Wednesday, January 31

Instant Style...

This past week, I picked up a book by the editors of InStyle Magazine called Instant Style: Your Season-By-Season Guide For Work and Weekend. Though I am obviously not working outside of the home, I do like to dress nicely for my work day as a homemaker. After flipping through the pages of this book, I decided to take the plunge and buy it. I must say that I am happy that I did.

The book consists of four chapters: Be Your Own Stylist, Edit your Wardrobe, Fall/Winter Wardrobe, and Spring/Summer Wardrobe. Each chapter quickly and easily breaks down it's topic and shows the reader how to accomplish the fool proof wardrobe. While I have seen better, more-in depth books written ion the subject, InStyle did a good job of writing a book that's sole aim was to educate a woman on the basics of wardrobe building.

Here are some of the ideas put forth in the book:

  • Know your own shape (Identify your own body type and then accentuate the positive)
  • Know your best colors (Understand warm vs. cool)
  • Know what suits your age
  • Know your personal style
  • Edit your wardrobe: Clean up, organize, style, and Upgrade (hangers, group like with like, get creative with space, tame your shelves, and add boutique touches
  • Create a capsule wardrobe for Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer
One of my favorite things about this book is the fact that it doesn't require you to buy 900 things. The editors want you to buy a few things (of great quality that will last a long time) and mix and match them. I love that fashion philosophy!

Later, I will post their list for Fall/Winter must haves and show you my version (suitable for homemakers) ... there is no need to perpetuate the idea that women who stay at home are frumpy and style-less!

3 comments:

Denial Renae said...

That sounds so great! I can't wait for you to post on that. I might have to check this book out for myself.

Tracy said...

Sounds like a must-have book! Thanks for sharing!!

Emma said...

I have really enjoyed this book... libraries may have it too! My copy is paperback and was only about $10:)

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