Want Style? Take a Cue from Diana Vreeland

dv3What is style, anyway? Who has it and how do you get it? I think style is a reflection of who you are...deep down in your soul. Style is an expression. It's what you want to show to the world. And I believe that style can (and should) be anything you want it to be.

One of my favorite style icons is Diana Vreeland. Her approach to fashion and style were nothing short of genius. She was editor-in-chief at Vogue magazine from 1963 until 1971 and she redefined what style was all about. She was an amazing force who loved parties, personalities and individuality.

So, in honor of the divine Diana Vreeland, (and my never ending quest to discover what style is all about), I have compiled my 10 favorite “Diana Vreeland Quotes on Style.” Be inspired:

  1. “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”
  2. “There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.”
  3. “Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.”
  4. "There's only one very good life and that's the life you know you want and you make it yourself."
  5. "It's not about the dress you wear but the life you lead in that dress."
  6. "You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive."
  7. "Give them what they never knew they wanted."
  8. "Without emotion there is no beauty."
  9. "I believe in dreams. I think we only live through our dreams and imagination."
  10. "You don't have to be pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend, spouse, or partner. Not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female."

Thank you, Diana Vreeland, for your fierce individuality. And your style. dv 5