Sep 27, 2009 9:10 AM
Leave it to Project Runway judge and Elle fashion director Nina Garcia to guide us to perfect-10-status with her new book (!!!) The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart ($15). Armed with this fashion bible, we develop an alternative eye for fashion and learn to make creative style choices to achieve high-end looks at lower prices. She puts aspirational shopping and style-shaping in perspective by boiling her message down to three key questions: What do I have?, What do I need?, and What do I want? One question she doesn't answer: Why is the cover of this book so dreadfully oatmeal?