- JANE ALDRIDGE. As the main contributor to Style Yourself, Aldridge shares an approach to fashion that’s both playful and polished. Her Sea of Shoes blog attracts 70,000 hits a day. She’s designed her own line of shoes with Urban Outfitters and been featured in Vanity Fair and Teen Vogue. Kanye West and Tory Burch are both vocal fans.
Tavi Gevinson (Style Rookie) - Susie Lau (Style Bubble) - Karla Deras (Karla’s Closet) - Kelly Framel (The Glamourai) - Keiko Groves (Keiko Lynn) - Rhiannon Leifheit (Liebemarlene Vintage) - Rebecca Stice (The Clotheshorse) - Shini Park (Park and Cube) - Michelle Haswell (Kingdom of Style) - Nadia Sarwar (Frou Frou) - Aimee Song (Song of Style) - Jazzi McGilbert (Jazzi McG) - Jennine Jacob (The Coveted) - Liz Cherkasova (Late Afternoon) - Carolina Engman (Fashion Squad) - Chantal Van Der Meijden (Cocorosa) - Christina Morales (La Petite Nymphéa) - Louise Ebel (Miss Pandora) - Zanita Whittington (Zanita Zanita) - Merily Leis (Sequin Magazine) - Adeline Rapon - Marcella Lau (Fashion Distraction) - Alice Point - Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Vintage) - Shan Shan (Tiny Toadstools) - Jessica Virgin (Vintage Virgin) - Anna Bu (Bu the Right Thing) - Clara Campello (Zebratrash) - Sandra Hagelstrom (5 Inch and Up) - Carrie Harwood (Wish Wish Wish) - Nancy Zhang (Sea of Fertility) - Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) - Funeka Ngwevela (The Quirky Stylista) - Dyanna Pure (The SF Style) - Ilanka Verhoeven (Fashionnerdic) - Roz Jana (Clothes, Cameras, and Coffee) - Iris Gravemaker (Fashion Zen) - Elizabeth Johnson (Delightfully Tacky)
When I first saw this book, I thought there would be no way I could relate to it because it would be "too young" for me. But once I got it, I realized that even though I'm in my 40's, I could use it too! It has so many cool, helpful little tips and tricks for accessorizing and closet staples. You know how cookbooks always suggest "things you should always keep in your home pantry"? Well, this is kind of like that. It's got a section that I loved called "Shop Smarter" and two pages of "Stock a Few Accessories"that was really helpful since I always thought you had to have a truckload of accessories. You actually can get away with just a few cool pieces. A little goes a long way. I also love the remixes of one item, styled a bunch of different ways. I highly recommend this book.
Well for the price of this book. I was believing these fashion bloggers were going to demonstrate styles that are realistic to try, but they didn't. My whole nightmare came true and this why I usually refrain from buying "fashion books". Because this book conformed to these stereotypes
*Never demonstrate how to wear fashion style realistically. *Overdo it when putting an outfit together *So anti-match- matchy and don't believe in color coordination in some way like basic matching the colors, monochromatic, or complimentary in some way *Throw on many fashion pieces that don't go with each other *Overly mixing fashion patterns
That why I'm somewhat disappointed in this book and why I was disappointed Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style: How to Find Your Perfect Look [Paperback] Ann Shoket (Author) book. They need leave this type of styling to the runways and over the topness to magazines like Vogue, Elle, and The W. For to real world fashionistas and to regular women who want to look stylish who are seeking information, they need put out more realistic style advice. Most of these women who graduated with degrees in fashion were bought up by a wealthy rich family, but they are so stuck in their own world. Yes, they can afford designer clothes, but most of us can't. It's sad they failed to relate to regular women on how to put a style together. I'm a faithful reader of InStyle and Peoplestyle Watch's magazines. I can't afford the clothes, but at least they made it relatable that I CAN REDUPLICATE THE STYLE OR THE LOOK. The sale papers ads of Target, JcPenney, and Kohls make it relatable to reduplicate the look of the trend.Read more ›
this book proves not only inspirational, but also educational and just plain fun to flip through. the pages are beautiful and the wardrobe basics and descriptions of types of clothing are super helpful. i also appreciate the global approach to the book, featuring fashion bloggers from around the world. i wish i had this book 20 years ago, but better late than never! i'm so ready to clean out my closet and start fresh. i'm ready for my style makeover!
I never review products but I had to review this. I purchased this for my teenage niece who wants to be a fashion blogger and she loved it (much to her "unfashionable aunt's" surprise)! It definitely is not "less is more" but is packed with collages, photos, drawings, text. There's some helpful classic tips for those who always wondered how to tell what good stitching is, types of handbags, different types of buttons, etc. The bloggers pick things that inspire them and my niece couldn't stop talking about what she would pick if she was chosen to be in the book. It's trends toward individual style (no JCrew or classic Talbots style to be found), but she found that refreshing. The great thing is that it's all about giving guidelines, not rules. If you want a "wear this at this time" book, this is something to avoid. It's definitely fashion as an individual statement! Lots of info and lots of inspiration.
In terms of beautiful photos and visual identification on styles of tops, dresses, shoes, etc, this book is fantastic. For me, it wasn't very useful because it didn't cover how to make your own style, or dress for your body shape and size, or many tutorials. There were a few "this is how you can reuse a ballgown into something else" tips, which was nice, but they weren't my style. However, if you're in an industry (or school) where you can dress in funky and bohemian styles, the pictures of other people's outfits may give you some inspiration.
Style Yourself is a must-have for anyone looking to add some fashion inspiration to their wardrobe. Full of colorful and quirkly personal style photos from top fashion bloggers - teens and 20-somethings will find ideas on how to create their own style. This book also goes into detail on garment construction, color basics (which colors look best on you), pant styles, coat styles as well as types of fabrics. Readers of fashion blogs will enjoy seeing their fave bloggers translated into print. A must for any serious fashionista!