Do You and Your Closet Need a Makeover?

Written by Posted On Thursday, 22 August 2019 05:00

What is your default uniform? You know, that one pair of slacks that is your “go to” first choice, or that favorite sweater that looked really good a few years back and well today…not so much! It’s really a challenge to get out of a comfort rut when it comes to what we choose to wear every day. But what if you could get a little help to re-imagine how to use what you already have to pump up your look, to feel more confident, and look great?

Every day we know we have to get geared up, dressed, and out the door. If you are looking at launching a refreshed personal look to improve confidence, feel better, and save time and stress, consider calling a professional fashion stylist to help you get the job done.

It starts with a couple of simple steps that are guaranteed to improve your time, and your new look is guaranteed to pump up your confidence. Here are a few tips from our interview with our favorite fashion specialist, Lauren Draffin, from who works with fashion designer, Hilton Hollis.

• You might not realize how much time you waste digging through a lot of outfits that you no longer wear and are less than fashion forward. If you haven’t spent some time to check out what you have in your closet, consider the services of a professional to weed out the oldies and not so goodies. A pro can help you to sort through the years of pile up to organize and streamline your clothing and accessory choices to start your day in a new and refreshing way. Hire an expert that has a keen eye for spotting what pieces will work together in ways you never thought about to leverage what you already have, or “releasing” those items that you just don’t wear anymore as a donation to your local “Dress for Success” foundation or get them sold at a resale. Block an hour or two with a professional to get that project started.

• If you have recently been in a life transition, what you wear and how you wear it may have a significant impact on how you suit up every day. As an example, if you are a new mom, trading in items that require dry cleaning can be replaced with easier care items to accommodate that new baby. If you are launching a new career, the attire choices may be quite different than what you presently have available. Getting a professional to guide you with new basic choices will save you money and time.

• Speaking of saving time…are you a busy professional with no time to really shop? A wardrobe stylist can help you by providing personal shopping services. A top-level stylist will assess your present closet items to get a visual idea of your style and preference. To save you time, your stylist will already be familiar with where to buy what you need, actually purchase the items and take them to your home for total time saving convenience. What a great way to look great and not have to slug through several stores and hope to find what you are seeking.

• Lost weight? Time for a new look! Nothing improves self-confidence like a new you! One of the challenges of going from “fat to fit” is “seeing” yourself differently. Find a super wardrobe consultant that can help you consider new designs that you felt were never an option.

• Men need makeovers too! Sometimes we just get “comfy” with the type of slacks, suits and shirts we’ve “always worn”. Consider getting a real boost on your look by hiring a wardrobe stylist to help you reinvent a new but more youthful or fresh look.

• Need help gift shopping? A wardrobe consultant with great style can help you with gift purchases for that special someone in your life. Think about how well received a “personal wardrobe stylist gift certificate” might be for that someone who has “everything!” The one thing no one can buy is time, so a time-saver like a personal shopper might be the best “gift card” you can buy.

It’s always a good time to review how to streamline and prioritize what we do and how we do it. Get yourself a professional to jump start your new you now!

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Terri Murphy

Terri Murphy, Communication engagement specialist, author, speaker, consultant, and Master Coach with Workman Success. She is the author of 5 books, TedTalk speaker and co-radio host on Contact: or Email: [email protected]

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