Happy-Go-Lucky Book Review. “I love your style. How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style” by Amanda Brooks. Foreword by Diane von Furstenberg.

by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts

9780061833120

When it comes to searching for a personal style, Amanda Brooks knows well what she is talking about. This fashion consultant and regular contributor to Vogue has been through many style phases in her life and has very good understanding for each and every style that she defines and describes with multiple examples illustrated with great selection of photos and practical tips.

“I love your style” presents major fashion styles and their codes – classic, bohemian, minimal, high fashion, street and eclectic. For each of them the reader receives a suggested reading list as well as movie list. This makes a nice addition and helps to develop even better understanding as well as a good deal of fashion “know – how”.

The final section is dedicated to shopping. What I liked the most was a chapter chapter covering shopping for vintage garments, but there was a good deal about basics, cheap chic and designer shopping “dos” and “don’ts”.

I can recommend “I Love Your Style” to all who still are on a quest, searching and trying to define what their personal style is, but also to those, who already found the definition of their own style, but would like to learn a little more and gain a better understanding for fashion principles related to other styles. If to believe the author, personal style evolves over a lifetime and maybe one day a sworn minimalist will welcome a brand new day as a converted bohemian.

(Photo: www.tanum.no)

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