Review Fix Exclusive: Q & A with ‘The Book of Styling’ Author Somer Flaherty
Review Fix chats with “The Book of Styling” author Somer Flaherty to get inside scoop on her exciting new work from Zest Books. Flaherty also discusses her style and the process in which the book was written.
Fun and easily approachable, “The Book of Styling” makes fashion fun for the masses, regardless of your budget.
Review Fix: What was the inspiration for this book?
Flaherty: Fashion can sometimes feel very exclusive, which I can’t stand. Style should be inclusive—for everyone. There are so many great books written about style but I really wanted to give advice to everyday people with all budgets and all body shapes.
Review Fix: What was your favorite part of putting this book together?
Flaherty: Everyday we get dressed and make decisions about what we’re going to wear but writing this book really forced me to stop and really decode what makes an outfit stylish and why does one type of silhouette look good on a particular body type. It was a really eye opening experience.
Review Fix: What was your least favorite part of putting this book together?
Flaherty: Probably having to stick to a schedule, ha! Sometimes its hard to force creativity. Lucky for me, I had a great editor who helped me approach the book as mini milestones rather than one big, hard to conquer project.
Review Fix: What things did you learn while writing the book?
Flaherty: I always knew you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look great but putting together this book really taught me that there are even more options for shopping and styling on a budget.
Review Fix: What’s your style and has it changed after you put this book together?
Flaherty: My style has definitely changed throughout the years but right now I’m really loving a minimal, classic look. I basically live in shift dresses.
Review Fix: Who do you think will enjoy this book the most, why?
Flaherty: Anyone who looks at their closet each morning and thinks: I have nothing to wear. This book will teach you how to use what you have to build a fantastic look.
Review Fix: How do you want this book to be remembered?
Flaherty: As a book about style for real people.
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