MUST HAVES

MUST HAVES | 20 of the Best Quotes about Fashion & Style

If you’re the sartorial sage in your peer group, setting the agenda and the dress code for everything from a business-casual office to a few days at the beach, then you could quickly run low on modish pearls of wisdom.

In which case, breathe a sweet sigh of relief, as we’re here to provide you with a rundown of our favourite quotes about fashion and style – all of which you can pass off as your own musings after a few beers down at your local.

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1. “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” — Christian Louboutin

2. “Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” – Jay Z

3. “Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.” – Quentin Crisp

4. “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies

5. “Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable.” – Beau Brummel

7. “If you’re asking someone for money wear a tie.” – Unknown

8. “People always ask me what the trends are, but I’m not a believer in trends. Individuality is more important to me, to stand out and have the confidence to wear something you’re comfortable in – it just happens. I’m comfortable wearing a suit.” – David Gandy

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

10. “Fashion is a playground up until a certain age. But then you have to find your own signature and your own style.” – Nicolas Ghesquière

11. “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs

12. “Fashion is more about feel than science.” – Pharrell Williams

13. “As you age, it’s quite important to pay attention to how you look and to take steps towards ensuring that you stay happy with how you look. And grooming, whether you just use a moisturiser or go the whole hog at a salon, can make that much-needed difference.” – Saif Ali Khan

14. “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles

15. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

16. “Every man should have a magnifying mirror. If you look good magnified, you are set to go” – Tom Ford

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

18. “Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” — Bo Derek

19. “We define a metrosexual as someone who really takes care of themselves in terms of grooming and style. There is nothing wrong with that. But I think you need to have some other values. It’s cool to incorporate some traditional values into metrosexuality. Then it becomes a good lifestyle.” – Frank Vincent

20. “To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about.” – Luciano Barbera

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