16 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Face Your Fashion Fears

If you find yourself on the style sidelines thinking, “I could never pull that off,” then it’s time to get a new fashion mantra. We’ve rounded up sage words of wisdom that every fashion wallflower needs to frame and hang in their closet. These quotes from designers, muses and style icons are eloquent reminders that fashion should be fearless.

With equal parts gravity and levity (and, we promise, not a single cliché about your “comfort zone”), these observations encourage us to approach getting dressed in the morning as an art form. Click through the slideshow to read 16 fashion quotes that will motivate you to get gutsy with your personal style.