5 Stylish Fashion Books You Need To Read | Clozette

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Books, glorious books! They say reading gives you knowledge and takes you places. If you're a bookworm who loves anything fashion related and is always on the lookout for new books to read, we’ve made a list of must-have fashion books you ought to get your hands on!

Best thing about them, not only are they great to read while drinking a good cup of tea (or coffee) in your favourite reading spot; but they all have stunning covers that’ll add a touch of fashionable style to your bookshelves!


How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

Co-written by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas

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Talk about beauty, fashion and everything chic! This book will show you how it’s like to be a true Parisian—from lifestyle, to beauty, attitude, and style tips about everything Paris. If you’ve ever daydreamed about living in Paris someday, then this book will be a great read.

Love, Style, Life

Written by Garance Doré

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Garance Doré is a French-illustrator-turned-blogger (and now author!) who’ll inspire you with her carefully illustrated advice throughout the book. From finding your own style, to falling in love, to traveling, to pursuing a life and a career that you really love, and to basically owning life in every way possible!

Girl Boss

Written by Sophia Amoruso

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From a school dropout, to a dumpster diver, and to being the owner of one of the biggest and fastest growing retail stores in the world (Nasty Gal), Sophia Amoruso is now an author of "Girl Boss". It’s that book that will be your go-to read if you’re planning to build your own empire someday. Amoruso shares her ballsy secrets in her self-help business memoir and guides you to female empowerment and being the #GirlBoss you ought to be!

The Sartorialist: X

Written by Scott Schuman

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Have a knack for fashion photography? Well-known street style photographer Scott Schuman lets you into his wonderful world of fashion through his book "The Sartorialist". Flip through the pages and you’ll never get bored as it’s a constant sartorial and fashion photography inspiration. The book features every day people as photographed by Schuman, celebrating the unique fashion-stories of people on the streets around the world.

Love, Tanya

Written by Tanya Burr

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If you’re a big fan of British YouTuber, blogger, and make-up artist Tanya Burr, then you need to get your hands on her book "Love, Tanya". The book is essentially a beauty guide and an autobiography, and was written in a way to give her readers an even closer glimpse into her life -- plus, it also features some of her other passions, such as baking and traveling!


What's on your bookshelf? Share it with us in the comments below!

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More than a century ago, women began protesting for fundamental human rights such as the right to vote, to hold public office, for protection against sexual discrimination, and more. And today, March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day to remember just how far women have come and to be aware of the struggles women have endured and are still enduring.

We should all be thankful for everything the women before us have done to ensure that we live a life that is almost as equal to those of men. But there’s actually still a long way to go.

So to help empower each other and show our support for fellow women, keep scrolling down for these 10 inspiring quotes that are perfect for Women's Day!


"Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself." - Coco Chanel

Every one says that you’re at your most beautiful when you’re not pretending to be someone else. So don’t be afraid to be your true self, people will still love you.

“Behind every successful woman is herself.” – Diane von Furstenberg

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Ignore all the haters and be proud of what you have accomplished because you did it! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” – Marilyn Monroe

Allowing toxic people to stay in your life isn’t good for anyone. Learn to let go, and move forward with your relationships!

“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want – and you can make it yourself.” – Diana Vreeland

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Dream big, take responsibility over your life, and do whatever it takes to achieve your goals and dreams because no one will do it for you.

“I can and I will.”

When you begin to doubt yourself, always remember this quote. It’s simple, clean, and very empowering!

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

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We, women, have a fire burning inside of ourselves and we shouldn’t let anyone blow it out. In fact, we should do all that we can to make sure that the fire grows and continues to burn.

“The world is your canvas. Paint it your way."

As long as you’re breathing, anything is still possible. You can follow your dreams, achieve all your goals, and live life the way you want to.

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks

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Be loud, be bold, be daring, be yourself, and don’t ever let society judge you for your choices because it’s your life, not theirs.

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

At one point in your life, was there ever someone who told you that your dreams weren’t worth anything? Block them out, fearlessly follow your passion, and if you ever come across someone who tries to ‘take you down’ again, just say these 3 words – you do you.

“Be who you are.” – Bobbi Brown

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After everything that women have been through, one of the most important things we should all remember is to always be ourselves.


Do you have any more empowering quotes you want to share for Women's Day? Share it with us in the comments section below!



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First off, there are so many definitions of a ‘cool-girl’. But we believe that the one that captures the concept (or style) the most is the ability to look stylish, without looking like you tried too hard!

Messy hair, male-inspired shoes, and dewy skin are just some of the components of a cool-girl style. So, how do you work a look like you barely tried and could care less about it?

Just keep reading below for the 7 tips and tricks you can do to pull off that effortless cool-girl style!


Work that glow

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It’s all about fresh, dewy skin when it comes to being a cool-girl -- like you're wearing nothing at all! BB cushions, tinted moisturisers, and lightweight foundations are just some of the bases that will give you healthy-looking skin. And if you want to amp up the glow in your look, go for subtle highlighters that don’t pack a ton of shimmer for a smooth and seamless face!

Master the art of bed head hair

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Every cool-girl seriously has that “I woke up like this” vibe, and bed head hair is their secret. So how can you do it for your hair? Simply take some good dry shampoo or texturising spray, apply it all over your tresses, fluff it up to make sure every cuticle is coated, and that’s it! Now you have a “messy,” voluminous hairstyle to complement your cool-girl outfits! 

Rock an understated MOTD

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Cool-girl beauty is all about looking natural, hence, the dewy base! But, for times when you want to glam it up, cool girls always either go for sultry eyes or a bold lip. So whether you want sexy smokey eyes or a bold red pout, just keep the rest of your face “natural” and you’ll be ready to go!

Invest in a good jacket

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Leather jackets are an amazing investment. But living in a tropical country, it’s just not needed! Instead, go for sleek jackets (in neutral colours, of course) that are made of lightweight materials to add a sleek and edgy vibe to all of your looks.

Minimal accessories are your go-to

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Tiny pieces of jewellery are a cool-girl staple. They add just the right amount of ‘oomph’ to any outfit, without overpowering them!

Say goodbye to heels

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That’s right, cool girls are all about flats and male-inspired footwear, such as oxfords, as they go great with any day-to-night ensemble! But if you really want some added height, you can always go for flats and oxfords that have a bit of a heel!

Confidence is key

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And the most important thing about pulling off the cool-girl look, feeling confident! Be proud of who you are, love what you’re wearing, and always walk like the whole world is watching!


What's your definition of the cool-girl look? Share it with us in the comments below!