The Sartorialist: Inspiration in Pictures

The Sartorialist

I’m a bit ashamed to admit this, but I only heard about The Sartorialist in the past few months (gasp!), but ever since I subscribed to the blog, I’ve been completely hooked. What’s not to love about Scott Schuman’s blog? It has beautiful photography and loads of style inspiration. I love his philosophy of keeping his commentary to a minimum, and allowing readers to make up their minds about a particular outfit/style/etc; let the masses be inspired–and inspiring, but don’t dictate their style.

The Sartorialist--Look 1

I was pretty exited to learn that he has published two books, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. So last Wednesday I ordered his first, The Sartorialist.

This book is chock-full of inspiration. Flipping through the pages, I’ve already gotten inspiration for new ways to wear clothes I already own, ways to start accessorizing my wardrobe (I’m positively dreadful with accessories), ideas for my basics (I don’t subscribe to the logic that white button-down shirts suit us all), etc.

But for me, it’s not just style inspiration, but also photographic inspiration. I adore Schuman’s photographic style–it’s clear, crisp and shows off his subjects perfectly. It’s a style where, if you were to see one of his photos on the web, but no additional information was given, you’d know straightaway it was one taken by Schuman. It’s something I believe all bloggers hope to acheive in their work.

The Sartorialist--Look 2

Schuman’s first book, The Sartorialist, has a well-earned place on my bookshelf. It will be my new go-to for fashion and photography inspiration, and to be honest, it sparks a bit of travel inspiration, too. If you flip through the pages, you’ll see photos with New York, Paris, Milan, London, etc. in the background, which makes me want to get on a plane to see new places and soak in all this inspiration first-hand.

Do you have a favorite website or book that’s your go-to for inspiration? Why not tell me about it in the comments?