Friday, February 20, 2009

Restored: The Differences Between Fashion and Style

Fashion is in the clothes. Style is in the wearer.
Fashion stuns. Style delights.
Fashion costs. Style is priceless.
Fashion is mindless. Style is intelligent.
Fashion is fascistic. Style is individualistic.
Fashion changes. Style evolves.
Fashion is matter. Style is spirit.
Fashion comes from outside. Style comes from within.
Fashion is self-conscious. Style is self-assured.
Fashion glares. Style glows.
Fashion is slavery. Style is mastery.
Fashion is literal. Style is original.
Fashion declares. Style insinuates.
Fashion is serious. Style is ironic.
Fashion is reproducible. Style is inimitable.
Fashion is safety. Style is courage.
Fashion is clothes. Style is character.
Fashion is this minute. Style is forever.
Fashion restricts. Style liberates.
Fashion is rigid. Style is spontaneous.
Fashion is surface. Style is substance.
From: Psychology Today, July 2005.


The Hip Homemaker said...

Love this! I recently read this post ( simple lovely ( realized that I really want to develop a style. A simple, straight forward style, not just a hodge podge of stuff in my closet. I'm excited to read more. Thanks for the comments!

Imogen Lamport said...

This is a brilliant list! Or as Coco Chanel said "fashion fades, style is eternal"

sallymandy said...

Hip Homemaker: I went over to that interview. Really great...and I bought two striped things recently, after learning how to make them work from Imogen in the second comment.