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These Vintage Book Covers Are A Major Source Of Style Inspiration

We're definitely judging these books by their covers.

While Instagram seems to be the fashion inspiration destination du jour, there are so many other unexpected people, places and things that can take our personal style to a whole new level.

Case in point, we recently discovered an amazing collection of vintage book covers from the '50s, '60s and '70s, curated by Richard Allgood via Flickr. As you can imagine, the images are sultry, sexy and strong -- especially the ones featuring women. From fit-and-flare silhouettes of the '50s to skin-baring designs of the '70s, these bygone books are just the type of visual candy we need to spark some awesome sartorial moments.

"I'm not sure how many [covers] I have," said Allgood, who started amassing the collection about 10 years. He told The Huffington Post, "I counted it to about 1,100 or 1,200 a while back, though not sure exactly how many I have now."

We combed through several hundred of them and cherry-picked 17 of the most stylish in the lot. Take a look below and tell us which ones inspire you.

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