Fashion DIY

Production Editor Erica Johnson is joining us on the blog today to talk about fashion. Take it away, Erica!

We have a fun new series coming out this spring from the Lerner imprint called What’s Your Style? (cover pictured below). It’s all about defining (and creating!) your own personal style. The styles discussed are boho, edgy, hipster, preppy, and streetwear. Each book includes a quiz to get readers thinking about their likes and dislikes as well as mini-profiles of celebrities who showcase the style.

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Sometimes a personal style can be hard to define. What if your quiz answers are unclear? My quiz results landed me somewhere in the middle of two styles, and I like the style of both Taylor Swift (preppy) and Zooey Deschanel (hipster). This leads to my favorite part of the books: flexibility! Each book promotes mixing and matching within a style, and this idea can be carried over to mixing and matching between styles. You can wear studded shoes with a floral skirt to add an edgy flair to your boho style.

There are even DIY style tips to create your own signature pieces. For example, there are directions on how to restyle flip-flops into gladiator sandals in the Boho Fashion book. I wanted to go a bit bolder than the boho look, so I used a teal leopard ribbon in my styling.

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Won’t these look great with a skirt and tank this summer?