In this day and age where we all, usually, have somewhere to be ASAP most days, our fashion, style, and overall appearance can take an unfortunate backseat. That’s not to say that anyone else’s opinion about your choice of clothing, makeup, or hair matters, though we all can admit that when we know we look good, we feel even better! Below are 10 style books that are here to offer their tips and tricks to stay fashionable, yet comfortable, whenever you’re on the go-go-go!
1. Style by Lauren Conrad
This guide is divided into chapters on quick, effortless hairstyles, the ever possible outfit combinations you can wear with a good pair of jeans and offers tips on how to keep your closet organized as well. The Former Hills star also has a guide completely devoted to cosmetics and hair entitled, Beauty.
2. Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady by Derek Blasberg
Classy teaches women in the modern age how to remain classy, simple, and so very fashionable in a society where it is often viewed that the shorter your skirt is, the ‘sexier’ you are. Not true. Everyone possesses their own unique fashion tastes and feels confident in different pieces, though one can definitely feel confident, sexy, and classy all at the same time with the right outfit!
3. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro by Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown cosmetics is one of the leading makeup lines in the world. You may have recognized actress Katie Holmes as one of the spokeswomen. Bobbi’s products are designed to seamlessly cover the blemishes of the skin while strengthening the skin molecules with natural minerals. This manual is your new go-to guide with all things makeup related. Perfect for the person who wants their makeup to highlight the beautiful features they were born with, rather than overwhelmingly cover them.
4. I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style by Amanda Brooks
Everything about style and fashion ultimately comes down to what you feel comfortable in. Most of us have seen the fashion no-no show, What Not To Wear and cringed at some of the choices of wardrobe that guests did not want to part with, though the point is that, at the end of the day, it was what they enjoyed wearing. Their clothes may not have been physically appealing, though they were happy and loved it. That’s what I believe the expression of clothes, makeup, accessories, you name it, are supposed to represent: all of the quirks and unique loves that make a person themselves. I Love Your Style further supports this sentiment and offers ways in which one can still incorporate special pieces and designs they like, though in a way that makes them look their very best.
5. The ELLEments of Personal Style: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on How to Dress, Shop, and Live by Joe Zee and Maggie Bullock
Elle Magazine consistently offers fashion inspiration through pictures, interviews, as well as on their popular website. The book world is no exception! Here, readers can learn even more, practical, ways to make the best of their budget and closet when it comes to their wardrobe.
6. Street: The Nylon Book of Global Style by Nylon Magazine
A laid-back style guide that simply offers a ton of fashion pictures from every-day folk straight off the street!
7. The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart by Nina Garcia
Just as the title states, less is more. This applies even more so to the world of style. There are countless ways of wearing a comfy cardigan, your favorite jeans, in addition to various ways to spice up those leather combat boots that are your go-to’s! You don’t have to go broke in order to look nice and put together. Know what fits your body shape well, and what shirts, skirts, shoes, etc. make you feel great! Then, you can shop anywhere and come out looking like a million bucks!
8. The Lucky Shopping Manual by Andrea Linett and Kim France
Lucky Magazine, a magazine that offers more affordable ways of keeping up with latest trends, offers their own shopping guide that’ll help anyone, no matter where you are in your personal tastes and style, build up their wardrobe with pieces that are decently priced, well made, and will ensure you’re cute, yet comfortable.
9. How to Be a Budget Fashionista: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less by Kathryn Finney
If you can look great for less, why wouldn’t you want to? I think it’s safe to say that the majority of people are on a budget of some sort, yet don’t want to sacrifice their hard earned money for one nice jacket or those amazing pair of new sneakers. One of the main tricks to looking like Coco Chanel herself dressed you is to know where to shop, what materials to look for, as well as how to best take care of your clothes to ensure they will last you for years and years to come.
10. What to Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation by Hilary Kerr, Katherine Power, and Nicole Richie (Foreword)
Ever stand in front of your closet for what seems like hours trying to figure out what to wear to a niece’s 7th birthday or a ‘dressy causal’ cocktail party? Well, put those confusing and frustrating days behind you and pick up this handbook! What to Wear offers clear advice and examples on what is appropriate for that special get together or that last minute reservation.
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