Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked

George Brescia. Gallery, $21.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-4767-4873-3
Fashion industry vet and stylist Brescia doesn’t stray far from the basics of a style makeover in this book. First, look in the mirror, discover your shape, and figure out why your favorite outfits work and others don’t. Next, fix your hair and makeup. Then, go through your wardrobe and throw out everything that isn’t flattering. Finally, following a few simple rules of good style, shop. Brescia’s favorite advice is to “Rent a George”—“obviously, he or she ought to be an incredibly attractive, chic, and intelligent sort, someone with a keen wit, a great sense of style, a kind way with words, and a discerning eye. (If I do say so myself!)” The author has enough personality to carry the book through its rote advice (dress “for the life you want”). He stresses that every piece in a woman’s closet should be a “perfect 10” so that when she leaves the house, she looks “downright fabulous.” He argues against black for blondes (“do me a favor and try on some navy”) and suggests a new use for cardigans (not “safety blankets,” but a “versatile layering piece”—“work those cardigans”). This easy-to-read, entertaining guide will appeal to women looking to make a real change in their wardrobe. Agent: Farley Chase, Chase Literary Agency. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/02/2014
Release date: 08/19/2014
Genre: Nonfiction
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