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
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
More Fashion Quotes
- Harper’s Bazaar: The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time
- Vogue: Inspirational Fashion Quotes
- Town&Country: 25 Coco Chanel Quotes Every Woman Should Live By
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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.
This post was originally published on 18th November 2019 and updated on 25th January 2022
38 thoughts on “15 Fashion Quotes to Live By”
Thank you so much! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed reading my blog xx
I love all these quotes! Thanks for sharing this great list!
Thank you Catarina! Great to have you here ❤️
Love these quotes??
Thank you for commenting Quinn! Very nice to hear that these quotes inspired you so much. Keep on slaying xx
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
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!
Lovely quotes. My favorite is “if you can’t be better than your competitors, just dress better” lol
Thank you for reading along Makeup Muddle xx
I love a good quote, these are great! I love most of Chanel’s quotes xo
Thank you so much for the nice feedback Natasha xxx
Love this!! I love inspirational quotes.
Thank you so much Pepper & Platinum! Lovely to have you here and learn that we adore the same fashion legends xxx
Loved this post. I always like seeing what my favorite designers have to say 🙂 Especially YSL and Mcqueen. Two legends!
Happy to hear you enjoy reading my blog Jenny!
These are amazing quotes!
Glad to hear you enjoyed reading my blog Sophie! That quote resonated with me too xx
I absolutely love the elegance quote <3 xx
Wat een leuke idee Dhini! Ook leuk Sint verrassing voor iemand die houdt van mode xxx
Je hebt gelijk Alexandra! Lekker in je vel zitten is allerbelangrijkst xxx
Wat leuk quotes allemaal! Leuk om op de muur de hangen als muurdecoratie
Dank Maaike! Ik ben blij dat je hebt genoten van mijn blog -Jenni
Wat een leuke quotes allemaal!
Leuke quotes. Ik wil gewoon mezelf zijn en de kleding dragen waar ik me goed in voel. Dat vind ik het allerbelangrijkst.
Hartelijk dank Amy! Leuk dat je houdt van quotes ook xx
Wat een leuke quotes allemaal! Ik hou hier van.
Ja ik ook Nicole! Eigenlijk best wel grappig -maar ook waar.
Mijn favoriet is die van Karl Lagerfeld over trendy en tacky. Daar moet ik om lachen.
Thank you so much! I am happy your found them inspiring!
Very easy to understand Quotes. I love theses quotes. Great Work Keep It up.
Thank you so much Samira! Glad you enjoyed reading my blog 🙂
Great quotes Jenni. I love all kind of quotes. These quites are perfect for you or suits you best 😉 as a image consultant.
Super dank Rachel!
wat een leuke quotes allemaal 😀 leuk om op te slaan
Happy to hear it resonated with you Mai! Finding great personal style is so rewarding and it can be also really empowering experience xx
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!
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!
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.