WHAT’S THE COST OF NOT HIRING AN IMAGE CONSULTANT?

Are you ready for a wardrobe that works for you?

What does that mean — a wardrobe working for you? How do you get your wardrobe to do work? To do work that matters for you — to you?

It seems like an esoteric question, until you ponder the idea that IF it’s not working for you – it’s costing you! A lot!

According to ClosetMaid, the average American woman has “103 items of clothing in her wardrobe. But she considers 21% to be “unwearable”, 33% too tight and 24% too loose, while a further 12% of the wardrobe is occupied by new, unworn clothing, leaving just 10% available.”

More positively, from my experience doing closet audits, I see about 20% of the clothing worn.

If we add up the cost of the clothing we see that the average adult aged 25-34 spends $1,932 a year on clothing, adults 35-44 spend about $2,508 per year, and adults 44 and over spend around $3,300 per year.

If you want your closet to work for you, then it needs to be profitable.

And when you take the average amount spent between all three age groups ($2,580) and factor in wearing only 20% of that, you are leaving $1,992 on the table, or in the drawer, or somewhere that is not your wallet!

My goal in working with people privately is for them to wear ALL of their clothing (after weeding out and purchasing some items), but even increasing to 90% gives you about $2,300 of clothing that is worn – a better investment in my opinion.

When it comes to investing in help for your closet — specifically an image consultant, my estimate is that the money you invest in this service will pay off in 3 years or less.

That means that the average cost for my services is around $6,000 which includes $1,000 worth of new clothing. I charge less and I charge more (thus “average), but you will save your $1,992 each and every year by not buying items that DON’T work for you.

And, here’s a bonus: what if you could spend less on your clothing — even less than the average person by being so sure of your purchases, and by increasing your creativity to the point that you actually needed LESS clothing?

Yep, you will need less because you will have more – more pieces that work together, more basics that can be used in more outfits, more items you love and want to wear and wear out, thus excluding the need to have too many pieces.

It’s a sweet place to be!

It’s a win win!

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