I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Coco Chanel: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

I don’t know about you but I’ve always loved Coco Chanel’s mottos, in fact I love everything about her; from the little black dress and tailored jacket to her quilted handbag and classic perfume.

I believe her quotes should be an inspiration to all women out there. She believes in elegance, originality and thinks that everyone woman out of politeness should always make an effort. In my opinion, if I see a woman walking down the street and she looks chic and has made an effort I will remember her and think to myself she looks nice, this is also what I would like people to think when they see me. It doesn’t take too much to fix your hair, touch up your make-up and dress up a little; you will definitely feel better in yourself.

Coco Chanel is still continuing to influence the way we dress now and this is because classic styles never fade. Some women are born stylish then again some women develop it, so if you want to be classy and fabulous like Coco Chanel, simply follow a few simple rules. Don’t worry it doesn’t involve buying a designer wardrobe; you don’t need money to acquire style.

Take inspiration from stylish and tasteful women like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and definitely not from Paris Hilton. If you don’t feel like dressing in a little black dress and heels with a strand of pearls to the shops then simply save this for an evening out and dress in a stripy sailor style top, (which is another classic Chanel garment) and piece it with some trousers and don’t forget the classic stands of pearls again and an elegant Chanel inspired handbag.

Another point Chanel put across was that yes clothes were to be stylish but they also had to be practical. An outfit which is comfortable yet still looks chic anywhere would be a tweed suit. If you don’t want to go all out then dress a tweed jacket trimmed with ribbon with a classic shaped skirt or some tailored trousers; piece these with some black and white pumps or courts. Spray a little No5 perfume to your neck and then you’ll look and feel fabulous.

Once you’ve got style; just make sure you never lose it.

(photo sourced:counterfeitchic.com)

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