50 Timeless Quotes About Why Style Is More Important Than Fashion

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Flickr / Rose Craft

1.

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
—Coco Chanel


2.

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
—Yves Saint Laurent


3.

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
—Jean Cocteau


4.

Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live.
—Lilly Pulitzer


5.

If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
—Quentin Crisp


6.

Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.
—Linda Ellerbee


7.

In matters of great importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing.
—Oscar Wilde


8.

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


9.

Style is primarily a matter of instinct.
—Bill Blass


10.

Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade.
—William Battie


11.

Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough.
—Booth Tarkington


12.

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
—Oscar de la Renta


13.

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


14.

Style is whatever you want to do, if you can do it with confidence.
—George Clinton


15.

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


16.

Style is knowing who you really are, what you say and what you do, and not giving a shit about whatever people think.
—Samuel Victor David Evans


17.

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
—Gore Vidal


18.

I still appreciate individuality. Style is much more interesting than fashion, really.
—Marc Jacobs


19.

I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm.
—Sonam Kapoor


20.

You don’t learn style from watching people on a runway. Fashion happens every morning when you wake up.
—Shalom Harlow


21.

Italian style is a natural attitude. It is about a life of good taste. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Simple but with good taste. Luxury is possible to buy. Good taste is not.
—Diego Della Valle


22.

Style is joyful if you allow yourself to have joy.
—Stacy London


23.

For me, music and life are all about style.
—Miles Davis


24.

I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
—Yves Saint Laurent


25.

I think there are very few people who have a real style, a real personality, and real beauty.
—Marisa Berenson


26.

Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.
—Victor Hugo


27.

My number-one theory in life is that style is proportional to your lack of resources—the less you have, the more stylish you’re likely to be.
—Beth Ditto


28.

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone.
—Jaron Lanier


29.

Style is the image of character.
—Edward Gibbon


30.

If you have a sense of style and purpose and will you don’t want to compromise.
—Vidal Sassoon


31.

I admire anyone with their own sense of personal style.
—Nicole Richie


32.

I’m not fashionable, and I know nothing about fashion, but I have my individual style, and style is eternal.
—Vidya Balan


33.

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


34.

Style is the perfection of a point of view.
—Richard Eberhart


35.

You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.
—Diana Vreeland


36.

Personal style is not something that is just in the air. It is something you have and that you apply to yourself.
—Paloma Picasso


37.

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


38.

Fashion is OK for five days, one minute, six months, but style is for the rest of the life.
—Stefano Gabbana


39.

Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one’s own, it is always twenty times better.
—Margaret Oliphant


40.

Finding your style is like putting puzzle pieces together.
—Lara Spencer


41.

The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.
—Diana Vreeland


42.

What is the difference between fashion and style—Fashion says, ‘Me, too,’ and style, ‘Only me.’
—Geraldine Stutz


43.

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
—Rachel Zoe


44.

Style is character.
—Joan Didion


45.

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


46.

I believe that if you think about what style means, you won’t become a fashion victim.
—John Varvatos


47.

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.
—Audrey Hepburn


48.

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


49.

Style really comes down to what makes you feel good.
—Alexandra Stoddard


50.

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.
—Oscar de la Renta

TC mark

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