Stylist profile

Do you want to instantly improve your appearance? Are your tired of a wardrobe that is stuffed full of clothes but you keep saying "I have nothing to wear?" Are you dressing for the job youH AVE instead of dressing for the job you WANT?? Do people comment on tired you look all the time?

Love your wardrobe!

One of the most positive things you can do every day is dress yourself well, not by buying clothes according to some faceless must-have capsule wardrobe list in this month's fashion magazine, but by having a wardrobe of clothes that you adore, that suit you and that co-ordinate perfectly with one another. Imagine how great it would be to open the door on that wardrobe every day, instead of one with not enough style, not enough colour and certainly not enough you.


Your Personal Journey

Using world renowned color theory and proven processes, I will identify the colors and styles that suit you, so you can project the very best aspects of your appearance to the world. You will walk out of my studio, both excited and re-energized having learned what colors and styles make you look your best - healthier, more vibrant, and a fantastic boost to your self confidence. In the Personal Style class you'll be amazed at how quickly you find your unique style being able to put outfits together successfully and with ease. Never again will you utter the words "I have nothing to wear" as you will build a wardrobe of clothes which you love to wear and look great in. You will be confident with new colors, understand what to buy first, save money, but most importantly feel confident and look fantastic.

How the service works

Clients usually start their personal journey with color analysis class and then they progress through personal style and make-up classes. Each House of Colour class is designed to ensure that every client gets the individual attention they need, combined with the added benefits of working within a small group of 2,3 or 4 clients.

How you book a class

If you are interested in booking a space in a class or setting a date for you and your friend(s) then do get in touch at 412.225.5109 or by email at I run color, personal style, and make-up workshops regularly, weekdays and weekends, in my home in Pittsburgh's Mexican War Street historic neighborhood on the Northside of the City, close to our beloved Heinz Field. Come along with your friends, or join two or three others in a group that I've put together.

Can't make it to Pittsburgh? I'll come to you!

If you can't make it to the Vineyard I can bring my studio to you! Call me about hosting a "POP UP STUDIO" at your location - it's a lot of fun! Contact me for details.


Being stylish and saving money the HOC way:

Stumped for an outfit to wear to a rehearsal dinner next month, I was absentmindedly browsing sale racks when I found a pretty Lobelia sleeveless blouse with Royal Blue beading. The Lobelia caught my eye as a double star color of mine. The top is a great style matched with skinny black capris and wedge sandals already in my color sorted wardrobe. I *love* it and it was a bargain. A session with Julie Shields has been paying off!

Max, Pittsburgh

I love the stitch fix maxi skirt and I thought to myself... what can I wear with it? So, I pulled the cardi out of the closet and the tank out of the drawer and KABAM! awesome outfit. Garanimals for adults. Seriously. Obviously the color analysis is important, but the style analysis cannot be overstated in its awesomeness! I don't dress like susie rockstar one day and katy conservative the next, feeling self conscious or like a fraud. I just dress like Heather all the time now! At TNNA over the weekend I wore my red dot dress and I knew for sure that the looks I was getting was because I looked great and authentic. It was still a little unnerving to be so checked out, but I knew it was good. I'm gushing, but a year later, I am still super thrilled with the whole process."

Heather, Pittsburgh

Julie, thank you for helping me to organize my clothes and refine my style. You gave me such great confidence and it really helped me to land my dream job. Plus, I had the right dress for the final interview! You knew just what would look great on me and more importantly what I would feel good in. I have a new outlook on my clothes and I feel great.

Hannah, Pittsburgh

Hey Julie! I have to tell you that since we streamlined my closet earlier this year and added those key pieces back in, I just walk in and grab pants and a shirt and a piece of jewelry and have a comfortable, pulled together, easy, fantastic outfit with very little effort. Everything works together so well. It has made packing for my business trips even easier as well. Doug too...he grabs a shirt and pants and never has to ask me "can I wear these pants with this shirt". We LOVE it...thanks so much!

Adrienne, Sewickley

I got so many compliments from my friends and family about how great I look! Julie really takes the time to help her clients understand the science behind style and color. She gives you the encouragement you need to feel great about having your inner beauty shine! Thank you so much for your time and advice! You have me feeling like a million bucks!

Lisa, Pittsburgh

 had an amazing experience with my daughter, my sisters and nieces,and great niece! Couldn't believe I am a summer when I thought I was a winter! So nice to know what colors enhance me instead of just lovely colors that I like. Love that I know what jewelry tones make me look best as well as makeup. Thanks Julie for an amazing experience! Spreading the word in Ohio!

Tina, Ohio