Six Stylish Books for the Season – Abigail Nora
Six Stylish Books for the Season – Abigail Nora

Six Stylish Books for the Season – Abigail Nora

Libra season is one of my favorite times of year for a few reasons. Selfishly, yes, a large part of it is because I’m a Libra and I think we are the best and worth celebrating, of course. I also find that this time of year is wonderful for goal-setting. It still has that back-to-school fall feel, it’s the start of a new season and cycle, and it’s also the time of the Jewish high holidays … all perfect excuses to reset and refresh one or more areas of your life.

Personally, defining and honing in on my own style (whether it’s home, fashion, etc.) is an ongoing goal for me. It’s actually a super Libra thing to focus on, since we are the tastemakers of the Zodiac. So I really don’t think it’s coincidence that it’s currently Libra season and a bunch of books about style and living well have been released recently, or will be in the very near future. See? Libra season benefits everyone! Here are the stylish tomes that have caught my eye lately:

  1. The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style
    Currently available for pre-order, this book will debut the day after my birthday (October 18) so I am automatically inclined to like it. It helps, too, that The Coveteur is one of my favorite blogs, wonderfully combining interiors with fashion with interviews of cool people and a smattering of It-girl tips and editors’ picks. Plus, they’re based in Toronto, and I love Canadians. The book promises to “examines the creative process and inspiration of 43 of the designers, models, fashion editors, and other tastemakers who are defining the style of our times.” Also, it will look great on your shelf/coffee table/etc.
  2. Nasty Galaxy
    Sophia Amoruso is following up her runaway bestseller (and movement-starter) Girlboss with this coffee table book. It kind of sounds like a branding/style guide to Nasty Gal and Sophia in book form, but clearly her brand is super successful, so I’m not really mad about it. It’s “Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business—unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.” Also, according to the podcast, I think there might be a story in there about her pooping her pants once? Not sure if that’s a selling point or what. Make of it what you will.
  3. Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home
    First came Domino: The Book of Decorating. Then, Deborah Needleman gifted us with The Perfectly Imperfect Home and now, we’ve got Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home. Okay, it doesn’t technically come out until November 15 (Scorpio season, whatever), but it promises to be full of tips on finding your personal home style and how to get that magazine-editor look in your own space.
  4. Capture Your Style
    Speaking of finding your style, when Aimee Song (of Song of Style) shows you how to do it on Instagram, you listen. And that is exactly what her new book Capture Your Style does. From what to photograph to how to grow your following, Aimee walks you through every aspect of Instagram. It’s perfect for anyone interested in style and branding and I kind of wish my feed just straight-up looked like this book, actually.
  5. In the Company of Women
    It seems like more and more women are embracing both their creative and entrepreneurial sides, from bloggers to makers and everything in between. Grace Bonney, the OG blogger behind Design*Sponge, has interviewed and profiled over 100 women doing just that, and the result is this gorgeous, inspiring book. Goal: be featured in In the Company of Women, Volume II.
  6. Living with Pattern
    If you want pattern in your life, turn to one of the masters, Rebecca Atwood. It can be tricky to incorporate in your wardrobe, let alone your home (the decisions seem so much more permanent there!) However, Rebecca breaks it down in three parts — primer, home and projects — accompanied by rich photography and her own illustrations.

What’s on your reading list for fall? Let me know in the comments!

  Image: Chriselle Lim