Know your style
Recently I came across this book about style: Know your style by the English fashion journalist Alyson Walsh. She writes for the Financial Times and the Guardian, among others. In addition to her own blog: That’s not my age. On the back cover, I read: “Looking good is not about buying loads of new stuff but spending time figuring out what makes you feel chic and comfortable”.That really appeals to me. According to Walsh, every woman can look stylish every day with a little practice.
“Looking good is not about buying loads of new stuff but spending time figuring out what makes you feel chic and comfortable”
One of the most important tips that Walsh provides is practice. She compares it with cooking: you have a recipe that you like, you cook it more often. And gradually you will add other ingredients to it. Making it even better to your taste. This is also the case with clothing: try adding something to an outfit that you wear more often. Another accessory, a different color cardigan or shawl. Something that makes it even better for you. You do not necessarily have to know and follow all the styling rules. Just look in the mirror and discover what works for you and what does not.
Women with different styles such as Linda Rodin, Lyn Slater (Accidental Icon) and Lucinda Chambers (Fashion Director British Vogue) tell more about their own clothing preferences and give tips in this book. There are really beautiful illustrations, made by Ayumi Takahashi, both of the interviewees and of details. Unfortunately, no photo is used, I think that is really a minus of this book. A photo shows more clearly what someone wears and how it is combined. Below a glimpse, to get an idea:
- September 2017
- 160 pages
Are you interested in another book about styling: read the review about The art of dressing by Tziporah Salamon.
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