Book Review | The Style Clarity Workbook
Author: Bianca Chesimard
I turned thirty this year and I have been feeling misplaced in the fashion world for a few years now. When shopping for clothes, the junior section feels too young while the women’s section makes me feel like a grandmother. You can imagine how excited I was when I got the opportunity to review this book. I needed fashion help, badly.
So far, this book hasn’t disappointed. I’m still working on developing my style, but it’s been so much easier than I thought it would be. I approached the book a little apprehensively, like it was a big mid term project that I had to complete. It was overwhelming and I was concerned I wouldn’t actually be able to think through the activities, but each activity is simple and leads into the next one so it’s easy to complete them.
My favorite thing is that the author included her own completed worksheets as a guide so you know exactly what she means with the directions. The first activity asks you to collect pictures of some of your favorite things and then analyze them. The first thought that came to me was my big, comfy, plaid chair and ottoman set that’s in my family room. Even though that is what I thought of, I would have felt silly picking it as one of my items if I hadn’t have known the author picked a house as one of her favorite things. It was like that with all of the activities and it made it so much easier to complete them.
For me, the most helpful activity was number four. For fourteen days you take a picture of yourself in your completed outfit, accessories and all, so that at the end of the fourteen days you can sit down and figure out what it is you wear on a regular basis and why. It’s eye opening to see the repetition and to recognize that you have half a closet full of clothes you never wear. I’m tired of buying clothes I don’t wear and I’m excited to finally have a guideline to help me with those future clothes purchases.
Right from the introduction I knew this is a book I would love and it didn’t disappoint. It’s fun, easy to read, and it doesn’t feel like you’re reading a textbook. Bianca Chesinard is a genius and anyone who wants help in the fashion department needs this book. It’s a must have.
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*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*