I have never before experienced such difficulty getting rid of things. I’m the efficient get-rid-of-it-now type, and my wardrobe is proof. I have two neatly hung areas of my closet and can fit my entire spring/summer and fall/winter wardrobe on one side. I take my compulsive decluttering down a notch with clients, but this time was different.
Marie had an immaculate wardrobe with pieces she’s owned for years. She was fully prepared to dramatically pair down her closet and even asked that I show her some “tough love” during our Closet Cleaning. As a Denver personal stylist, my normal process of removing clothing from a closet and placing an item in the “donate” or “sell” pile wasn’t cutting it. I worked my way through her wardrobe and discovered the majority of Marie’s pieces fit the criteria of flattering, fitting of Marie’s style, and in good repair.
I wasn't sure what to do next. I recommended we wait until our Shopping Session to see what new pieces could replace the styles currently hanging in her closet. She was tired of many of the items and wanted a fresh look! When I came back for the final Closet Shop outfitting session, we STILL had too many pieces to work with, and I realized our problem was due to Marie’s careful care of her wardrobe.
I HAD to ask Marie for her trade secrets and was so excited when she agreed to share her know-how with the Denver Style Shop community! Much of her knowledge comes from her father who owns a dry cleaning business, and you may be surprised at some of her strategies.Read more