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WHAT I WORE by Jessica Quirk


Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style

by Jessica Quirk

Pub Date: Aug. 9th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-345-52610-6
Publisher: Ballantine

A guide to the complete wardrobe for any season and occasion.

Quirk, a former intern to style legend Betsy Johnson, combines unpretentious style advice and her unique fashion sense in whipping up a complete wardrobe in cookbook format. Starting with a checklist for the essential ingredients in every woman’s closet, the author sprinkles tips and techniques for integrating the latest trends with basic pieces—a useful tool for anyone who has ever been overwhelmed by racks of garments and endless choices. Seasonal choices for spring call for a classic trench coat, a dark turtleneck and dark jeans or trousers, among other essentials, which can be paired and garnished in a variety of ways for myriad outfits. Quirk, who also serves as the book’s illustrator, incorporates her step-by-step guide to building the perfect outfit with drawings and photographs that bring her design concepts to life. Organized by season and broken down by week, these ideas will spice up any closet. Her language is concise, much like the instruction she offers. While trying on every outfit in your arsenal before packing a suitcase or cleaning out your closet might not be realistic to those with a hectic schedule, Quirk’s passion for apparel is apparent. She’s created a go-to fashion manual that won’t expire with the latest trends. A great read for those in need of a crash course in style.