What's the best month to buy denim, a winter coat, or a holiday dress? After six years as a style commentator for national print and broadcast outlets, style expert and fashion journalist, Susan Redstone, has put her expertise in her new book, Just Try It On!, a month-by-month guide filled with the most coveted fashion tips and shopping advice from inside the fashion industry. This never before approach to fashion makes Just Try It On! the ultimate guide for behind the scenes knowledge on shopping. Just Try It On! has 12 chapters, one designated to each month that tells you exactly what to buy that month and tips on how to lower your shopping tab.
Inside Just Try It On!, Susan Redstone gives her expert insider advice on fashion and style. The illustrations throughout the book are fashion sketches by Cynthia Steffe, one of America's leading contemporary fashion designers. Overall, Just Try It On! is "a titillating, tempting, and terrific tour of the ins and outs of fashion" exclaims Phillip Bloch, Celebrity Stylist. As a recognized fashion, travel, and style writer who has been in the industry for over a decade, Susan Redstone's unique, unending fashion expertise and fun British twist has made her the go-to fashion and style expert for a long list of notable print and broadcast media: New York Times, InStyle, Elle, London Sunday Times, plus NBC, CW, FOX, and ABC TV affiliates to name a few.
January highlights Your Fashion Emergency Kit. This first chapter tells you how to build a personalized F.E.K, featuring double sided tape, clear nail polish, a sweater, a comfy pair of flats and many other smart essentials. Redstone says, "F.E.K's are key in helping ward off fashion disasters it's like buying fashion insurance!" The January chapter also includes "The Annual Merchandising Schedule" and "Sale Shopping Do's and Don'ts".
April features Squirm-Free Swimwear and teaches you how to purchase the perfect bathing suit ahead of the season. Redstone discusses where to go and what they know. You might not be wearing a bathing suit right now, but that's exactly what this book preaches. By knowing the seasonal shipment dates for the fashion industry, you become the first to purchase the newest clothes with the biggest selections.
October's Fashion Etiquette, includes a Q&A with eight top designers including Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, and Betsey Johnson, answering questions about what's acceptable in fashion, like can you wear bare legs in winter or can you wear white as a wedding guest? October is also the best time to buy holiday outfits, parkas, costume jewelry, and party shoes.
The remaining nine months (and chapters) are full of savvy shopping and fashion tips that will help you successfully sift through a thrift store, buy the best fitting jeans, and even help style your date. Just Try It On! is published by Citadel Press [Kensington Publishing Corp.] and is now on sale at Barnes & Nobles for $15.95.