I liked this book because of all the makeover books out there, the clothes and hair are terribly frumpy--but this one's NOT. I am 48 and wouldn't be seen in many of the outdated clothes in these books. WORK IT actually looks modern; a little like Lucky magazine, but a lot neater and less quirky than Lucky because it's for the office.
My only change would be to add a section on "what type are you" in fashion styles, but they did that in Nothing to Wear. They overview it in the beginning of the book; a whole section would've been fun, but that's ok...
Overall, I give this book an A+ because of the makeup, hair, and clothing being more 21st-century, and it was a fun read. There are NO bad "before" pictures--you just see the transformation in normal conditions, which is nice.
Although I've read a lot of books since 1982 (starting with Color Me Beautiful!!!) and enjoy categorizing myself and my friends according to their style types (it's fun doing this with friends!), this is the first one that I see my style in, and it also helped me realize that I love streamlined clothes with wavy hair and pretty earrings. I use this "uniform" everyday, and now it's helped me stay focused when I shop--I know not to go into looks that I'll never wear, and I like knowing that my hair and chandelier earring express my artsy side in contrast to my neat and uncluttered daily look with my favorite look of fitted pullovers and Express "Editor" pants. I haven't wasted ANY money since buying this book!
Another nice touch is their inclusion of "boss ladies"--they give you a perspective that employees just can't have. There was a particular quote from one of them, "She looks like she's solved her dressing issues" (not the exact words, but paraphrased)--that stuck with me--you really are judged by the way you put yourself together. Your clothes, hair, and makeup speak volumes about you before you ever open your mouth. It made me resolve to put myself together before I leave the house for ANYTHING...
NOW I wish they'd have a "What to Wear for Any Occasion"--I think the just-published "Look Book" is cute, but that's it--"cute"--while these stylists know how to identify people's styles and dress them for self-expression.
I do recommend all 3 of their books...they are the best and the most fun of the bunch!!! I don't always AGREE with their color-typing of individuals in Life in Color, but I found it as easy to follow as the 4 seasons in Color Me Beautiful...
NOTHING TO WEAR (find your style)
LIFE IN COLOR (find your colors)
WORK IT (find your work look)