Style Yourself
Written By: Jane Aldridge, Various
Learn how to craft ultrafashionable outfits with Style Yourself, an illustrated reference book that teaches readers the basics of any wardrobe and then offers loads of fashion inspiration from internationally beloved style bloggers.

Style Yourself is the perfect personal-style handbook—and gift!—for fashionistas of the digital age. This book presents the best of fashion bloggers, with tons of outfit ideas and expert tips that show you how to apply high-fashion inspiration to your everyday wardrobe.

In this innovative guide to personal style, 95 of the world’s premier fashion bloggers—whose sites receive over 500,000 daily visits combined—give hundreds of coveted insider tips, which are sure to delight teens, industry experts, and urban professionals alike. These new taste-makers (including Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Tavi Gevinson of Style Rookie, and Susie Lau of Style Bubble) boldly lead the way toward fresh personal style, sharing rich images of their wardrobe inspiration and glimpses into their personal fashion philosophies.

With eight comprehensive chapters, Style Yourself has you covered—from your head to your toes! Hundreds of illustrated and annotated garments provide readers with classic fit and styling advice, and for each type of garment, you’ll find examples of how to rock it from the blogosphere’s hyper-chic members . . . from Stockholm to Cape Town, and Osaka to Milan.

-GARMENT BASICS. Each type of garment is broken down, piece by piece, to help readers get their personal perfect fit.
-TAKE YOUR PICK. Illustrated galleries showcase tons of garment types, giving you variations on the basics, plus how to style each one.
-GARMENT REMIX. Bloggers show you how to mix and match basic garments in clever, fresh ways.
-BUILD YOUR LOOK. Learn how fashion bloggers start with a basic garment and use it to build a complete, head-to-toe look.
-SKIRT THE GLOBE. Go on a whirlwind tour to see how international bloggers wear a trend piece.

Chapters include:
Wardrobe basics – Get on top of your everyday look and learn what’s a must-have for any woman’s cloSet. Plus, insider shopping tips!
Tops – Start at the top—literally. See how to remix that old rock-band tee, wear a sequin shell any day of the week, and get cuffs that hit just right.
Bottoms – Craft fresh, high-fashion looks with fun layered tutus, elegant maxi skirts, clever cropped trousers, and brave knit shorts.
Dresses – Be a knockout at every occasion—from picnic-perfect pinafores to sexy date-night mini dresses and formal goddess gowns.
Colors and Fabrics – Take a crash course in color to figure out which hues look best on you! Discover how to go monochromatic, use an accent color, and play with multiple prints for unexpected looks.
Shoes – Skimmers, kitten heels, booties, brogues, and more! Study up on these fun shoe styles to see how a great pair of kicks can transform any outfit.
Accessories – Top off your look with a fedora worn in a surprising way, a pair of perfectly flattering sunglasses, or a stack of luxe bangles.
Underpinnings – Bras and hosiery can make or break an outfit! This chapter ensures that the garments closest to you give you the confidence to make the whole ensemble rock.

With its vibrant imagery and user-friendly appeal, Style Yourself is a book to be savored, showcasing ideas that range from highbrow couture to everyday chic. Let these self-made fashion experts guide you through the maze of fashion, so you can build a personal style that’s all your own!
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 6/21/2011
ISBN: 9781616281311
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.5 x .8

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Jane Aldridge, Introduction: JANE ALDRIDGE. As the main Contributor to Style Yourself, Aldridge shares an approach to fashion that’s both playful and polished. Her Sea of Shoes blog attracts 70,000 hits a day. She’s designed her own line of shoes with Urban Outfitters and been featured in Vanity Fair and Teen Vogue. Kanye West and Tory Burch are both vocal fans.Tavi Gevinson (Style Rookie) - Susie Lau (Style Bubble) - Karla Deras (Karla’s CloSet) - Kelly Framel (The Glamourai) - Keiko Groves (Keiko Lynn) - Rhiannon Leifheit (Liebemarlene Vintage) - Rebecca Stice (The Clotheshorse) - Shini Park (Park and Cube) - Michelle Haswell (Kingdom of Style) - Nadia Sarwar (Frou Frou) - Aimee Song (Song of Style) - Jazzi McGilbert (Jazzi McG) - Jennine Jacob (The Coveted) - Liz Cherkasova (Late Afternoon) - Carolina Engman (Fashion Squad) - Chantal Van Der Meijden (Cocorosa) - Christina Morales (La Petite Nymphéa) - Louise Ebel (Miss Pandora) - Zanita Whittington (Zanita Zanita) - Merily Leis (Sequin Magazine) - Adeline Rapon - Marcella Lau (Fashion Distraction) - Alice Point - Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Vintage) - Shan Shan (Tiny Toadstools) - Jessica Virgin (Vintage Virgin) - Anna Bu (Bu the Right Thing) - Clara Campello (Zebratrash) - Sandra Hagelstrom (5 Inch and Up) - Carrie Harwood (Wish Wish Wish) - Nancy Zhang (Sea of Fertility) - Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) - Funeka Ngwevela (The Quirky Stylista) - Dyanna Pure (The SF Style) - Ilanka Verhoeven (Fashionnerdic) - Roz Jana (Clothes, Cameras, and Coffee) - Iris Gravemaker (Fashion Zen) - Elizabeth Johnson (Delightfully Tacky)