What we love about fashion and style is not only all the amazing clothes, shoes and accessories but the designers, stylists and other talented people behind the magic. Over the years I’ve come across a few popular fashion quotes and sayings from designers, artists and writers that have helped to make me smile and inspire me whenever I’m in a ‘fashion’ funk. I thought it would be fun to share these with you today.

Coco Chanel (Image: Zuma Press)

Coco Chanel (Image: Zuma Press)

Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint Laurent

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

The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” — Paris Hilton (Yes, Paris Hilton! ;))

The difference between style and fashion is quality.” — Giorgio Armani

I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.” — Coco Chanel (How right she was!)

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” — Plato

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!” — Donna Karan

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 to live.” — Gianni Versace

The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” — Alicia Keys

And lastly, my favourite fashion quote of all time…

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.” — Edna Woolman Chase

Don’t you feel inspired, now? ;) I know I do! These quotes and sayings have inspired me numerous times and they apply to just about about any fashion situation.

What are some of your favourite fashion and style quotes? Do you have your own fashion mantras and quotes you live by? Share it with us by commenting below!