If you’ve always scoffed at the idea of hiring an image consultant to make sure you’re dressed properly for your daily routine of hitting the gym, the office, and the grocery storeâ€”well, you’re not alone. But beyond just showing you what styles, colors, cuts, and fabrics work best for your body type, an image consultant can help you make your wardrobe more eco-friendly by teaching you how to shop your closet and cut down on clutter.
Bringing in a professional eye to assess your fashion lineup gives you the unbiased analysis you likely can’t give yourselfâ€”she doesn’t care that your best friend’s mom gave you that sweater: it doesn’t fit and you never wear it. But this jewel-toned blouse, on the other hand, complements the skirt that you’d never been able to find a match for. And once you have a closet full of complete outfits, it’s easier to remember what you already own next time you’re shopping-so you won’t end up with five pairs of nearly-identical black pants ever again. You’ll save money (and materials!) by stopping yourself from buying doubles of some items or choosing cuts and styles that you know won’t flatter you. It’s amazing what a little organization can do for you.