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
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!