15 Fashion Quotes to Live By

15 Fashion Quotes to Live By
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15 BEST Fashion Quotes to Live By

In this inspirational post I have selected 15 best fashion quotes to live by. I have searched for a selection of quotes from legendary fashion designers, thinkers and prominent figures in the fascinating world of fashion.

This blog post brings together timeless style wisdom from our favorite fashion legends: Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent… and many more!

These wise and fashionable words have given me direction and motivation to stay true to my own style. I hope these quotes will help you to discover your personal style and to inspire you to express yourself through your fashion choices. 

Timeless Style Wisdom Captured In Fashion Quotes

You all know by now that I am a huge advocate for timeless elegance and powerful personal style. In my opinion it’s the best way to build a daily look that stands the test of time. Strong personal style helps you to build a sustainable wardrobe and to make ethical fashion choices. With a little creativity you can build a amazing lifelong personal style that tells your story.

As a professional personal stylist I believe that the joy of fashion and enjoying unique style belong to everybody. Yes, that includes you too! Not just the rich and famous, but really everyone. For me fashion is an inclusive concept where everyone gets to join in. It can be fun, fabulous -and also a way to express yourself.

Fashion Wisdom From Legends

The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.

– Coco Chanel

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.

– Rachel Zoe

When in doubt, wear red.

– Bill Blass

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

– Orson Welles

Manners are free.

– Lemmy Kilmister

If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.

– Anna Wintour

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

– Yves Saint Laurent

A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.

– Coco Chanel

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Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.

– Diane von Furstenberg

There is beauty in everything.

– Alexander McQueen

Trendy is the last stage before tacky.

– Karl Lagerfeld

Elegance is elimination.

– Cristóbal Balenciaga

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

– Yves Saint Laurent

Elegance is not about standing out, but being remembered.

– Giorgio Armani

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

– Coco Chanel

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Share your favorite fashion and style quotes in comments below. I am looking forward to hearing what famous thoughts inspire your style every day.

Stay chic!

This post was originally published on 18th November 2019 and updated on 16th October 2023.

Jenni @ I on Image - Content Creator Fuelled by Fashion

40 thoughts on “15 Fashion Quotes to Live By

  1. I on Image says:

    Yeah I love that one Rayo! It’s actually true too. Recruiters may have a straight line of equally great candidates. It that situation you want to be sure to have the most solid image xx

  2. Quinn says:

    I definitely needed all these quotes in one place, I feel inspired and ready to conquer the world- thank you ☺️. The Orson Wells and Rachel Zoe quotes in particular resonated with me, as I definitely follow the beat of my own drum when it comes to fashion and style!

    Quinn x

  3. Rayo says:

    Lovely quotes. My favorite is “if you can’t be better than your competitors, just dress better” lol

  4. Mai says:

    Loved all the quotes! My favorite one is from Diane Von Furstenburg. I believe this statement is soo true! Let us all find our style!

  5. I on Image says:

    You are so right! It’s also way more interesting to look like yourself and not like every other person. Glad you enjoyed reading my blog, My Haute Talk!

  6. My Haute Talk says:

    I love theses quotes. I think my favorite is the one for Orson Welles but I love so many of them. I think fashion gets us crazy sometimes. We gotta remember we can be ourselves and be fashionable.

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