Yes, I know — the words fashion and style are used interchangeably but there’s actually a difference. We see a smartly dressed person and go, “wow! They’re really fashionable.” But in an actual sense, we want to mean that the person is stylish. Okay, I know — I lost you there. But don’t worry, you’ll understand what I’m trying to explain. So what’s the difference between fashion and style? Well, one has to do with an individual and the other one has to do with new trends.


Put simply, fashion is what’s in trend. It refers to a popular way of dressing in a specific time. What could now be fashionable won’t be in a couple of time. And that’s why we have outdated fashion. For example, remember when chokers were trending. Every woman I know owned one. But now, you no longer see people wearing them. Well, that’s fashion for you!

Fashion is the dominant style within a given culture at a certain time. Fashion has to do with new trends: It refers to popular ways of dressing during a specific era.


Style, on the other hand, refers to how a person expresses themselves through the clothes they choose to wear. Style is just a short form of personal style — the way an individual expresses themselves through aesthetic choices such as their clothing, accessories, hairstyle, and the way they put an outfit together.

The Difference

Style is timeless, while fashion is timely. Someone who is fashionable closely follows the latest fashion trends and wears designer clothing. Someone who is stylish may or may not follow fashion trends, but they always stay true to their own aesthetic. Personal style is about developing a sense of self, rather than simply absorbing trends.

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