Friday, August 28, 2015

The Definition Of Style

   If you are a fashion lover -like myself- then you probably read fashion magazines, keep up with the latest trends, visit fashion blogs, and check out fashion editorials on an everyday basis. Moreover, you have a fashion icon whose style choices you absolutely adore, you have specific clothing pieces and accessories that you 100% love, and of course, throughout the years you have developed your own -and truly unique- style.

   So... style. A word so frequently used by every fashion lover and by every person who is a part of what we call "The Fashion Industry". But what exactly is "style"? Does every person on this planet have it? Are people born with it or do they develope it on their own as time goes by? And why exactly do we have "style icons"? Is is because they are doing something a little bit better that everybody else? Hmmm...

   Before i tell you about my thoughts on what exactly "style" is and who actually has it, let's take a look at what other people have said about "The Definition Of Style":
   1. " Style is when they're running you out of town and you make it look like you're leading the parade." - William Battie

   2. " Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn." - Orson Welles

   3. " To me, style is all about expressing your individuality freely and courageously." - Timothy John

   4. " Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever." - Ralph Lauren

   5.  " Style is a simple way of saying complicated things." - Jean Cocteau

   6. " Real style is never right or wrong. It's a matter of being yourself on purpose." - G. Bruce Boyer

   7. " Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.' - Diana Vreeland

   8. " What is the difference between fashion and style? Fashion says, 'Me, too,' and style, 'Only me' ". - Geraldine Stutz

   9. " Style is primarily a matter of instinct." - Bill Blass

   10. " Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." - Edna Woolman Chase

   Do you agree with all of this? I actually do, but still, i would like to add something else. See, for me, fashion is everything we see in a clothing store. The shirts, the pants, the shoes, the handbags...., all of these options, everything that designers/fashion houses/labels etc suggest, that's fashion. 
   Now style is more personal. Style is about choice. Style is a choice. The fact that i am gonna choose to wear a black leather pencil dress and the fact that you (or just someone else in general) is gonna choose to wear a mini neon yelow skater dress, shows that you and me have different styles. Again, style has to do with the choices that we make! Know what i am saying...?

   So, for quite some time i was actually trying to find a quote that would actually summarize all of my thoughts on style and its definition. I thought: "Well, it can't be possible! Someone must have had the same thoughts as me in the past!". And after searching and searching and searching and searching, i actually managed to find a fashion quote by Lauren Hutton that summarizes my EXACT thoughts! Here it is:

   This is EXACTLY what style is (for me and Lauren at least haha!). Style is what we choose. Style has to do with us. It's all about the fashion choices that we make on an everyday basis!
   And now let's move on to the second part of this post... When do we say that a person has style? Or to be more specific, when do i say that a person has style? Well, for me, someone has style when he or she can make a completely unfashionable piece look absolutely gorgeous, just by the way that he or she chooses to wear it. Style is the capability of completely transforming a rather ugly piece, into something cute and elegant!

   So, imagine this scenario: You get into a clothing store and you see a specific piece that you absolutely hate! You are like: "Oh my! This is hideous! Why would anyone ever wear this?!" and then a couple of days later you see a lady down the street wearing that exact piece, only this time it doesn't look ugly. It looks totally stunning! In fact, you are actually having thoughts of going back to that store and buying it for yourself!
   See what just happened?! The way someone choose to style a piece, made you completely change your mind about it! Magic? Naah! Style! Once again, style has to do with the fashion choices that we make!

   I mean, have you ever wondered why does your favorite fashion icon looks SO good while wearing the plainest top? It's because of the way that he or she chooses to wear it! Karl Laferfeld had actually said this in the past: "" You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it's up to you." And i 100% agree with him! Style is about your choices. Your choices and your attitude. We can not forget about attitude. Attitude really makes a huge difference!

   Sooo, that is all for today's post, my loves! I actually wanted to write this post for over a year and now that i finally did, i feel so excited and even a little proud of myself! Ha ha ha! Also, please try to ignore the fact that this post was a little bit all over the place. I just wanted to get all of my thoights out there, and actually share with all of you everything that has been in my head lately!
   Of course, feel free to tell me in the comment section your definition of style and if you agree or disagree with me! I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic!

Konstantina B.

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