By Mary Sheehan Warren
Armed with a mirror, a pencil, and a liberating new book, any woman can look her best every day of the week. It’s So You! takes women and their aspirations seriously, offering a radical new approach to fashion based on discovering and developing your personal style. You can put fashion in its place, making it a tool for your personal and professional growth, and save heaps of money at the same time. The woman with personal style can wink at the fashion world. Her clothes flatter her and boost her self-confidence because she knows the difference between style and fashion. It’s So You! helps you think through your own fashion needs, to become a woman whose dignity and elegance command respect. Mary Warren demystifies the world of haute couture while teaching you to distinguish general fashion from individual style. With a light-hearted and easy tone, she encourages you to value your body as it is, rather than chasing after a glossy magazine image that has nothing to do with who you really are. Through a step-by-step process of self-analysis, you will articulate your personal style. Warren guides you through the key Fashion Moments of Truth and explains the elements of style body type, palette, wardrobe planning, accessories with well-organized explanations, instructive charts and illustrations, friendly anecdotes, and answers to frequently-asked questions. The result is a fool-proof Style Profile to take you through every season and situation. And you’ll have the cleanest closet of your life. True success in personal style is not self-serving. The legacy of style that you leave to your daughters and friends will inspire them to look and feel their best.
Mary Sheehan Warren is a co-founder of Elegance in Style, an organization dedicated to fashion education for women. EIS has completed training seminars in the U.S., Canada and other countries. She currently works as a fashion consultant and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and five children. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland. She is a former teacher and corporate trainer.
"The principles she outlines definitely made me look better."
"Reading her book is like having an engaging, lively, and fun conversation with someone you trust."
"Don't even attempt the one-sitting reading. It really needs to be digested in small chunks. I came away with a fresh perspective on much more than fashion."
"It's a tome filled with no-nonsense advice and plenty of insightful solutions."
~ Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Everything you ever wanted to know about identifying and developing your personal style is packed into this book, from choosing the right colors and clothing to organizing your closet and saving money. Clearly presented, and the questionnaires and illustrations are a nice bonus.”
~ Orlando Sentinel
"She isn't a marriage counselor but she may have saved a marriage or two. Beyond defining style, the book shows women how to shop for purses, shoes, and accessories."
~ NOW Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel