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. I'm highly interested in fashion, but if I was a regular working woman, "I'll be like what the heck, they are doing way too much" and probably never pick up a "style" or "fashion" book again.
However, here are the positives of the book
*It provides (fashion) illustrations of every fashion pieces in every category (like tops, sweaters, shorts, skirts, pants, jeans, casual dresses, formal dresses, jackets, outerwear, shoes, boots, earrings, necklaces, accessories, gloves, sunglasses, swimsuits, and hats). This helps give an idea of might want to consider and want to cooperate in a wardrobe that might fit to a lifestyle. All the fashions are illustrated are realistic to find in a mall or designer boutique. By the way, these sections are majority of the book. This is the only reason I'm not going to resale the book and keep it. This why I gave it a 3 star instead of a 2 star. I minus 2 stars because I wasn't feeling on how most of these "fashion bloggers" dressed, no realism whatsoever. Remind me of the overtop style of Nicki Minaj, not Lady Gaga. It's tacky.
*Good simple styling tricks suggestions and ideas to wear at an event
*Good color scale
*Some very stylish fashionistas are featured in the book (that doesn't conform to any of the stereotypes)
Well, you can like or dislike this review (like the Seventeen's review) on however you feel, but this is my opinion and perspective. Have a nice day.