These Coco Chanel Quotes Are Words to Live By

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Coco Chanel knows best – a mindset that is singlehandedly responsible for a dependance on the LBD, a love of suiting, and knowing the difference between fashion and style in the Savoir Flair office.

The legendary designer was nothing short of a genius, evolving women’s fashion from binding corsets and oversized skirts to more practical trousers and wearable jersey – all while remaining utterly unapologetic about defying sartorial norms. This same mindset carried over to her some of her most quotable quotes, 10 of which we’re sharing in honor of her birthday, today.

1

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

2

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

3

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

4

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

5

"It is always better to be slightly underdressed."

6

“Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today.”

7

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

8

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”

9

"Keep your heels, head, and standards high."

10

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you."

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