There are people who love beauty and fashion and those who act as if it’s unimportant. Yes, there are more important things in the world than beauty and fashion, especially in such scary and uncertain times like these because of the virus, but that doesn’t mean beauty and fashion don’t have a place at times too. We’ve been staying home for a few weeks now and I’ve been using some of the extra time to practice my makeup skills and picking out outfits for when the world is safe again. These beauty and fashion quotes I’m sharing are for every girl who hears comments that belittle beauty and fashion and are left wondering if they should truly love it as much as they do. For those girls here are 7 beauty and fashion quotes every girl needs to read.
7 Beauty & Fashion Quotes Every Girl Needs To Read
“You can be a quadriplegic and glamorous. There’s no note that says otherwise” from My Beautiful Struggle by Jordan Bone.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard you’re so pretty for someone in a wheelchair or if you were walking you’d need a stick to keep the men away or some variation of these comments. First things first, one has nothing to do with the other, you are beautiful whether or not you are in your wheelchair. One has nothing to do with the other. I discovered this quote in a book by a beauty and fashion Youtuber Jordan Bone and although I rarely do book reviews, this one is worth reading. Want to learn more about the book? Check out my review of My Beautiful Struggle here.
This is one of my favorite quotes since it shows that just because you have a disability doesn’t mean that you are not beautiful. People with disabilities are so much more than the disability, but it is something society has trouble looking past, this quote reminds me that disability or not we are beautiful and so many other things. Reading this quote, this book reminded me that the disability doesn’t define you Whether it’s makeup, fashion, or something else find things that you like to do even if you have to make it adaptive or ask for help. Please ask for help when trying something new, we want to have fun with new experiences, not get hurt in the process.
Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it’s a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside.” ~ Michelle Phan
One of the best aspects of makeup, in my opinion, is the creative freedom it gives you. You can wear a light natural look or you can go full glam or anywhere in between. Makeup, just like fashion, is a way to express your personality so have fun with it. Your makeup is completely up to you and if you love your makeup look, then that’s all that matters.
I chose to add this quote to the list because I’ve heard before that if you love wearing makeup then you can’t appreciate your natural beauty or something along those lines. I believe that’s simply not true. I work hard on finetuning my skincare routine to take care of my skin for the days that I simply don’t want to or don’t have time to put on makeup and I’m happy with the natural look. That being said, I love how I feel when I’m applying my makeup, it’s a chance to create any look for any mood I have and although I’m still practicing some makeup techniques, I’m having fun with it and if you love makeup and have fun with the process, stay focused on that.
“That’s the beauty about beauty; it’s not like a tattoo. You can just wash it right off, and your skin is your canvas, so you can do something new the next day.” ~ Michelle Phan
I feel like these two quotes go hand in hand, you can create a look that expresses your mood or just to try something new. If you mess up, just wipe it off and start again. I’ve finished my makeup look only to decide I don’t like it so I wipe off one aspect only to end up wiping off the whole thing and that’s okay. Whether you’re starting over with your makeup look because you messed up or changed your mind it’s okay, like Michelle says it’s not a tattoo, just wash it off and give it another shot.
“Clothes are not a frivolous subject, and the conversation around them should not be belittled. How we dress affects what we feel, what we do, and who we are.”~ Sinead Burke
Makeup and fashion are two ways we can express ourselves without saying a word, yet that’s not always possible when you have a disability. This is especially true when it comes to fashion. There are a number of times when I’ve seen something that I wish I could wear, but it wouldn’t work because I’m sitting or because of how my disability affects my body. It’s a very weird yet disheartening feeling to see something that would work for your personality and not your body.
This particular feeling is why I put so much effort into defining my style and one of the reasons I started my blog in the first place. I wanted women with disabilities to have style tips that took into account disability struggles when it comes to fashion from someone who deals with them too. I chose this quote because when talking about fashion or makeup most people act as if it doesn’t matter, especially when talking about those with disabilities. Keep in mind, it does matter, we all deserve to have a style that works for our bodies, our disabilities do not define us.
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” ~Lauren Hutton
Over the years, I never really paid attention to what was trending, what was fashionable. These days that’s changed somewhat because although I may pay attention to what’s fashionable it may not be feasible for me to wear sitting in my wheelchair or it’s not my style.
As wheelchair users, we’re not really considered in the fashion industry at least not until recently, so it can be hard when you see fashions that you want to wear but can’t. When I come across those moments, I look at what trend inspired that look or that piece and figure out how I can incorporate it into my own style. I’m not going to tell you that after doing that it isn’t bothersome that you can’t wear a style that you like, but I deal with it by reminding myself of this quote. I like thinking that a style I can’t wear can be adapted or incorporated somehow to make it part of an outfit.
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” ~ Miuccia Prada
I’m used to people coming up to me and asking me about my wheelchair or my disability so it’s always fun to have a conversation about someone’s outfit or a piece in mine. This is one of the reasons that I love fashion, I don’t have to start a conversation about my disability and if someone does, I can redirect it to fashion in some way.
“Disability is articulated as a struggle, an unnecessary burden that one must overcome to the soundtrack of a string crescendo. But disabled lives are multi-faceted – brimming with personality, pride, ambition, love, empathy, and wit.” ~ Sinead Burke
Yes!! Last, but not least you know I had to add in a quote about life with a disability after all. This my new favorite quote about disabilities. I honestly could write a who post on why these words are important, but I won’t, not now anyway. I know this isn’t really a beauty or fashion quote, but I had to add it to this list because of what it represents: people with disabilities being just like everyone around them. This quote reminds of every time people seemed shocked that I went to school, hang out with my friends on a regular basis, and basically do anything the resembles living a life. You know the looks and comments I’m talking about right?
Having a disability may be part of your life, but again it doesn’t define you. It gives you unique experiences and a unique perspective, but that is not all that you are. Living with a disability is a struggle some days, let’s be real, but that doesn’t mean you don’t go out and enjoy life. You have goals that you want to achieve, you have hobbies, things that you like to do with your friends and so many other things that have nothing to do with your disability.
As I was writing this post, I wondered if I’d be able to find quotes that really spoke to the importance of beauty and fashion or if they would seem unimportant and I was able to find these amazing quotes. I’m so glad, these quotes help me put words how I feel about fashion, how I feel about beauty, the feelings I get when I’m all dressed and glammed up, or doing a subtle makeup look. It’s a feeling we should all have when we’re getting ready regardless of if you’re able-bodied or if you have a disability.
When it comes to makeup, I have a bit more freedom with my looks, because I can learn to do something or ask for help when I struggling, it’s not so easy to do that with fashion, but it challenges you to have fun with your own style making it work for you, so if you love beauty and fashion go have fun with it and the next time you’re picking out your outfit or doing your makeup wondering if it really matters, come back to this blog post.