closet makeover.

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It's a new year, which means there is no better time to get your life organized, especially when it comes to your closet. I know what some of you may be thinking..."Who cares about my closet? No one sees it anyway". Well, that may be true, but I promise that all aspects of your life will be better if at least that one area is organized. 

"Closet Makeovers" are one of my most popular styling services, mainly because it's the hardest area for people to make adjustments to. And let's be honest, sometimes you just need an unbiased opinion and someone to tell you "Honey, it's time to let that thing go".  I personally makeover my closet every season so I can make room for the new stuff I buy. And if I didn't, I would have an insane amount of clothes and accessories for just one person.

 Here is a step by step guide to how I do a closet makeover for my clients, and myself! 

CLOSET MAKEOVER GUIDE

Step 1: Spend time in your closet and go through every single item. Yes, every single one. 

Step 2: Create piles for review. Pile #1: items that you haven't worn in a year or more. Pile #2: items that you aren't sure if they fit you anymore. Pile #3: Items that you like, but probably still have tags because you never could figure out how to style them. 

Step 3: Try things on - {side note on this part, make sure you do your hair and make-up before so you feel your best and won't feel gross trying everything on}. Go through pile #1 first and if you haven't worn it in over a year, chances are you aren't going to. This means it's time to part ways. For some this can be scary, I know, but it will feel so good to purge. If things in pile #2 don't' fit, they also go in the "get rid of" pile. And lastly, pile #3 is where I really come in handy, but you could also ask a friend or family member for their advice on how to style, or sort through Pinterest for inspiration {here's my Pinterest account in case you want to check it out!}

It's really pretty simple, but for some, the process of letting go can be tough. That's why they love having a stylists' expertise. Usually, if I'm doing a closet makeover for someone, I will help create piles for them. Some people are so overwhelmed they don't' even know where to start, which is totally understandable. When we are done trying things on and make edits, I then make a list of "must-have" items that they need to incorporate into their current wardrobe. This is where people are usually the most amazed because I pretty much help them re-purpose their entire closet with really only adding in some really important staple pieces. 

If you live in the Seattle area and this is something you would be interested in, you can contact me via email at styledoutwest@Gmail.com. You can also view all my other STYLING SERVICES here. And make sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM for short videos of how I did this process myself over the weekend. 

I love hearing from you! What's your biggest challenge when trying to organize your closet!? 

xo // J E N N A