The time is nearly upon us. I’m not talking about Spring. I’m not talking about Mother’s Day. Im talking about season three of Queer Eye dropping on Netflix. Can I hear a ‘YAAAASS’? In just two days time, the Fab Five will be gracing our screens with lessons in style, self-love and positivity. I think you’ll agree that the anticipation is REAL. Among the tears, style-traumas and avocado appreciation, these gorgeous humans bestow us with wisdom for us to lead happier and healthier lives. With Jonathan covering grooming, Tan on style, Bobby on home design, Antoni on food, and Kamaro on culture, the Queer Eye makeovers work from the inside out. The Fab Five teach us that if you’re happy on the inside, this will radiate through what you wear and how you look.
In celebration of the amazing and fabulousness provided by these self-love saints, discover the best quotes from the Queer Eye guys that will keep you looking and feeling great. From fashion, to fitness, to self-love, these guys will make you want to embrace change for the better.
"Style is not fashion. Fashion is not trendy after a season. I couldn't give a **** about fashion. Style is dressing the way that you feel confident and what is appropriate for you, your age, body type." — Tan France
Our first pearl of wisdom comes from personal style expert, Tan. Tan reminds us of the difference between fashion and style. Fashion is transient - trends come and go and before the season’s over, something newer and fresher takes is place. Style, on the other hand, is something you carry forever. Style is personal to you, making you feel confident and happy. Just because hoop earrings are on-trend (according to fashion’s elite), this doesn’t mean they’re the right accessory for you. Don’t feel you have to wear something,or look a certain way because other people say so. Wear what makes you feel like you. Wear what makes you feel confident. And wear what makes you happy!
"Whatever role you are whether it's like moon or sun, moon being more feminine energy and sun being more masculine, I think there is gorgeous strength to be held in both." — Jonathan Van Ness
Among Jonathan’s playful shade and grooming magic lie remarkable quotes which reveal his views towards personal identity. The world needs more Jonathans, purely because of quotes like these. In a society built on binaries - man and woman, masculine and feminine - it can be difficult for individuals to navigate when their identities lie outside the supposed ‘norm’. One shouldn’t feel they have to conform to preexisting categories of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’. We all have elements of both within us, and Jonathan encourages us to appreciate the strength that lies in both. Today, we are seeing more and more men wearing jewellery. Just as we are seeing more women opting for more ‘masculine’ silhouettes. Embrace the other within and love who you are!
“If you're not taking care of your food, your body, you're not gonna look great”. — Tan France
Being your best self encompasses all aspect of your life. The Queer Eye guys are so renowned because they understand that each aspect of your life, from diet to culture, makes an imprint on your mentality and wellbeing. Think of your life as a watch - if one cog isn’t performing, the whole mechanism suffers. By eating well, looking after your appearance, channeling positivity through your body, you will become a happier person. Looking good comes from within. Once you take care of your body, the rest will fall into place!
"When people say, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks,' it's not true, because you can reinvent yourself and learn new things whenever you want." — Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan highlights a key piece of advice in this quote - to embrace change! Society is constantly evolving, and mostly for the better. Always try and open your mind to new ideas and be compassionate to others. As Jonathan says, you can always reinvent yourself. Does you style need a refresh? Do you feel low? Embrace change and you can reach your potential. Everyone wants to lead a happier and healthier life. With the wisdom of the Queer Eye guys, you can make small changes to what you wear and how you life, embracing a more positive version of you!
"You being your true self isn't going to offend anybody. It's very unlikely that people are going to cause you an issue just because you are being yourself. And if they're concerned, that's on them. You're happy." — Tan France
In typical Queer Eye fashion, Tan encourages us to champion who we are unapologetically and with conviction. The key to accepting who you are is by ignoring the negativity others project onto you. As Tan states, ‘being your true self isn’t going to offend anybody’, and you should be proud of who you are. Express yourself through what you wear for personal style that says ‘this is me, and I love it!’
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