wardrobe detox and reboot

closet cleanse

January is a time for renewal. It’s the beginning of a new year, and many of us decide to shed negative habits and establish a clean slate. Whether it be a new gym membership, a juice cleanse, losing weight, trying to be more positive, getting a new job, etc. there are many things on our to-do list that we’d like to up the ante on. With that said, in order to make this transition, we also need to rid ourselves of the toxic, excess weight that is holding us down. For some, this may even go as far as our own wardrobes. Have you ever looked inside your closet and thought, “I have too many clothes that I don’t wear, don’t feel good in, and truthfully don’t even like anymore”? It’s a question that haunts all of us when we wake up in the morning and decide to get dressed. Our closets are overflowing with items that just aren’t working anymore, and putting together a look becomes a chore, rather than a pleasure.

At the close of 2014, there was a lot of press on “Closet Cleaning”, and like Marie Condo, author of, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and Jill Martin, contributing Editor on The Today Show, I too can relate to the importance of creating a healthy closet/wardrobe foundation, one that you feel good about, does not overwhelm, can easily get dressed from, and walk away feeling fantastic because of. I recently made a shift in my own closet, because since newly pregnant about 50% of my wardrobe doesn’t fit. It got depressing looking in my closet and having to sift through what would work and what did not. Instead of keeping those items that I know I won’t be wearing for another 6-12 months in prime real estate position, I separated them out and put in a different section so to not be a distraction while getting dressed. Now everything I can wear, and does fit is accessible. Clothes are important and what you wear is meaningful. It doesn’t make you pretentious, topical or even shallow to accept this fact. What we put on our bodies matters and how we present ourselves to the world has a direct relationship to who we are inside. Not feeling good about the collection you are pulling from, can send you down the wrong path and affect your entire day! We’ve all been there.

The goods news is that I am here to help! Through a one-on-one Closet Cleanse, we can move through your closet together and discard the toxic clutter, DETOX, get organized, and set you up with a successful wardrobe that you feel good about. We will ask questions like, “When is the last time you wore this?, How do you feel when you wear this?, Does this item really fit anymore or are you saving it for when you lose/gain weight? What motivated you to buy this?” and evaluate organizational strategies and establish best practices. I will also provide tips and techniques on how to style the “keep items” together that you never even thought of! In the end, you will walk away with a clutter free closet, full of what you love and a new perspective on your wardrobe with tons of possibilities. Some clients even say they feel like they went shopping, even though they haven’t bought a thing! A Closet Cleanse is a cost-effective way to reinvent your existing wardrobe. It’s time to regain control of the abyss that has become your closet, which should be dazzling and not daunting.

I’ve been working with various clients on the Closet Cleanse program for just over a year, and this is what one of them had to say after our time together:

I am nearing 40 and just had my second child. Suffice to say that my body has changed, and before I found Jenny, my closet was a source of stress. Nothing fit right and if I had to get dressed up for something it felt like a crisis. I never felt great leaving the house. With two little kids I didn’t have a lot of time to shop, and when I did I seemed to always bring home the wrong thing. Meeting Jenny was a game changer! To start she asked a lot of questions about my personality and lifestyle, and took time to help me shape a personal style, something I had never done. The closet cleanse we did was amazingly cathartic!  She helped me identify clothes I could let go of, and others, many that had been “lost” in my closet that could be incorporated into my new look. We then went shopping to round it out. I really appreciated that she was able to incorporate reasonably-priced items and plan for bigger purchases once I lose baby weight. I feel great!  I open my closet and can pull together a stylish (or sexy) outfit quickly, and it all feels right for me.

This could be YOU!

Take care of yourself in 2014 and start your year off right with styling yourself from a wardrobe that empowers you. Walk out the door confidentially in the morning with your head held high, in a head-to-toe look that tells the world that you are ready to take it by storm!

For a limited time only, I am offering FREE consultations so hop to it and get in touch with me directly at  jenny@yoursoulstyle.com for inquiries or if you just want to find out more about the service. I look forward to speaking with you, and setting you up for the year ahead and beyond!

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  1. Misty Ann  / 

    I love the term “closet cleanse” – nice alternative to “closet edit”. I like your idea too about moving the items that are not working right now, but you are not ready to get rid of to lower value closet real estate (out of the way). I look forward to reading more of your posts.


    Misty Ann