In a permanently switched-on society where we're all overloaded with information and the sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming - how do you know what to wear with what? Often this comes down to gut instinct but individual style can be learned. In Know Your Style Alyson Walsh speaks to fashion experts and creative women from around the globe, to gather ideas and information and reveal how to dress with confidence and lead a stylish life.
Author of the popular blog That's Not My Age and with over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, including 10 years as fashion editor for a leading lifestyle magazine, Alyson has the answer to any fashion dilemma.
Alyson explains that with a little bit of practice, any woman can be stylish. With advice on how to liven up a work wardrobe, how to match and mismatch pattern and colour, pick or mix accessories and score serious style points with flat footwear; looking good is not about buying loads of new stuff but spending time figuring out what makes you feel chic and comfortable. Alyson also gathers thoughts and style tips from some of the world's most inspirational women including: Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin, Pat Cleveland, Sarah-Jane Adams and Lyn Slater (Accidental Icon).
Whatever your body shape, lifestyle and personality, Know Your Style is your beautifully illustrated handbook to maintaining individuality, every day of the week. Whether you're working from home, going into a formal office or going out at night - the `not-too-dressed-up-dress', the Super Shirt and the Timeless Tuxedo are a few of the basics that can help any woman carry off clothes with confidence and feel good forever.
The biggest fashion conundrum is `what goes with what?' What kind of jewellery to wear with certain outfits, what are the best colours to coordinate, and the combinations to be avoided, what shoes to wear with different trouser styles, what's in fashion and does it really matter? And how do you maximise your looks without blowing your budget -- and your wardrobe space?
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stylish guide is for women of all ages.
Alyson Walsh is a freelance journalist and former fashion editor at Good Housekeeping, a regular feature writer for the Guardian and Financial Times 'How To Spend It'. She is also the author of the book Style Forever and the successful style blog That's Not My Age.