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Are You Stylish, or Just Fashionable?

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Sequoia Sierra - Regina Magazine - published on 12/22/13 - updated on 06/07/17

As the great fashion and style icon Coco Chanel once said; “Fashion fades, but style remains the same.”

What is ‘style’?

Style is timeless.  Style is always — well, in style.

Christian Dior created the pencil skirt in the 1940s and it still remains stylish today. While there are variations and fabric changes, essentially the pencil skirt has remained the same.

In its essence, it is a fitted skirt that falls at or just below the knee. The only thing that will usually be different about a pencil skirt today is the fabrics and prints. 

Understanding Fashion

Fashion, on the other hand, is impermanent.  It consists of trends, fads, and it is passing. Something that is fashionable today will not necessarily be so next season. Although fashion trends do come back around, they usually do so in adaptations.

The key to being fashionable, and yet creating a timeless style for yourself, is learning how to properly mix both classic, timeless pieces with trendy looks. 

Avoid the Trendy Trap

It is more important to look stylish than to be trendy — especially since you will only be trendy for a short duration of time.  When investing in your wardrobe, it’s wise to buy those pieces with a timeless touch. It’s also key only to buy those fashions that you feel really help to express your personality — and that you really love.

What Coco Chanel Said

Take this advice to heart, and you will create a wardrobe that is uniquely you, but that will always be in style. 

As the great fashion and style icon Coco Chanel once said; “Fashion fades, but style remains the same.”

Originally published by Regina Magazine.

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