The Westfield Style Manual, which was compiled by Stacy London of “What Not To Wear” fame and her team, is a fabulous little “how-to” style and shopping tool for Fall 2012. I picked one up at the Westfield Style Tour when I interviewed Stacy and have been browsing through it quite a bit. I’m impressed because it breaks things down in an attractive, simple and no nonsense way. Here are my favourite parts.

The outfit visuals are wearable, compelling, on trend, and affordable throughout. It’s extremely refreshing to see both expected and unexpected outfit combinations, as well as flat and low heeled footwear on models of all ages and sizes. LOVE that.

When I compared Stacy’s Top 10 must haves for the season with my own 13 Must haves for Fall & Winter 2012, we overlapped by five items. So interesting! 

Stacy has a great seasonal solution when clothing trends aren’t tickling your fancy: “Dip your toes into of-the-moment looks with accessories, and stick to my mantra: colour, texture, pattern and shine”. Think colour, texture, pattern and shine – and you’ll be fine. 

The minimalist in me enjoyed the identification of 5 Key pieces that will revamp your Fall wardrobe right now, and how to mix and match these items to create different looks. 

I liked the section “it’s so wrong it’s right”, which shows how to mix daytime pieces with evening wear pieces in edgier ways.

And last but not least, it was super fun to see fellow blogger and friend Dianna the Budget Babe model her looks for the manual on pages 39 and 51. Her killer smile is her best accessory of all. So fab! 

The manual is available at Westfield Style Tours, or online, and is well worth a look. It’s a fast, easy read with lots of visual encouragement along the way.

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