Monday, 3 October 2011

Lauren Conrad: Style

I like to think that I know at least a bit about fashion and style, being a fashion blogger and all, but like most people, I was never taught the basics or the easy day to day stuff that you should do...I just learnt it on my own.
Because of this, and a lot of recommendations, I picked up Lauren Conrad's Style book. I absolutely love Lauren Conrad and her style, so it was a no brainer that I should buy the book when I got some Amazon vouchers. After reading it, I can tell you it's a great style guide and is full of a lot of helpful and useful tips.


What I love about the book is that it's personal and real, unlike all the other style guides out there. We're all pretty much familiar with Lauren Conrad, and it is written from her perspective. It was like reading something a friend would write, and was filled with her own stories and anecdotes. Her personality really comes out as well, and there are a few funny bits put in there.

Tips include how to shop (such as sitting in jeans when trying them on), mastering your closet (one chapter that I will be reading again, as my wardrobe doesn't shut anymore) and how to dress and be comfortable. I have to admit that I've actually shopped a lot more since buying this book, but most of it is basics and key pieces, which I've been inspired to wear more of. There are also a few little tailoring tips in there, such as hemming jeans, and about not being scared to customise your clothes. I can honestly say that I have been more confident taking a pair of scissors to some of my clothes!

Other really useful tips include why you should test driving trends, how to mix prints and fool proof outfits for a whole host of occasions such as dates and job interviews.
There are also great sections on doing hair and make up, which we know are as important as clothes and can make or break a whole look. I always struggle with false eyelashes, so it was great to read tips on how to put them on.

One really useful section is how to look good in pictures, which is really perfect for us fashion bloggers who are constantly taking pictures for outfit posts. Conrad also ends the book with a fantastic endnote, which made me respect her even more. She says that it's all great looking good, but it's also important to be gracious and helpful to everyone.

I really admire Lauren Conrad and her style, and do see her as a great role model. Her style isn't trashy or tacky and she always looks polished, so she's one celebrity who's style tips I would use.
All in all, it's a great book. I'll definitely be going through it again when in need of inspiration, or if I have a style dilemma. She's intelligent and knows what she's on about, ans she herself uses all her tips.

Have you read Style? Any other fashion/style books you'd recommend as I still have a few Amazon vouchers left?

Sherin xx


Silvertigo said...

I was just flipping through that book a week ago in a book store, thinking about whether it's worth buying. Not thst I've read your view on it, I think I'll go get it the next time I have extra money in my pocket ;) Thank you so much for sharing!

Sami said...

I've heard mixed reviews about this book... But I love Lauren Conrad so I can see myself liking it... Also looking forward to checking out Dannii's new style book which is out soon! x

FashionJazz said...

I must get this book to add to my collection :) xx

Elle Sees said...

That sounds like it is very helpful, as I am just awful posing in pics,

Rachel said...

I'm sure Lauren would advocate the clearing out of your wardrobe for charity - we need to close that door!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am absolutely dying to read this book; I LOVE Lauren's style! :)

Diane said...

awww i love LC! haven't read this yet...but i think i need to get it ASAP! :)

Tanvi said...

I haven't read it yet ... but don't think wanna purchase it ... ! :P

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Well now, it looks like I need to check out this book asap! Thanks for the review. :)

Maria said...

I will definitely be checking this out, I love reading style guides!

Maria xxx

Anonymous said...

I got this book after seeing a lot of images of it tumblr and it was totally worth it! As you say it is very personal and you can totally imagine LC writing it. Full of great tips aswell.

janettaylor said...

Sounds like great!


Anonymous said...

I love LC! I haven't read this but I think our Steph has got it, we're all big fans of the hills over at Wardrobe. Would love to read it though. As for other style books I have no tips I'm afraid!
Bhav x

Isabel said...

i havent read it but i want to buy it!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Guilty confession: This books is fabulous. I own it and love it! Lauren has some great tips about personal style and it lacks the pretentious airs I originally assumed it would have. It is a great manual to have in your arsenal.


Cee said...

I've never been a fan of Lauren Conrad, mainly because I've had the misfortune of seeing her reality TV shows. The truth is, I'm sure that doesn't reflect who she is as a person at all, and she does always look lovely. This is a great review, I think I'll have to give this book another chance!

Kavery said...

The last tip is so true- being gracious even in these fast times is important.

Imogen said...

Sounds good, I'd find this interesting because I agree with you about learning the basics.

faye said...

I'm really not a fan of LC or any of those reality tv 'fashionistas' to be honest so I probably wouldn't buy it.

Lil said...

I bought Lauren's book when it was on sale in WHSmith. I have to say it was well worth the money I spent. I don't usually go in for the whole reality star writing a book thing, but because I was so hyper aware of Lauren having such a classic look and take on fashion I was really interested to read what she had to say.
I found the book really useful! I think all women can learn a thing or two about dressing themselves from Lauren. xx

Tamina said...

I really love her, same with whitney port... they both are so cute, gorgeous and have a great sense of fashion :-)

I also want to read that book but currently I read L.A. Candy by LC :-) See it on my blog:

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Cinz said...

Hello dear! Thx for the tips about this book, i think i mite just pop by the bookstore and get it! Need some style inspiration lately as i feel in a style rute!lol

I agree, i think Ms Conrad looks fab, never thought she was a diva or anything:)


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