Fashion vs Style

Fashion according to Wikipedia is a distinctive and habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses.

Style according to the free dictionary online is a manner in which something is expressed.

To be very honest with you all, I never really thought the two ever had a difference. I thought it was just one of those words where you can use interchangeably.

Fashion and Style.

Two distinct words actually.

Wikipedia says it quite well. Fashion is something that comes about and becomes a trend. That’s what’s in FASHION right now, is what you would probably hear one say. It comes and goes.

I remember times when my mum would say “Oh they’re bringing back that fashion again. That used to be the big thing when I was a teenager.”¬†Or when you come across a really old picture¬†and you say “Oh, so that was the fashion back then.”

Fashion is what is trending. Fashion is what the majority of us would follow. Fashion is cool. Fashion is spunky. Fashion is what is the ‘in’ at that particular time. Fashion changes through the years. Fashion from the past can be brought back.

So what is STYLE?

As the online dictionary says, it’s a manner of expression.

My style is different from yours. Your style will be different from mine. My friends’ style will be different from mine and yours. My sisters’ style will be different from mine and yours too.

This ‘style’ can be referred to anything you do because we all do different things in our own way.

In terms of fashion, style is the way we express ourselves in the way we dress.

This is what makes each and everyone of us unique when it comes to dressing. Yes, the FASHION may be one but the way we express that fashion will be different.

This is what makes fashion even more interesting. You see people wearing a particular shirt in so many different ways that you probably haven’t even thought of. You see different colour combinations put together. You see different personalities come out just by how one expresses their style.

I think through this expression of style, we are able to add a bit more colour and individuality to the world.

I’m not saying that following what is in fashion is wrong. No, there is nothing wrong with that. It’s good to be with the trend. I still do that but tweak it to my own personal style.

Don’t feel like you have to conform to it though. Go against the tide if you have to.

Fashion and style.

When used together accordingly, it becomes more fun. We are able to express ourselves, our personalities. We are able to be who we are.

Be you and be confident.

“Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” – Ralph Lauren

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