The Accessory Handbook: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Buying, Wearing, and Caring for Accessories (Paperback)

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A practical and inspiring guide to how to style, wear, buy, and care for every kind of accessory, from the New York Times best-selling author of How to Get Dressed.

Costume designer and writer Alison Freer is beloved for her sassy, rule-breaking fashion advice, which emphasizes that style should be fun, personal, and functional. Instead of prescribing what to wear or own, Freer empowers you to wear whatever you want—and shows how to pull it off—with humor and wit. In The Accessory Handbook, Freer breaks down every type of accessory—from hats and hosiery to jewelry, bags, and shoes—and explains how to best shop for, care for, and wear each with flair.

About the Author

ALISON FREER is an in-demand costume designer living and working in Hollywood and is the author of the New York Times best-selling How to Get Dressed. She was the longtime fashion writer for xoJane and is a permanent contributor to Food52 and New York magazine's The Strategist.

Praise For…

The Accessory Handbook is a must-have for the fashionable … or the fashion challenged. Alison’s advice—which covers everything from how to avoid buying a bad bag to turning a scarf into a shoulder shrug—is practical and perfect (and now I know what to do about the fact that every hat is too big for my tiny head!).”
—Jolie Kerr, author of My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag … And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha
“Alison Freer sparkles and makes you want to do the same. Her helpful hints on how to accessorize any outfit can turn a blah look into something special. With Alison's guidance and helpful hints, anyone can look like they paid for a stylist... without actually having to!”
—Sara Rue, actress
"The Accessory Handbook hits that rare sweet spot of both deeply charming and incredibly useful, tackling all of your scarf queries, belt questions, and bracelet conundrums—admit it, we all have them!—with expertise and wit. It’s the next invaluable, timeless piece of your wardrobe."
—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, founders of Go Fug Yourself and authors of The Royal We
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399580802
ISBN-10: 0399580808
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: August 14th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English