Misconception #4: A stylist would need to move into my home to help me look presentable.
Mmm… doubtful. Your stylist probably has a great home of his/her own and does not want to live in your closet like a house elf. And you don’t have to break the bank bringing your stylist back to your closet every few weeks – it’s not like a haircut.
Here are a few things you can do to maximize your time with your stylist. I’ll give you a hint before you even scroll down… ORGANIZE first!
1) Weed out the stuff you hate. There is a difference between loving individual pieces and not knowing how, with what, or where to wear them, versus hating something that doesn’t look good on you, but holding onto it because of how much you spent on it, where you bought it or who gave it to you.
Only hold onto items that you love
AND look good on you.
Always and forever, this is the rule of thumb.
In life. In general.
It makes things far less complicated.
2) Don’t make any rash decisions with the stuff you’ve weeded out until your stylist has looked over it. You may have a gem that you just don’t know what to do with.
3) Make a plan on what should go, stay, be consigned, or be altered. For all of your alteration needs, work with your stylist to make notes on where/how you think it should be altered.
4) With what is left over, have your stylist create a lookbook for you, as well as a detailed list of all that you (may) need to complete your “looks.” (Ahem. The shopping spree is calling.)
5) BOOM! You’re done!
|My sister, Julia, displaying a few of Mom's favorite scarves.|