I can’t quite believe I’ve written one book, let alone two. And yet a package arrived last week that confirmed it. There was Know Your Style, the follow-up to Style Forever. My publisher Hardie Grant was so pleased with the first book they asked me to write another one. This time around the aim was to talk less about age and more about style. To try to figure out what goes with what (and that was the tentative title of the book at commissioning stage). How do we know what to buy when our lifestyles are constantly changing – today more people work remotely from home than ever before – and there’s so much on offer? How to colour match or mismatch? How to wear flat shoes?
My conclusion is that with a little bit of practice, any woman can be stylish. That looking good is not about buying loads of new stuff but spending time figuring out what makes you feel chic and comfortable. I enjoyed gathering thoughts and style tips from the women who inspire me, including: Lucinda Chambers, Caroline Issa, Linda Rodin, Pat Cleveland, Sarah Jane Adams, Michelle Ogundehin (editor-in-chief Elle Decoration), Lyn Slater and many more.
Know Your Style: Mix It, Match It, Love It is available to pre-order at Waterstones and Amazon. It’s published on 7 September 2017 in the UK and 3 October in the USA. Lucky Antipodean readers will be able to get their hands on a copy first, as it’s out in Australia on 1 September 2017. I’m currently organising a couple of launch events: one in London and one in New York, more details coming soon.
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