We here at Style Savvy sure hope that everyone had truly enjoyable, peaceful holidays...and are ready to start the New Year with a bang, not a whimper! And by "bang," I, of course, mean bang for your buck!
The sales that are in stores now! The sales we'll see over the next weeks as the winter merchandise is cleared out to make way for new spring stuff - the fun of new window shopping, new acquisition, new drooling over THINGS! How fun is that? Do you need to buy? Maybe, Maybe this is the perfect time to ASSESS what you DO have and therefore what you DO need! So let's talk about getting down to the nitty gritty, grotty closet cleaning that you promised yourself last year you would do THIS year!
I am a stylist. I am here to show you how to wear what you love and what makes "you" look like "YOU!" So take my advice...go into your closet and remove the stuff that makes "YOU" look like "you." Start the year with a blank canvas, a clean slate and a fresh outlook. Now is the time to get rid of the stained old yoga pants, the frayed and torn T-shirts with coffee stains on them. It's time to replace the pilled sweaters that you've tried, unsuccessfully, to comb clean. It's time to eliminate the too tight jeans, the way too baggy, no waistband slacks and the shoes that you've worn to death. Haven't worn it since Hillary was a senator? Ditch it...it'll take 20 years to come back into style and even then it'll come back with differences that make it unwearable! Get in there! There's no better time than now to edit your closet, because believe me, that STUFF that's been clogging it up is just lying to you. When you walk into a stuffed closet, it fools you into believing that you've got tons to wear when you really don't. And then it makes you feel guilty about shopping, which should NEVER happen. So, do you need a tax deduction for 2012 or are you just going to be a samaritan and give your things to a shelter? Either way, there are people who need what you've got. So give with a full heart, knowing that you've done two good deeds!
And then... Look at the sales! What better time to buy a couple of new workout outfits, some new PJs and the new bras you've been needing than when every online retailer is slashing prices? What about cute new T's to replace the holey ones you've been wearing around the house? Want some new sweaters to take the place of the cardigans with the dangling hemlines? Take your sweet self to the mall, the boutique or the computer and feel great about the deals you're getting! Why? Because when you start with a cleaned out closet, you can see what you have, what you need and what you can recombine to showcase the 2012 "YOU." And you know what will surprise you? Maybe, how LITTLE you really need. Learn to combine the classic and old with the modern and new to see who you really are. Take those GREAT pants that are too baggy to wear off to the tailor and create a new silhouette that works perfectly with the slim T you found on sale. And the sweaters you were given for Christmas that you love? Grab some leggings or poach that skirt you've been waiting for. This is the moment to plug the holes in your wardrobe, stock up, if you wish, on fresh examples of tried and true faves. With a clean closet, you can see what's really necessary and then feel good about buying, which is, after all, the point!
Can't get into cleaning out that cave that used to be your closet? Call me. Can't figure out what will give you that new look you've been craving? Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make 2012 the year you reexamine your authentic style and, if you need help, ask for it! Because, never forget, "trend" is today, "style" is forever!