A favourite quote of mine by one of the most influential fashion icons, Coco Chanel. How true this is!
This is something I always remember when I am in a shop looking at high fashion. Can you remember the fashion for florescent green and pink legwarmers and finger less gloves? Even though I had the gloves (I never felt the love for the legwarmers myself) when I look back I think why! They never looked good, did they!
You end up with lots of items of clothing that don't go with other pieces in your closet and within a few weeks wouldn't be seen out in anymore!
That's why I love the fact that Coco Chanel designed timeless, simple and elegant classics that can be worn over and over. Who doesn't own a little black dress in their wardrobe, for instance! Her colour palette for beige, black, white and navy blue are our basic closet staples.
The advice I've taken from Coco Chanel is to find out what your style is, own it and be true to yourself. When you wear what you want, you show who you are and you definitely feel more confident when you wear what works for you.
Have a trademark. I like to pair a white shirt with a boyfriend blazer with black trousers and finish the look with a layer of pearls and heels for a very Coco feel.
Style has staying power.
I can't do a post about simple, elegant style without mentioning Audrey Hepburn. Classic, chic and beautiful.
Happy Birthday Audrey.
Have a lovely day.