We have all heard this infamous saying, “Everyone has at least some skeletons in their closet.” As an image, wardrobe and fashion consultant, I can tell you that this statement is OH SO TRUE. When you think about “skeletons in the closet,” most people think about secrets It doesn’t matter whether these secrets are lies, mistakes or past sins they are hidden away behind closed doors where we do not want anyone to know they exist. Reality is that we all have SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET. I find that those skeletons can take shape and form in the articles of clothing we have or the jewels and accessories we hold on to. They are not always about bad relationships, but can be more about the pains of life and the wrong images we take on about our bodies and this worldly beauty!
For instance, I have been in closets working with clients to create a new image and to bring their personal fashion up to date and I will hear, “I can’t get rid of that, it is my favorite dress from when I was younger,” or “I love those pants,” when in reality they no longer really fit and should simply be passed along to the trash pile. Why do we hold on to some of our clothes? Many of them can be OUR SKELETONS in the closet. We keep jewelry or clothing from an old flame when we are no longer dating them or we are actually married to someone else. They become our secret reminders of a past emotional relationship. Such skeletons can only lead to improper comparisons or a less than fully committed heart to the one we are with. We see the clothes and we tend to only remember the good parts of the past.
What about clothes that no longer fit, yet we hold on to them promising ourselves that SOME DAY we will wear them again. Actually, these clothes are only a reminder that we do not look the way WE THINK we should look. They do not motivate us to change our diets or begin exercise programs, but rather, like a skeleton, they hang there and say HERE I AM, ONE DAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE ME AGAIN WHEN YOU LOOK BETTER. Visual reminders that say you’re not good enough, or let’s keep these while we forget that we need to actually act in order to create change. This is very rarely a good’ thing. How can we change when we allow the skeletons of our past fashions to lull us to sleep?
Then there is the skeleton I call the “I AM A VICTIM” skeleton. These are from broken relationships or gifts from someone who hurt you in life. Why do we keep old reminders around us if they only remind us of past relationships and emotional trauma? My advice is to get rid of them. Do not keep the clothes that were a gift from an ex or a scarf that was given on a special day with Mr. or Mrs. Right who turned out to be MR or MRS wrong.
Yes, we definitely have skeletons in our closets. What is the answer? It’s quite simple; we should open the doors and throw them out. Get rid of the clothes from the past, eliminate yesterdays fashions and sizes that only visibly criticize you todayâ€¦Donate the jewels or gifts from broken relationships and eliminate the skeletons from your closet. Fashion is what you use to paint a picture of yourself to the world every day. We all know that great pictures create positive and encouraging thoughtsâ€¦your fashion and image are not different. We know that our look will create a response, good or bad, just like art creates a response. My goal is to help you to create the response that you want. Don’t leave it up to everyone else to decide what they see direct them to a positive picture! I help clients create the best visual image for their personal style, professional brand and inner beauty by painting pictures they love to look at themselves.
What Skeletons do you have hanging in your closet? Are there some that we need to throw or give away? Are there some that are still holding you back and call your name every time you walk in the closet? If you are like many clients I have worked with, the answer to those questions is a YES. Decide today that you are going to get rid of the skeletons in your closet and find someone that is a professional at burying them!!!! There are some skeletons in our closets that are beyond our control, but when it comes to fashion and image, YOU CONTROL WHAT HANGS IN YOUR CLOSET! Decide to make your closet an area of celebration, renewal and rest!
If you have a few skeletons in your closet you would like to eliminate, please call meâ€¦together we will bring them out into the open and destroy them. I enjoy bringing light into the dark closets of my clients, family and friends!!!
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