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7 Things Joan Rivers Taught Us About Fashion

Joan Rivers, the legend who trademarked the phrase “Who are you wearing?” is remembered for many things, but collegiettes think back on her most fondly as the outrageous funny lady from Fashion Police. After a six-month hiatus, the show returned Monday without its quirky host. In honor of the late Joan Rivers and the return of Fashion Police, we narrowed down the seven most important lessons Rivers taught us about fashion.

1. You’re going to make mistakes

Let’s face it, if Angelina Jolie gets criticism about an up-to-there slit in her dress, we are all doomed to mess up at some point…

2. The safe route is usually the boring route

*Cue the snores* While some of us may opt for simplicity in our style choices, Joan always reminded us that staying the same, well, stinks.  

3. You have to take risks & have fun!

No matter what jokes Joan may have made about an outrageous outfit, she always relayed to her Joan-Rangers that being over-the-top is awesome! Never be afraid to give people something to talk about.

4. Style is up for interpretation.

In the wise words of this boss-lady, “The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.”  Everybody interprets style differently, so be who you are and own it!

5. Don’t waste your time trying to impress others

“If God wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” Hey—her words, not ours.

6. Sometimes, you just have to laugh at yourself

Fashion Police showed us that we are probably going to regret many of our own outfit choices. Sometimes, all you can do is laugh at yourself and say, “What was I thinking?No, but seriously, who let me out of the house like that…”

7. Never stop being true to who you are!

In all seriousness, the most important lesson that the amazing Joan Rivers taught us is that we are all pretty freakin’ awesome the way we are. All it takes to be a sassy, classy and fabulous fashionista is just by being ourselves!

Taylor is a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is pursuing a major in journalism with a minor in English. Taylor is a member of Delta Zeta and she hopes to work for a magazine after college. Some of Taylor's favorite things include fashion, fitness, Harry Potter, Chipotle and Instagram. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @Tay_Carson!