Book Review: Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments For A Perfect Wardrobe

by Gio

lawrence zarian's 10 commandments for a perfect wardrobe

Name: Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments For A Perfect Wardrobe
Brand: Lawrence Zarian
Pages: 252
Price: Kindle $9.01, Hardcover $19.25

Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe is an informative and entertaining, step-by-step guide to looking and feeling your best. Written by a renowned fashion/lifestyle expert and TV personality, this book highlights affordable and creative ways for both women and men to hone their fashion instincts and build a stylish, multi-purpose wardrobe, regardless of budget or body shape. As a family member on Live with Kelly and Michael, Steve Harvey, Rachael Ray and The Doctors, LZ (as he’s known), is probably one of the most sought after on-camera personalities today when it comes to fashion. He truly understands that part of looking fabulous is feeling fabulous. In the book he’s also very candid about his personal journey, opening up about his own 15 year struggle with weight, self-image, and self-acceptance. His honesty will inspire readers to love themselves, inside and out. The book includes before and after photos from some of his miraculous makeovers, detailed illustrations, inspirational anecdotes and exclusive tips from some of the biggest names in fashion, beauty and fitness. There’s also an illustrated fashion glossary, so you’ll no longer have to wonder about fashion lingo. With LZ’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe, you’ll feel as if Lawrence Zarian is your own personal stylist! There’s never been a better time to #GetURGlamOn

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Well, you shouldn’t judge it by its title either. Take Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments For A Perfect Wardrobe for instance. When I picked it up, I thought it would simply teach you how to build and organize your wardrobe, but once I started reading it, I realised that I got more than I bargained for. A lot more.

Zarian doesn’t simply teach you how to shop for clothes that fit your body shape, but he also acts as a friendly counsellor to help you learn to love yourself. The first commandment, in fact, is “Thou Shalt Look In The Mirror And Love What You See”. Zarian believes that, it doesn’t matter how beautiful and expensive your clothes are, if you don’t feel good about yourself, you will never look good.

So, in the first chapter, he encourages you to confront your demons and the issues you have with your body. Easier said than done, I know. But Zarian has been there too. He too had lots of insecurities about his body, and openly shares them with you. What he recommends is what worked for him, and if you follow his tips, you too will learn to feel good about yourself no matter what size or shape you are.

Zarian is not one of those people who believes you have to be a size zero and 20-something to be pretty and fashionable. His book offers tips to make every woman feel her absolute best. And for that, you also need to be healthy. That’s why Zarian also stresses the importance of eating a balanced diet and working out regularly.

And, of course, there are also quite a lot of fashion tips. Zarian believes that the foundation of every look is shapewear and properly fitting underwear. He explains what you need to look for when shopping for them, and shares his favourite brands at all price points. He also teaches you what styles suit different body shapes, how to use accessories to spice up your outfits, and why you should dress as though every day was a special occasion.

There are also chapters about how to dress your man and make his shopping experience as pleasant (and short) as possible so that he won’t complain too much when you hit the stores together, how to do your makeup, and how to decorate your closet so that it will be both well-organized and stylish. That way, when you open it, you won’t be overwhelmed by the mess it used to be, but will be inspired to put together beautiful outfits that reflect your personality and flatters your body shape.

Zarian writes in a very entertaining, witty, and colloquial manner that makes you feel like he’s talking directly to you. It’s like he were in the room with you, giving you tips on how to always look fabulous. Plus, the book features cute illustrations, pictures of before and after makeovers so you can see how Zarian worked his magic on women of every age and size, as well as shot of Zarian with his family, which add a lovely personal touch.

If you already lead a healthy lifestyle and your self-esteem is pretty high, you may not find enough information about fashion in this book to justify its purchase. Those who are looking for a quick fix and think that to look great you just have to buy this or that piece of clothing and do no work at all on improving your bad habits and low self-esteem will also be disappointed. But for all those who want to look their best, both inside and out, and are ready to do the work it takes to get there, this is an informative, honest and inspirational read. I highly recommend it.

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Written in a colloquial and entertaining way, Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments For A Perfect Wardrobe provides tips to feel good both on the inside and out. Zarian doesn’t only teach you how to choose, and accessorize, the most flattering outfits for your shape, but also encourages you to improve your self-esteem and lifestyle.

Rating: 4/5

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Kiss & Make-up April 23, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Thank you for the detailed review! Sounds like a winner 🙂

Gio April 23, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Kiss & Make-up, you’re welcome. And it is. 🙂


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