The question of style and what makes it has been puzzling designers and followers of fashion for a very long time, possibly ever since the invention of clothes.
Some lucky individuals are born with a sense of style so innate that it just seems to drip off them. Most of us, however, have to learn about our own personal style through a process of trial and error.
If you’re one of the majority and are still perfecting your personal styling brand, we think you’ll appreciate the fourteen quotes we’ve curated below.
Here they are: fourteen quotes about style to dress by.
“Fashions Fade. Style is Eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent
“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The difference between style and fashion is quality.” Giorgio Armani
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Anna Wintour
“You can never be overdressed or over educated.” Oscar Wilde
“To have style you have to know who you are.” Iris Apfel
“To me clothing is a form of self-expression. There are hints about who you are in what you wear.” Marc Jacobs
“Buy less, choose well.” Vivienne Westwood
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Harry Winston
“Confidence. If you have it you can make anything look good.” Diane von Furstenberg
“Elegance is not about being noticed. It’s about being remembered.” Giorgio Armani
“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” Coco Chanel
“Style. All who have it share one thing: originality.” Diana Vreeland
“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” Tom Ford
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