We think its so important that you feel like you have a closet thats functional only filled with with things you love! You know the saying, less is more? We believe it to be true! When you have a closet of clothes that aren’t in color order or an overwhelming amount of clothes that are all similar, it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. Then, you think this to yourself, “I have nothing to wear!” To avoid the dreaded feeling, what we suggest is to buy things that make sense together (outfits) and to do a closet edit once a year.

Get some bags out for your donation pile and go ham. Here is how:

Bree Jacoby’s Rec’s

1.  Keep the colors in your closet together. Sometimes we get asked if it matters long sleeves with short sleeves long dresses with short dresses? My opinion on that is it looks a lot cleaner keeping colors together vs style of the items. Keep sections in your closet organized by type ex: Jeans, Tops, Jackets all together. Then, organize it by color within those sections. Voila! You are off to a great start.

2. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year or two, ask yourself why. Is it the style? Is it the fit? Can it be tailored? If your answer is, I do not know how to wear it,  Pinterest is a great option for ideas on how to pair that specific item with something. You can get some ideas from our page. If it doesn’t fit because it’s too big, then maybe it needs to be tailored with our friends of Hemster .

3. When you can’t tailor the item and it’s outdated, not in style and it just is down right not flattering, I say take a hard PASS on it! We call that a donate item!

4. Wishlist items should be last on your list. When you now have edited what doesn’t work for you, its super clear to see what you need (insert: sigh of relief!) Make a wishlist for yourself of the things you now need. We have a whole way of edited, so email us should you need anything!

5. Now its time to give back. You have a closet of things you love that look great on you right? The places we recommend donating are: 1. Goodwill 2. Dress For Success 3. Clothes The Deal (for men)

6. Keep your closet consistently edited! When you put new clothes in, it’s a good time to evaluate the things you now have. What is worth keeping and what is worth donating? #constantdebate!

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What does a nude stiletto and a navy suit have in common? They are classic, timeless and always come in handy! I find classic pieces to be essential and always my go-to’s for everyday wear. These are the pieces I can constantly count on to never let me down and always make sure I look put together.

I like to add my own personality to my style and find my own distinct and comfortable way of dressing. When I am styling our clients and members or even teaching my styling team, I always make sure they understand the importance of basic, classic and timeless pieces. Asking yourself, does my “blank” go with my “blank.” Classics just never let down and always make every occasion work. Creating your own personal style needs to be unique to you and make you feel confident. We all know the feeling in us when we love that outfit we are wearing. Confidence is an energy. People can feel that when you walk in a room. Confidence all starts with what you wear and how you feel about yourself.

One thing we get asked a lot is, what are the top 5 things every wardrobe needs for both men and women. When we are working with clients, most of the time they are people starting over and looking to rebuild their wardrobes. Regardless of where you’re at with your wardrobe there are clothes I suggest you own in your closet if you don’t already. Here is the breakdown for men and for women.

Men’s Wardrobe

Tailoring fitting clothes – most important!

1. Custom Tailored Navy Suit

2. Custom White Button Up

3. Custom Navy Sportcoat

4. Dark Fitted Jeans

5. White cool, causal sneakers

Women’s Wardrobe

1. Black Leather Jacket

2. Black Fitted Jeans

3. Nude Stiletto

4. Cocktail Dress (any color but black is a must!)

5. White or Black Classic Blouse

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Digitizing your wardrobe is all the rage when we meet with our members at #BREEJACOBY. We have built our own wardrobing technology that we are excited to launch to our members this year as a perk of joining. When people join our membership in 2020, they get a digitized wardrobe of everything they buy from us and we take images of what they own so they have a working wardrobe made just for them.

We realized that people usually wear 20-30% of their wardrobe and they need most help with how to wear the clothes they own. Does this sound like you? Well, when you do not have a stylist on our team working with you, it is so easy to continue buying things without editing out what you already own. Hence, why we always recommend a #BREEJACOBYClosetEdit before you continue to buy without editing out pieces. Imagine a closet full of things you love without repeating past purchases.

Our philosophy on buying new clothes is not to buy anything until you have edited your wardrobe out of things that you do not wear, that are not in style and whatever does not make you feel amazing.

Simplify your wardrobe by only buying things you LOVE. If it doesn’t make you feel your best, get rid of it. Donate the items and you’ll feel even better. If they are designer brand, you can also sell the items.

Once your closet is edited, you will make wiser purchasing decisions and then we can digitize what you own. Whoever said the Clueless closet was just meant for Cher?

Digital Wardrobing

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