Visits to Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Tampa, Stockholm, Warsaw, Amsterdam, London, and Vienna!

David is based in New York City but frequently travels throughout North America and Europe.

Here is the current schedule of cities where he will be offering private Color Your Style Custom Color Palettes for men and women as well as Custom Color Palette Extensions, Shopping, Ultimate Style, Wardrobe Recharge and Color Your Home Sessions as well as the new Virtual Wardrobe Plan:

February 8th-9th Philadelphia, PA

February 20-21 St. Louis, MO

April 8-10 Washington, DC

April 11-13 Tampa, FL

May 13-14 Stockholm, SE

May 16-18 Warsaw, PL

May 20-23 Amsterdam, NL

June 2-5 London, UK

June 7-8 Vienna, AT

Some of the cities David works in regularly include: Canada: Montreal and Toronto, Europe: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Riga, Zagreb, London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Berlin, United States: Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Knoxville, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Savannah, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rochester, Columbia, Roanoke, Miami, Phoenix, Tucson and Washington, D.C. If you have a city that you would like him to visit, please submit it.

About a session:
 An initial private two hour Custom Color Palette includes a one-of-a-kind custom color palette 
as well as in-depth information on fabrics, patterns, silhouette, historical periods, hair, make-up, etc…This is “the plan” that will be used for all future shopping.

Click on the Services button for more information and additional services.

For rates and to book an appointment, please contact Alex at alex@davidzyla.com .

Facebook LIVE: Sunday, February 18th!

I’ll be coming to you via Facebook LIVE at 1pm EST on Sunday, February 18th with a chat about color, style and empowerment!

Would you like to share a story of how embracing your True Colors and Authentic Style has impacted your life? If so, please email alex@davidzyla.com with your four-to-six line story along with authorization to share it. Note that only first names will be used when sharing your inspiring stories.

We also welcome your questions! Have a question on putting your True Colors and Authentic Style into play? Please submit to: alex@davidzyla.com

Shopping for the Perfect Date Outfit

A brand new year can bring all sorts of possibilities….

Here are my three favorite How to Win at Shopping tips on shopping for a date:

– Think about shopping for a first date the same way you would for a portrait. Ask yourself if the picture of you in this outfit captures the most authentic and best version of you at this particular moment of your life.

– Most dates are seated over dinner or drinks, so put the emphasis on shopping from the waist up. Look for a flattering neckline that follows the shape of your jaw.

-Don’t shop for a pattern or something with a large logo. The focus should be on you in a solid, beautiful color!

An Increase in Rates

We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support of Color Your Style!

Please note that in order to provide the same quality of services we will be increasing rates as of June 30, 2018. However, gift certificates for all services may be purchased prior to this date and redeemed through August 31, 2018. For a full list of services, please click on the Services button. For current rates, email alex@davidzyla.com

Strategic Shopping: Creating Relationships

Strategic shopping is accomplished more easily by creating a relationship with a salesperson!

Here are some of my favorite tips on the subject from How to Win at Shopping:

-Using a department store personal shopper is a free service that never has a minimum purchase requirement! Most department stores have personal shoppers who are available to navigate the store with you, free of charge. They know the merchandise and can easily guide you through the departments. Be sure to call in advance for an appointment.

-Always create a nice relationship with an eager salesperson by replacing “I’m just browsing” with “I do not need help right now, but will find you when I do.” is a polite way to acknowledge a sales professional while making it clear that you would like to navigate the selling floor solo. Many sales associates are on commission or on a salary with incentives and rewards for reaching their sales goals. By responding in this manner, you are signaling that you understand this and will give them a sale, should there be one.

-Other sizes may be as close as the stockroom, so always ask about the possibility! Don’t walk away from a potentially perfect item because you do not see it in your size. The selling floor is typically only restocked before and after store hours, and size options can be severely depleted on busy days. If there is no one to ask about size availability in your immediate vicinity, take the garment in an incorrect size with you on your hunt for a sales associate. Once you find one, tell him your desired size and let him scan the item to see if it is in stock and which stockroom it may be located in.

-Always expect a salesperson to check a nearby store if the requested full-priced item
is not available at the current location in your size and color. Before asking for a stock check, determine your correct size by trying on a similar item, perhaps in another color. If the piece is available, you may have the option of requesting a store transfer or having your item held for pickup at the other location. If it is not, find out if the item may be available online.

-Many sales professionals work on a commission basis, so always stay loyal to the ones you bond with! If you enter a store without spotting your prior salesperson and begin working with another one, you are unknowingly creating a potential conflict between associates. The person in front of you may not know that you have an established relationship with her colleague unless you tell her, so let the salesperson know up front. Continue with her only if the salesperson who has proved to be so helpful in the past is not in. When you’re done shopping, make sure to ask the associate to send the absentee your best wishes. This makes it clear that you will stay loyal to your original salesperson and work with him the next time you are in.