Hi all and welcome or welcome back to Style Medium, thank you for joining me for another week of expression through style.
My aim here at Style Medium is to help you express yourself through your style. I do this by giving you styling tips, outfit ideas and latest trends.
With today's look I wanted to explore the difference (if there is one) between style and fashion. Well Is there a difference between fashion and style? Yes I believe that there is and I will tell you why.
I see fashion as the item of clothing you pick from the rack in the store or you order online, thats fashion, it is massed produced and available to everyone (unless you get something bespoke or specially made).
Style however is what you do with that mass produced piece / item of clothing. It is the way it fits your body, the way you style it, put it together etc. That is what makes fashion different to style, it is in the expression.
Take this look for example, an idea of fashion here is the jumpsuit. I can wear it the way it is, they way it was designed and intended. However me pairing it with a loose over sized shirt and other pieces becomes style. I have taken this piece of clothing that probably a ton of other people also have and I made it my own. That is style!
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak"- Rachel Zoe
"Fashion says me too, style says only me"- Geraldine Stutz
Another way I decided to style this was to just let the shirt hand and not tie it and to be honest I would rock it this way too. Style is where you have fun and get to experiment, you get to find out what you like and how you like to style pieces. it is a place where you discover your kind of expression and then choose to let the rest of the world in on it.
So I want to challenge you to turn fashion into style today, play around with your clothes till you find a or multiple forms of expression that suits you and if you need inspiration check out pinterest, it is full of inspiring board.
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Have an amazing week Expressing Yourself Through Your Style.
See you next week.