Styling does not have to cost you a fortune. What you need to do is build a relationship with the stylist. If you are out there and you are really the outgoing type; just the same way you build relationship with a fashion designer is the way you build a relationship with the stylist. You will find out that as you build this relationship with the stylist, and over the years, just the same way when you walk into the store and you know a fabric you want to have or exactly what kind of dress you want to wear and how you want to look.
Building a relationship with the stylist makes you to know much about how to style yourself and you will find yourself complementing the work of the stylist and at that point, you may not need the stylist.