Style VS. Trend

Updated on Nov 21, 2011
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RiverZero
RiverZero on July 30
This was a great article! "Trendy" doesn't always equal fashionable - people should base their wardrobes on who they are, what they're comfortable with, and what makes them feel confident about themselves. It's great to love fashion, not to be a slave to it. (And in my opinion, some hot trends are absolutely over-the-top and ridiculous!)
shugavery
shugavery on December 14
Your article was so interesting to read! To answer to you I always say that I am a lover of style much more than fashion but it doesn't mean that I put trends away. What I mean by saying that is that we have to wear clothes that ARE us, not because it is the last trend, but just wear what we ike and mix the items we have in a way that shows our personality. I
PaigeChou
PaigeChou on December 13
Very well written, couldn't agree more! I still own pieces that I've had since 7th grade and I still work them into my outfits today. I often look through my closet and find new ways to put outfits together according to what I see in the magazine and then add my personal twist with accessories. Will share this post awesome post! So we can all stop overspending on trendy pieces every season lol
Selkie
Selkie on November 30
I love fashion, and I love my style. Ideally, the two viewpoints should co-exist peacefully. I also think that sacrificing style for fashion is one of the worst things you can do to your self-confidence. I speak from experience- I don't wear skinny jeans for that precise reason. They are super-fashionable and everyone has them, but they're not ME. (Give me bootcut any day!)
MissMeggo
MissMeggo on November 25
I feel like style is defined by attitude and timelessness, as well as knowing how to dress for any occasion.
lizzified
lizzified on November 26
well said! :)
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Totally agree with you :)
teribi
teribi on November 23
it also occured to me that whenever i want to buy a dress or top that is trendy, i always ponder if i could wear this again after 2 or more years. will it look outdated after some years? or will i be able to wear this again or if it will fit me after 2 years?
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
I ask myself the same thing! I'd rather have pieces that I know can be worn over and over again. I also really appreciate your feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to read it and share your thoughts :)
teribi
teribi on November 23
hi there! after reading your article, it made me log in, in this site:) i truly agree with you and it's so great to know that there are like-minded gals like you here in chictopia who shares the same ideology when it comes to STYLE. as a young housewife mom who loves scouring through racks of thrift shops to find awesome dresses, i believe that style need not be expensive.
Maria_Elyse
Maria_Elyse on November 22
I like to look at style as being personal clothing choices and tastes, taking inspiration from what *you* like, not what you are told to like. Whereas fashion is what you see on the runway every season; trends. Neither one is better or worse than the other, and that's where I get irritated sometimes. When people talk like personal style is better than fashion, or that fashion is better than
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Thanks for this new perspective Maria :)
teribi
teribi on November 23
i agree with you:)
Maria_Elyse
Maria_Elyse on November 22
(cont. from first comment) personal style. Both are beautiful and unique.
boredstephanie
boredstephanie on November 22
Its easy to wear in trend items and appear fashionable, it is difficult to look fashionable AND unique.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
True! :)
Meeukee1
Meeukee1 on November 22
Although I love looking at fashion magazines and seeing what the trends will be for the upcoming season, I am older now and know what works for me. It did take me a while to figure out works for my body type. Trends I've passed up over the years: high waisted skirts/pants/jeans, harem pants, anything yellow, and for now, capes. I know what I can pull off.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Agreed! You being confident in what you're wearing is the most important thing!
teribi
teribi on November 23
yes, being stylish is knowing on what looks great on you and what's not:)
NatalieNewman
NatalieNewman on November 22
anna nn esagerareeeeeeeeeeeee !! tu si che sei una fashion buyer addicted ... ma lo stile nn si compra !!
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on November 21
Great article! I think there is no way that people can say trends do not exist because every single study, science, or art has trends. Trends exist in fashion for a reason and even though it seems like they are completely dictated to us, as a public we can decide whether to accept or deny a trend.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
I really appreciate this feedback. I definitely agree that we can decide whether we want to jump on to certain trends. I love what you said in comment 2 - very well said!
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on November 21
(2) There are reasons why great populations of fashion took to color blocking and there are reasons behind why movements toward or away from certain fashion ideas happen. It is a cultural change and a mindset change in fashion lovers as well as designers. Every fashion icon is extremely stylish, that’s why we are inspired by them, but they are also in fashion.
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on November 21
(3) They understand and use fashion even if they say they dismiss it, otherwise they wouldn’t be so important in this industry. Even though ADR isn’t wearing the same thing twice, she does have a definitive style that anyone can notice after looking at a few pictures of her.
mwong1025
mwong1025 on November 21
I agree. I generally prefer bloggers with a signature, but classic style than a fashionista rotating endless trends on her blog. Amazing article.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Thank you! I agree with you, I love finding people or blogs who have a certain signature. It's inspiring.
Highheelstwowheels
Highheelstwowheels on November 21
Incredible.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Thanks!
crystaldots
crystaldots on November 21
I'm still debating what my "style," is. Stylish person, Alexa Chung, definitely has her own style, wonder who her stylist is?
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Haha! I'm wondering the same thing!
emeliataveras
emeliataveras on November 21
Style is wearing what you love, without a care of what others think. Style is daring to start your own trend.
Meeukee1
Meeukee1 on November 22
Definitely!
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 21
Perfectly said!
stellapnp
stellapnp on November 21
I adore your article!! I have been thinking about the same things for months now!! I am on the style side!! I believe that we should convert every trend and use it only if it is "us"!! I adore fashion, but what I adore more, is that we all have different personalities. I believe that fashion is art, and also the best way to show what we are, what we believe and how we feel.
petiteavenue
petiteavenue on November 26
Thanks! Love what you said :) Especially about fashion being an art.
stellapnp
stellapnp on November 21
So yeah, fashion fades, style is eternal!!

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