This is a WORKbook, emphasis on WORK. If you want a "guide" that says clearly "you are this age, shape and colouring so you should wear this style and colour and accessorise it thus", this isn't the book you want. Brenda's book is loaded with workbook exercises to help develop your fashion intelligence and for you to learn how to avoid the dreaded fashion faux pas (the ones in your closet now). You could become so good at identifying the styles that Brenda defines, you could become a fashion guru to others in the fitting room (but you'll have to do all the exercises faithfully for that possibility). Many of the book's exercises are a lot of fun. It is very helpful in helping a person regain their confidence in knowing how to buy clothing. Mostly, you'll be encouraged to get out there now (or as soon as you get to a particular excerise) rather than waiting for that weight loss or big event to force yourself into the fitting room. It IS also very good at identifying and defining your personal style. But if you want to know NOW what to wear, skip the exercises and read the book right through.