A Woman’s Ideal Wardrobe, According to Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel, the epitome of timeless, classic style and good taste, was full of sartorial wisdom, with much of it still holding true to this day. The famed designer and Chanel founder had strong opinions about the way that a woman should and shouldn’t dress. While at timesChanel’s musings on style are overly blunt, there is much to take away from them. In fact, it’s even possible to build a wardrobe around her thoughts on style. There are key points made by Chanel on everything from the best colors to wear (take a wild guess) to the accessory that can make or break an outfit. As arguably one of the most important icons in the history of fashion, what Coco says goes.

Scroll down to see the makings of a Coco Chanel–approved wardrobe and what the legend has to say about them.