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Fashionista Career in The Sims 3

by: Sheri Newton ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

The Sims 3 offers many careers and professions for Sims to make money and achieve their financial goals. The Sims 3 fashion career is a fun path for those wanting to help the fashionably challenged in their town.

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    Basic Information About Careers and Professions

    Sims have been able to have careers since the first Sims game. However, with each new version (and The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack), Sims have been able to have more advanced and fun career options.

    Basic careers like the music or business career means that your Sim goes to work at their set time and you don’t have to do anything while they are working. Much like when the kids go to school. However, with the profession careers you get a weekly stipend and also earn additional money from completing jobs around town in your profession.

    The Sims 3 fashion or stylist profession is one of the new professions introduced from the Ambitions expansion pack. It is a highly involved career path, but one that is quite enjoyable and fun for those who are interested in fashion.

    Sims need to have either a profession or career in order to make enough money for their bills, food, and other expenses without the use of cheats.

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    Love Fashion?

    Sims 3 Fashionista   Does your Sim love fashion and often laugh at the other Sims around town for their lack of style? If so, this is the perfect profession for your Sim! You can either choose to give Sims fantastic makeovers or give them a bad makeover (especially funny for your Sims' enemies).

    In order to be hired as a stylist, your Sim needs to head over to the salon and apply. The salon is a new building available with The Sims 3 Ambitions expansion pack. Once it is in your town, your Sim can apply there.

    Sims start out in this profession path as a Fashion Fledgling. No skills are needed to be hired, but it is a good idea to have some high painting skills ready so you can practice your work skills at any time and also to have good relationships already built with other Sims so you can soon solicit your fashion services to them. Also, a love of Sims 3 fashion in real life will be a big plus for yourself because some makeovers can become heavily involved (especially if using lots of custom content) and perhaps take a long time to finish.

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    How To Get To The Top

    Getting to the top of The Sims 3 fashion profession takes time but is well worth it. Here are some tips to reach your Sims’ goals of becoming a Fashion Phenomenon:

    1. Painting skill. Reach the highest tier you can in the painting skill before applying to be a stylist. This will help tremendously.
    2. Artistic trait. Having the artistic trait for your Sim will help them to reach the level 10 painting skill much faster and sketch better on your drafting table.
    3. Buy a drafting table. Buy a drafting table for your Sim to use at home right away. This will allow your Sim to raise their stats in the stylist profession faster and at home – even during non-job hours.
    4. Build your portfolio. Have your Sim place each job finished as well as their fashion sketches from the drafting table into their portfolio to show other Sims for freestyling makeovers around town for extra cash.
    5. Discuss fashion to clients. If you choose to Discuss Fashion and Compliment Fashion Sense to your clients before giving them a makeover, they are more likely to like their makeover and improves your relationship with them.
    6. Keep stylin! After your Sim reaches level 10 in this profession, they can continue to get profession skill points by doing makeovers and sketching, so keep it up. Each time the experience bar is full, your Sim will make more money per job!
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    Stylist Profession Track

    Sims 3 Fashionista Drawing   The stylist profession in The Sims 3 is quite profitable and fun for those who love fashion and want to makeover the town’s fashionably clueless Sims. How much your Sim can earn is entirely up to you. If you want to earn lots of money, perform each job available and constantly seek out others while you are out on the town for freestyle makeovers.

    The Sims 3 fashion profession path has 10 levels from Fashion Fledgling to Fashion Phenomenon:

    Fashion Fledgling

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $182 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Discuss Fashion with other Sims

    Taffeta Trainee

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $240 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Job Pay Increases

    Polka Dot Specialist

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $298 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Freestyle Makeovers

    Houndstooth Soothsayer

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $444 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Trendsetter in Training

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $458 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Job Pay Increases

    In Vogue Virtuoso

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $700 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Give Fashion Advice to other Sims

    Haute Hot Shot

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $984 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Couture Connoisseur

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $1310 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Job Pay Increases

    Fashionista

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $1352 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Fashion Phenomenon

    Jobs Available: Tue-Sat from 9AM-7PM

    Earns: $2306 stipend per week + money earned from completing jobs

    Unlocks: Permanent Stylin Moodlet +20

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