The Cool Factor

The Cool Factor

A Guide to Achieving Effortless Style, With Secrets From the Women Who Have It

Book - 2016
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"An excellent idea for a book. . . . Next time I spend more than $40 on an article of clothing, I'll run it by Linett first."
--The New York Times Book Review

In a culture where trends are born and die every minute, maintaining style and effortlessness at every age requires that little extra something--the cool factor. Being "cool" isn't about chasing trends or defying age but about following a few key guidelines. Yes, the cool factor is a skill that can be learned!

In this photo-packed guide, Andrea Linett, a famed personal stylist and founding creative director of Lucky magazine, offers easy-to-implement, actionable tips that will change the way women dress. The tips are modeled by real-life style icons like Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Christene Barberich, founder of Refinery29, as Andrea highlights the ingenious ways in which they skillfully pile on layers, or dress up denim for work or a party. The book is organized into chapters that include wardrobe classics, denim, leather, suits, dressing up, and accessories, and features style hacks that turn an outfit into a masterpiece (choosing shoes that instantly slim you, combining tough and feminine pieces, and accessorizing a day-to-night look). Packed with useful lists and examples, this guide is the would-be stylish woman's best friend.
Publisher: New York :, Artisan,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781579656485
Branch Call Number: 746.92 LIN 2016
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Waring, Michael


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LPL_MeredithW Nov 26, 2016

If you aspire to the very specific style of "the more approachable women who appear regularly on New York street style blogs," this book will help you achieve that. Since that is basically how I aspire to look most of the time, I liked it a lot! If that doesn't sound like you, give it a pass.

debwalker Sep 09, 2016

Fashion for "Real Women" - wow that's a loaded term. What it's about here is real-life clothing for how women really live. The Vogue editorial pages are beautiful, but not exactly full of practical tips about how to plan a wardrobe or pull an outfit together. This kind of "cool" is so relevant to women 20s and up - nothing girly or short-term trendy. Recommended.

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