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18 Quotes On Style That Will Make You Want To Dress Better

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Here's a whole bunch of writers, designers, actors, and other people worth a damn, who have a few fantastic things to say about getting dressed in the morning. All in all, style is more about demeanor and confidence than whatever it is you're wearing. Enjoy...

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
– Gore Vidal, Writer

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.”
– Hardy Amies, Designer

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.”
– Karl Lagerfeld, Designer

“One pretends to do something, or copy someone or some teacher, until it can be done confidently and easily in what becomes one’s own style.”
– Cary Grant, Actor

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.”
– E.B. White, Author of The Elements of Style

“Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.”
– Epictetus, Philosopher

"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 you live."
- Gianni Versace, Designer

"A good trick as you get older is to get a thick pair of glasses that have a dark frame. Everything else can droop and slide but that pair of dark glasses stays sharp and crisp. Look at Cary Grant. Look at Vidal Sassoon."
– Tom Ford, Designer

"If you're not sure whether it looks good on you, it doesn't."
– Scott Omelianuk, Author of Things A Man Should Know About Style

“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."
– Beau Brummel, Socialite

“I’ve never wanted to be in fashion. Because if you’re in fashion, you’re going to be out of fashion.”
– Ralph Lauren, Designer

“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it.”
– Charles Bukowski, Writer

"The man who, as is often said, can get away with wearing a trench coat over his dinner jacket, or an old school tie for a belt, is the one who in fact understands best the rules of proper dress and can bend them to suit his own personality and requirements.”
– G. Bruce Boyer, Writer

“The boor covers himself, the rich man or the fool adorns himself, and the elegant man gets dressed.”
– Honoré de Balzac, Author

"The difference between style and fashion is quality."
– Giorgio Armani, Designer

"When somebody feels comfortable wearing something, they look alright. You go to occasions like weddings and you see people that normally look great dressed up and you think: ‘Why have you done that?’"
– Margaret Howell, Designer

“Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.”
– Charles Dickens, Author

“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.”
– Hardy Amies, Designer