Style Actually

Style. We all have it whether we realize it or not. But what exactly is style? How can we define something so simple, yet so complex?

There are many definitions by famous fashion people. Diana Vreeland said that “Style helps you get down the stairs.” Gabrielle Chanel stated that “Chanel is above all a style.” The great beauty Lauren Hutton may have said the most accurate definition for style : “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.”

The line between trend and style is often misinterpreted by the masses. Trend is a change, a general direction in which something is developing. Trend is what we are presented each season. Trend is choker necklaces, boyfriend jeans, bare shoulder shirts, bomber jackets.

Trend is not style.

Style is personality, originality, individuality. Style is not always mainstream perfect. Style is messy hair, bold red lipstick, different hair color every week. Style is about creativity, always improving oneself. Style is the best version of yourself. Style is that woman who always wears silk green scarf, that man who won’t be seen without his signature suits, the 7-year-old girl who never parts with her pink purse. It’s ever-evolving and everlasting. It’s the way you feel. Style is recognition. Peacocking. Style is being who you are. Style is you. Style is me.

Yours fashionably,

Mademoiselle Matea