The Workbook

As I’ve said on my Services page, I’m currently working on a workbook. This is a workbook aimed at people who already know their Kibbe type and season, or whatever system of combination of systems they want to use. The goal of the workbook is to help people take what they know about what works for them, and translate it into a personal style that works with their real life.

To me, this is the most important and most challenging part of any style system. Figuring out your type or getting typed by someone else is really only the first step. The real work begins when it’s time to take all these recommendations and you have to figure out how to put them together in a way that still expresses your individuality and personal taste. Kibbe briefly details how he’d help Shirley MacLaine do this, but this key section of the book is woefully short in comparison to how difficult and important this work is.

With the workbook, I hope to fill this gap. It’s the same kind of work I do in The Complete Closet, but the DIY version. It takes you through creating an entire picture composed of a synthesis between your lines and your colors, figuring out what you actually need to wear on a regular basis and how to come up with outfits for different occasions, through putting a wardrobe together that expresses who you are.

The price of the workbook also includes membership in a private Facebook group for people who either bought the workbook or have signed up for one of the services. (The group will open when the workbook is released.) You’ll be able to work through the workbook with others who are also doing it, and I’ll be there to answer questions and dispense advice.

The Style Syntax Customization Workbook is now available for pre-order for $10. Until August 1st, anyone who signs up for either of the services will also receive the workbook for free when it is released. If you purchase the workbook before August 1st and later purchase one of the services, the price of the workbook will be refunded.

5 Comments on The Workbook

  1. Katherine
    June 24, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I agree that there is no one best system. Personally I really like the idea of a Beauty Valued fan. One thing that I could not get over though is the variance and undependable nature of photographs and computer screens to display colors as they truly are. I can take a picture of an item of clothing, and hold the picture up to the clothing and the colors would be different. Add the differences in computer screens on top of that and you could end up way off. To me, it will always be more accurate to see someone in person no matter what system you choose.

    • stylesyntax
      June 24, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      Yes, screens can never be trusted. I also like the idea of a Beauty Valued fan, but I’m not sure if it’s something that would make enough of a difference for me.

      • Katherine
        June 25, 2015 at 9:20 pm

        Oh gosh just realized that I commented on the wrong blog post, That was meant for the “Dark Autumn Blonde, Part Four: DIYing a Zyla Palette” post.

  2. Katherine
    June 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    The workbook sounds great, btw! The up to date visual examples found on Pinterest and the like can be limiting. It will be great to help people step outside of that. I find it interesting the way season could really affect the way a Kibbe type expresses.

    • stylesyntax
      June 26, 2015 at 1:23 am

      It’s confusing because the comment link is next to the subject, not at the bottom. It’s just a feature in this wordpress theme :/

      Pinterest is incredibly limiting and often wrong. So I hope to rectify that, both with the workbook and with my Kibbe guide.


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