Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way

With the economy in a nosedive, more women than ever are looking for ways to achieve haute couture without the hefty price tag. Author Winona Dimeo-Ediger mixes self-deprecating wit, fashion smarts and bargain-bin savvy to help women become divas on a dime. She divides the book into 12 handy chapters covering everything from shopping for jeans (while retaining one-third of one's self-esteem and half of one's paycheck) to hiding love handles to the ever-elusive looking good while jogging. Closet Confidential also contains hilarious and useful charts, graphs and quizzes, including Maslow's Hierarchy of Jeans and the Cumulative Bra Knowledge Exam, before concluding with Putting It All Together, a collection of eight go-to outfits that guarantee you'll look great for any occasion you can name.