Personal Styling For Every Budget

Your wardrobe can be your treasure chest!  Shop Your Closet saves you money and helps you avoid the expense of buying new clothes when you likely have most of what you need, including gems long forgotten.

Shop Your Closet is based in Washington, DC and was founded by Carol Ellis Thompson, a former Boutique Manager at Bloomingdale’s and  U.S. diplomat.  Carol specializes in wardrobe consulting services.

Some people think a stylist is there for personal shopping.  Carol emphasizes reviewing what you already own before adding more.   For less than it costs to buy one or two outfits, she helps you find a “treasure chest” in your own closet and know your color palette. Carol is a certified Color Me Beautiful Consultant.

Carol will go through your closet and help you put together new outfits from what you already have. You’ll combine shirts, jackets and pants and add accessories like scarves in new ways. She will revitalize your wardrobe and make sure the fit, style and colors are right for you. If you need to shop, Carol will take you (or go for you) to buy carefully curated pieces from retailers – ranging from resale to high-end.   Having shed pounds and regained some, given birth to a lovely daughter, and worked in a variety of environments, she understands body type, and the need for outfits that go anywhere. 

Shop Your Closet sessions are $135 an hour, with a two hour minimum and customized to your needs.  If you don’t know what colors look best on you, try a one hour Color Me Beautiful session, followed by an hour of styling, where Carol will uncover new ways to wear pieces in your closet.  Another possibility is one hour of closet pruning and analysis, followed by an hour or two of personal shopping.  Discounts apply for referrals and for purchases of multiple three hour sessions.  
Carol knows every woman has a beautiful core waiting to shine and will help you look your best for any occasion.


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