You might be ready to call me for a Closet Refresh, and you’re wondering what the process of working with me looks like. Let’s go through it step by step.
Start to develop a style of your own.
To get started, I’ll ask you to do a few easy things to prepare. The first is to create a vision board of things you want in your closet based on how you want to dress. The Pinterest app makes it easy to capture images of the items and “looks” you like online.
When I come to your home, we begin by discussing what you selected for inspiration and how you want your own authentic style to look and feel. What do you want in your “dream closet,” and how do you want to express yourself through your wardrobe?
Make way for the rolling rack!
I bring the portable clothing rack. We’ll go through the entire closet at least once quickly and then review to be sure things are sorted in the correct category (donate, give away/sell, clean/repair, keep). You may want to try a quick dry run of this by yourself first. No need for us to debate whether a shrunken T-shirt with a big pizza stain should go! Looking through your fall/winter wardrobe at least once on your own lets you weed out the obvious “discards” and allows us to concentrate on creating your style.
Focus on what’s inside your closet—including hidden treasures.
What I do, and do well, is to laser-focus on what is inside your closet, what you are wearing and using, and what are you hanging onto for no real purpose. We look at everything you own in the current season, including outerwear, footwear, and accessories.
The Closet Refresh is a super-fun process and really helps clear out the old to make way for the new. Using the items you decide to keep, we will build at least 7 new looks. You’ll discover treasures hidden in plain sight and realize you have a good amount of wardrobing that is already bought and paid for.
Create a list for focused shopping.
We will create a list of items you might like to have and a short list of the “gaps” in your wardrobe. Armed with this list on your next shopping trip, you’ll be laser-focused on what you need to buy instead of giving in to random impulse purchases.
By creating your authentic style and knowing what you have and what you need to add to round out your wardrobe, you’ll stop making those “what was I thinking” purchases. No more standing in front of your closet and wondering what to wear, no more scrambling to find an outfit for the day. No more wasted time or money.
One last thing: Have your cell phone charged, because you will try on the new looks we’ve put together and take photos so you can recreate them later. These photos will become part of your own personal “Look Book” and can be loaded into the Pinterest app to take with you when you go shopping and will work to help you stay focused.
I’m looking forward to seeing you soon and working with you on creating your authentic style. Schedule your Closet Refresh today, and let’s get you ready for the new season!