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What to Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation

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Life is stressful; your outfit shouldn't be. That's the philosophy behind What to Wear, Where, the second book from the authors of the popular style guide Who What Wear. This time Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power give readers exactly what they've asked for: specific advice on how to put together the perfect look for any social occasion. What to Wear, Where addresses more t ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fashion
Reading fashion books for inspiration as I update my spring/summer wardrobe...

The style in the book was often not my taste. It seemed to be written for young women (going on first dates, job interviews, ect) with a fast fashion mentality. The outfits were frequently not to my taste and sometimes immodest. The brunette was especially distasteful to my fashion sense; she frequently selected edgy (in a bad way) outfits.

The authors have high fashion values, priorities and obsessions and assume the r
Lauren Williams
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Organized Shopping = Organized Closet

Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, co-founders of, a celebrity – and fashion-following website, have expanded their reach with What to Wear, Where (publication date 2011). This guide covers occasions ranging in significance from first interviews to a 5-year-old nephew’s birthday party. It may seem overzealous to worry about what to wear to a 5-year-old’s birthday, but these women offer sensible arguments for paying attention to one’s clothes AL
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love the online mag founded by the authors so I was surprised by this book. The examples were often too busy, impractical, contrived and at times, inappropriate. At first I thought it was a generational gap as I'm older than the authors but that has never been an issue for me when reading style and fashion in the past. I can typically appreciate a piece that's well done even if it doesn't match my own style. The tips to avoid athletic gear at the dog park but to instead wear suede booties and ...more
Crystal Hammon
Dec 31, 2011 added it
Shelves: fashion
In our everything-goes world, you can go to the opera in jeans without raising an eyebrow. But if you have a social bone in your body, there are still times when you wonder, “What should I wear?” This book takes the guesswork out of that question, offering styling advice for every occasion, from a walk in the dog park to a night at the opera. As someone who is always thinking about what to wear, I find it almost comical that the authors identify so many forms of occasional wear. What makes this ...more
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing

What to Wear Where
This book takes an in depth look at what to wear to certain events. It is a great book if you are having troubles with fashion. It talks about how to accentuate certain features you love and how to avoid the ones you want to hide. No matter what event you need to go to, you will always look stunning with this advise. I would suggest this book for an older crowd, it isn't aimed towards something a kid or teenager would wear but a young adult, or mom. Whenever you're having trou
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I am not a fashion expert and I could have written this. Lauren Conrad's book was a lot better as there were many basics you could pull from. This seemed like a trendy mess of New York centric style. Most of the outfits were nice, but will probably look old in a year or two. Additionally, what's with all the useless text? I find simple dos and donts go a long way.
Apr 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Pretty good, but there are some things that they repeated from the last book, and also I feel like there should be more. Also I'm not sure what the age range is supposed to be...I guess somewhere around the twenties, but most of there is pre-tty expensive.
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great book, they give you such a good outfit ideas, I just wish they would give you more picture of outfits per occasion, not just one, I really don't like to read a lot, I would rather have lots of pictures to get inspired from.
May 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
I agree, very basic info! It was kind of like flipping through a magazine.
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
I'm on a fashion kick, what can I say! Sound advice, if the looks are a bit young.
Aug 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Good coffee table book
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, fashion
File these tips under "duh". The pictures used as examples were a little too trendy.
Aug 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fashion-style
Nothing you can't get from a magazine but I like the concept. Some of the outfits didn't look that good to me but there are some useful tips in the book.
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, some great suggestions in there!
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Outfits are trendy and the book will be outdated by next year, but still some good information.
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