In our late teens and early twenties once a month every month, fashion magazines arrived in the mail. With each new month, came new styles, fancy editorial spreads, designer garments, and paper-thin models.
We devoured the pages and envisioned ourselves incorporating every style in the magazine. Can you say obsessed much?
Over the years, though, we noticed we looked at the magazines less and less and eventually unsubscribed. Disappointed and disengaged with the pages that only use top the celebrity and brand name fashions for the month, and overwhelming amount of trends, it felt like we had to remember and execute over the next month.
Without using fashion magazines as our main source of inspiration, we began creating looks for ourselves that felt truly our own. Our creativity now flourishes. And we know the important difference between fashion and style.
See, many people use the words “fashion” and “style” interchangeably. We certainly used to.
So what is Fashion?
According to Google
What is Style?
Also according to Google
Style has the power to visually express what we cannot do verbally. It allows us to reveal who we are in a way that is entirely unique to anyone else. It’s an approach, a method, a technique that has been created by you to best represent who you are as a person.
You can see then how the two ideas—style and fashion—are very different. But, why is it so confusing to most? This is where the fashion industry is to blame. The concept that a person must be fashionable to be popular and is fueled by brand-name companies looking to increase sales and profits; fashion becomes a marketing tool.
What is Personal Style?
Personal style is just that—personal. It’s something each person can and will decide for themselves based on numerous of things.
Fashion is something we can all appreciate but would be wise to not imitate just for the sake of relevancy. Fashion is meant to be appreciated on the outside.
Style is meant to begin from the inside.
-Country meet City