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7 book characters leaving us with serious closet envy

Do you ever get closet envy of fictional characters while reading about their lives? From those who live in the big city to those who rule the school, we love these characters’ clothes and wish we could steal their closets even just for one day. Read on to find out the books that are currently giving us some major fashion inspo.  

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    Airhead by Meg Cabot

    When Emmerson Watts goes from being the tomboy to standing in the spotlight due to a crazy accident, her whole life gets flipped upside down. We adore the clothes that Em gets to wear now that she’s a new teen supermodel. From party dresses to everyday wear, we love every piece in her closet.

    Grab the book here!

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    Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story by Charlotte Smith 

    After the death of her godmother, Charlotte inherited a vintage collection of clothing full of Dior and Chanel dresses. She soon realizes that there is a story behind every piece is determined to uncover the past. Full of sketches, pictures and drawings, this book will leave you dreaming of Dior.

    Grab the book here!

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    Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd

    Even though they are being stalked by mysterious A, these girls look fab no matter where they’re going. From preppy and sweet to sporty chic, what we love most is that each girl has her own style. We’d do a clothing swap with these fashionistas any day.

    Grab the book here!

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    The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

    We love that this book transports us back to the ’80s and highlights the amazing styles seen in NYC. The bright colors, the crazy patterns and the super fun ’dos are making us slightly jealous.

    Grab the book here!

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    The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 

    Becoming an assistant to the editor of Runway magazine had its up and downs, but Andrea took the opportunity to upgrade her wardrobe and we are so glad she did. She went from drab to fab in a matter of days and her new clothing can only be found in our dreams.

    Grab the book here!

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    The Fabulously Fashionable Life of Isabel Bookbinder by Holly McQueen

    Isabel reads fashion magazines cover to cover and can spot a pair of Louboutin’s from a mile away. When she lands her dream job of creating her own fashion line, everything seems to be going well. Through her hectic life, Isabel is always on point with her fashion choices. We just wish her collection was real so we could buy it!

    Grab the book here!

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    A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

    Phoebe’s dream of owning a vintage dress shop is becoming a reality, and her style is always the best mix of old and modern pieces. From dresses to coats and everything in between, Phoebe’s closet is a must-have.

    Grab the book here!


by Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016
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