Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Top Ten Wednesday

Yeah, yeah, it's a day late.

So, here are my Top Ten Style Resources for Working Women:

10. E-Zine: The Clothing Chronicles
This E-Zine comes out every month or so and is a useful way to get perspective on various style issues and trends.

9. Magazine: Vogue.
THE word on all things style and fashion forward. Except when they not only allow, but heartily endorse, jumpsuits.

8. Book: What You Wear Can Change Your Life, by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine.
The original mavens of BBC's "What Not to Wear" have books that encapsulate their time-honored teachings and this is one of their best.

7. Magazine: In Style:
Accessible where Vogue is not. Offers more realistic style options than Vogue and is fun to look at.

6. Book: The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look, by Kendall Farr
This is the easiest little book to throw in your purse on your way to the stores.

5. TV Show: What Not to Wear, the BBC version
Hilarious and real, Trinny and Susannah can teach even the most hopeless slobs look awesome.

4. TV Show: TLC's What Not to Wear, American version
The well-known Stacey & Clinton take on fashion offenders of all types, and you can't help but learn something on every show.

3. Magazine: Lucky.
This is a modern woman's shopping and style guide. I suggest you subscribe immediately.

2. In-Store Fashion Shows: Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Saks have mini and major shows periodically and if you ever get invited to one, go. Usually free or very inexpensive (as a fundraiser for something), you will usually get cocktails and a viewing of the latest shoes/bags/favorite clothing line/etc.

And my number one resource...
1. Other working women.
You can learn a lot about what to wear yourself by paying attention to what others wear. Look at their position in the office (if you know it) and how it corresponds to their wardrobe. Look at how they put their clothes together, what they wear often, what looks best on them. I am not a fan of measuring yourself by others' standards, but I do believe in learning from others. Take a look around, ask someone where they got their new shoes, and see what you can apply to yourself in your own way!


Lucia said...

Your blog makes me feel bad about myself. I need to go shopping and get a pedicure. Shit.

Ellen S. said...

Looch- you know I heart your style, even when you have foot calluses.