Anna Akbari

Fashion and Workplace Topics

Dr. Anna Akbari is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and “the thinking person’s stylist.” She is a former professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the department of Art and Art Professions at New York University, as well as the Art and Design History and Theory department at Parsons The New School for Design. Her research focuses on visual self-presentation, visual culture, identity, technology/human relationships, and happiness. Akbari is the founder of Sociology of Style, which offers intelligent commentary on image and culture-related issues, and Sociology of Style services, its personal consulting division, which takes a holistic approach to individual empowerment and identity construction through personal styling and image management. A prominent thought leader, she is frequently called on as an expert and can be found speaking or writing for such outlets as TED, CNN, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times. Watch her TED talk; sign-up for Sociology of Style; read and hear more here; follow her on Twitter.

How to Present Your Best Self on Social Media

Remember when photographs were personal? And only a small group of people saw those snaps at any given moment? They usually remained hidden in an album, only to be paraded out (to very select audiences) infrequently. Maybe they induced a few...

Style Inspiration: Standout Signature Looks of 6 Successful Women

What are you known for? Perhaps it’s your cleverness or your precision. Or maybe your sense of humor. Whatever it is that sets you apart, it pays to align those noteworthy qualities with the look you’re projecting. Your personal image has the...

6 Ways to Improve Your Look Beyond Fashion

We love a quick fix — life’s bandaids for personal improvement. And when it comes to our appearance, we are particularly susceptible to purchasing things that promise to be the holy grail of beauty and attractiveness, like a magical potion or a...

How to Shop Your Own Closet

The average woman spends $3,400 per year on clothes — and yet, a majority of us still feel like we have nothing to wear. And with over half the clothes in our closets not currently in use, it’s no wonder we can seemingly have so much and yet feel...

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Wardrobe?

It’s time to focus on quality — not just quantity — in all aspects of life, but especially when you shop. That doesn’t mean we can’t still embrace a bargain — but how do you define “value”? For  many savvy American shoppers, it’s more than the...

How to Build a Seasonless (and Stylish) Wardrobe

New beginnings, fresh perspectives. Transitions of any sort are an opportunity to regroup and start anew. But when it comes to your wardrobe, starting over every season is costly and time consuming. And yet, practicality forces us to change up...

Make Your Wardrobe Work Harder for You

Choice can be debilitating. Whether it’s food or dates or shoes, we like the idea of choice, but often suffer a paralyzing sense of information overload as a result. So, it’s no wonder that one of the most frequent requests I receive from both my...

Stand Out for the Right Reasons

We all want to fit in at work, but we don’t want to blend in so much that we’re overlooked. In fact, a new Harvard Business School study finds that wearing “unusual” clothing can actually boost personal status in the eyes of onlookers.  But...


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