Style supremo and every woman's best friend, Gok Wan knows how important it is for a woman to look and feel her best. In his fantastic new style bible Gok breathes new life into your existing wardrobe, showing you how to transform the basics we all have into a fabulous new look. You will love your look without breaking the bank balance.
We all want to look and feel great, and clothes are a great way to give you that instant confidence boost. But how can you do this without spending a fortune? Simple! Throw open those closet doors, ransack those rails and let Gok turn your wardrobe war zone into a style sanctuary.
In his next book Gok takes you back to basics, showing you how to create the perfect capsule wardrobe that you’ll use every day of your life and still look amazing. He’ll give you the confidence to create fresh new looks from the classics you already have, showing you the different outfit combinations you can create and how to wear those wardrobe heroes in a new fabulously stylish way.
We all know that a crisp white shirt looks great at the office, but let Gok show you how to dress it down at the weekend for that casual-chic look. By guiding you through each basic in turn, from the little black dress to those comfy jeans, your wardrobe will instantly become more versatile and you'll be able to update your look every season without breaking the bank balance on a whole new set of clothes.
Packed with Gok's trademark advice on shopping for your shape, his golden rules and hints on what to avoid, plus insider style tips from celebrities and those in the know, this book will be your very own one-to-one personal wardrobe-fixing session with Gok.
No longer will you fret over what to wear in the morning, nor will you spend hours (and loads of cash) traipsing around the shops. Your wardrobe will work for you so you'll enjoy getting ready as much as going out!
-Tim Gunn, Fashion Consultant and Mentor of Project Runway
Believe me-there's pressure when you're deciding what to wear to a meeting with an iconic fashion designer or a member of the press. It can be terrifying. But instead of panicking, I stop, take a deep breath, and remember that I speak "fashion." And by the time you have read this book, you'll be able to speak the language of fashion too, at all the key moments of your life.
-from Nina Garcia's Look Book
Every woman, at one time or another, has contemplated an all-important job interview, first date, formal party, or important presentation and wailed to herself and to her closest girlfriends, "What should I wear" In Nina Garcia's Look Book, style guru Nina Garcia solves this universal quandary with an inspired and unbeatable combination of fashion knowledge and common sense. She shows us the pieces, the accessories, and the strategies to create the looks that will take us from the first day on a job through the day we ask for a raise and beyond, from the first time we meet our boyfriend's parents (or his children) through the day we see our own children walk down the aisle. With Nina by your side, you can't go wrong. You'll have all the tips you will need to navigate every day looking your best.
True style is not about having a closet full of expensive and beautiful things-it is instead about knowing when, where, and how to utilize what you have.
I Have Nothing to Wear!: A Painless 12-Step Program to Declutter Your Life So You Never Have to Say This Again!
You know the feeling: the anxiety, the dread, and the utter certainty that in spite of all of the options in the overcrowded closet before you, you have nothing to wear. The advent of discount retailers that offer up-to-the-minute fashion trends has only deepened the problem. Though our dresser drawers are overflowing with options, the daily crisis remains the same.
Help has arrived! In I Have Nothing to Wear! fashion expert Jill Martin and fashion stylist Dana Ravich have teamed up to create a fun and practical 12-step program that promises to help even the most seemingly hopeless cases.
Learn how to edit your wardrobe, figure out the fashion basics, get organized, steer clear of flash-in-the-pan trends, and pinpoint and project a personal style all your own.
And have fun along the way!
Jill and Dana will steer you through the steps, which include admitting your closet is a mess, determining how clothes fit in with your lifestyle, and finding friends who will tell you the truth about what needs to stay or go!
I Have Nothing to Wear! is the perfect guide to help you make your way through the minefield of modern fashion and choose the perfect ensembles for work, play, and love.
This invaluable guide will solve the perennial "What to wear?" problem for women everywhere. Starting with the design classic the LBD, with tips on how to wear it and how to adapt it, Tracy Martin ensures you will look the part with Audrey Hepburn perfection. Read on to discover how to wear all your wardrobe well - from all styles of dresses, to suits, skirts and shirts, and even underwear. Choose the right handbags and jewellery to accessorise with flawless precision and finish off every outfit with the right pair of shoes. Whatever the occasion - from workwear to weddings - and whatever your mood, you can put together an outfit with confidence and ease, knowing you have just the right picture-perfect look. This is a must-have guide for every woman, which will enable her to perfect her wardrobe and dress with confidence and style.
Tracy Martin has contributed to both specialist and mainstream magazines, writing features on design, style and fashion. She often appears on television, including a regular slot on ITV's This Morning. Among her other books are Collectable Names and Designs in Fashion and the new book High Heel Heaven.
Wear No Evil is not just another book full of stats and sad stories to motivate your conscience to buy better. This is the book that pushes you beyond the awakened state. It’s the fashion reboot we’ve all been waiting for, combining style + ethics without sacrifice. After reading this book, every time you go shopping (online, around town, or on vacation), you’ll have a navigation system built in and programmed to your specific preferences and values. In three distinct sections, Wear No Evil helps you to reclaim your power as a consumer and stop making the world a fashion victim.
Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot. Through cogent overviews of fifteen points of integrity in design and manufacturing, this section sheds light on the eco-fashion movement.
Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness. Next, Wear No Evil outlines how to shop green within each fashion category—from jeans to shoes to outerwear—and presents styling tips and recommended brands for both men and women.
Part 3 shows sustainable style in action. Eco-fashion makeovers with stylish men and women present real-world examples of how to marry your eco-knowledge with your personal sense of style. Finally, the last chapter offers a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup.
Wear No Evil gives new meaning—and the best answers—to an age-old question: “What should I wear today?”
With the help of stories from real women, expert stylist Ginger Burr is your guide on a style transformation journey. Whether you are stuck in a fashion rut or feeling lost because your body has changed but your desire to look good hasn’t, That’s So You can help you:
• tap into your inner beauty
• stop sett ling for a wardrobe that is “good enough”
• let comfort and beauty coexist in your wardrobe
• create your signature style
• dress stylishly and compassionately
• avoid fashion no-nos
• age gracefully, and
• shop successfully
“When it comes to addressing the inner and outer obstacles that prevent women from feeling terrific about how they look, there’s no one more qualified than Ginger Burr. She is a fashion master!”
—Cheryl Richardson, author of New York Times bestsellers Take Time for Your Life and Life Makeovers
“Ginger truly is interested in empowering women and helping every woman develop her own unique style. And, she does it with gentle humor, verve and pizzazz!”
—Jean Kilbourne, author, filmmaker, social theorist
How to Win at Shopping: 297 Insider Secrets for Getting the Style You Want at the Price You Want to Pay
Page after page is filled with knowledgeable insider tips, the hows and whys of shopping smart: Always beware of prices in carpeted areas of a store. Three-quarter sleeves are always flattering. Sometimes, for certain items like T-shirts or knits, it makes sense to shop in the boys’ department. For shoes, the best toe shape will always match your best neckline. Never shop in a hurry. When approaching a rack of clothing, always start with color. Always sit down when trying on clothing.
There are style basics, like how to find the perfect pair of jeans. Money-saving tips, like why never to open a store credit card. Shopping rules, like leave your jewelry at home when shopping. Plus tips for shopping online, in thrift stores, and around the holidays. And throughout, separate lists, like the 15 secrets of finding clothes that make you look ten pounds thinner; the seven things a tailor can do—and six things a tailor can’t; and the top ten wardrobe staples.
Louise Roe—internationally renowned fashion journalist, TV host and makeover guru—knows style. It’s not about trends but about being your own person and sharing the things you love in your appearance, your home, and your personality. In Front Roe, Louise shares her expertise on cultivating personal style and feeling like a confident, leading lady in your own life.
In her first book, Louise has compiled the practical tips and secret tricks that she’s picked up through years of working in the fashion industry with magazine editors, stylists, celebrities, and most importantly, real women. Front Roe helps a woman discover her personal style through looks she loves—images in magazines that speak to her, quotes that inspire her, fashion or styles she is taken with, and family photos. Once the foundation is laid, Louise expands into the specifics of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, offering helpful advice from today and yesteryear on everything from finding the right underwear and buying vintage clothing, to picking the best perfume for you, and making your home a sanctuary.
As Louise says, “With a little nudging and direction, everybody can develop their own personal style, no matter their shape, age, or wallet size. In my view, fashion should be aspirational, but attainable and definitely something to have a sense of humor about. It's worth living every single day as the most confident, happy and glamorous version of yourself. Here's how!” Front Roe is the perfect distillation of this philosophy. Louise shares stories, information, and ideas from around the world to help women feel educated, uplifted, inspired, and considerably more positive about their mind, body, closet, and home.
Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is all about teaching young women to cultivate their own unique style. The book draws advice from the magazine's editors, real-girl style experts, Hollywood stylists, and celebrity fashion icons. Its chapters explore seven timeless fashion vibes: Classic, Edgy, Girly, Glam, Sporty, Artsy, and Boho. Each section breaks down all a girl needs to know about mastering the look and giving it her personal twist. Throughout its beautifully illustrated pages, the book also provides young women with endless ideas to maximize their wardrobe, stretch their dollar, and make everyday basics work in hundreds of ways. Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Style is an indispensable resource for young fashionistas everywhere.
Style: Distinction, Excellence, Originality, and Elegance of Manner & Being - Webster’s DictionaryStyle is the way we have of expressing ourselves in a distinctive manner of dress. It is not simply having a garment that is currently in fashion, nor is it being dressed like everyone else. True style goes much further. True style is a reflection of whom you are inside. What you wear makes a statement about yourself to others. Ask yourself what kind of statement do you wish to make? How do you want to present yourself to others? Not everyone wants to make the same statement, but all of us want to look our best. When we look our best, we feel self-confident and that in turn makes us feel relaxed and at ease in any situation. When we feel confident and comfortable within ourselves and in our clothes, we can focus our attention on others. People will then begin to notice not only how nice you look, but also how self-assured and charming you really are.
Style is an art and as with any art not everyone is born with a natural ability to achieve a personal style without some guidance. Inborn ability is truly rare and even those with that gift sometimes find themselves in need of some advice, given the overwhelming amount of “stuff” out there! Okay, so maybe you agree with me so far, but how in the world will you go about doing this? And how will you find a personal style that is truly your own without being dressed like everyone else?
The Art of Style will help you make sense of it all by defining the basics of style. By understanding some simple style basics, you will be able to interpret fashion in a way that represents you as an individual as well as complements your figure and coloring. You will learn how to work and communicate with a tailor for both alterations to give a great fit in off the rack pieces or design a complete outfit for a special occasion; even add basic pants or skirt to give you exactly what you need to make your wardrobe work for you. Knowing this is an important part of getting your wardrobe off to a flattering start. You will learn how to choose the right fabric for any outfit. Other topics include finishing details that make the difference in any outfit, restyling a look by adding or changing buttons, as well as using different buttonholes, pockets and trims, designing a lovely outfit for a special occasion and choosing a workable wardrobe for your Life-Style. Learn to fill in the gaps in your existing wardrobe to give you a closet of “Workable Wearables.” Clothing can be tailor-made not only to give a perfect fit for your body, but to fit your Life-Style as well. Many people don’t realize that off-the-rack pieces must be tailored to fit you properly. No item of clothing will fit everybody exactly the same and this is very important to understand. For example, say you wear a size 10 blouse. Just pulling it off the rack and putting it on to wear without alterations will not give you the best fit for your body shape. Something will need to be tweaked, whether you need to shorten the sleeve length, move buttons, hem, add darts for shaping, etc. Even t-shirts can be altered or shaped to look better! Even though it will add to the cost of the garment the results will be worth the extra expense. Getting dressed should be a pleasure, not a chore. Imagine being able to pull from your closet for any last minute occasion without the panic setting in over having nothing to wear! Be ready for any occasion!
For as long as I can remember, I have loved fabrics and clothing. I started making my own clothes as a child and I have a background in the sewing industry designing and manufacturing children’s clothing. The custom-ordered clothes were sold at in-home showings throughout the South. I have several original children’s classic clothing patterns still on the market, soon to be available online at theartofstyle.com. These designs were used for photo shoots in popular sewing magazines such as Sew Beautiful and Creative Needle.
Understanding the world of fabric and design will open up a whole new world of clothing opportunity. With the proper guidance, knowledge and a little practice, you too can have a special wardrobe made only for you!