Style is not something I am very good at. Dressing stylish, being stylish... these are not things I do well. I have no fashion sense to speak of. I know this b/c my 3 sisters have unbelievable fashion sense- each a little different from the other- but each so stylish. I have complete confidence that they could each get dressed for a major event w/o ever consulting anyone... and they would all look perfect. But alas- I am the one sister who did not get this gene. In the past few years this hasn't mattered much b/c I've been so overweight. When you are heavy you just dress to conceal. Conceal your size, conceal your weight, conceal your personality so you just blend in w/ everyone else. I don't really want to dress like this anymore. I feel like I am not myself dressed in this style. The problem is... I don't know what style I am!
Enter Mom- She gave me "The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style". (Thanks Mom.) I am loving this book! It lists 10 basic styles that pretty much cover all looks. It tells you what clothes and accessories you will need to dress in each style. It shows you how to put them together and how to mix and match. It gives examples of famous people and regular people who wear these styles. And it is not like you have to go out and buy a whole look-- b/c really, you can see parts of your wardrobe w/in the styles. The book does not list costs of clothing or where to find certain items b/c it is not a catalogue and is not really trying to sell anything. I cannot put this book down. It is so good!
I've listed the styles below. With each one I put a picture that captures it as much as possible. I was going to write out explanations for each one but it could get lengthy! I've got a few questions for you-- What style are you? What style do you think I am? I know a lot of us are just dressed in jeans and t-shirts everyday BUT- what style are you naturally drawn too? If you could get out of the clothes you wear everyday- what would you be wearing? Think about it. Goodness knows I'm thinking about it!
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