Style Yourself

Style Yourself

Inspired Advice From the World's Top Fashion Bloggers

Book - 2011
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Learn how to craft ultrafashionable outfits with Style Yourself , an illustrated reference book that teaches readers the basics of any wardrobe and then offers loads of fashion inspiration from internationally beloved style bloggers.

Style Yourself is the perfect personal-style handbook--and gift!--for fashionistas of the digital age. This book presents the best of fashion bloggers, with tons of outfit ideas and expert tips that show you how to apply high-fashion inspiration to your everyday wardrobe.

In this innovative guide to personal style, 95 of the world's premier fashion bloggers--whose sites receive over 500,000 daily visits combined--give hundreds of coveted insider tips, which are sure to delight teens, industry experts, and urban professionals alike. These new taste-makers (including Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Tavi Gevinson of Style Rookie, and Susie Lau of Style Bubble) boldly lead the way toward fresh personal style, sharing rich images of their wardrobe inspiration and glimpses into their personal fashion philosophies.

With eight comprehensive chapters, Style Yourself has you covered--from your head to your toes! Hundreds of illustrated and annotated garments provide readers with classic fit and styling advice, and for each type of garment, you'll find examples of how to rock it from the blogosphere's hyper-chic members . . . from Stockholm to Cape Town, and Osaka to Milan.

-GARMENT BASICS. Each type of garment is broken down, piece by piece, to help readers get their personal perfect fit.
-TAKE YOUR PICK. Illustrated galleries showcase tons of garment types, giving you variations on the basics, plus how to style each one.
-GARMENT REMIX. Bloggers show you how to mix and match basic garments in clever, fresh ways.
-BUILD YOUR LOOK. Learn how fashion bloggers start with a basic garment and use it to build a complete, head-to-toe look.
-SKIRT THE GLOBE. Go on a whirlwind tour to see how international bloggers wear a trend piece.

Chapters include:
Wardrobe basics -- Get on top of your everyday look and learn what's a must-have for any woman's closet. Plus, insider shopping tips!
Tops -- Start at the top--literally. See how to remix that old rock-band tee, wear a sequin shell any day of the week, and get cuffs that hit just right.
Bottoms -- Craft fresh, high-fashion looks with fun layered tutus, elegant maxi skirts, clever cropped trousers, and brave knit shorts.
Dresses -- Be a knockout at every occasion--from picnic-perfect pinafores to sexy date-night mini dresses and formal goddess gowns.
Colors and Fabrics -- Take a crash course in color to figure out which hues look best on you! Discover how to go monochromatic, use an accent color, and play with multiple prints for unexpected looks.
Shoes -- Skimmers, kitten heels, booties, brogues, and more! Study up on these fun shoe styles to see how a great pair of kicks can transform any outfit.
Accessories -- Top off your look with a fedora worn in a surprising way, a pair of perfectly flattering sunglasses, or a stack of luxe bangles.
Underpinnings -- Bras and hosiery can make or break an outfit! This chapter ensures that the garments closest to you give you the confidence to make the whole ensemble rock.

With its vibrant imagery and user-friendly appeal, Style Yourself is a book to be savored, showcasing ideas that range from highbrow couture to everyday chic. Let these self-made fashion experts guide you through the maze of fashion, so you can build a personal style that's all your own!
Publisher: San Francisco : Weldon Owen, c2011
ISBN: 9781616281311
Branch Call Number: YA 646.34 Sty 3564
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Gevinson, Tavi
Parker, Lucie


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Jun 26, 2014

Really wonderful book on fashion. Comes across as chatty and bloggish, like flipping through a magazine, but the advice imparted is spot on. Moreover, there is some excellent info. in here on various styles, cuts, sewing techniques that get very specific, from a technical standpoint. This will not only up your fashion game, it will teach you the difference between a Dolman sleeve and a boatneck blouse, and let you talk the talk to an extent where you'll shame all but the best educated saleswomen. I've read most of the fashion books the library owns, and this one is a standout. Highly recommend.

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