You know the feeling. Staring into the abyss of your closet – bursting at the seams – but feeling like you have nothing to wear. That’s why Wardrobe Therapy specializes in helping women re-style and re-organize their wardrobes.
Appropriately named, Wardrobe Therapy began in Columbus in 2006 and expanded to Cincinnati in September of 2011. “We wanted to open Cincinnati up to the thought of having a wardrobe stylist as a part of your life,” says Ivy Pitzer, stylist for Wardrobe Therapy’s Cincinnati branch, “especially women with corporate jobs and busy lives.”
What exactly is a wardrobe stylist? Starting with a consultation, Pitzer will help you go through your closet and purge the items you no longer wear. “Consultation is always something we start with to work through the wardrobe with the clients,” explains Pitzer. From the shapes and colors that are working for you to putting together sample outfits with pieces from your current wardrobe. According to Pitzer, a consultation will usually take a minimum of three hours depending on the closet and the amount of work you want done. But Wardrobe Therapy will do more than clean out your closet. Their services also include organization, personal shopping, bridal consultations and head to toe makeovers. Wardrobe Therapy charges $100 per hour for consultations, personal shopping, and other services.
If you’re looking for a quick fix, Pitzer offers a few words of wisdom to the organizationally challenged:
Pitzer recommends donating any items you haven’t worn in the past six months, or items that no longer excite you when you look at them. “We love clothes so we tend to hold onto things,” says Pitzer, “but just because we bought it doesn’t mean it still fits or is in style.”
|Ivy Pitzer, stylist for Wardrobe Therapy in Cincinnati|
When shopping, think about your style and the items you currently own. Make sure any new items will fit seamlessly into your current wardrobe.
Find ways to maximize smaller spaces. “You have to get creative,” says Pitzer. Think about putting extra shelves at the top of your closet to store items you don’t wear every day. Dressers are great places to store accessories and miscellaneous items.
You are more likely to wear your items if you can see your whole wardrobe laid out in front of you. Put as many items as you can in plain sight. Hanging clothes rather than storing them in a dresser drawer is more likely to put them at the front of your mind. “I want clients to look at their closet and see the bottom lair to the top lair,” explains Pitzer. Wardrobe Therapy will develop a look book of you in your wardrobe items so you can see everything as others see you. “It’s about making women feel good about themselves when they step out the door,” Pitzer says.
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