There are dozens of new looks in there. Here, pros give pointers to help you see the same-old stuff in a brand-new light.

By Julee A. Wilson
Updated January 15, 2009
Andrea Costa and Joe Lupo
The way things were:Andrea’s closet was filled to the brim with items she barely wore. Paring down: Lupo and Davidzuk sifted through the contents with her to determine if each item should stay or go by asking, “Do you love it? Is it flattering? Is it you?” If the piece failed one of those three questions, it was a goner. On the to-go list was a heap of boldly printed and ill-fitting impulse buys.New looks: “Since Andrea has a hard time getting rid of things, it’s important that she learns to incorporate the pieces she owns,” says Davidzuk. From her cache of work clothes―Andrea had a nine-to-five corporate job before she decided to work at home―they found tailored jackets and pretty shells that easily pair with her trusty jeans for a look that’s casual but refined. Bold accessories also help up the ante on the outfit. At last, order is restored.Shop Your Closet: See more makeovers.
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Weary of your wardrobe? Join the club. Peering into a closet can make a person feel oddly empty, despite the fact that the closet is (presumably) packed to the gills. Joe Lupo, a fashion consultant and a coauthor of Nothing to Wear? (Plume, $26,, and stylist Sarah Davidzuk help three women find new looks among the pieces they already own.

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