Do You Need a Wardrobe Intervention

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Years ago, there was a very cute ad campaign for T.J.Maxx, where a group of several stylishly dressed women decided that their friend overspends on her wardrobe by shopping at expensive stores, when instead she could look just as great and save lots of money by simply shopping at T.J. Maxx.

So, they ambushed her in a pricey boutique, explaining to her that she needed to be stopped from overspending on her clothes and accessories.

There is some truth in that commercial, as it truly does not matter how much your clothes cost, nor how many clothes you own. What matters is how well the clothes suit you and that they allow you to have a wardrobe that provides you with many combinations for many occasions.

I especially found that commercial particularly amusing because I had once been hired to work with a woman who had been coaxed by her friends for years to stop wearing all black, and I mean it really was all she wore.

She finally saw their point, and decided that the time had come to make a change, and even sent out an invitation to all her friends to witness our consultation, which she titled her All Black Intervention.

Her closet really was filled with all black tops, pants, skirts, shoes and handbags. It seems that every time she would go shopping, she would fall into the habit of purchasing everything in, you guessed it, black!

She is not alone in having the habit of buying the same thing over and over.  I bet you might be able to relate just a bit to having clothes in your closet that look incredibly similar to each other, and yet you buy a few more.

Many women are drawn to what they know, even if it might not be the best for them.

Let’s face it, we can be attracted to the wrong partners, food, friends, and so much more. Bad habits are hard, but not impossible to break.

Wearing the same style and look, year after year after year can be very aging, and often boring. If we always wear the same style, silhouette and color, year after year it’s easy to get, look, and feel stuck in a rut.  It also can makes us feel older. ?

In order to look and feel stylish, unique, and fashionable, it is important to update your look, keeping in mind what works best for you, not because a fashion magazine or TV stylist says so, but because it is right for your shape, features, and life-style.

When reinventing your look, try being more selective, intentional, when updating your wardrobe, makeup and/or your hairstyle. That way you wonʼt look and feel as though you’re stuck in a time warp mourning the way you used to look.

It is also very helpful for your business and personal life to present yourself in a more stylish and flattering manner. What better way to secure a new job, more business and contacts, than to look and feel put together and current. If you project the image of keeping up your appearance, you are also projecting to your existing and potential clients, friends, dates and significant other, that you know how to change with the times and adapt to various circumstances. This flexibility and creativity attracts positive changes to both your professional life and private life.

Have you been wearing the same style and color of clothes for over 10 years?  Same makeup? Same color and hairstyle?

So the question you have to ask yourself is, “Do I need an intervention?”

If the answer is yes, pick a time here and let’s make a plan to create a wardrobe perfect for you.



  • Scarlett De Bease

    Scarlett De Bease is a personal wardrobe stylist who shows women women how to stop stressing about dressing and feel more confident when they walk into a room. She guides her clients virtually and in-person to create their own unique signature style, feel fearless and confident to be seen and heard, and excited to put themselves out to the world in a way that is game-changing. From creating outfits with what you already own, to taking you shopping in person or virtually, Scarlett uses her creativity and compassion to help women of all shapes, sizes, and ages go from feeling insecure and frumpy to confident, successful, and stylish. She takes boring outfits and turns them into “oh hell yeah, look at me outfits” while making her clients feel great about themselves. As the founder of Scarlett Image Consulting and author of Stop Stressing About Dressing, her one-of-a-kind in-person and worldwide online workshops reveal how a more powerful presence leads to more opportunities and more profit. You can find out more about Scarlett at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.