Fashion & Lifestyle Books I Recommend

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Throughout all the years I have been reading fashion books, I have stumbled upon a few that really stuck out to me. These are the books that I connected with the most and found the most inspiring, well at least to me. These books not only talk about fashion, but they also talk about finding yourself, relationships, and working in the fashion industry. These books have inspired my everyday life and I continually read them over and over. Whenever I take a flight, I always bring something to read with me, whether it be a magazine or a book, I always bring one of these books with me because I know that I will be entertained during the duration of my flight. I often go back to certain chapters in these books because I find a connection with it and it makes me happy to re-read those sections. I often find myself smiling or even laughing when reading these books because of the humor in the book or because it reminded me of something from my past and I couldn’t help but blurt out laughing. If books can give you that sort of emotion, then you know its good because you’ve found a relation in the book.

Many of these authors are people who are influencers in my life. I look up to these people because they give me advice and I admire their style. They write about the non-sweetened truth and I admire their bravery for writing about their past in order to help others in the same circumstance. They are the men and women who shape the industry that I want to work in someday.

I recommend these books because honestly they’re great books. They’re written well and have great visuals. It makes me happy when someone has a passion so strong for something that they write about it. Their book will live on years and years after they’re gone, they are immortalized through these books.

My Personal Style Icons

It has taken years to figure out my personal style. A lot of trial and error went through into refining my style. What I’ve have found out about my style is that it is always changing. I like to refer to my style as a “melting pot” or a mixture of different styles. I like to experiment with clothes and trends.

The women below are the women I look up to when it comes to fashion. They have a sense of self-confidence and they know who they are and they aren’t ashamed of showing it off through their fashion choices. On a fashion level I connect with these women because their style is similar to mine and I admire the way they dress. Most of these women have the job that I dream of having one day and the confidence that goes with it.

Leandra Medine

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Leandra Medine has been one of my “style gods” since I found her blog The Man Repeller. Although she wasn’t that successful in man repelling because she is married, the blog doesn’t pertain to how-to-get-rid-of-men it’s simply saying to dress for yourself and be who you are even if your fashion choices may not attract the opposite sex. But you do have to admire her husband for loving a women with such interesting fashion choices. I hope someday to have a man who understands the way I dress and how I express myself and he wouldn’t be embarrassed and would be proud to have me as his significant other.

On another note, I love her book she published in 2013, which is called, you guessed it, Man Repeller. I have re-read chapters in this book over and over and it still makes me happy to read it. My favorite chapters are the Hermès Clutch and the Harem Pants. Leandra Medine has a way of incorporating humor, fashion, a growing of age story, and love all in one little memoir that makes it so easy to connect to.

Chiara Ferragni

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Chiara Ferragni is a new style icon for me. I would see her pictures all over Pinterest and would appreciate her bold style choices. She really is the woman who started it all. She was one of the first few to start sharing photos of outfits online and through that gathered a large following. She is the ultimate business women of the 21 century. Thanks to Ferragni bloggers now have more power in the fashion world. I admire her business ethic for showing women that they can move up in the business world.

Miroslava Duma

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Miroslava Duma is the most stylist woman I have ever seen before. Never have I ever seen a woman with such a great eye for shape, color, pattern, and details. It is as if she is a walking, talking fashion dream. I’m sure she is the dream girl to take a picture of during fashion week. Honestly, If I could dress like her everyday I would because she knows how to make a women feel and look powerful in her clothes.

Rachel Zoe

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“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

I remember when I was a little girl and I would watch her reality tv show and think she was so glamorous. I really do think that Rachel Zoe is the first style icon I had for myself. She is a stylist, which is my dream job and we both have a appreciation for jewelry. I believe that Rachel Zoe was the one to inspire me to become a stylist and choose a career in the fashion industry.