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  • Published: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399580802
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

The Accessory Handbook

A Costume Designer's Secrets for Buying, Wearing, and Caring for Accessories



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.

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.

  • Published: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399580802
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

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Praise for The Accessory Handbook

Praise for How to Get Dressed: "Professional costume designer Freer spills all her secrets for transforming your closet into a truly functional wardrobe . . . For someone looking to overhaul their closet, this is not a book to miss." --Bustle "Freer has quite a few styling tricks up her sleeve, and now it's easier for everyone to gain access to her straight-forward advice for cheap. Her new book How To Get Dressed gets to the nitty-gritty of revamping your wardrobe." --Huffington Post "[Freer is] refreshingly down-to-earth in her first book, which is packed full of helpful tips for building and maintaining a stylish wardrobe . . . for those looking for a comprehensive and highly readable clothes-care book, this is the one." --Publishers Weekly "Alison really nails the basics of good style while allowing room for readers to inject their own personality into a look. Most of all, her writing constantly reminds me of what fashion is really supposed to be: fun for everyone." --Jane Pratt, founder of xoJane.com "Years in the trenches of Hollywood have made Alison Freer an authority on every single clothing problem that could befall a person. As a result, this book is crammed full of wardrobe tricks that really work and is a truly indispensable guide to getting dressed." --Nancy Jo Sales, author of The Bling Ring and contributing editor at Vanity Fair "[Freer's] purrrfect fashion advice will have you looking your very best (but not better than moi!). Two paws up, dahhhlings!" --Ashley Tschudin, official voice of Choupette Lagerfeld, @ChoupettesDiary

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