What is the difference between fashion and style? These two terms get mixed up all the time in the media and elsewhere and, as a result, many people get confused.
So, here are the simple definitions according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
“Fashion: A popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people
Style: A particular way in which something is done, created, or performed”
The way I see it, the simplest thing to do is to equate fashion with popularity and groups, style with particularity and individuality.
In this blog post, I share with you what I think about fashion and style and which, in my opinion, is the more important of the two.
Please write in the comments whether you are more into fashion or style and why.
For me, fashion is about:
For me, style is about:
So, as you may already know from my blog and my books and as you can see from the above, my preference is definitely style over fashion. However, style without fashion would be utterly boring. Keeping to your style, while using one or two fashion items by incorporating new splashes of colour into your outfit for example, is one way of having the best of both worlds.
Check out How to be Chic & Elegant: Tips from a French Woman if you want to know more about French Chic. (This is an amazon affiliate link).
Fashion or style? What do you think? Which do you prefer? Please share.
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