Be the Fashionista You’ve Always Dreamed Of

May 3, 2013

At some point, you’ve probably stood in your closet full of clothes and thought to yourself , “What do I wear?”  Professional clothing stylist, Ruth Chow-Kneese, is here to help!  With some professional guidance, you can learn how to organize, update, and utilize your wardrobe to its full potential.    We spoke with Ruth recently and asked her more about her upcoming class.

WIH Reporter: What is important for us to know about your class?

Ruth Chow-Kneese: Here is where you can get your fashion questions answered quickly.  Most women have unanswered questions about their wardrobe, especially when they are cleaning it out.  Should I keep it?  Is it timeless?  Is it going to come back?  This class will answer a lot of those questions and it will help you build a wardrobe that you will wear and it won’t just be hanging in your closet.


WIH Reporter: What are some mistakes that people make regarding their wardrobes?

Chow-Kneese: If you no longer wear an item, think about whether it can be updated, altered, or restyled.  If you can wear it a different way, you’ll continue to enjoy it.  If it is suit, try breaking it up.  Wear the jacket to dress up some jeans.  If it is a sentimental piece, then perhaps move it to another closet.  Don’t keep it in your main closet so it is taking up valuable real estate.

The layout of your closet is extremely important.  If you can’t see something, you won’t wear it!  It is really important to get as much out visually, including what is folded in your drawers.  Get as much hung up so when you are getting dressed, you can see all of your options.

WIH Reporter: You are inviting us to bring in selected items from our closets to class.  What can we learn?

Chow-Kneese: I want you to bring in anything that you are debating about.  What do I wear it with?  Should I keep it?  Does it fit?  All of those fashion questions that run through your head as you are standing in your closet.  Women today are very busy and have a lot of things to think about.  What you learn in this class will help you put your closet together so you’ll always be ready to go.  It will be one less thing to think about.

In these four weeks, you’ll learn things that some people pay hundreds of dollars to fashion consultants for.  We’ll have a lot of fun and this will be a great way to get your fashion questions answered!

Let us know your fashion thoughts or questions in the comment section below!

This afternoon class (1:00 pm -3:00 pm) begins May 7th and runs for four weeks.