Plummeting temperatures, shorter days, falling leaves—yep, it's fall. And with this new, chillier season comes a desire to cozy up inside and away from the cold (goodbye, rooftop happy hours and outdoor brunches!). You could watch every single episode of Gilmore Girls that Netflix has to offer, but we have a better idea: Why not indulge your passion for style with the help of some fashion-centric books? There's a ton of new reading material to get you through the fall by famous designers, fashion editors, and the clothes-obsessed. Here are five of our favorites.
Refinery 29 Style Stalking ($16, amazon.com), written by Refinery29 co-founders Christene Barberich and Piera Gelardi, is full of gorgeous photos and helpful information. Whether you want tips on layering, mixing prints, or even wearing jeans (and literally everything in between), this is the book for you. Plus, who doesn't love a good street style shot?
In Diane von Furstenberg’s memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be ($18, amazon.com) the famed designer opens up about her life, from her childhood in Brussels to creating one of the most well-known silhouettes in fashion, becoming in her own words, "the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills."
In Women in Clothes ($19, amazon.com), the famous and anonymous alike recount what their relationship is to clothes. The book features interviews, essays, illustrations, and more that explore how the pieces of clothing we put on each morning shape our lives. Lena Dunham and Molly Ringwald are just a few of the people who contributed to this must-read.
Whether you do your shopping on line or in person, every day or once in a while, our relationship with buying things can be emotional. Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping ($17, amazon.com) is a collection of personal essays from 31 women that's a must-read for any fashionable girl who has a love-hate relationship with buying .
Betty Halbreich's memoir about her life spent as a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper, I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, With a Twist, ($19, amazon.com) is an inside look at the world of fashion styling shaken with hilarious wit and advice from a woman who spent her life dressing the rich and famous. You'll be laughing the whole way through.