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Find Your Style

If re-working your wardrobe is one of your New Year's resolutions the Library has you covered. Stop by any branch to pick up a few books for inspiration or tips on finding your own personal style.

The curated closet : a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe, by Anuschka Rees

With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closet is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.

The biggest black book ever : a man's ultimate guide to life and style, by Esquire

This book shows you how to do everything right, in every area of your life. From work and grooming to fitness and sex, it's got 1,037 tricks, techniques, and secrets so you can handle yourself with confidence and style, whether you're meeting the boss, going on a first date, or attending a black-tie event. Includes 875 photos and illustrations.

 

Dandy lion : the black dandy and street style, by Shantrelle P. Lewis

Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bowtie, define the style of the new "dandy." Described as "high-styled rebels" by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion. Throughout the book, self-expression is communicated through personal style, clothing, shoes, hats, and swagger. Lewis's carefully curated selection of contemporary photographs surveys the movement across the globe in spectacular form, with all of the vibrant patterns, electrifying colors, and fanciful poses of this brilliant style subculture.

Steal her style : fashion icons and how to get their look, by Sarah Kennedy

This innovative fashion and beauty guide reveals the secrets of the twentieth century's most fabulously chic women. Author and fashion writer Sarah Kennedy offers advice on how today's woman can choose one of those styles and adapt it to her own figure and taste. The book is filled with color photos, color palettes, and silhouette shapes. It concludes with a directory of vintage boutiques and hair and makeup stylists who specialize in retro looks.

 

Advanced style : older & wiser, by Ari Seth Cohen ; foreword by Simon Doonan

This follow-up to the bestselling Advanced Style features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. Similar in format to the original, with dozens of portraits from cities all over the world, this book also features 22 short essays by some of the portrait subjects, distilling the wisdom and lifestyle secrets of some of Cohen's favorite Advanced Style ladies.

 

ABC of men's fashion, by Hardy Amies

For all men?and indeed all women who are interested in men?s clothes?here is an alphabetical guide to men?s fashion written with wit and expert knowledge. From the etiquette of dressing for all occasions to the meaning of technical terms, Hardy Amies?s skillful eye guides you safely through style decisions on everything from blazers and brogues to skiing and sandals. No man can afford to be without this classic style bible.

 

Refinery29 : style stalking, by Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi

Get set to build your best ever wardrobe featuring the hardest-working looks from around the globe with Refinery29--the world's leading style destination--as their editors break down the essentials of the everyday chic, straight from the street. Featuring the fashion world's coolest tastemakers, designers, stylists, and editors, these fearless iconoclasts challenge conventions and inspire a whole new generation of women to dress for themselves and discover their true inner style stars...just like YOU.

 

Parisian chic look book : what should I wear today? , by Ines de la Fressange, Sophie Gachet, and Benoît Peverelli

Ines de la Fressange's personal style is chic yet relaxed in every situation. While a navy-and-white- striped nautical top with slim, cropped jeans and flats is a classic French look, it's harder to pinpoint how Parisians unfailingly blend elegance and allure with such ease. Her style secrets start with the building blocks of wardrobe staples--an LBD that can be dressed up or down, timeless riding boots you'll wear for a lifetime, or the perfect pair of jeans--which she combines with panache to suit every situation, adding seasonal items like costume bangles, a top in this season's on-trend color, or the right shade of lip color.

 

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