Our Shop Your Closet service is one of my personal favorites. It really gets my creative juices flowing. Plus, the excitement a client feels when she sees her “same old clothes” reinvented? Priceless.
When I do a Shop Your Closet session with a client, I am not going to find everything I need to make an outfit I have pictured in my head for that person. But you improvise. You make it work. There is always something in your closet that can be transformed or reinvented.
Recently, I met with a client who had no layering pieces OR jewelry OR really any accessories for that matter. As a nurse, her workwear was scrubs. She wanted to have outfits for semi- dressy happy hours hosted by her husband’s law firm. But all she had was a closet full of tops, bottoms and dresses. She would be fine wearing a dress and shoes, but we wanted something just a bit more.
If you have worked with me, you have heard my “think of three” mantra where you look at your outfit as more than just a top and a bottom, but one more piece to pull it all together. That could be a great necklace, earrings, a blazer, a cardigan, a scarf…anything that makes what you are putting on a look.
Well, what do you do when you have absolutely no “threes?”
This is what we did:
We took one of her light, drapey, cream buttondown tops that she always wore as a blouse…and made it a jacket (if you have worked with me you also know I love my white jackets). It transformed 75 percent of her looks.
We made it work! And she worked it. Needless to say, I am still sending her out shopping for a new white blazer.
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