Fashion vs. style

by Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hello world. 

Hope you all have had a great day. Personally, so far so good.
What I want to share with you in today’s post is the difference between
being fashionable and having a sense of style. In order to tell you guys about it
I, first, have to make you understand what these two things are, individually.

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Style
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.  Does my clothing ‘match’ my sense of who I am,
at least for today?

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Fashion
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.  Is what I’m wearing a ‘match’ for what’s ‘out there’, to what’s been deemed ‘in fashion’?

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The differences
Fashion is the relationship to the external.
Style is the relationship to the internal.
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If we go with that definition, it’s easy to see that there’s a huge difference
in the orientation of our focus if it’s on fashion vs. style.  Fashion takes
our attention away from ourselves, style brings our attention directly to ourselves.

 

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“I think it’s all about truly, truly knowing yourself, loving yourself
– not just modifying, covering flaws, etc. – but loving yourself exactly
the way you are right now – and dressing to honor that.” – Mary Ellen

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