The Difference Between Fashion And Style

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Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” (Karbo, 2009). Fashion, according to the famous designer is a lifestyle, a part of our everyday life, something that is not limited to tangible things. Some would share this opinion; others would disagree. How then should fashion be definitively defined? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, fashion is widely accepted as a “constantly changing popular trend”, especially in the style of clothing. Nowadays fashion is regarded superficially, favoring to be frivolous for wearing something to keep up with trends. Nevertheless, fashion can also carry a more complex…show more content…
However, I don't believe that fashion is the most honest representation of an individual. What I believe to being a more genuine form of expression is style for how it speaks a greater truth about you and the relationship to yourself. But how to differentiate between fashion and style, when both have a similar correlation? Quoting Edna Woolman Chase, who was the editor in chief of the Vogue magazine, “Fashion can be bought, style one most possesses”. The major difference is that fashion fluctuates based on the mood of people, but the style changes for the reasons of personal issues and spirit. When selecting my wardrobe, I'm not choosing to be prevalent at a given time, but to define my personal identity and priorities. By wearing fashionable clothes, you're following what according to the mass majority deems popular. But when wearing stylish clothing, you dress accordingly to what best reflects your personality and what makes you…show more content…
What material makes up most of my wardrobe are only durable materials like silk, wool, high-quality cotton, for the purpose of comfort, withstanding all of New England’s seasonal weather and being sustainable for many years. Now comes the part of recognizing what personal style is the most suitable. For instance, I dress in the manner that suits only to business casual and casual overall. Mainly my entire closet wardrobe consists of medium-sized jeans, solid colored v neck T-shirts and athletic clothing, just to wear for ordinary activities. However, since I'm a second-year college undergraduate, I do wear at times professional looking clothing for courtesy reasons. On those occasions, I typically wear a light colored white or navy blue dress shirt and Flat Front dress pants from fashion brands like Express and
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