Process: Inside the Closet Sort

SORT shop style

People always want to know what to expect from a styling service with Trophy Boutique, so I’ll take you on that journey with me, via my most popular service: The Complete Sort, Shop, and Style.

This week, we’ll start with the SORT. This is usually where we meet for the first time, and it can be a little awkward at first because you are a little nervous and not sure what to expect. I get that–it’s weird having a stranger from the internet look at everything you own. So we chat and get to know each other a little, I probably get excited about your dog, and we get down to business because two hours go by fast!

In your closet, I’ll explain how the process works. I’ll look at everything you own systematically, starting with pants. I’ll have you try on everything for me because it’s important to see how each piece fits, but also how you react to each piece. You can try your stuff on in the other room, but generally, before too long, you won’t know I’m there and it’ll be much more efficient to just try everything on in the closet.

If something fits, but you have a look on your face that tells me something more, I’ll probably ask you about that. We’ll start to make piles based on all this data: what to keep, what to tailor, and what can be donated. I’m not going to secretly start sneaking everything into the donation pile behind your back, or fight with you about tossing something you love. I’m confident in the process, and I know that if you love something, it’s my job to make it work, or to help you replace it with something even better.

Throughout this process, I’m getting to know who you are as a person, as well as what you’ve got in your closet. I make a long list of what you have, need, like, don’t like, and what might make your current wardrobe work even better. I get super excited when I see a direction to go in, and love to consult with you about what I see your style as being, and what I can see it evolving to within the parameters of your lifestyle.

So there you have it, the ever-important Sort part of my process. You’ll see how none of the other parts can live without this one, and how it lays the foundation for creating the best experience possible for each client.

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June 14, 2013

One Response to Process: Inside the Closet Sort

  1. frances f says:

    This was such a fun process! I couldn’t believe how many outfits we could make from items that were in what I thought was my donate pile. Resurrecting those items paid for the service itself!

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