Fashionistas and fashionmisters are often looking for inspiration: whether it be through street style, magazines, Twitter and Instagram, or books. It’s a great way to evolve you’re own personal wardrobe into what’s hot right now and incorporate looks you never knew how to style before. Fashion is about being adventurous and taking risks with new looks. Here are some inspirational books every fashionista or fashionmister must have on their bookshelf or coffee table:
1. It by Alexa Chung – Includes fashionista, Alexa Chung’s outlook on life, love, music, and fashion.
3. Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour by Rachel Zoe – Follow Rachel’s tips to develop your own everyday style. She will describe her personal style evolution, along with personal influences in style.
4. Vogue: The Covers by Dodie Kazanjian- This book makes for the perfect coffee table book. It features the breathtaking Vogue covers from the start of the magazine in 1892, up until present day. Including the history and stories behind each of the covers shot by renowned photographers: Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Bruce Weber, and Annie Leibovitz.
5. The Fashion Designer Survival Guide: Start and Run your Own Fashion Business by Mary Gehlhar- Author, Mary Gehlhar is a consultant to hundreds of well-known designers. Her book includes advice from designers: Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, and more. Her book is perfect for fashionistas or fashionmisters hoping to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry. In the pages, you will learn: how to create a business plan, proper development of a budget that will last, marketing, branding, and getting your products into stores, and how to romance the press.
6. Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls by Leandra Medine – Serious fashion doesn’t always have to be serious. Leandra adds a humorous side to her exploration into the world of fashion: from the story of throwing up in her grandma’s treasured purse, to losing her virginity in white socks, to proudly rocking drop-crotch shorts. This book will have your heart in no time.
7.The World According to Karl by Sadrine Gulbenkian, Jean-Christophe Napias, Charles Ameline, and Patrick Mauries- A book compiling all of Karl Lagerfeld’s Karlism’s proving his quick wit. See his opinions on everything from: fashion, style, women, life, and Chanel.
8. Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease by Emily Schuman- Including topics based off of Emily’s popular blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere: learn tips for creating your own style, D.I.Y projects, recipes, and party-planning ideas to help you throw your next party stress-free!
9. Lawrence Zarian’s Ten Commandments to a Perfect Wardrobe by Lawrence Zarian– Fashionistas and fashionmisters can expect to learn unique ways to build your wardrobe into a wardrobe you can be proud of and feel comfortable in, while still maintaining your budget.
10. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso -(out May 6) founder, CEO, and creative director of online store Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso describes Nasty Gal’s rise in popularity, the path she took to get the company where it is today, and wake-up calls and observations she has experienced on the way up.