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

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"This book is written to help propel you forward, into that place where style and shopping are one. Neither can thrive without the other pulling its proper weight. Effortlessly balancing the two is your mission."

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 ...

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

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Overview

"This book is written to help propel you forward, into that place where style and shopping are one. Neither can thrive without the other pulling its proper weight. Effortlessly balancing the two is your mission."

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 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 the most extraordinary women of the past, who remained admiringly fashion-forward during their own era's economic hardships.

Part of the growing classic collection from Nina Garcia, which already includes The Little Black Book of Style and The One Hundred, The Style Strategy is a must-have for this season and all seasons!

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061959929
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 280,633
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Nina Garcia

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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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Nina Garcia is like every girls stylish Aunt.

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2009

    OK

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

    Keep Shopping!

    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!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2009

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    Style Guide

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Great to look good and dress well.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Sara

    A fourteen year old girl comes in. Her dark brown hair had streaks of magenta, violet & deep blue & came to just below her jawline. Her bangs were completely deep blue. She trys on a cashmere thigh-length dress with one strap. It is magenta with slashes of turquoise, sky blue & periwinkle that go from the bottom of the strap on her right side to the hem of the dress on her left side. She also tries on white 5 & 1/2-inch high heels that came half way up her calves & were made of real leather. The purse she trys is also made of real leather but it is magenta & of the latest fashion. She is satisfied with her choice & takes it all off. She puts back on her pink cotton shirt, white denim jeans & ballet flats with a sequined pink camo design on them. She goes to the the second result to get makeup & maybe another outfit or two. ¿Sara¿

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    A definite must read and re-read!

    Great help to organize your wardrobe and only purchase quality items that truly fit you, your personality and your wallet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Carly

    *comes back in and changes into a brezzy white strapless dress. It has a diamond band about two inches thick just above the end of her ribcage. The top of the dress has been pleated but not ironed down, and in between the unirones pleats r little chains that look like something you put a necklace charm on. She stars at herself blreathless, then hikes up her skirts and shows the others*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Roxy

    Changes back into her green shirt and jeans.

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