The fashion world is a tricky place to navigate; with so many different trends battling it out to get you get your attention, it’s hard to know which one to give in to.
If you’re the type of person who has an outfit for every occasion, a perfectly organised wardrobe and a wealth of advice for friends when they find themselves in a style dilemma, then this for you. Occasionally, we all run dry on inspiration, so please read and absorb these words of wisdom from some heavy hitters of the fashion world, so you can pass on these musings to your mates down the local.
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles
“Every man should have a magnifying mirror. If you look good magnified, you are set to go.” –
“The difference between style and fashion is quality.” – Giorgio Armani
“If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.” — Anna Wintour
“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
“Men with style are great because they have a sense of self.” – Lexa Doig
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” – Mark Twain
“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. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” – Charles Bukowski
“Never wear anything that panics the cat.” – P.J. O’Rourke
I know said 10, but I couldn’t leave my favourite quote out as it seems more relevant now than ever before. Fashion is a fickle game, but as you navigate your way through, just bear in mind the wise words of Leonardo Da Vinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Written By Tom Loughran