The best fashion quotes of all time

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The best fashion quotes of all time
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. -- Marilyn Monroe
You can never be overdressed or overeducated. -- Oscar Wilde
Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. -- Bill Cunningham
Clothes aren't going to change the world. The women who wear them will. -- Anne Klein
Life's a party, dress like it. -- Lilly Pulitzer
I can't concentrate in flats. -- Victoria Beckham
Fashions fade, style is eternal. -- Yves Saint Laurent
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. -- Audrey Hepburn
One is never underdressed or overdressed in a little black dress. -- Karl Lagerfeld
Walk like you have three men walking behind you. -- Oscar de la Renta
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful. -- Sophia Loren
Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. -- Marc Jacobs
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. -- Rachel Zoe
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman. -- Coco Chanel
I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as 'ugly,' I can usually see something of beauty in it. -- Alexander McQueen
Always dress like you're going to see your worst enemy. -- Kimora Lee
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. -- Coco Chanel
Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose. -- Lauren Hutton
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. -- Coco Chanel
Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. -- Christian Louboutin
Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they'd just walk around naked all the time. -- Betsey Johnson
I like my money where I can see it... hanging in my closet. -- Carrie Bradshaw
Over the years, I have learned that what is most important in a dress is the woman wearing it. -- Yves Saint Laurent
Fashions fade, style is eternal. -- Yves Saint Laurent
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot! -- Marilyn Monroe
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. -- Coco Chanel
The most beautiful makeup on a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. -- Yves Saint Laurent
Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. -- Christian Louboutin
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman. -- Coco Chanel
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Sometimes all you need in life is some inspiration. And as we write countless Trend Reports and start to gear up for Fashion Week, we can't help but turn to the fashion greats for their wisdom, wit, and honesty. They haven't gone down in history solely because of their designs (though that's obviously their biggest claim to fame!), the fashion elite are always being interviewed -- thus giving us some very memorable quotes to live by.

But seriously. "Life's a party. Dress like it." (Duly noted, Lilly Pulitzer!)

Click through the gallery above to read the best fashion quotes of all time, courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, and more.

Illustrations by Emma Luk
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