These 10 female writers double as our favorite fashion icons

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Female authors aren't just super skilled when it comes to putting pen to paper. Famous writers including Joan Didion and Zadie Smith also know what their doing when it comes to the wardrobe department.

Let these ladies serve as proof fashion icons can come from any and every career background. Whether it's Sylvia Plath's quintessential '50s conservative frocks or the late-writer Jackie Collin's color-blocked power suits, each have a signature style that can easily be translated into your own wardrobe.

If you need a little extra sartorial inspiration for your closet take note from these 10 literary babes who are the definition of beauty and brains.

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