Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Difference Between Fashion and Style

Perhaps its the the massive summer sales or the frequent perusing of fashion magazines but I have been spending a lot of thime trying to figure out what the difference between fashion and style is. Granted that the two terms are inter-related.

This is what I found on the Merriam-Webster online dictionary-
FASHION is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place .
STYLE often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste

In my personal opinion what seperates style and fashion is that style imples not only personal taste but timlessness. Being fashionable means one dresses and behaves in a way that is current in vouge, obeying pratically trend and fad religiously . Thus the existence of the much scrutinized IN/OUT columns in popular fashion/style perodical. Being stylish is much more personal than just wearing the latest jeans. It is the ability to use fashion as a tool to reflect an image and/or personality. Those who understand the power of style know how to carry themselves well with beauty, grace, and confidence.

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