Your Personal Style is an image management guide that will help readers match their personalities to their outward expression of clothing. Unlike other image management books that begin by dictating general rules about body type and coloring, this book will use personality and lifestyle assessment as a point of departure for guiding readers towards establishing a style that is truly their own. The author uses an active learning approach that allows readers to learn first-hand what a fashion consultant does as well as gain an intimate knowledge of how the design and fashion merchandising industry best suits its client. Students in wardrobe planning courses will be able to obtain a basic understanding of their own fashion sense by following the guidelines outlined in this book. Fashion entrepreneurs can immediately apply this book's exercises to their own business. Image professionals constantly seeking to expand their knowledge in wardrobe planning can utilize their talents in conjunction with any or all of the material found within these pages. Your Personal Style is packed with fashion tips and will serve as a handy reference guide for the student and professional alike.
Features : -- Questionnaires and exercises - "Threads" - will combine into a personal style journal that readers can use as a tool for maintaining what they've learned in the book -- Magazine-like layout will include photographs tracking the progression of celebrity personal style, typical fashion do's and don'ts and before and after photos of professional image consulting clients -- In-depth coverage of the six fashion personality types, style selection factors, and wardrobe clustering concepts -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
Nancy Plummer is Program Chair of the Fashion Design Department at the International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago.
Contents: -- Getting Started, Who Are You? -- Fashion Personality Types -- Personal Style Evaluation -- Closet Evaluation -- Wardrobe Evaluation, What Should You Wear? -- Body Type Evaluation -- Wardrobe Selection Factors -- Cluster Concept -- Taking Action, Why You Should Add the Extras? -- Foundation Basics -- Accessories! Accessories! Accessories! -- Focus on the Future! Where Do You Go? -- Shopping Basics -- A Global Perspective, Shopping -- Internationally -- Going Green with Your Personal Style -- Tying It