Closet Couture Stylist: Your Personal Wardrobe Expert

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By Lillyan David

I’m sure no one ever gives a lot of thought to exactly how much time is spent in their closet.  The average person spends at least 15 minutes a day standing in front of their closet.  I know that may not seem like a lot, but that could be on a slow day.  As if mornings aren’t hectic enough, getting dressed in the morning should be a quick, stress-free, and simple endeavor.  And why is that important?  All the time you spend searching through your disorganized closet in the morning adds up!  You know the saying “Time is money”?  Well, it is!  Having an organized closet means less time invested in search of articles of clothing to make up perfect outfits.  Having an organized closet helps you find what you need quickly and easily, which will get you out the door faster and on your way to a productive day!

Having an organized closet clearly helps you see what you have.  Having an organized closet helps you identify the holes in your wardrobe, so you are able to spend your clothing budget wisely and avoid mistake-wear.  You won’t go out and buy yet another black, short-sleeved shirt, because you will clearly see that you already have 10 of them!  Research also shows that, on average, people wear only 20% of the clothes that are in their closet.  That makes absolute sense, because that means that the other 80% is either hidden, out of sight, needs alteration, etc.

Do you have a small closet?  You would think it would be easier to keep organized because it’s a small space. Wrong! Because it’s a small space, it means more maintenance is needed.  That means it’s important to go through it monthly, or at minimum, quarterly, to keep from allowing clutter to add up.

Do you have a large closet?  While having a large closet could be a large benefit, it also means that there is even more room for more clutter, i.e., more room for stuff that doesn’t belong in a wardrobe closet.  That means more room for clothes that you don’t need to be hanging on to.  We are all guilty of emotional clutter. You know what I mean: those outfits or that one piece in your closet that brings that fond memory back.  Learning to part with clothing is a hard thing to do, but it is very healthy for you and your space.  After all, there’s a reason why magazines like Home & Garden and Architectural Digest never feature overstuffed closets with piles of clothes and clutter.  Clutter is unattractive!

So that brings me to three questions: have you looked at your closet lately? Was what you saw frightening?  Do you have trouble finding what to wear, even though you have a closet full of clothes? If you even answered “yes” to one of these questions, you are a prime candidate for a Closet Couture stylist makeover!

So there you have it in regards to the “closet” part of Closet Couture stylist.  Now the “stylist” part of Closet Couture stylist is by far my favorite!  One of the biggest issues I hear from people is they just don’t know how to put outfits together.  When it comes to getting help with your wardrobe, most men and women don’t know where to begin.  You have to understand that appearance and image are just as essential as skills, talents, and personality, because the whole package is what other people see first.

I once read an excerpt from an article that said “your closet is a large dictionary.  Your clothes and accessories are the words.  So the pieces and mixtures of clothing and accessories that you select on a particular day are the words that describe you.”  That makes complete sense!  That implies that these things reflect your character and your image.

It’s true that no one wants to have a negative image, so to ensure that, one must express him or herself in a stylish manner using their wardrobe.  It’s also true that there are various images to portray to be respected and recognized in the field that you are in.  A Closet Couture stylist could assist you in whatever field you are in and can help in creating the image that suits your industry and your personality.  To be on the right track when it comes to creating an image, one should definitely talk to an expert…. hence, Closet Couture stylist.  Personal fashion stylists are not exclusive to celebrities.  Who says only celebrities can have stylists?

Let’s talk about convenience.  Everyone has a busy schedule, and that busy schedule is what hinders people most of the time from shopping or taking the time to pick out the right outfits.  What should I buy?  What looks good on me?  Those are two of the most common questions I get asked.  Whether you’re a professional, executive, or stay-at-home mom, or whether you’re going to an event, party, or business function, you want to look your best.  My job as a stylist is to make sure you look your absolute best for those special occasions and events through my fashion advice, personal shopping, and wardrobe and closet organization service.  I am your image consultant.  Style is not just about dressing up; it’s a kind of art. Fashion is a form of expression.  However, don’t get me wrong; being fashionable doesn’t mean that you always have to wear dressy and flashy clothes.  Being fashionable means that you wear the right clothes for your body type at the right time and the right place.

I personally like to encourage my clients to be a little bit adventurous when it comes to clothing.  Every person has his or her reason for wanting a makeover, and whatever that reason is, it really doesn’t matter.  What matters is that the change is for the better; that’s it.  Remember that fashion is a type of expression, so make sure to let your true personality reign!

Services like mine are mainly offered in big cities like New York & LA, but I see big city potential here in the Rio Grande Valley, and my growing clientele is proof of that.  My service and commitment to the Valley is to help men and women get organized and look fabulous!

I want the people of the Rio Grande Valley to feel the way I do when I walk into my closet… motivated, inspired, excited, and ready to seize the day looking AMAZING!