School has officially started here in Middle Tennessee, and while we all love our children, I think it’s safe to say a lot of moms are rejoicing! With the start of school comes routines and a sense of a fresh start…..new beginnings if you will. Fall is around the corner, and for us here at Effortless Style, that means a busy (and stylish) time of year is quickly approaching.
Our clients, both old and new, tend to be ready for a fresh start themselves. Whether it’s needing help giving new life to their favorite summer pieces to transition to early fall or just wanting a closet clean-out to get ready for the chillier months, we love to help! Like all of you, we are ready for booties, jackets and hearty earth tones.
One of our most popular services during these transitional months is our Closet Audit. We realize letting us into your closet can be intimidating. Our closets can be a very vulnerable place. However, we approach each audit with care and kindness. We love listening to the stories our clients have about why they want to hang onto a particular piece of clothing. It’s important to note that we offer complimentary consultations to all new clients. We feel it is so important to get to know our clients and their style before we jump in. We also want to give our clients an opportunity to get to know us so they feel comfortable before we start the process.
Instead of just elaborating on our Closet Audit service, we thought it would be fun to sit down with a few clients for a little Q&A. Their words and descriptions about their Effortless Style Closet Audit experience will probably be more insightful than ours!
Effortless Style Closet Audit Q&A
Tell us a little about your overall closet audit experience.
My closet audit was much less intimidating than I thought it would be! I received a gift certificate as a birthday present, and it’s been one of the most unique and memorable gifts I’ve gotten. I was afraid that I would be pushed toward things that were either too expensive or impractical, but in the end I have a closet with clothes that I actually wear now instead of staring into the abyss and wondering how I have so many clothes but “nothing to wear.” – Jennifer
Katie came into my home and right away made me feel completely comfortable introducing her to my closet! She helped me put together outfits and rid myself of things that did not fit properly, were outdated or just tired looking. Katie has continued to help me update my closet with classic stable pieces as well as trendy accents. – Lauryn
I have a hard time parting with clothes that fit (even if I really should) and Heather helped me feel comfortable and ready to part with a lot of clothes so I could make room for more updated styles. – Heather
Katie (Rushton) was an excellent choice for me. She came prepared with an assistant so she could focus on what I needed and we finished the closet audit in less time than I expected. Such a relief that I have gotten rid of so many things I wasn’t using, kept the best of what I already had, and can start identifying my own personal style and colors that look best on me. – Joy
I love my new closet of clothes, and am so glad we got rid of some things. Katey (Preston) has such great ideas and taste, and she expressed them in such a gracious way. I so appreciate your help! – Debbie
Were there any specific things that you felt were value-added?
I loved how Katey (Preston) explained why certain pieces worked for me and how they worked with other pieces in my closet, so that I could learn how to style things on my own. I also loved the on-line webpage with personalized options that I could buy on my own. I felt like I made better choices when I was shopping after hearing the tips and tricks that Katey gave me. I’m also wearing more things that were already in my closet. – Jennifer
Katie (Rushton) also helped me with a variety of solutions with selling and donating my clothes, even took a large amount to a donation sight for me. – Joy
I love that Katie also talked to me about how to update my wardrobe, during my closet audit, with utilizing existing pieces and only purchasing a few new pieces. – Julie
How did you mesh personally with your stylist?
Katey (Preston) was so professional during the entire process. She gave me candid feedback, without making me feel horrible about some of the things that I was embarrassed to still have in my closet! – Jennifer
Heather really knows her stuff. She’s honest about what looks good on you and what doesn’t, and I appreciate that. – Lue
Katie (Rushton) understands my concerns about being professional, age appropriate and comfortable in my clothing. She is kind, understanding and fun to work with. I frequently refer both friends and clients to her. – Julie
Emily was fabulous! She gave me great tips for my wardrobe planning and she challenged me to try new things. Emily was easy to work with, genuine and so much fun. – Donna
Ready to book a closet audit and get yourself ready for fall? There’s no better time to weed out your summer clothes you didn’t wear this season than now. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!