Style on a Shoestring: Develop Your Cents of Style and Look Like a Million without Spending a Fortune

Style on a Shoestring: Develop Your Cents of Style and Look Like a Million without Spending a Fortune

Andy Paige

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0071492844

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bag the bargains and glam it up--go from frumpy to fabulous style without wounding your wallet!

Everyone knows a woman who turns heads with her captivating style. Her clothes fit her body perfectly, her use of color is compelling, her shoes are to die for, and her accessories make her whole outfit pop with panache. Is she a fashion-industry insider? A millionaire? If she's smart, chances are she's a value vixen who's learned which styles best fit her figure, how to navigate the sales rack, and how to put together a look that's fashionably fabulous. With Style on a Shoestring as your guide, you willl learn how to have a great "cents of style"-without breaking the bank. This book teaches you the skills to give yourself a complete makeover, including:

  • How to make a $5 thrift-store find look like a $500 designer deal
  • Getting wardrobe wreckers out of your closet and reworking the frocks you already have
  • Finding the right denim, bra, tops-even the dreaded bathing suit--for your body
  • What time, day, and month to pounce on the best bargains
  • Which colors minimize figure flaws and showcase the good stuff

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bold patterns also work wonders. • Tummy control: Choose a one-piece suit with a shaper panel built in for support. • Larger thighs: Opt for a solid-color bottom and a bold, printed top. Choose a plunging top with thicker straps placed farther apart to create more visual balance. You can also choose a skirted bottom, but make sure that the side edges of the skirt smile or turn up to create a longer leg line. A skirt that goes straight across can highlight the size of the thighs. When it comes

who engage in the frightening practice of wearing white pumps, often with suntan hosiery. (Gulp!) So here goes . . . White pumps are evil. They overpower everything you wear with them, pull focus to your feet, and almost always look cheap, cheap, cheap. Great silver pumps or slingbacks are a modern option that will look gorgeous with all of your summer whites and much more. • For the record, if your tootsies hit the street, literally, your sandals don’t fit. Toe overhang is T.A.C.K.Y.! Make sure

six months. If you do not use your Contemplate garments in that time period, then go ahead and Donate or Re-Create. A CREATIVE way to hold on to fond memories from old garments is to cut key pieces or fabric swatches from them and make something useful, like a quilt, a pillow, or even a robe. A funny “when I was a party girl” blankie or a “my corporate life” house robe is a hilarious and functional way to pay homage without sacrificing precious closet space. Your Fits Me Great pile is for

garments. Plastic dry cleaners’ bags, plastic sweater keepers, and even plastic shoe boxes not only hide what’s inside, they also trap dry-cleaning chemicals, perspiration, and general funk in your clothes and shoes. These elements, when trapped, start to break down the fibers of your garments and cause them to pill and look worn much faster. IF YOU live in an old building, as I do, and need the dust protection of a dry cleaner’s bag, simply cut the bag shorter, leaving approximately ten

bind. What Bras You Need All you need for everyday wear are two nude (the color of your skin) bras and one black bra. There is no reason to choose white bras, because white bras are unnecessarily noticeable under almost everything. In the “olden days,” NEVER WEAR a white bra under a white shirt or, worse, a white bra under a black shirt. Nude will always create the illusion of invisible support. white undies were a sign of cleanliness, but we all have regular access to soap and water

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