You Are The Style!: An Every Girl's Guide to Getting Dressed, Building Confidence, and Shining from the Inside Out (Paperback)
"...just what women of all ages, styles, and sizes need to feel empowered in their own wardrobes and in their own skin." — Stacy London, Author of The Truth about Style and CEO of State of Menopause
Learn to love yourself through your style.
Inspiring, thought-provoking, and empowering, You Are the Style will break down everything you once believed about getting dressed and rebuild your sense of self, style, and personal empowerment from the ground up. Author Laurie Brucker not only educates you about the art of style, but also takes you on a deep dive into your style psyche to pull out the true YOU waiting for her day to sun.
Learn everything from how to shift your mindset when it comes to clothing, to how to find love and compassion for yourself and your body and how to be inspired by and in life. Pair that empowering knowledge with the technical tools of how to easily clean and organize your closet with care, build an outfit that feels effortlessly stylish, cultivate confidence in your own self-expression, and, most importantly, manifest your best life through the daily action of getting dressed.
Filled with easy and actionable style tools that you can implement immediately in your daily life, You Are the Style will change the conversation you have with yourself about your clothing, your body, your style, and your life. This isn't just a guide to getting dressed; it's a book on why you get dressed for YOU and how to step into a style that fuels you, lifts you up, and supports the amazing woman that you already are. Style will become your personal superpower, and when you use this magic in your life, watch as every day you confidently shine from the inside out.
“Like a warm hug from a good friend, this book wraps you up into a world where you become the best version of yourself.” — Emily Lauren Dick, Body Image Expert and Author of Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body
“This book is for you if you've ever struggled with what to wear or how to communicate who you are through your daily outfit choices." — Bri Seeley, Author of Permission to Leap
About the Author
Certified image consultant, top personal stylist, motivational speaker, spokeswoman, and author Laurie Brucker, of LaurieBstyle LLC, brings two decades of fashion and style expertise to private homes, to public stages, and on camera as a style expert and host. Laurie's magic stems from her belief that style is a catalyst for living your best life. Teaching realistic, creative, and attainable style strategies in order to create possibility and empowerment and to promote personal growth, Laurie's unique specialty sets her apart as a leader in her industry. Her style prowess and expertise started with a bachelor of science degree in apparel merchandising from Indiana University and a successful former career as a mass-market fashion designer in New York City. Her journey then continued by receiving certification degrees in image consulting from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and from Stacy London of TLC's What Not to Wear. Laurie has been named L.A.'s top personal shopper and stylist by Angeleno Magazine, L.A.'s best personal stylist by CBS, L.A.'s power shopper by Women's Wear Daily, and L.A.'s go-to stylist by the Los Angeles Times. Laurie's mission is for women to see themselves differently in the mirror by embracing their bodies, seeing their true beauty, recognizing their inner power, and learning to let their best selves shine.
"You Are The Style! is a heartfelt take on style, breaking it down into mindset, self-love, self-expression and acceptance. Getting dressed to feel like your best self, doesn't have to be about being in fashion, but instead it's about feeling great from the inside out. Laurie's take on style is just what women of all ages, styles, and sizes need to feel empowered in their own wardrobes and in their own skin."
— Stacy London, Author of The Truth about Style and CEO of State of Menopause
“This is not just a style guide; this is a lifestyle guide! One that empowers you to live a life full of self-love, compassion, gain confidence and look fabulous while doing it. Laurie's writing is funny, relatable, and packed full of advice that is easy for any woman to follow! Like a warm hug from a good friend, this book wraps you up into a world where you become the best version of yourself. Laurie reminds us all that clothing isn't meant to hide who we are but rather it's a way to let our unique personalities shine through. She has only one ‘rule’ to finding your style, and that is being true to who you are inside and out!”
— Emily Lauren Dick
“It is what every woman that is looking to free themselves from the bad thoughts needs to read.”
— Kim Saum
“This book was a wonder to read. It was definitely a mixture of style guide and self-development...You learn how to be comfortable in your own skin, and how to place YOU back on your priority list, by setting your day up for success. I definitely recommend this book to any woman looking for a fresh start to her closet, and her life.”
— Cathy Demming
“The way Laurie talks about fashion is very intuitive...I love Laurie's outlook that style is there to serve a higher purpose than just 'looking' good, and is for anyone no matter their shape or size. It's about connecting to your true self and using that connection to create a solid foundation of confidence, self-worth and power to do more with your life.”
— Amy Houghton
"What I love about Laurie's approach to style is that it's an inside out process. She not only helps you revamp what you put on your body, but who you become and how you feel in the process. Laurie has helped me powerfully step into and embody my future self and because of our work together, I know her new book You are the Style! is going to help so many other women do the same. This book is for you if you've ever struggled with what to wear or how to communicate who you are through your daily outfit choices."
— Bri Seeley
“What I loved about You Are the Style! is that it gives women the tools to find their unique voice. From your wonderful style tips (I’m buying my first pencil skirt since high school) to how outdated fashion rules don’t work for us, you give women permission to experiment, to be uncomfortable and to create our own identity through what we wear. Laurie shows us how to look in the mirror and uncover the fashionista we all thought belonged to someone else.”
— Deborah Shames