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Fashion Books to Stay at Home With

For me, I'm (attempting) getting through COVID by reconnecting with old hobbies and accomplishing goals I never felt I had time to do. This includes: reading. What else is there to do while being stuck at home, right?


I thought I'd share some of my favorite fashion books (which is mostly my favorite books in general since fashion is clearly my favorite topic). Almost all of these can be found on Amazon, so don't fret if your local book stores are closed.


How-To Books: Not to be read like a chapter book, these books give you the ins-and-outs for living fashionably.

The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in Fashion

This book created by the staff of Teen Vogue is great for people who want a career in fashion, but don't necessarily know what, or how to get started. This book includes interviews and advice from Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and more!


How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits By Caroline de Maigret, Sophie Mas, Anne Berest, and Audrey Diwan

Because who doesn't want to be Parisian? A humorous "how-to" book on being a mysterious effortlessly sexy Parisian woman. Tips on fashion, beauty, love, confidence, and more! There's also a list of non-touristy things to do in Paris in the back of the book.


Living in Style By Rachel Zoe

The great Rachel Zoe gives tips on everything from fashion to interior design to throwing a dinner party, and more! This book is covered with envy worthy images giving you a glimpse of her glamorous life.


I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style By Amanda Brooks

This book explores so many different styles from: boho to minimalism to eclecticism, you name it! Highlighting all the style icons to inspire you, and pieces to include in your wardrobe.


Autobiographies:

#GirlBoss By Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso has lived a crazy wild and hilarious life. From homelessness to starting her own fashion business, she has quite an inspiring story, and will encourage you to become you're own #girlboss. (Even if you've seen the Netflix show you should read the book because the show is very loosely based on the book!)


The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It Into a Global Brand By Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor

Pam & Gela are best friends that came together to start a clothing company. This book shows the ups-and-downs that comes with creating the ultimate brand of the early 2000s.


Tales From The Back Row By Amy Odell

A comedic look at the fashion industry from an outsiders perspective as a working editor. She spills some tea on what it's like going back stage at the Victoria Secret fashion show, going for a job interview at Vogue, and being a fashion week street style star.


This is Not a Fashion Story By Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What.

Once I picked up this book, I had a hard time putting it down. It's part Sex & The City meets 'How-to make it big in fashion.' Yes, like Danielle said, this isn't technically a fashion story, but it's not not one...


Coffee Table Books:

Vogue: The Covers

A look at all the covers since the start of the publication.


Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style DK Smithsonian

A timeline of fashion throughout the ages.


Paris: Through a Fashion Eye By Megan Hess

A glossy aesthetic itinerary solely for a fashionistas trip to Paris.


Stay Fab,

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