It was over a century ago that Gabrielle Chanel launched her shop on Rue Cambon and she remains one of the most influential style icons to date. Liberating women from orthodox clothing, she introduced the idea of comfort being the ultimate purpose of fashion. Someone acknowledged for more than just the signature N°5 scent, she was a woman known for her ambitious life and determination, who defined rules that hold true even in today’s time and provide useful advice to women of all ages.
Read on and enjoy some of her most famous quotes along with their downloadable versions.
“Simplicity is the keynote of elegance.”
Evident from her ground breaking designing of women’s clothes along the lines of men’s fashion and unshackling style from heavy embellishments, Chanel was a strong advocate of simplicity.
“I imposed black; it is still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around.”
Black and white were her signature colors. She also said “Women think of all colors except the absence of colors. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury.”
The ‘little black dress’ is the perfect example of comfort and fashion assimilated.
“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy.”
Your clothes don’t have to cost a million bucks for you to be called well dressed. Wear well fitting clothes that flatter your body shape and in colors that look best on you. Just because everyone is going after the palazzo trend, you shouldn’t hop on it too.
“Fashion has two purposes; comfort & love.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
This one is my personal favorite.
“Fashion is architecture; it’s a matter of proportions.”
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”
There is no better way to put this!
“Keep your heels, head and standards high.”
“A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”
They say the first thing people notice about you is the shoes. Put good thought into it before you invest in a new pair and buy something timeless and elegant.
And most importantly, be yourself.
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”
Have a fantastic day!