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17 Coco Chanel Quotes Every Boss Babe Should Live By

The gospel according to Coco Chanel
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If you're going to take life advice from anyone, make it Coco Chanel. In addition to being an iconic fashion designer who changed the womenswear world, inspired countless biopics and biographies, and basically invented the Little Black Dress (not to mention her iconic tweed jackets), Coco Chanel also happened to have quite the sharp wit. Throughout her lifetime, she espoused many pearls of wisdom, each of them as incisive, sassy and clever as she was. Honestly, would we expect anything less from the self-made woman who revolutionized the fashion industry?

From style advice to career advice to relationship advice -- each more cutthroat than the last -- read on for some of the best Coco Chanel quotes. We promise, the visionary behind Chanel No. 5 (and so much more) will not disappoint.

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Stand Out
Take it from the woman who built a fashion empire from the ground up.

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

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Remember this Coco Chanel quote next time you find yourself trying to decide whether or not to splurge on a night out with your girlfriends.

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

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Stay Classy
So true! Here's a Coco Chanel quote for the ages.

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

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Two More Things a Girl Should Be
Yes, in addition to being classy and fabulous, we should also be empowered.

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." --Coco Chanel

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