“Do I look stylish?”, “Do I have a style?”, “Can I change my style?” and “What is style?” these are the questions we have in mind, but afraid to ask. What is it about having a specific style is so much important? Being in my 20s and having my life change dramatically every year, I still do not have a particular style I can refer to. My style is something in between classic, parisian and minimalist. But do I have to fit in the borders of certain style? I don’t think so, at least for now. Because 20s are for exploring the world, acknowledging yourself and becoming who you are (I wish I’ll be more sure about who I’m in this life in my 30s). I have my worst looks I regret, I have the ones I’m embarrassed even to talk about and this is ok. Fashion is all about trying and finding who you are.
In between exploring the world, take some time and read books from the ones who experienced all of that and have a lot of professional advice I found very helpful.
One of the latest books about style “Love,Style,Life” by Garance Dore has the best tips for everyday life, because style is all about you and your life (visit lovestylelife.com for a little preview of the book).
To understand principles of different styles and to refine your personal style you must read “I Love Your Style” by Amanda Brooks. Very helpful book, especially if you are in the beginning of you style journey (visit iloveyourstyle.com for more style inspirations).
Parisian Chic is the most loved style lately and it’s not only style, it’s a way of life. To master style a la parisienne the best advices comes from Parisian women Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas in a book “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits”.
But the true gem on Parisian Style and my favourite is “Parisian Chic” by Ines de la Fressange. The new book “Parisian Chic: City Guide” was added to the series las year and “The Secrets of Parisian Chic: Beauty and Fashion Tips” will be released later this year in September. You can find nothing more Parisienne than these.
Because Paris was the heart of fashion, it kept a lot of style secrets and there are a lot of books on Parisian style. “Paris Street Style” series by Isabelle Thomas and Frederique Veysset is different from others, these are books with lots of street style photographs and interesting interviews. Personally I like the second one about shoes a lot more.
The last one is the oldest one. “The Little Dictionary Of Fashion” by Christian Dior is a timeless guide to dressing up. The book contains secrets of “New Look” period, which will affect your 21st century style.