After years of moaning and groaning of “having stylish pieces but not knowing how to put them all together”, fellow Boston blogger Susie gifted me with a copy of Closet Confidential, a humorous yet comprehensive look at fashion for “real women with real bodies and real budgets and a desire to care out their own style”, all based on author Winona Dimeo-Ediger’s “cache based on personal experiences/humiliations”.
The book is broken down into chapters, addressing certain areas of fashion in a snarky yet extremely thorough and helpful manner. Issues addressed in the book include the “cankle quandary”, “the practical, philosophical, and fashionable implications of a woman’s purse”, and “how to wear a scart without looking like an English teacher.” What I like about this book is that is it’s super easy to read, follow, and understand. Little tables and cartoon drawings break down the “fashion rules” even further. It almost reads like a chic-lit book, but unlike those, will benefit you and your wardrobe for years to come!
What I’ve learned so far? I’ve got to stop wearing my North Face fleece all the time and invest in a high quality Fall jacket, my toe rings I’ve had tucked away need to be thrown in the trash, and my recent investment in black Via Spiga riding boots has earned me a big gold star (granted I wear them with dark, slim fitting jeans).