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"When accessorizing always take off the last thing you put on" - Do you agree ?

25 comments · save · last comment by Jen O. C. over 4 years ago

Oyin  Falade

Oyin F.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

10 posts

World famous quote by Coco Chanel - but do you actually agree ?

over 4 years ago

#1
Oyin  Falade

Oyin F.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

10 posts

i'm kinda in between on this one.... sometimes you feel you've got such an amazing outfit together with the perfect accessories... and you just don't wanna take anything off. But hey - who am i to contest against one of the world's most legendary designers ?

0 · January 15, 2010

#3
Oyin  Falade

Oyin F.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

10 posts

Totally agree :)

0 · January 15, 2010

#5
Edward Honaker

Edward H.

SAN DIEGO,
United States

1462 posts

Well, I would hate to have to take off my pants before going out.

0 · January 15, 2010

#6
Chloe A

Chloe A.

MINNESOTA,
United States

3844 posts

I would generally agree with this statement. At least for myself. I look too overdone, otherwise.

0 · January 15, 2010

#7
Cassy Case

Cassy C.

DIRTY JERSEY,
United States

313 posts

I never do that, I always spend a lot of time picking out my accessories, the last thing I pick is usually best haha

0 · January 15, 2010

#8
Célèste Brott

Célèste B.

FASHIONISEVOLUTION(DOT)BLOGSPOT(DOT)COM,
United States

1102 posts

Coco was not being literal in the sense that you should always ALWAYS take something off. What she meant was that you should underdo accessories rather than overdo them. Most people over do them (especially in her time--and she was all about minimalism). As far as applying her advice to our outfits today. I say, in general yes, wear fewer accessories. If that means you have to put them all on and then remove one every time you get dressed, then so be it. But I don't think you always have to take advice so literally.

0 · January 15, 2010

#9
Zanna V.D

Zanna V.

YORKSHIRE,
United Kingdom

2879 posts

i always put my bag on last and thats pretty vital hahaha

0 · January 16, 2010

#10
Ruth O'Reilly

Ruth O.

DUBLIN,
Ireland

143 posts

It depends on what i put on last. If i can live without it then i see if it looks nicer without it then sure.
but if it's a jacket and it's -12 degress outside then no sorry Coco you can go take a hike..

0 · January 16, 2010

#11
Vicky Violet

Vicky V.

ANTWERP,
Belgium

934 posts

^ what Célèste said.

0 · January 16, 2010

#12
Kelly M.

Kelly M.

PORTLAND, OR,
United States

78 posts

Yeah I don't really agree. I feel like when I add layers or jewelry or a hat to my outfit it almost always looks better.

0 · January 16, 2010

#13
Aurora .

Aurora ..

ONTARIO,
Canada

3744 posts

I don't agree with the statement, but do agree that it's better to underdo accessories than it is to overdo them. I usually underdo it, so if I took off the last thing I put on I wouldn't have any accessories on.

0 · January 16, 2010

#14
Morgan H

Morgan H.

VERMONT,
United States

92 posts

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Heidi should have listened to that rule

0 · January 19, 2010

#15
Alice .

Alice ..

SUFFOLK,
United Kingdom

749 posts

@Morgan H.

Pahh I think there's a lot of fashion rules that she should've listened to but didnt in that situation ^^

0 · January 19, 2010

#18
Morgan H

Morgan H.

VERMONT,
United States

92 posts

I actually think the quote is really clever and does apply to a certain amount of people
but then again, most times I only wear a dress, with shoes and stud earrings...there wouldnt be that much to take off

0 · January 19, 2010

#22
Catherine E.

Catherine E.

PHILADELPHIA,
United States

1161 posts

I personally don't... if anything, I add more accessories before leaving. But I tend to opt for simplicity 98% of the time. I really don't abide by fashion "rules," but it wouldn't hurt for some people to consider this one.

0 · January 23, 2010

#23
Jane Doe

Jane D.

CAPE TOWN,
South Africa

448 posts

I agree because there are people that get a bit carried away with accessorising and end up looking like a christmas tree adorned with ornaments... Its like they feel the need to wear all their jewellery at once instead of taking signature pieces that compliment the outfit...

0 · January 23, 2010

#24
Tamara Y.

Tamara Y.

MONTREAL,
Canada

216 posts

I think Coco lived in a fashion era that was incredibly simple and classic and beautiful, so to overdue it would be a mistake. With contemporary fashion I think you can mix it up a bit more. She was a person after all, who lived in her own time, she probably wouldn't exactly approve of what is on the runway these days - perhaps not even her own label! :) my two cents..

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0 · January 24, 2010

#25
Jen O. Cide

Jen O. C.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

3612 posts

I agree with Celeste. Plus I almost never wear accessories other than like a scarf or a belt, so I don't feel I could really 'overdo it' with that. I think the main thing is that your accessories should complement your outfit rather than BE the outfit.

0 · January 24, 2010

  

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