Clare Koppang

About Clare: I've worked in retail for about 20 years and started doing wardrobe styling in 2008. Council opened in 2014 as a solution to a common wardrobe problem; I kept hearing women were bored with their clothes, and loved certain pieces but didn't feel they could "pull it off". 

Style Philosophy: If it's not comfortable, you won't wear it. It can be the most fabulous piece, but it shouldn't be sitting in your closet, or make you fidget when you wear it. Clothing should fit your body and lifestyle and add to it, not the other way around. Don't ever sacrifice comfort for style! You can have both.

Go-to items in your closet: I love a hat! It adds instant style to any look. And blazers- they polish up any old tee and jeans.

Favorite Brands: Zadig and Voltaire. Ah! I literally gasp when I see their new collections. Also a huge fan of R.G. Kane- so outside the box, but so flattering and wearable. 

Favorite part of the styling experience at Council: I love nothing more than seeing someone come to life in clothes that really feel like them. It's so true, when you look good you feel good, and putting together looks that are comfortable, versatile, but super chic, is the name of the game here at Council. 

Alli Mathes

About Alli: I’m from Warner Robins, GA but moved to Columbus in 2018! Since I’ve been in Columbus I’ve worked in retail as a stylist. I’ve worked at many retail stores but have found home being a stylist at Council! 

Style Philosophy: Throughout the years my style has changed but I find myself still wearing what makes me comfortable even as my wardrobe evolves! What you wear should be comfortable, easy, and boost your confidence. 

Go-to Items in Alli's Closet: I have a few go-to items in my closet but, I always find myself reaching for easy-to-style dresses, especially if I can rock them with heels, sandals, or sneakers! 

Favorite Brands: Some of my favorite brands are Sam Edelman, Greylin, and Amanda Uprichard! 

Favorite Part of the Styling Experience at Council: My favorite part of the styling experience would have to be building and maintaining customers confidence through fashion! 

Elizabeth Prestridge

About Liz: Fashion is something I’ve loved since I was little. I started my retail journey when I was 17 years old. It’s always been my passion to be involved in the clothing/retail world. Now, being a stylist at Council has pushed that passion even further.

Style Philosophy: Don’t be afraid to push the envelope with your outfit! Be bold, be funky, and have fun with your wardrobe! My style has elevated tremendously since I started caring more about how I feel in the outfit rather than how others may portray me.

Go-to items in Liz's closet: flowy, bohemian, vibrant, and comfortable pieces that are still flattering. It’s always my go-to no matter my mood. Whether I need to dress up or dress down - that style never fails me!  

Favorite Brands: Farm Rio, Free People, Hunter Bell 

Favorite part of the styling experience at Council: Getting to experience each customer light up when they find the perfect pieces to add or start their wardrobe! It’s the best feeling to be able to lift someone’s confidence or to make someone’s day a little better with some retail therapy!