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Style vs Fashion

I’m always asked the question, “Aren’t you a fashion blogger?” My response each time, with a smile, is “Yes, but no. I’m more so a style blogger.” That usually leaves the person I’m speaking with confused and then they just goes with the flow of my answer for the sake of the conversation. Today, I want to clear up the confusion and let everyone know, who aren’t keen to fashion context, the difference between fashion and style.

By definition, fashion is a “popular trend” while style is defined as a “distinctive appearance”. If we look even further we will see that fashionable is “dressing or behaving according to the current trend” whereas being stylish is considered “having a special quality that makes a person seem different and attractive.”

How I like to describe the differences is: fashion is when you look past the person and just see the clothes, but style is when you see the person wearing the clothes and you can get a feel for their personality through their outfit.

Stylish people can choose to be fashionable but often times, fashionable people lack style because they are always consumed with the latest trends. Style is often determined by your personality, body type, weather, culture, etc. Where fashion is focused on the latest trends and the ability to keep up with trends because they change seasonally and can vary based on the designer.

Believe it or not, it’s harder to be stylish than fashionable. It takes more effort to piece together outfits that define you than wearing something that is popular and trending.

Although I do keep up with the latest fashions and what’s in season, I don’t let that dictate what I wear. It ultimately comes down to what I think is cute and what isn’t. So now, it’s easy to see that I am a style blogger and not a fashion blogger.

So let’s talk, what celebrities do you consider fashionable or stylish? Scroll down to see who I consider to be either or.


Picture Sources: Solange’s Instagram, Rihanna’s Instagram, GQ.com,  & Getty Images

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Stylish: Solange || Fashionable: Rihanna

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Stylish: Chris Brown || Fashionable: Russell Westbrook

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Stylish: JLo || Fashionable: Kylie Jenner

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Stylish: Kofi Siriboe || Fashionable: Cam Newton

You wear the clothes; don’t let the clothes wear you…

4 Comments
  • Denise
    Posted at 11:11h, 15 September Reply

    I loved this article because I do agree certain people have a certain sense of style always and fashion is a trendy hit or miss. Plus I like the celebrity choices presented, keep up your good work.

  • Pam
    Posted at 04:32h, 16 September Reply

    agreed! I love keeping up with trends and trying them out but not every trend suits me so I dont let them take over when I’m dressing myself! 🙂
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • Molly
    Posted at 03:11h, 17 September Reply

    This is a really fun, well thought out post! Thanks for sharing! I never thought about fashion and style in that sense! Gives me some new things to think about! Love it!

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