Oh No She Didn't: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them

Oh No She Didn't: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them - Clinton Kelly I’m a bookish person who wants to dress better. So what do I do? Read a book about dressing better. I knew more than I thought I would as I was reading it, but I still learned a few style tips. There were pictures for every single example, so this 200 page book is about half as long as it looks and I read it in an hour. It is my New Year’s Resolution to not end up in this book. Clinton Kelly swears a lot and is kind of judgmental, but the whole book was mostly entertaining. I thought it was funny most of the time, but he could be over dramatic.My favorite funny quote:“If you are actively participating in a step class . . . I might be able to tolerate [cross-trainers]. But you’re not. You’re at the mall! You’re at the airport! You’re at the dentist! You are everywhere except at the gym!” – pg 67 HardcoverHere’s a few of the things I want to incorporate into my style:*Mom Jeans = High-waisted, light-wash, taper-leg jeans. It’s nice to have an official definition.*The shoe sets the tone for the outfit. (I need to get better shoes.)*Four rules to make an outfit interesting- color, texture, pattern, and shine.*Have different jeans for different shoe heights. (What. Now I need more jeans)*To start a wardrobe, get a black pencil skirt, gray trousers, dark-wash jeans, khakis, and white walking shorts. Then get colorful and interesting tops.*Dress criteria – v-neck, high, defined waist, and a flared skirt to the knee.Overall, it was a good, fast way to learn some basic style rules, but I’m glad I got it at the library instead of buying it.This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story