Wednesday, February 24, 2010

free shopping...

in your closet that is...

shopping in your own closet first before ever heading to the store is one of the best strategies...the best part is that there's no credit card bill when you're finished...

you know that bottomless pit that soaks up new clothes from last year that still have price tags on it? that place that stores those items that haven’t been worn or only worn once? that place so filled with pants, shirts, skirts & shoes hiding behind in secrecy wondering if they might ever get worn? or those outfits that are worn the same way...time and time again? yes you can do it...spend the day shopping in your closet and fall in love with all those great buys of yesterday...you remember those, “had to have it” items, right? well now is the perfect time to bring your great buys to the forefront and actually get your money's worth...

i have a client that i shop for...new occasion, new outfit...big meeting, new suit...one day...she started telling me how "full" her closet was...but she often times felt like she had nothing to wear...two days later...i came over to her house and performed a full closet audit...

what came from that meeting for her...was a "look-book" of all her clothes...and the different ways she could wear them...many times...women will buy an outfit and wear it that same way...over and over...my client always bought beautiful clothing...and felt that she was always wearing the "same" outfit...well...she was...

when she started putting together pieces differently...as shown in her personal lookbook...she was amazed at how many different "new" outfits came from her existing wardrobe...she called me a month later to tell me how everyone thought she had gone on a massive shopping spree and had gotten all new clothes...when in actuality...she was wearing all the same clothes...just put together in different ways...

so what are you waiting for? ask a sympathetic friend who has a good sense of fashion to be your designated shop-in-your-closet buddy when you think you have nothing to wear...or have a wardrobe consultant come in to perform a closet audit...it could save you a small fortune...

2 comments:

  1. Elena,

    i totally agree! We get lazy and forget to play with the pieces we have.

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