There is so much information on offer to provide hints and tips about fashion and beauty, but sometimes the Internet can feel like a bit of a minefield. There are some amazing books on the market that can provide a huge amount of advice and thought provoking information, without the bombardment of social media and a thousand and one conflicting opinions. i the stylist has picked out some of the best beauty and fashion books that are currently available, ready for you to get reading.
1. The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe | Anuschka Rees
This is a great read for those wanting to change their wardrobe and discover their own personal style. Rees provides checklists and ideas within her book that allow you to create a wardrobe that is tailored to your style and lifestyle, instead of following fashion trends and fashion rules when it comes to clothes shopping.
The Curated Closet: Discover Your Personal Style and Build Your Dream Wardrobe (paperback), £16.99 Waterstones waterstones.co.uk
2. Capture Your Style | Aimee Song
This fashion book is ideal for any social media lover that is aspiring to increase their following and improve their content. Aimee Song has created this book to share her knowledge of a successful Instagram account, and has divided it into lots of different categories such as beauty and fashion. This book is crammed with information to aid with photography, layout and style.
Capture Your Style (paperback), £11.99 Waterstones waterstones.co.uk
3. The Happy Closet | Annmarie O’Connor
It seems as though minimalism and capsule wardrobes are very popular at the moment. The Happy Closet is a book that will help you to minimize your wardrobe. The aim is that you’ll work out which clothes work perfectly for you, so that you no longer say ‘I have nothing to wear’. Not only is it a book to change your wardrobe, but Annmarie also wants it to help to change your attitude and allow your mind to be equally as clutter free.
The Happy Closet (hardback), £9.09 WHSmith whsmith.co.uk
4. Pretty Honest | Sali Hughes
This is the perfect read for any beauty and makeup lover. The book is divided into many sections, each exploring different types of makeup and beauty products. Sali provides her opinion on each topic which is both informative yet down to earth and perfectly relatable. It is a great read to dip in and out of, an ideal bedside table companion.
Pretty Honest (hardback), £22.00 Foyles foyles.co.uk
5. Pretty Iconic: A personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World | Sali Hughes
In this book, Sali Hughes looks at beauty products through the ages. Hughes picks out some of the most iconic makeup and skincare pieces ranging from Chanel No5 to current beauty products by Nars and Charlotte Tilbury. It is a glance at the history of the beauty industry and why certain products have, and will, stand the test of time.
Pretty Iconic: A personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World (hardback), £13.00 Amazon amazon.co.uk
6. Face | Pixiwoo
This is another beauty and makeup book, written by Youtubers Sam & Nic. The sister duo started their channel under the name Pixiwoo in order to share their skills in all things makeup. After the success of their Real Techniques makeup brushes, the ladies have created a book with all of their top tips and tricks. Complete with pictures and how to guides.
Face (hardback), £13.60 Amazon amazon.co.uk
7. How To Pack: Travel Smart For Any Trip | Hitha Palepu
This is a great book, ideal for anyone wanting to pack for a trip in a controlled and organised way. Written by the fashion blogger Hitha Palepu, this is a great read for any traveller. The book is divided into different types of travel from weekend breaks, to city escapes, business trips to long and extended holidays. There is also a handy little set of checklists at the back that can be used for your own trips away.
How To Pack: Travel Smart For Any Trip (hardback), £7.49 Waterstones waterstones.co.uk
8. The Capsule Wardrobe: 1,000 Pieces From 30 Pieces | Wendy Mak
This is another book, which focuses on the art of de-cluttering and minimizing your wardrobe. As the title suggests, it will enable you to reduce your wardrobe to 30 pieces including tops, bottoms, footwear and accessories.
The Capsule Wardrobe: 1,000 Pieces From 30 Pieces (hardback), £11.99 Waterstones waterstones.co.uk