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Opening the closet doors every morning and determining what to wear can often be a stressful process. Racks and drawers filled with options, yet nothing looks too appealing. Things that have been worn a few too many times, others that haven’t been worn in ages and a collection of items that were purchased with excitement but never quite made it out of the closest. Sound familiar? You, like many of our clients, are in need of a Closet Overhaul but don’t know where to begin.

If you’re like most of the people we know, you struggle to let go of items in your wardrobe with the hope of one day wearing them again. Every time you attempt a Closet Overhaul, it ends up as more of a re-organization than a purge. Unfortunately with this method, you find yourself back in the same place a month or two down the road – lots of options staring back at you in your closet, nothing really to wear.

When to Keep

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it’s a wardrobe staple you get lots of use out of

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with minor alterations it will be just like new

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excellent quality and classic styling

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items you love and can’t part with

When to Throw

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you haven’t worn the item in 6 months

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it’s worn out, has holes, is beyond repair

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you’re waiting for a time to fit back into it

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you own multiple pieces that all look the same

How a Personal Stylist Can Help

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show you how to pair things and put outfits together out of things you already own.

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assess where the gaps are in your wardrobe and create a list of what’s missing.

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provide you with access to expert tailoring on pieces that are worthy of a second life.

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inform you on the basics/essentials that all wardrobes should have.

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provide a neutral, second set of eyes.

Having an organized closet alleviates stress in the mornings and provides you with more time to focus on other things that truly matter in your life. Though it seems daunting, once completed the rewards are felt tenfold. If you’re too overwhelmed by the task, ask a friend or family member to assist you. It’s often easier for an outsider to see what you’ll no longer use than to make the decision yourself. Once your Closet Overhaul is complete, try to maintain the organization by not letting new purchases take over your wardrobe. We like the one-in-one-out method. Every time something new is purchased something old needs to go.

Still not certain you can manage on your own? MiKADO Personal Stylists provide full Closet Overhauls during your Initial Consultation. We asses what you own, help you decide what to keep and what to throw, and work with you on a shopping list determining what you’re missing.

Personal Stylists, Personal Shoppers and Wardrobe Consultants available in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Toronto areas.

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