I'll admit. I've been fashion-challenged for most of my life. I'd rather cook than figure out what to wear. It's just never been that important to me and, while it comes naturally to some people, it honestly takes me a lot of effort to put together an outfit that is approved by my teenage daughter.
That being said, this book is genius! Alison makes it all look so easy. She goes over every little thing about getting dressed and buying clothes.
Fit: The True Enemy of Great Style
Alter Your Clothes, Alter Your Life
Dumb Fashion Rules That Were Made for Breaking
Underthings: You Really Only Need a Few
And several others to make thirteen chapters altogether. There's even one for guys!
My favorites are the dumb fashion rules (finally, someone agrees that we can wear white after Labor Day!) and the one about altering your clothes. No one looks good in everything they put on. It isn't possible.
I love this little book and will use it as a reference guide for many years to come.
About the book:
Costume designer Alison Freer's styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what's in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:
Making every garment you own fit better
Mastering closet organization
The undergarments you actually need
The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it
Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar
Instead of repeating boring style "rules," Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras and how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, How to Get Dressed has hundreds of insider tips from Alison's arsenal of tools and expertise.
This book was provided for review by Blogging for Books.