20 Style Quotes To Live by

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Fashion & Style

Style is about so much more than the clothes you wear – but don’t just take our word for it. Fashion lovers over the years have given us so many memorable quotes about all things sartorial. From the funny to the philosophical, these musings from designers, models, artists and bonafide fashion icons highlight the power of personal style.

Fashion & Style Quotes

  1. “Fashion is part of the daily air, and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.”Diana Vreeland

2. “Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.”Bill Cunningham

3. “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.”Lauren Hutton

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Lauren Hutton

4. “If you look back in history of the women who are most memorable and most stylish, they were never the followers of fashion. They were the ones who were unique in their style, breakers of the rules. They were authentic, genuine, original. They were not following the trends.” – Nina Garcia

5. “When in doubt, wear red.”Bill Blass

6. “Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.” Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel fashion icon

Iris Apfel

7. “Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade

8. “Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood

9. “My mother was right: When you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.”Jane Birkin

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Jane Birkin

10. “Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.” – Kenzo Takada

11. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” –Oscar Wilde

12. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.”Gianni Versace

13. “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland Styler Quotes

Diana Vreeland

14. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”Oscar de la Renta

15. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel

16. “Always dress like you’re going to meet your worst enemy.” Kimora Lee

17. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

18. “Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” — Simon Doonan

19. “Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.”Alber Elbaz

20. “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.”Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

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