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25 Coco Chanel Quotes Every Classy Woman Should Live By

The fashion icon was full of wisdom.
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Coco Chanel famously lived her life according to her own rules. Her musings on elegance, love, and life are as timeless as her classic Chanel designs. Take a look at the founder of Chanel's most memorable, inspiring, and outspoken quotes here.


"Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!" - Coco Chanel


"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel


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


"Fashion changes, but style endures."- Coco Chanel


"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Coco Chanel


"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress." - Coco Chanel


"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." - Coco Chanel


"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel


"My life didn’t please me, so I created my life." - Coco Chanel


"As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!" - Coco Chanel


"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." - Coco Chanel


"A woman can be overdressed but never over elegant." - Coco Chanel


"A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future." - Coco Chanel


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"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life." - Coco Chanel


"I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not." - Coco Chanel


"If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack." - Coco Chanel


"I don’t care what you think of me. I don’t think of you at all." - Coco Chanel


"I don’t do fashion. I am fashion." - Coco Chanel


"Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside." - Coco Chanel


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." - Coco Chanel


"Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable." - Coco Chanel


"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." - Coco Chanel


"You live but once; you might as well be amusing." - Coco Chanel




"Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds." - Coco Chanel


"Elegance is refusal." - Coco Chanel

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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