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The One Essential Tool You Need to Transform Your Wardrobe

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Style Confidence: Elysha Lenkin

The new year is an exciting time to revitalize your style, and it’s tempting to chase after the latest fashion in search of a fresh look.

Key To Transforming Your Wardrobe:

But what if the key to transforming your wardrobe for 2024 was already buried within the depths of your closet?

“They believe that the fix for their style stagnation is to shop and buy something new.”

As a personal stylist, countless clients come to me because they’ve gotten stuck in a rut of wearing the same few things. They believe that the fix for their style stagnation is to shop and buy something new. But they’re missing the mark.

What they really need is a closet cleanout.

I realize it’s not the most exciting element of fashion and style  — but based on my experience of styling hundreds of women, a wardrobe purge is the essential tool to transform every personal style.

3 Reasons Why Letting Go Of Old Clothing Can Help You Achieve Your New Year Style:

1. Your Closet Already Has Enough:

Have you heard the saying “less is more”? It’s a fundamental principle I use with my styling clients because the truth is that once they declutter their wardrobes, they remove all the unnecessary items that are complicating their style. In other words, they have less clothing but more outfit options!

Think about it: when you get dressed, how many pieces do you pass over before finally settling on something to wear? I know a lot of women who spend too much time trying to figure it out. And it’s because they have too many choices.

While I don’t believe that wearing the same thing every day is the solution—like Steve Jobs did with his black turtleneck and jeans—I do think that getting rid of a bunch of your unworn clothes will simplify your daily routine of getting dressed. It’ll become easier.

“Your closet clean out is not just about saving money”

2. It’s An Opportunity To Reclaim Your Forgotten Treasures:

The second reason to consider a closet clean out is because your cluttered wardrobe could be hiding gems you’ve forgotten about. When you go through your clothes, you might see that you can restyle some old items to go well with other pieces you already have. This doesn’t just breathe new life into buried clothes, it gives you new outfits without having to buy anything new.

I recently discovered an army green, linen shirt dress in the back of my closet. I still loved the color and idea of the item, but not as a dress. So I undid the buttons and made it a jacket. Perfect for fall!

Your closet clean out is not just about saving money; it’s also about turning on your creativity. You might not think of yourself as creative, but Brené Brown said everyone has creativity — they just need to use it. Your closet clean out is a chance to do that!

As you reclaim your forgotten treasures and start experimenting with fresh combinations, you may even have fun! Who knew a closet clean out could give joy?!?! That’s precisely why this is the most transformative tool for your style!

3. You Can Refine Your Taste and Define Your Signature:

Think of your closet clean out as a fashion inventory. It’s your opportunity to take stock of your current style, pinpoint your favorite pieces, and identify those items that no longer match your fashion vibe. This clarity is key for making smart fashion choices that align with your updated aesthetic.

Remember that your refreshed style should reflect who you are now, not who you used to be. Your closet clean out is an opportunity to let go of the past and create space for the person you’re becoming. Because when your clothes truly reflect who you are, you’re keeping it real, and this will always be your best fashion statement.

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About the Author:

Ready to revive your style and clear your outdated clothes? Get the free closet clean out guide that takes you through the exact process Elysha uses with her private clients to help them have less clothes, and more outfit options. https://elyshalenkin.com/kuellifecloset 

Elysha Lenkin is an expert personal fashion stylist who helps women become confident curators of their clothing and style so that they effortlessly get dressed for their next stage of life. Throughout her 20 year career, she has styled women of all shapes, sizes, and ages, including Carrie Underwood, Tina Fey, and Serena Williams.For more style tips and inspiration, head over to Elysha’s website here https://elyshalenkin.com/ or follow her on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/elysha_nyc/