I always knew that the hosts of “What Not To Wear” would branch into style books. In “On No She Didn’t” by Clinton Kelly, he heartily suggests you drop those fashion faux pas with comedic flair. If you’ve watched the show, you know he likes to joke around and in this book, it’s hilarious!
Put down those mom/boyfriend jeans and stop trying to make midi skirts a trend!
It all boils down to looking your age and staying relevant in this age. Clinton advises you to have a signature look but don’t overdo it. The best dressed people are often the ones you overlook because they blend into their environment, not the ones that stick out like a sore thumb.
Most of the fashion advice is common sense like avoid VPL (visible panty lines) and stop wearing black all the time because it’s not always slimming or chic. But there are some other items he mentions that is not about the clothes you wear. It’s about your posture, your confidence, and attempting to look older/younger than you actually are.
For me, the biggest thing is to avoid counterfeit products. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of Fashion Week and designer goods but most of us can’t afford it. Sure, it might be nice to have but it’s like pretending to be something you’re not. Inspired trends, not knockoffs, are what I try to adopt into my personal style. Reading “Oh No She Didn’t” is like having Clinton Kelly voiceover your favorite Buzzfeed fashion mistakes list. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, and it’s darn practical too!
So grab a copy and stay stylish!
What about Stacy London? Check out my review of her book, “The Truth about Style”.