Recommended Books

thepocketstylistThe Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look

by Kendall Farr, $14.28 from $21, Hardcover

Drawing upon her years of experience as a personal stylist, Farr teaches readers what to look for and what to avoid when clothes shopping, how to evaluate their wardrobes and why certain heel heights and shapes work better for different body types. She also gives tips on finding a good tailor, measuring bra size, wearing makeup and accessorizing. Although involved, it is comprehensive and trend-resistant, meant to help women of any shape and size find clothes that flatter no matter what the runway season suggests.

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The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart

by Nina Garcia, $6.40 from $15.99

This book will not only discover a myriad of shopping alternatives to help you attain high-end looks at lower prices but will also teach you how to maximize what you already have through maintenance, ingenuity, and creative style choices. Nina helps will help you honestly answer three key questions — What do I have? What do I need? What do I want? — before making purchases, so you can eliminate any unnecessary spending.

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