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If you have a day when you’re not feeling perfect, it’s good to know that your outfit can be. In this article, we’ll provide quotes from famous fashion designers and other famous people that demonstrate the impact of fashion trends on society and how your outfit can be perfect even when you don’t feel perfect.

Life May Not Be Perfect But Your Outfit Can Be

Here are my favorite fashion quotes, alongside some of my thoughts.

“Personal style has to do with your own confidence. And the sense of knowing what looks good on you, and a way of expressing your individuality. Putting yourself together in an individual statement is what I most admire. And when you have confidence, I think it shows.” – Ralph Lauren

In this quote, Ralph Lauren sums up what personal style is. Having your own individual style involves feeling confident and knowing what looks good on you and how you want to express your individuality. When you have confidence, it shows.

“Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness.” – Christian Dior

In this quote, Christian Dior says that the secret to beauty is happiness. Even if you’re the most beautiful person in the world, you’re not truly beautiful unless people see that you’re happy.

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

In this quote, Kate Spade says that girls learn to dress up when they’re young and never really stop dressing up. Playing dress-up is a good thing for young girls because they start learning to develop their personal style. That way, when they get older, they’re not saying, “I don’t know how to dress.”

“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

This quote from Karl Lagerfeld reminds us that “cheap” is a harsh word to use when describing clothes that don’t cost a lot of money. Inexpensive is a better word to use.

“One is never overdressed or underdressed in a little black dress” – Karl Lagerfeld

This quote, also from Karl Lagerfeld, sums up how a little black dress can be appropriate for any occasion. It depends on the type of little black dress and how you wear it.

“Fashion is about dressing according to what is fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” – Oscar de La Renta

In this quote, Oscar de la Renta explains the difference between fashion and style. Fashions may be popular for a few months or a year. If you have a personal style, you choose classic pieces that complement it and never go out of style, no matter the current fashion trend.

“I want people to see the dress but focus on the woman.”  – Vera Wang

This Vera Wang quote reminds me that the dress isn’t as important as the person wearing it.

“What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way.” – Iris Apfel

This is another quote that defines personal style – not everyone’s style is the same, it expresses who we are in our own way, so we each must define our own style.

“The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually, it just feels like it works.” – Rihanna

This quote sums up how I dress, too – I dress according to what I’m doing that day and for the appropriate weather conditions, especially if I’m going to be outside. The only time I choose what I’m going to dress ahead of time is when I must dress for a special occasion.

“Humor is a big part of my style. You have to be willing to fall on your face a bit, to be that fashion roadkill. I know so many people who are die-hard fashion people who are way more educated than I am, but I love fashion. It’s so much more important than just material” – Zoe Kravitz

I love this quote from Zoe Kravitz because it reminds me that as we develop and even change our personal style, we must be willing to make fashion mistakes. Hopefully, we find out about them from good friends so we can correct them and not make them in the future.

“I think we all know boldness when we see it. Nothing makes me smile more than when I see someone being fully themselves, with their own individual style and character, whatever that is.”- Angelina Jolie

I love this quote from Angelina Jolie because it shows me that people appreciate people who like to try different things. Sometimes the hardest thing can be trying a style that incorporates something you’ve never worn before, like high heels.

“It’s better to have a few things of quality than too much expendable junk.” – Rachel Zoe

I love this quote because it alludes to the importance of having quality clothes that last a long time and help you dress like a lady of style.

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

This quote is saying that when you don’t dress well, people will remember how you dressed.  When you dress well, they will remember you. That’s why knowing how to dress like a lady is important.

Remember: Life May Not Be Perfect But Your Outfit Can Be

Those are just a few quotes about fashion from fashion designers, and other famous people that show you your life may not be perfect, but your outfit can be. When you have bad days, these fashion quotes are the best way to pick yourself up and make yourself feel better about your fashion choices.

November 16, 2022

Your Life May Not Be Perfect But Your Outfit Can Be

life may not be perfect but your outfit can be