Coco Chanel dared to be different and became a legend in the process. While much of her personal life remains controversial — notably her string of love interests, which included a Nazi officer — she was a power player on the fashion and social scene who was never at a loss for words of wisdom. Much of that can be attributed to the fact that, like her future successor Karl Lagerfeld, she had no problem being brutally honest. Fittingly, one of her most famous quotes is: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” With that in mind, here’s a look at some of our favorite inspirational Coco Chanel quotes.
TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.