Back to fashion basics with Liz Uy's new book
MANILA, Philippines – If you were to start your wardrobe from scratch, how would you begin?
A sustainable wardrobe is built on basics, but they don’t need to be expensive – just functional and wearable enough in order to maximize its versatility.
In her new book StyLIZed: Liz Uy’s Ten Style Essentials, power stylist Liz Uy details not only the basics that are the foundation of any woman’s closet, but also the more unique ways to wear them.
Fittingly, a star introduces the star item – the perfect white shirt, for example, or a well-fitting pair of trousers. But readers will also be treated to pages answering the real questions asked about those basics already in your closet. For example, how do you really roll up the sleeves of a button-down? How do you take your outfit from day to night without having to change completely?
In between, little slices of pop culture and bits and pieces of fashion trivia greet you like old friends. It’s not hard to find new ways to wear your favorite pieces, after all, when you can see how other iconic women have worn them, too. And it’s not hard to muster up the confidence to think out of the box a little bit when the tips are straight from Liz herself.
These tidbits also go a long way towards helping readers explore their own fashion perspective, learn their preferences – and best of all, revise their shopping lists. It’s easy to get the feeling that with a little help from Liz, that way forward to understanding your fashion preferences is crystal clear.
Here’s a fun thing to do: consider the ten superstars in the lineup: Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, Marian Rivera, Georgina Wilson, Bianca Gonzalez, Sarah Geronimo, Julia Barretto, Isabelle Daza, Toni Gonzaga, and Kris Aquino. Which basic items do you think they might represent? Hint: Marian models the merits of the perfect blazer. The book may just surprise you with its answers, but true to how Liz operates, it’s the perfect, if unexpected, fit. – Rappler.com
StyLIZed: Liz Uy’s Ten Style Essentials, will be formally launched with a book signing tomorrow, January 25, 2014, from 3 to 6PM at National Book Store, Glorietta 1, Makati. The book (P395) hits stores nationwide this month. Happy reading!