Fashion and Style Are Not The Same- Fashion Is What You Buy and Style Is What You Do With It

There has always been a debate for years on whether fashion and style are the same thing. A long time ago, I use to think they meant the same thing until I got older and started looking into the fashion industry and realizing who I was. When I think of fashion, I think of designer labels and people who wants to follow every trend that’s out there. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with following a trend but make it your own. Anyone can throw on labels and think it’s hot when in actuality it could be a fashion disaster. I have been around men and women who just throw on labels and are quick to broadcast who they are wearing. Does that make you stylish or fashionable?

 

 

If we look into the definitions of style and fashion, you will easily see a huge difference between the two. Fashion takes our attention away from ourselves and style brings attention directly to ourselves.
Style is something that everyone does not possess. One of my favorite quotes from Yves Saint Laurent is “ Fashion fades, Style is eternal.” To me that means a person can wear labels from head to toe but that doesn’t make YOU, but style is something that comes from inside. What I mean by that is, a person can go to the thrift store, Goodwill, Forever 21, Zara, and etc. and put items together that’ll make you go…”Wow!” Vintage is also another great example of style. It is okay to mix high and low fashion but don’t let the labels justify who you are. You make the outfit, don’t let it make you.
It’s about what is in my sense of self, my identity, my perception of who I am. I get dressed based on how I am feeling whether I decide to wear heels or flats. I could even feel bright and want to throw on pink or yellow. That’s my decision, not because everyone is doing it. Style is a reflection of who you are.
Now, I am not saying don’t wear designer labels at all. I am simply saying, create your own style and add a little Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe, or etc. lol… just a little sense of humor.
So I ask you, are you fashionable or stylish?

Obsessed Details

 Top: Gingham Off-the-Shoulder Top

Shoes: ShoeDazzle’s Vynessa Platform Heels

Photographer: S. Marché Photography

……………………………………………………………

Quote of the Month: “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

 

Love Always,

About

I am "Fashionably Obsessed" with everything fashion related from the hottest trends to the latest releases of your favorite designers. "Style is a way to say who are you are without having to speak."

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: