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10 Fashion Quotes I Live By

It was not until recently that I started to enjoy fashion. I used to see getting dressed as a necessary step before I could leave the house in the morning. However, over time I have seen that fashion is more than a part of my morning routine. It can be a tool for self-expression, confidence, and capability. Even though that is what fashion means to me, naturally everyone has their own definition and insight. These 10 fashion quotes by iconic designers, actors and media personalities represent some of the ones I identify with the most. Maybe some resonate with you, too.

1. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” (Rachel Zoe)

2. “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)

3. “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” (Annie, 1982)

4. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." (Coco Chanel)

5. "Fluidity offers an alternate way of being, crossing and merging masculine and feminine." (Harris Reed)

6. “Style is something each of us already has, all we need is to find it." (Diane von Furstenberg)

7. “The great thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.” (Oscar de la Renta)

8. “Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment.” (Alexander McQueen)

9. “When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” (Iris Apfel)

10. “Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will." (Anne Klein)