Real Simple Magazine
What’s the Right Thing to Wear?  |  September, 2008

The Minnesota Daily
 Business Fashion Show teaches etiquette / April 7, 2008

Stressfree Magazine
Simplify Your Wardrobe  |  February 2008

Metro Magazine
A Gift For You  |  December, 2007

St. Paul Pioneer Press
 Sandals in the Workplace / Jun 1, 2007

Minneapolis Star Tribune
A Well Dressed Plan  |  Oct 5, 2006

Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Secret is In the Fit  |  Aug 27, 2006

The Milwaukee Business Journal
 Women Glimpse Champ Car Scene / Jun 9, 200

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Clear Eye On The Straight Buy: A Makeover Isn’t as Elusive As it Seems  |  Jan 18, 2004

Online

WNBC
Are Your Fashions Fit For 40s - 
Are you dressing your age?  An expert gives advice  |  June 4th 2007

ABC/WTOC
Shake off the Snow and Warm Up Your Wardrobe  |  March 2007

ABC/News25
For The Summer Fashionista  |  April 2006

Metro Magazine
Metro 100 Pictoria  |  March 2007

 

Broadcast

Faith Radio
The Conversation  |  April 13, 2012

WCCO Radio, AM 830
Capri Pants for Men?  |  January 2, 2006

WFMP Radio, 107.1 FM
Spring Trends for Men & Women  |  March 15 and March 19, 200

 

Our specialty is assisting our clients with their appearance and nonverbal communication skills to ensure that what people see on the outside reflects who they are on the inside.

The goal is to take a look at your current situation, affirm what’s working and eliminate what isn’t. If you’re like most of our clients, you’re tired of looking at a closet full of clothes and still having nothing to wear. It’s a common misconception to assume that more clothes equal more options, when in reality, an overstuffed closet just adds more chaos to your life.

Our image-consulting process is designed to be stress-free, low-pressure and fun. We work together to create a plan to ensure that you’ll use the majority of your wardrobe—rather than the 20 percent that most people use. We begin with an initial in-depth meeting to discuss the key elements of defining style and enhancing image, including:

  • Flattering your specific body type;
  • Adapting current trends for your age and body type;
  • Determining the best color families and power colors for you;
  • Defining your face shape and discussing the most suitable hairstyles and glasses frames;
  • Going through make-up colors, skin care regimen, products and technique;
  • Discussing behavior and communication tips; and
  • A closet audit. Amy will help you weed through your wardrobe to find exactly the right pieces, styles, colors and accessories, then discuss what’s missing, what’s needed and what to do about it.

We can arrange a one-time assessment, or get together a few times each year to check in on your fall/winter and spring/summer wardrobes. Amy can also accompany you on shopping trips or shop for you—whatever you’re most comfortable with.

Lindquist Fashion and Image Consulting charges on an hourly basis. For more information or for a no-obligation quote, contact us.

 

 

 
 

We’re big believers in the power of word of mouth. 
In fact, the vast majority of our new clients find us thanks to recommendations from the men and women we’ve worked with.

Here’s what Lindquist Fashion & Image Consulting clients are saying about Amy, the whole consultation experience, and the effect a new outlook on style has had on their personal and professional lives.


“We are so happy that we had you over yesterday. Now I can build my wardrobe with confidence. Thanks for all your practical advice. Your professionalism and knowledge of style is enlightening. You have a gift to develop people’s confidence in themselves. I’m so thankful you helped my sister see her beauty. She is radiating a confidence today that I haven’t seen before. It is priceless!"

- A.L. Buffalo, MN
 
“I have felt so fabulous wearing my new clothes – you are a miracle worker. You were right that I would learn a thing or two about future shopping on my own. I have now bought new clothes that fit and in fun colors – I feel like a Diva! That has never happened before! Thank you so much – you’ve changed my life in the few short hours we’ve spent together."

- J.K., Minneapolis
 
“I REALLY enjoyed our shopping excursion and felt really good about our purchases. In fact, I thought that you'd be interested in knowing that within the first 10 minutes of being in the office today, I received four compliments on my outfit. Two of which said how ‘professional’ I looked. Pretty cool!! Our work and your expertise are already paying dividends!"

- S.O. Hudson, WI
 
“Thanks so much. This is really a lifelong adventure you have started me on. You have, in a matter of hours, given me room to raise the bar for myself and permission -- guilt free -- to not settle for less. Very powerful. Shopping with a newly trained eye is a lot more fun! Thanks again."

- J.C., St. Paul
 
“I just want to say thank you for the wardrobe consultation. I've done a few of my 'homework assignments' and already people are taking notice. With a new bra, a fitted shirt in my color palette and trousers that fit well, I have been receiving compliments left and right. 'You've lost weight!' 'You look great' and 'You look like a movie star!' This is fun!!"

- D.N., Minneapolis
 
“Thank you! I enjoyed my spring wardrobe consultation so much and I only wish I had called you a long time ago. Your enthusiasm, warm manner and great ideas put me immediately at ease. I have to admit I was a tad bit nervous about someone viewing my wardrobe (the good, the bad and the ugly); however, it wasn't at all intimidating. My family is grateful that I will now work on purchasing clothing items that are right for me, not just buying because it's on the sale rack. Thank you!"

- P.S., Cottage Grove, MN
 
“I have been trying on clothes all night! I have so many great choices that I can't decide what to wear next. There are so many fun, new options! Thanks for everything."

- J.S., Minnetonka, MN
 
From the husband of a happy client:
“My wife is finally dressing like the babe she's always been."

- K.S., Minnetonka, MN
 
 

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