Any stylist, assistant stylist, intern, or anyone who reads this blog … probably knows about “the kit”. The kit is that magical bag of tricks that a stylist carries around on set . We won’t go into the details but if you want them, click here to learn all about it!
Anyways point of this post is that there is another kit and it’s also called “the kit”. It’s like the other white meat of kits. This particular kit usually resides in the stylists studio or garage and contains a bunch of clothes and accessories. Those items live with the stylist and travel around on shoots on an as needed basis.
What kind of items are in this kit? Well let us break it down for you …
1.) Lingerie- usually kept in a giant bin and contains tons and tons of bras, panties, tights, socks, and stocking. A definite must on set.
2.) Hats- a bin of random hats because you never know when an outfits needs a little extra something
3.) Shoes- again in giant bins. One bin for men’s shoes and one for women’s. The shoes in the kit usually aren’t that special looking, mostly basics like pumps, ballet flats, tennis shoes, etc …
4.) Jewelry- its great to have extra jewelry on hand, especially cheap little basics that translate well on camera. For example; hoop earrings, pearls, bangles, and fun stuff like that.
5.) Clothes- the more you style, the more random clothes you acquire. It’s great to keep them stored away to supplement the clothes you pull for a shoot. It is also beneficial to buy a few things for your kit like black leggings, jeans, and plain tee shirts.
6.) Accessories- belts, scarves, sunglasses … and other fun add on pieces can save your ass on a shoot.
So there you have it … the other kit 🙂