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The more celebrity home tours you watch, the more closet envy you get. Sure, you might not be able to have a closet the size of a typical master bedroom, but some pizzazz would be nice. Instead of looking at tons of clothes rammed together, you’d like to see some order and organization when you get dressed in the morning. It feels like a better set up closet might be the trick to dressing better, and that’s not completely wrong. Knowing what you own inside and out can help you confidently and quickly put together an outfit. So, what does it take to put together an enviable wardrobe? It might not be as expensive as you think. Here’s what it will cost to assemble the closet of your dreams.
Define Your Style
This might seem like a tall order, but it’s necessary when you’re giving your closet a makeover. A good–and totally free–place to start is Pinterest. What fashions are you drawn to? Pin those on a board and take note of where the pieces are from. Is there a store that’s coming up a lot? Is there a hashtag that keeps coming up, like “boho” or “classic”? These patterns are good to notice so you have an idea of how you want to define your style. If you’re feeling completely lost, try out a stylist box. Companies like Stitch Fix have you take a quiz that evaluates your fashion likes and dislikes before sending you a stylist-curated box of clothes every month that you can try on at your home and buy if you like. Stitch Fix costs $20 per month (or “fix” as they call it). If you like anything in your box, that $20 gets applied as a credit toward what you want to buy. You can cancel or skip boxes at any time. Currently, Stitch Fix caters to women, men and kids. If you’re feeling way out of your element and aren’t sure where to start, consider hiring a personal stylist. You can find them on Yelp or Thumbtack, and they charge anywhere from $80-$300 an hour. They’ll meet you where you’re at and give you an individualized approach so you can define your style together.
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Take Stock of What You Have
One of the cheapest things you can do for your closet is to clean it out. Go through everything from top to bottom and really question if it …….