Wear This, Toss That!: Hundreds of Fashion and Beauty Swaps That Save Your Looks, Save Your Budget, and Save You Time
It costs us not to look our best!
Dressing poorly costs us interviews, first impressions, money . . . and a whole lot more. But you can look good all the time, asserts Amy E. Goodman, the magazine maven and style expert who’s a regular on NBC’s Today show. Her one-stop fashion and beauty book cuts through the information overload to teach you how to dress to impress whatever your age, lifestyle, or size—while staying true to yourself and your budget.
Who can afford clothes and makeup that don’t fit or flatter? Since every piece needs to count, Amy uses snappy, clear comparisons to show how to regain control of your wardrobe and beauty shelf by simplifying your choices. Cleverly organized like a woman’s closet, wear this, toss that!outlines the 30 pieces of clothing and 30 accessories plus beauty basics every woman must own. Then Amy builds beyond the essentials, walking you through your closet, rack by rack, shelf by shelf, and drawer by drawer, telling you what to wear and what to toss. By sorting through the items you already have and taking inventory of what you need, you can build upon what you own and finally create the winning total look you’ve always dreamed of!
Amy provides immediate style answers for real women:
• 700 wear/toss items
• Over 1,000 product suggestions
• You-heard-it-here-first steals and deals
• On-sale items to avoid regardless of price
• Styling tips for every body type
• The ultimate shoe guide: you’ll never question which footwear is right again!
• 24 “save-me” products to rescue you from any fashion emergency
Filled with candid tips from pro stylists and designers, along with Amy’s unfiltered guidance, wear this, toss that!will inspire you to invest in yourself, shake off the wardrobe blahs, and wake up your looks from head to toe.
Step into your closet. Do you have: A ruffled tank that sweetly frames your faceor a blouse with overpowering ruffles?
A long cardigan that graces over your curves or a super drapey wrap that resembles a blanket?
A pencil skirt that lands just above your knees or a bell skirt that bunches at your middle?
A cropped, straight-leg pant with a flat frontor wrinkled, baggy cargo pants?
A shade of red lipstick that says “bombshell” or one that’s says “I’m trying too hard”?
If any of these questions make you cringe, then wear this, toss that!is your go-to guide. It’s for women of any size, age, or lifestyle who realize they just don’t like the clothes, accessories, or makeup they’re wearing and want to make a change. Almost instantly you’ll learn what works, what’s got to go, and why.
Wish I had this years ago!
By Jennifer P. - February 24, 2011
What a great book. I LOVE the visual format, the easy style of the writing, and I am laughing at how often I read a bit and say to myself, "OF COURSE! Why didn't I toss that darned thing a year ago... Never did feel good in it!" The author points out the things you can't put your own finger on -- why something doesn't look quite right. She also tells you how to appropriately pair things, something I struggle with especially when it comes to shoes. There's a great section on what types of outfits various types of shoes/boots will complement, and what NOT to pair them with. All the solutions are uncomplicated, practical, and completely do-able. This book will make a great "girlfriend" gift too. In fact I'm going on a girls' weekend next week and I'm bringing a copy for each of my pals!
One of the best...and I'm in the business of knowing...
By Patricia "Marine Mom" - March 27, 2011
Being a stylist, fashion and style blogger, closet cleaner and overall fashion fanatic, I read virtually every book on the subject of fashion, style, how to be chic, gorgeous, age appropriate, look rich and be envied that is out there. This is one of the best I have found. Great advice - not just theory. Good examples with real people models. I am hyper-critical of "fashion" books and this one makes the cut.
not terribly impressive
By gina b - August 7, 2011
I got this from the library and I'm glad I didn't waste my money. It did have a few helpful hints. I am 48 and looking to update my look without looking like I want to be 21 again. This book was not geared to my age; more geared to a 30 something wanting to look professional. Also, something that really irritates me is when books or advertisements show before/after or good/bad photos, and the before or bad photo is just ridiculously bad. . . bad lighting, unhappy expression, bad angle for the photo, etc; and then miraculously Everything is better in the after/good photo. C'mon! We're not idiots out here! show us realistic before/after shots please!
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