There is lots of chatter about the whole "clean your closet" thing now that Spring finally looks like it's coming. The seasonal shift of the closet has taken on a lot of different names and methods. No matter how you do it you always end up with a couple of different piles of clothes. Those you donate or toss, maybe a few things that need altering or repaired, and the ultimate "keep" pile. The "keep" pile should be back in your closet hanging on nice hangers, organized and most important - ready to wear. That's right ...you kept it, now you need to wear it!
When I work with a client and we do a closet restyle this part is probably my favorite...the part where we "re-invent" what she decided to keep. If something was worth keeping it HAS to be worth wearing. I recently started a little re-inventing of my own and I have been having some great fun with it. For example the shirt you see below
This is an Etc shirt I purchased several years ago. I haven't worn it in forever but I love the color, the material, and the shape of the shirt so I decided to keep it. I have worn the shirt with black pants or jeans and that's it. I knew if I was going to keep it I needed to do a little "reinvention". I paired it with an ankle length pair of wool blend, (seasonless and timeless) trousers from JCrew purchased a couple of years ago. I added a great pair of peep toe shoes from my favorite consignment store for my feet. For accessories I added new pearl studs from Bauble Bar (for $10, yay me), a great pearl statement piece from Stella & Dot (I have also had awhile) and lastly a bracelet given to me as a gift several years ago but never worn. So, all in all, I say I spent $10 on this because the only thing new are the earrings ... ha!
So, I am keeping the shirt and now I have 3 ways to wear it instead of the tired old 2 ways. You can and should do the same with your keepers! It's like having tons of new clothes...okay maybe not tons but at least a couple new outfits and who doesn't love that??
One more pic of the new ensemble
Are you ready for your closet restyle? Contact me and let's get started. Whether re-inventing or updating for the new season I would love to help you own your style.