I own quite a few fashion-related books, which I love and always turn to for fashion inspo.
How to be Parisian– I bought this book a few months after it came out whilst on a weekend away in York, and I tore through it. It features style, beauty and lifestyle tips, but I find the fashion pages especially inspiring. It was this book which made me want to invest in a real leather jacket, as the ‘signature item’ in my wardrobe, and it has been so worthwhile as I wear it most days! I love how basic a Parisian’s wardrobe is, and I find the simplicity in the styling within this book so inspiring!
It by Alexa Chung– I actually have two copies of this book, as I read my first copy so much that it fell apart…. I then was gifted a signed copy for my birthday, which made me die slightly. Alexa Chung is a mega style icon of mine, I love her 60s inspired, boyish dress sense and I spend hours trawling through Pinterest boards of her. Alexa talks through her style inspirations in this book and I love all the photos of her inside (mega babe alert).
Vogue covers– This book features large, colour photos of some of the most iconic covers from Vogue, since it was first published. There are A LOT of photos of Kate Moss, which I aint complaining about since she has made me feel more comfortable with my body shape, and her style is amazing. I also love finding inspiration for outfit photos from here, which is hella useful. (I am still waiting to be able to recreate THAT Norman Parkinson and Jerry Hall photograph)
Paris Street Style– I am a sucker for street style photography and the photos in this book are bright and beautiful. I also adore some of the quirky fashion ideas in this book, such as buying painters pants (weird but insanely cool) or army jackets, which are bang on trend anyway. There is also a really useful guide of shops, cafes and salons around different districts in Paris, which is super handy if you are planning a trip there. (like I wish I was)
Where do you guys get fashion inspiration from?
PS. You can check out my Pinterest fashion board here for more inspiration!