Do you wear your clothes, or do your clothes wear you?

As my mother said when I asked her about her closet, “your clothes can either haunt you or help you.” Which do yours do?

Help /help/ verb make it easier for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources.

Haunt /hônt,hänt/ verb be persistently in the mind of (someone)

When was the last time getting dressed in the morning was invigorating? What if you could go shopping without the sting of rejection or regret? How would it feel always be at ease no matter what you’re wearing?

It’s easy to get lost in your wardrobe and still not end up in Narnia. To rip your closet apart and still find nothing to wear. Or to grab what you’ve always worn, figuring this is as good as it gets.

But what if getting dressed, or cleaning out your closet, or finding something to wear to that event could actually be as simple as it sounds. What if the doubt and the worry and the second guessing didn’t have to be there? What if you didn’t need a separate section of your closet for all the many roles you play?

That’s what I do.

Together, we’ll create a wardrobe that represents you. All of you.

I’ll work with you to bring your clothing into alignment with who you are (the whole of you) and who you’re becoming.

What if you could use your clothes as a tool for showing up as your whole self?

I was starting to feel like I’d outgrown a lot of the clothes I have, especially since I’ve been rocking the same gear for some time now. Since my days keep me on-the-go, comfort is an essential part of my look. I haven’t really done any major fashion changes in the past few years, unless you count switching athleisure brands as a major change. It was time for a style overhaul, but I was hoping this style delve would help me to approach my overhaul more mindfully, instead of playing it safe.

Now that the week is over I feel like it’ll be easier than I thought to change my style to fit my day-to-day needs while still honoring my own truth in how I’d really love to portray myself. I’m encouraging myself not to be as reserved about wanting try something different for myself. There are so many ways to ease into making a style change, but it is important to actively facilitate that change.

The fact that I’ve started to put more thought into what I wear in the morning is the biggest change for me. I used to be on auto-pilot when it came to getting dressed. Now I try my best to honor who I’d truly like to be in the mornings when I get ready for my day.

– Adina, NYC

I’m Holly Chayes, I fix what’s not working in your closet. (And if you don’t know what’s not working, but you know something isn’t right, I help figure out what’s broken.)

Your clothes can either haunt you or help you. We’ll make sure your style is always on your side.

Wardrobe information: Purple sweater made-by-me. White graphic skirt made-by-me. Fawn sweater made-by-me. Rings from various places.