Dressing (and knitting) for success
July 4, 2015 10:09 AM   Subscribe

I'm in the very early stages of researching and writing a knitting project guide. What books can you recommend on the topic of learning to dress well? I'm looking specifically for books that help people of either gender plan, and possibly even make, a functional, flattering, stylish wardrobe. I have asked a very similar question of AskMe before, but that was 10(!!!) years ago and so many more style guides have come out since then.
posted by orange swan to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Someone in your previous Ask mentioned The Lucky Shopping Manual. I will also recommend that one, it's very thorough and clear. Sorry not to know anything more current.
posted by Cinnamon Bear at 12:21 PM on July 4, 2015

This is just one angle, but for cis women's fashion, I've recently enjoyed the tips inside Parisian Chic and Paris Street Style.

Nina Garcia's "The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own" is a good place to start and then branch out.

My personal favorite is "I Love Your Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style" by Amanda Brooks.
posted by nightrecordings at 12:34 PM on July 4, 2015

Kendall Farr's The Pocket Stylist is a decent primer on identifying and building a figure-flattering wardrobe.
posted by Iris Gambol at 1:43 PM on July 4, 2015

I find Into-Mind to be an incredible resource for this. You might also want to read the Wardrobe Architect series on the Colette Patterns blog.
posted by third word on a random page at 6:10 PM on July 4, 2015

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