FIVE FASHION READS FOR 2019

Every year I set myself the goal to read more outside of my degree. With fashion and sustainability being both huge passions of mine, I’ve recently expanded my book collection to include some titles that I am really excited to get stuck into and others I have already read.

DRESS SCANDINAVIAN – PERNILLE TEISBAEK

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I read this cool and aesthetic book written by the renowned blogger, Pernille Teisbaek, early last year and loved the modern and informative style of the book. It has lots of amazing imagery to go alongside the professional tips that Pernille offers covering, style, interiors, and life – the Danish way. If you love Scandi style, androgynous looks and embrace the minimalist life, you will love this book. It’s easy to read and really inspirational to flick through.

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HOW TO BE AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS – MARIA HATZISTEFANIS 

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The comically titled ‘How to be an Overnight Success’, written by Maria Hatzistefanis the founder and CEO of Rodial is a great read for ay business student. It’s a mix of personal and business tips focusing on her achievements within her brand and how opportunities arose. Whilst there is much more of a focus just on the business and less on the day-to-day, it is an inspiring book that will make you want to go out and be a total girl boss.

THE HAPPY CLOSET – ANNEMARIE O’CONNOR

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This is one on my reading list for the next month. It could be described as a self-help inspired book which features the importance of streamlining your wardrobe alongside spotlighting hoarding behavioral patterns. It sets out to help you identify your buying habits and learn to re-wear and shop effectively for your own bank account and the environmental issues that arise with fast-fashion and bulk buying. It includes personal quizzes and each section is broken down into a series of steps.

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THE NEW FASHION RULES – VICTORIA MAGRATH (INTHEFROW)

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The New Fashion Rules by incredible fashion blogger and academic, Victoria Magrath is an Amazon #1 bestseller. This is an amazing book for any fashion student or lover, as it discusses the progression of the fashion industry with topics talking about the retail environment, social media and cultural changes whilst being an inspirational read featuring wonderful imagery and aesthetic illustrations. I could not recommend this enough to anyone with an interest in fashion and I’ve already cited it within essays – with it being one of the few fashion books with such an up-to-date focus.

TO DIE FOR: IS FASHION WEARING OUT THE WORLD – LUCY SIEGLE 

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This book is also on my to-read list. It seems like a really interesting read as Lucy Siegal discusses the consequences of fashion and looks in depth into fast fashion and how we as consumers can fight to create more sustainable solutions. It’s one of the longest and in-depth books out all the ones I’ve mentioned but it sounds super informative and I can’t wait to get stuck in. Another great one for fashion students or anyone who is interested in sustainability and fashion like I am.

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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