Recommended Reading for Aspiring Stylists

Q- I wanted to know what are some great books to read when it comes to the fashion business and fashion styling.

A- Great question and since I buy pretty much every single fashion book that hits the shelves, I’ve got a few recommendations for you.ideal-bookshelf-print-by-Jane-Mount-fashion-and-photography-booksimage via

Secrets of Stylists: An Insider’s Guide to Styling the Stars by Sasha Charnin Morrison

This book rocks! It’s like a crash course in styling. There are great interviews, tips, and more. I recommend this book to all of my School of Style students.

Style Yourself by various authors

My favorite part about this book is the extensive garment glossary. Must-know material for anyone who wants to work in fashion.

Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row by Yuli Ziv

If you are into turning your fashion blog into a profitable career, this book is a great one to add to your collection.

In Fashion: From Runway to Retail, Everything You Need to Know to Break Into the Fashion Industry by Annemarie Iverson

I actually haven’t read this one but it looks really great. The reviews are fantastic and actually … I’m ordering it right now so I’ll have more of an opinion on it soon.

The Teen Vogue Handbook Paperback by Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue happens to be my favorite of the Vogue family. This book takes you through the various careers available to you in the fashion industry.29ee9161882ab54890460e0ca969fef4image via

The above books are more geared towards how to get your butt into the industry but if you are looking for books to inspire/ teach you how to style then you’ll want to check these out …

What to Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation by Hillary Kerr, Katherine Power and Nicole Richie

The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look by Kendall Farr

Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That’s Right for Your Body by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London

Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries by Katie Baron

Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion by Style.Com, Anna Wintour, Sarah Mower and Raul Martinez

Hope that helps! If anyone has any other recommendations please leave them in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Recommended Reading for Aspiring Stylists”

  1. Thank you for this post Lauren! I truly enjoyed it, and the information is very useful.

    I am Mercy from @LoveMercyLove on Instagram,
    I very much want to thank you for inspiring people through your work, and specifically, young women. You very much did that for me. I am working hard to attend School of Styling: San Francisco this weekend. I pray there is still space! I will do my best to purchase the course by tomorrow. Again, thank you so much for your kind heart and inspiring spirit.

    Much Love ♡,

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