Everything you need to know about The Wardrobe Detox Process
What happens during a Wardrobe Detox?
We're going to get up close and personal with your wardrobe, looking at what no longer serves you (and why) and what still works. You'll learn to put great outfits together from what you already own while identifying gaps needing to be filled.
What to expect from your wardrobe assessment?
Typically, a wardrobe assessment takes 2 to 4 hours, depending on factors unique to your wardrobe
Firstly, know that I understand how personal this space and process is.
My promise to you is to always be respectful, thoughtful and conscientious throughout everything we do. You will not be made fun of or judged. This is an incredibly liberating process! Be prepared to let go of clutter that holds you back, and create a functional space with items that you really enjoy and wear, day in, day out.
How to prepare for your wardrobe detox?
1. Have all your laundry done, dried and accessible.
2. All dry cleaning is back.
3. Any clothes, shoes and accessories that may be at your workplace are back home and ready for review.
4. To make the most of our time, throw away anything that you already know has passed its due date.
5. Wear comfortable underwear as you may have to try on a few things during the process.
6. I respect your privacy. If there's anything that you are not comfortable going through please let me know.
Mind the Gap(s):
How to work with what you have left between your wardrobe audit and your shopping trip? There will be gaps. Sometimes HUGE gaps... Sometimes just a few missing pieces.
We usually book the shopping trip no more than two weeks from the wardrobe audit. And you will be left with practical solutions on how to use what you have in your wardrobe in the interim, so you won't get stuck without something to wear.
If you feel lost, guess what? I am only a phone call or text message away.
From now on ALL your wardrobe woes are over and you have someone to take care of it all for you, so make use of having a stylist at your fingertips.
What happens to the clothes we don't keep?
It makes sense to ask this question.
I’m aligned with a charity called "Suited to Success". So, any clothing appropriate for work will be donated to this amazing organisation to help disadvantaged people overcome employment barriers and give them the opportunity to feel confident and independent in their journey. Any clothing that is more casual (or simply not "business" enough) will go to charities such as The Salvation Army and St Vincent De Paul. If you have any suggestions or preferences for where you'd like to donate your clothes, please let me know. Certain items are not appropriate for any charity, and they will go to the bin. You can read more about this in my article about Wardrobe Organising