What’s Your Style? Review


“Whether kids need help defining their personal style, cultivating it, or both, the books in the What’s Your Style? series can help. A quiz kicks off each title. If you have a penchant for the ’60s, earthy colors, and fringed purses, then you’re into Boho Fashion. With hip images and current information, Kenney explores stars to turn to for style inspiration, as well as types of clothes, accessories, and hairstyles to fit the desired style bill. DIY instructions for making a headband and styling a messy updo, and “Boho Chic Resources” conclude. Hipster Fashion, on the other hand, is marked by “nerdy and unexpected” styles. Converse sneakers, and black-rimmed glasses (think Zooey Deschanel). Retro dresses, layers, and Doc Martens may be your go-to pieces. The DIY here involves making cutoffs, a scarf, and “chalking” your hair with streaks of color. For a complete 180, there’s Preppy Fashion. To achieve this style, think classic: oxfords, boat shoes, a sweater draped neatly over the shoulders. Style icons include the Obama sisters, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake. The design of each title echoes the style presented (batik patterns for boho, for instance), and the information is accessible, helpful, and should inspire kids to express themselves.” —Ann Kelley, Booklist, February 15, 2014