50 Best Style and Fashion Quotes of all time

Over the decades, designers and style icons have dropped words of wisdom that can be applied to styling not just our outfits but our lives. Here are the best 50 fashion quotes of all time:

Some of the best quotes in the world about self-expression, creativity, and authenticity can be found in the fashion industry. Over the decades, designers and style icons have dropped words of wisdom that can be applied to styling not just our outfits but our lives. Here are the best 50 fashion quotes of all time:

1. “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” — Ralph Lauren

2. “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

3. “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” — Coco Chanel

4. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel.

5. “Make it simple, but significant.” — Don Draper

6. People will stare. Make it worth their while.” — Harry Winston

7. “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” — Little Orphan Annie

8. “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

9.  “You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

10. “The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel

11. “I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.” — Stephanie Perkins

12. “Playing dressup begins at age 5 and never really ends.” —Kate Spade

13. “Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” — G. Bruce Boyer

14. “Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?” — Yves Saint Laurent

15. “Style is very important. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style lasts forever.” — Ralph Lauren

16. “You can have anything you want if you dress for it.” — Edith Head

17. “When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’ what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.’”— Caitlin Moran

18. “I like Cinderella; she has a good work ethic and she likes shoes.” — Amy Adams

19. “What’s becoming very obvious to me is that fashion is art.” — Lupita Nyong’o

20. “Fashion says ‘me too’ style says ‘only me’” — Anonymous

21. “Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”― Karl Lagerfeld

22. “I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” — Michael Kors

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

24. “Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” — Neiman Marcus

25. “If loving fashion is a crime, we plead guilty.” — Unknown

26. “Clothes have nothing until someone lives in them.” — Marc Jacobs

27. “Too much good taste can be very boring. Independent style, on the other hand, can be very inspiring.” — Diana Vreeland

28. “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

29. “Always keep your jacket buttoned. If I had one rule for men, it’s this. It instantly makes your silhouette.” – Tom Ford

30. “Never, ever, ever wear anything you are uncomfortable in. Because that is what you’ll project: ‘I look like a fool.’ Even if you don’t – you’ll be tentative and not your best.” – Tom Ford

31. “There’s a different kind of comfort that comes from knowing that you are putting your best foot forward. It’s called psychological comfort. Look at a picture of the Coney Island boardwalk in 1925. Men were in full-on three-piece suits, hats. They may have only had one suit. But they pressed it. They made it look as good as possible.”  – Tom Ford

32. “You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.”  – Tom Ford

33. “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” ― Henry Green

34. “Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”― JoyBell C.

35. “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

36. “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

37. “Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

38. “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” ― Oscar wilde

39. “Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”― Karl Lagerfeld

40. “Fashion is only different skins for different flavours of you.” ―Lauren Beukes

41. “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” —Bette Midler

42. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” —Ralph Lauren

43. “My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.” —Audrey Hepburn

44. “Attitude is everything.” —Diane von Furstenberg

45. “I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes.” —Yves Saint Laurent

46. “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani

47. “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” —Diana Vreeland

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

49. “How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” —Sonia Rykiel

50. “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham

Come and experience Africa’s finest fashion ideas and trends at the GTBank fashion weekend on the 11th and 12th of November, 2017. Read More Here: Fashion is coming