If you’re in search of a little style inspiration after emerging from 2020 and thinking, “what should I wear” we’ve got you. Here are our favorite books to tap for #OOTD inspiration. After all, it’s time to get out there and savor every moment of a new season (in style, obviously).
Plus+, Style Inspiration For Everyone
By Bethany Rutter
Featuring over 100 street style photos that are sure to inspire a years’ worth of outfits, this glossy book celebrates the chicest tastemakers in the online plus-size fashion community. Photos documenting favorite outfits span a slew of aesthetics and trends from plus-size influencers and old-school bloggers, offering something for everyone. Peppered with quotes on great style and sound bites from contributors (like trailblazing blogger Gabi Gregg and model Olivia Campbell), it’s sure to get your creative juices flowing.
The Art of Dressing Curves
By Susan Moses
Considered the style handbook for dressing curvy bodies, this classic from legendary stylist Susan Moses should be on every fashionista’s bookshelf. Moses, who was one of the Black pioneers of body-positivity has styled celebrities like Queen Latifah and Gabourey Sidibe. Moses shares her own journey to self-acceptance and the tricks of the trade she’s learned in a decade-spanning career dressing curvy women (famous and not). Featuring gorgeous fashion photography, helpful tips and sidebars with Moses’ down-to-Earth insights, you’ll refer to this one again and again.
In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear and Love Lingerie
By Cora Harrington
Welp, after 2020 we might need to refresh our undies drawer (I can’t be the only one with a stretched out bra I barely had the energy to put on during the darker days of quarantine. Right?). Blogger and lingerie expert Cora Harrington’s handbook considers inclusive sizing, tips on plus-size lingerie and how to shop for vintage lingerie. By demystifying the categories of undergarments and what to look out for when you’re shopping, this is the resource for when you want to look (and feel) amazing from the inside out.
The Curated Wardrobe
By Rachel Nachmias
Style consultant Rachel Nachmias can tell you what neckline will frame your face best, what colors will make your eyes pop and how to look taller (even if you’re petite). With sustainability on many shoppers’ minds, she also breaks down the benefits of buying a capsule wardrobe—pieces that easily pair together—to solve the problem of too many clothes and nothing to wear.