The Fashion Student's Guide to Summer Reading

by - Thursday, July 09, 2015

Ah summer. It's the perfect time to relax a little and recharge from a crazy school year filled with term papers and exams. But that doesn't mean the fashion student forgets their love of fashion! Summer is a great opportunity to do a little summer reading, so why not pick up a fashion book? From classics, to novelties, to words from the fashion insiders themselves, there's a fashion book for everyone. 

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht. 
If you're only going to read one of these books, I would pick this one! Licht is the infamous "DKNY PR Girl" on Twitter and is an expert on social media and building a career in the fashion industry. Her book is full of knowledgeable insight on nailing that first interview, networking, and even how to behave at your first corporate cocktail party.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. 
Amoruso started her company Nasty Gal out her garage and an Ebay shop, and she turned it into a multi-million dollar brand. She gives you her guide to being the ultimate "girl boss" and lets you in on some of the lessons she's learned on her journey to success. And she does it in a relatable and sometimes hilarious way.

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF gives readers an intimate look at her life thus far, from growing up in Brussels to creating her iconic wrap dress. The designer reflects on her life and eventually becoming the woman she wanted to be. You're sure to gain some wisdom from this legendary designer. 

Classy by Derek Blasberg
This blunt book written by fashion writer Derek Blasberg spells out the differences on how to dress "classy" vs. "trashy". From how to dress when at the airport to a first date, and also basic etiquette, Blasberg covers it all. This book also includes awesome pictures showing the model wearing the "classy" outfit and the "trashy" outfit. A very fun book to have on your nightstand. 

How to Dress for Success by Edith Head
Edith Head was an incredibly successful 1950's-60's costume designer who won eight Oscars during her career in Hollywood. She dressed many 1950's era film stars such as Audrey Hepburn. How to Dress for Success is Head's guide for the modern woman of the late 1960's who is interested in topics such as "How to Dress to Get a Man and Keep Him" and "How to Build a Successful Wardrobe." This book will take you back to the classic styles seen in the 1950s-1960s and is a fun almost historical read.

Living in Style by Rachel Zoe
If you want to get some insight into the glamorous life of fashion stylist and designer Rachel Zoe, this book is for you. Zoe gives you her personal insider tips on how to live fabulously by finding your own style, decorating your home, and entertaining. 

Did I miss any of your favorite fashion reads? Let me know in the comments below!
xo FSO PR Girl

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