I picked up Steve Martin's book, Born Standing Up, because I wanted a funny audio book for a long drive. I never expected fashion tips, but Martin's switch from dressing like a hippie to wearing a suit for his standup performances intrigued me. I love the idea of serious clothing with wacky behavior and accessories.
The Murder Room was misfiled as fiction when I picked it up (the cover was so cool I forgot to really investigate further). I was a bit bummed that it was nonfiction, but the true crime stories compelled me even more to don a Kate Beckett-worthy coat and catch some murders.
Not only did Michael Pollan's Food Rules make me want to eat healthier, but it also made me want to wear easy natural fibers and get up really early to nab the best finds at the farmers market.
I did read several fashion books last year, but the best fashion books I read were actually fiction. I never expected The Hunger Games series to be so style heavy. I love the power clothing possessed in the books as Katniss progressed from a smoldering ember to girl on fire to revolutionary icon.
I created a set inspired by each book I read last year. You can click through the below gallery to see them all.