There is certainly a relationship between the two, and I don’t mean to say the terms are polar opposites, but by randomly following trends you’re not automatically dressing stylishly.
There’s a difference that’s quite important to understand if you want to become a more stylish dresser. However, there’s also a relationship between the two that can take your style up a notch.
Today you will learn both the difference AND the relationship.
Style vs. Trend: What’s the Difference?The easiest way to show the difference between being stylish and trendy is by looking at their definitions.
- Stylish: having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
- Trendy: Following the latest trends or fashions
Style is all about having enough fashion taste that you can put an elegant outfit together. It’s knowing how to create an outfit that looks great on you.
Trendy is just about staying up-to-date with all the latest trends. You’d only have to flip open a fashion magazine to get that information.
Knowing how to dress in a stylish manner is a lot harder to learn than knowing how to follow trends.
How Do They Relate to Each Other?Just because the terms aren’t interchangeable, doesn’t mean they can’t both be used to describe the same outfit. It just means one can be hung upon an outfit without the other.
Here’s the thing: You don’t need to be trendy to be stylish. There’s no need for you to follow all the latest trends to create an elegant outfit. In fact, classic styles have become quite popular recently. One might even say classic styles are what’s trendy right now
On the other hand, you can be trendy without being stylish, BUT YOU SHOULDN’T! Trendy without style is a recipe for disaster. You should first learn how to put an outfit together well before you start adding trends to your wardrobe, which brings me to my next point…
You can be stylish AND trendy, but personal style should always come before what’s trendy. When you’ve learned how to put an outfit together, you will easily be able to add trends to your wardrobe that will get along well with the style you’ve built up.
What You Should Take Away From ThisWork on your own style and then start looking at what’s trendy. This is the way a stylish person operates. You should never buy an item for its popularity, but for the way it matches with your personal style.
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