The Inspiring Motivation Behind Louise Roe's Debut Style Guide

When it comes to books about personal style, one might assume that there's only so much depth that can be found in the topic. But we recently learned from style maven, TV host, and new author Louise Roe that this assumption is quite off the mark.

At the Los Angeles release party for Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life, Roe told us that the book really isn't about style at all, but the role style plays in helping women build their own sense of self-confidence.

"The book is, at heart, about confidence and women helping each other and themselves to pursue their goals," Roe told us. "I think that's the overarching theme. More important than any style advice is that."

To that end, Roe filled the book, which she calls the number one ambition of her entire career, with tidbits of wisdom she's learned along the way—style advice that reaches beyond the closet and can have a real impact on your life.

Keep scrolling to hear some of our favourite style advice from Louise Roe, and shop her new book here!

The key is style—not fashion, not trends.

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"There’s a difference. Style is supposed to be timeless; it’s supposed to be related to you and your own unique tastes. I dedicated a whole chapter to giving ideas on how to find your own style—you need to be confident. It's not about what you saw on a runway or what someone famous is wearing. It’s about taking a sprinkling of that as inspiration and making it work for you."

You are not a Christmas tree.

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"My mum always used to say, 'You’re not a Christmas tree.' In other words, take it down a notch. When you look at French women, who I worship, they have very few accessories, and it’s just about fit and quality fabrics. They can wear jeans and a white shirt, and they look like a million dollars."

Looking at yourself naked in the mirror is a necessity.

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"It's not easy, but it's something that can really help you figure out what your true body shape is. We don’t do it enough, and you really need to do that before you go shopping."

Be kinder to yourself.

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"I think we’re very hard on ourselves, and it’s easier to celebrate our best friend and be like, 'You look so hot in that dress; you need to get it!" But when it comes to ourselves, we’re like, 'My bum’s too big, I shouldn’t have gotten that promotion, I should be a better wife, and so on.' We're constantly talking to ourselves in this manner, but I have a ton of specific ideas for how to fly your own flag."

What do YOU do to build your confidence with your style? Sound off in the comments below!