The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart
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The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart

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by Nina Garcia
     
 

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From much-loved fashion maven and New York Times bestselling author Nina Garcia comes her most indispensable style primer yet—this one focused on looking timelessly chic, all while saving money!

Armed with Nina's no-fail The Style Strategy, fashionistas will not only discover a myriad of shopping alternatives sure to help them attain high-end

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Overview

From much-loved fashion maven and New York Times bestselling author Nina Garcia comes her most indispensable style primer yet—this one focused on looking timelessly chic, all while saving money!

Armed with Nina's no-fail The Style Strategy, fashionistas will not only discover a myriad of shopping alternatives sure to help them attain high-end looks at lower prices but will also learn how to maximize what they already have through maintenance, ingenuity, and creative style choices. Step-by-step, Nina helps readers honestly answer three key questions—What do I have? What do I need? What do I want?—before making purchases, so they can effectively eliminate any unnecessary spending.

This book also celebrates some of history's most extraordinary women who remained admiringly fashion-forward during their own era's economic hardships.

Editorial Reviews

Anyone with a charge card can learn to be stylish; the trick is to learn to be chic and solvent. Nina Garcia, the fashion director at Marie Claire magazine, earned her street cred critiquing the imaginative, low-cost creations of Project Runway contestants. Her book will resolve the predicament of women who moan that they have closets full of clothes but nothing to wear. The Style Strategy asks a trio of core questions: "What do I have?" "What do I need?" and "What do I want?" Mercifully, she doesn't just pose those queries, she arms fashionistas with a full battalion of beautifying ideas and attractive, relative inexpensive clothing options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061834035
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
349,414
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Fashion director at Marie Claire magazine, Nina Garcia is best known for her appearance as the unerring, formidable fashion judge on the hit show Project Runway. An elite authority in the industry, she has worked in fashion houses and in fashion media, from Marc Jacobs to Elle and Marie Claire. Originally from Colombia, she now makes her home in New York City.

Con su ojo experto para la moda, Nina García es conocida como la acertada y extraordinaria jueza de la moda en el exitoso programa Project Runway. Como una autoridad en la industria, ha trabajado en imperios y medios de la moda, con todos desde Marc Jacob hasta la revista Marie Claire. Nacida en Colombia, ahora vive en la ciudad de Nueva York.

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Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has some useful material in it, but I wouldn't buy it again. As another reviewer mentioned, it's repetitive, and it states the obvious quite a bit. The first part is better than the second part...the organization seems to "fall apart," and the information isn't as specific or helpful as I thought it would be.
Josie123 More than 1 year ago
I have her other 2 books and am greatly looking forward to this one. Nina Garcia writes in a clear no-nonsense way and offers advice on how to hold and create your own personal style. The look she favors blends classics with new trends to create a timeless look all your own. There are many easy tips in her books to make anyone's wardrobe look new and fantastic. One of my favoriate tips was to have clothing altered for you. So simple and easy, but one never thinks of changing the hem on a shirt to balance the look, or to buy long sleeve tee shirts and alter them to 3/4 length to cover tops of arms better then short sleeves. Out of all the fashion advise out there; Nina Garcia is the one to listen too.
sabrinaNJ More than 1 year ago
Nina Garcia is very knowledgeable when it comes to fashion. This book is like sharing advice with a girlfriend. She can be a little repetitive, but I understand she's just trying to get the point across. Overall I like it, and would recommend it.
Myopin2009 More than 1 year ago
This book could have been condensed down into a brochure! Much blabbering about nothing....take a pass. Her other book, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own, is fabulous!
nizhoni88 More than 1 year ago
Always love the Nina Garcia books on how to dress well and improve your self-esteem. Highly recommended to improve yourself and always look good by dressing well and for yourself, family and your career. Would make great gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great help to organize your wardrobe and only purchase quality items that truly fit you, your personality and your wallet!
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