Whether you are looking to pursue a career in the fashion industry, or are simply passionate about all things stylish, there are a host of brilliant books available to boost your inspiration and information. Over the years, I have read many fashion publications, some good and some bad; however, there are certain books that I keep returning to, time and time again.
Ladies, I present to you – the top three books that every fashionista must read.
That Extra Half An Inch
Victoria Beckham has always been one of my most admired style icons and when she published this masterpiece, I was simply over the moon! That Extra Half An Inch is a guidebook filled with practical advice that every girl can use, covering everything from how to find the best accessories to how to buy statement pieces for special occasions and so much more! I love that this advice is realistic and transcends time and trends – definitely one to have on your bookshelf in the years to come!
The Little Black Book Of Style
When it comes to looking elegant and sophisticated on every day of the year, Nina Garcia is the person to look up to. Not only is her fashion game on point; she is absolutely gorgeous, too! Again, this book is filled with practical advice that you can actually use and covers everything from how to avoid a fashion faux pas to how to combine texture and colour. I particularly love the bit about how to cultivate good taste – so important! The message of the book is very clear: fashion trends might fade but style is eternal and internal. Love, love, LOVE!
The World According To Karl
If there is one thing I love more than the iconic Chanel 2.55, it is Karl Lagerfeld’s quirky sense of humour. This book is peppered with statements made by the king of fashion and although they might initially strike you as very bold and outrageous, you will come to realize that they are ridiculously true. This book goes beyond fashion and subtly addresses issues like self-confidence and why you should be yourself. Major win!