Tuesday, May 13, 2014

5 Fashion Reads for Summer

Once summer comes around, our schedules start clearing...finally. As the beach is the only thing on our mind, all we're thinking about is what we'll do with our spare time! We don't know about you, but one of our favorite summer activities is vegging out on in the sand with a fabulous book. Really, can life get any better than that? To complete this perfect picture, we hunted down five books written by some of our favorite fashionistas that are sure to make it in our beach bags this summer. Take a peek!

It by Alexa Chung

"I've got an allergy to looking too neat."

It by Alexa Chung is a collection of Chung's experiences. She details what her world is like through writings, drawings, and photographs. In the book, Chung talks about what influences her personal style and how she dares to be weird through her clothing. We're looking forward to the empowerment we'll get from this book!

If You Have To Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone

"I believe the world will change only when we change ourselves. And that starts with finding ourselves. And that starts with listening to ourselves, learning to quiet the clamor in our minds and the voices of everyone around us and moving toward what feels right."

If You Have To Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You by Kelly Cutrone is a hilarious satire in which Cutrone shares her professional experiences and helps other women learn from them. This book is basically all about how to be a power woman... speaking of...

 #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

"Entrepreneurial people are passionate about what they do, comfortable with taking risks, and quick at moving on from failures."

#GirlBoss by founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, is anther totally empowering book about how Amoruso went from penniless to CEO. With this, Amoruso shares her top secrets for being an independent, successful woman. We're not bossy, we're the boss!

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington 

"Later I discovered my crazy new eyelash look being call "twiglets" and credited to the young British model Twiggy. Well, they were very much mine."

Grace: A Memoir outlines author Grace Coddington's journey to becoming an international icon at Vogue. Not only does Grace introduce us to the designers, celebs, models, and other co-workers who have inspired and shaped her, she also outlines her career as a young model. Bonus: She even talks of her relationship with Anna Wintour. That is definitely something we want to read about!

The World According to Karl by Mauriès and Napias

"You have to live your life according to your ideas. Spend all your money and live life in line with what you are fighting for."

Dive into Karl Lagerfeld's quick whit in The World According to Karl, which was edited by Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias. This book collects all of Karl's amazing quotes not only about fashion, but also about life, and is accompanied by some very cool Karl-inspired graphics. This would be such a fun quick read and absolutely necessary to keep on hand for fashion quote emergencies :)

What books are on your summer to-do list? Share them with us by tweeting @PSTYBlog. Soak up the sun, beauties!

Truly Yours,
P.S. "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." - Oscar Wilde

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