“You can have anything you want in life . . . if you dress for it. ”
― Edith Head
Fashion is always shifting, even if something we’re wearing is deemed in fashion today, it likely won’t be very soon, possibly as early as tomorrow (and if not then, then next week or next month, perhaps whenever it is, it’s soon).
Style has a dynamic nature, too, but its dynamism has to do with the expression of who we are and our sense of self. It’s about honouring our uniqueness and having our outsides match our insides.
So what is the real difference between fashion and style?
Fashion is the relationship to the external.
- It is concerned with “what’s out there” (fashion items, in the stores). It’s a matching process between what’s out there (fashion’s primary interest) to what I’m wearing.
Style is the relationship to the internal.
- It’s about “what’s in here” (my sense of self, my identity, my perception of who I am). The matching process is between what’s in here and how that is reflected and expressed in what I’m wearing.
It’s not about brand, It’s about style!
Fashion is what we’re offered four times a year. style is what we pick out of that fashion . . . Style is primarily a matter of instinct. Style is a way to make closer our relationship to ourselves, as its focus and orientation is on the self and how it’s informed and expressed by clothing choices. Fashion says “me too“, and style says “only me”
Bonjour Words of Wisdom Wednesday! 🙂