This guest post is written by Meagan Williams of the fashion blog Eclectically Meagan.
If you want to learn more about something, look no further than a book. Books are actually what encouraged me to take my first steps in blogging. When I first thought about starting my fashion blog, I decided to research books that could help me along the way. If you're looking for fashion advice, inspiration, or information on blogging, these are my top five picks.
by June Ambrose
June Ambrose is a stylist to many A-list celebrities including, Zoe Saldana, Alicia Keys, and Jay-Z. She is someone whom I look up to because her style is eclectic. This book explains why it is essential to invest in pieces like an A-line dress, bootcut jeans, and a staple necklace. If you invest in staple pieces, you can mix and match them with anything.
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
by Kelly Cutrone
Kelly Cutrone is a world-renowned fashion PR mogul and CEO of Peoples Revolution. Because of my PR background, I knew I had to get my hands on this book. It offers helpful information for anyone trying to become and entrepreneur and needs a boost of confidence. Kelly keeps it all the way real in this book because she wants people to succeed and know that the world can be hurtful, but you shouldn't let that stop you. She also gives a little background about her life, and how she struggled with a number of challenges to get where she is today.
Normal Gets You Nowhere
by Kelly Cutrone
Just as the title suggests, Kelly encourages readers to step out of the box and be their authentic selves. Leaders like Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Amelia Earhart, and John Lennon decided to go against the grain, buck the status quo, and lead with purpose. If you want to live your best life despite what others think, get this book.
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Joy is an amazing creative and blogger. I knew I had to get this book just by following her on Twitter. This book gives personal accounts of people from all walks of life who have started blogs and found success. It offers a fun way to learn about other eclectic people who have interesting and inspiring blogs, like the one lady who blogs about funky and tacky items she finds on Etsy. If you want to get your creative blog juices flowing, read this book.
How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day Job With My Blog
by Bob Lotich
If you're looking for a simple, easy, step-by-step way to launch a blog, then look no further than this book. Not only is it simple, but it uses real information that beginners will appreciate. The book explains how to get a blog up and running in a day, how to chose the right Wordpress theme, and even how to make money from blogging, all in less than 100 pages.