The 25 Most Inspiring Fashion Quotes From Celebs of All Time

While looking at images of the world’s most impeccably dressed women is certainly the express lane to fashion inspiration, style is sometimes as much about intellectualization as it is about aesthetic appeal.

Style icons help to express yourself with clothes and find something that will make us an icon of style.

Bearing this in mind, we've rounded up the best quotes your favourite style icons have shared over the years to seriously inspired. Scroll down to read the 25 most inspiring fashion quotes from celebs of all time and share with your friends about your favourites!


1. "If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better." — Anna Wintour

'If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.' Anna Wintour

2. “When in doubt, wear red.” — Bill Blass

“When in doubt, wear red.” —Bill Blass

3. “Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.” — Alexander McQueen

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4. “The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” — Alicia Keys

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5. “Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” — Kimora Lee

'Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.' — Kimora Lee

6. "Big girls need big diamonds." — Elizabeth Taylor

'Big girls need big diamonds.' —Elizabeth Taylor

7. “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” — Carrie Bradshaw

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8. “One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.” — Karl Lagerfeld

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9. "Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music." — Michael Kors

'Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.'  Michael Kors

10. “I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.” — Stephanie Perkins

'I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.' –Stephanie Perkins

11. “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

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12. “I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals…I would call me more of a monkey.” — Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

13. “People say, ‘What do you mean you want to help the world, but you’re so concerned about fashion?’ It’s illegal to be naked. It is something that is extremely important.” — Kanye West

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14. “If I’m going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress.” — Kate Moss

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15. “I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” — Katherine Hepburn

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16. “There was a photo of me with weird sunglasses on and a green sweatshirt, some striped thing, with tights and cowboy boots…I just saw that photo and thought, ‘God, I look crazy.’” — Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen

17. “True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” ― Nicole Richie

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18. “Pure, intense emotions. It’s not about design. It’s about feelings.” — Alber Elbaz

'Pure, intense emotions. It’s not about design. It’s about feelings.' — Alber Elbaz

19. “It’s better to have fewer things of quality than too much expendable junk.” — Rachel Zoe

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20. "Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends." — Kate Spade

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21. “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” — Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, 1974

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22. “A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” — Sophia Loren Sophia Loren in Paris, 1960

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23. “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” — Bill Blass

'Style is primarily a matter of instinct.'  Bill Blass

24. 'To me, clothing is a form of self-expression - there are hints about who you are in what you wear.' — Marc Jacobs

'To me, clothing is a form of self expression   there are hints about who you are in what you wear.'   Marc Jacobs

25. "Whoever said that money can't buy happiness, simply didn't know where to go shopping." — Bo Derek

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

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