Fashion vs. style: What's the difference?

Amidst the currently rotating trends, sometimes it’s notoriously hard to pinpoint the difference between stylish and fashionable. For most of us, personal style goals rank high on our 2022’s new year resolution list. But are style and fashion synonyms? 

Amidst the currently rotating trends, sometimes it’s notoriously hard to pinpoint the difference between stylish and fashionable. For most of us, personal style goals rank high on our 2022’s new year resolution list. But are style and fashion synonyms? Is our much-needed sartorial refresh just another excuse to splurge on the latest fads? What’s really the difference between fashion and style?

Maybe 2022 is the quintessential time to delve into fashion frivolity in a more sustainable way and put the importance of having a personal style back in the conversation.

Fashion, on the other hand, can be described as cyclical in nature. While personal style is timeless and serves as a way to showcase our personality without having to speak a single word, fashion is meant to last for a certain time period until it finally gets replaces by another trend. We use the term ‘fashion’ or ‘fashionable’ to describe what’s ‘in’ at a particular moment in time. Even though fun and exciting, it’s limited-time-only which means that you must change and adapt in order to remain ‘fashionable’ as the trends shift.

What is style?

Style is a way of silently expressing ourselves though our through aesthetic choices. The purpose of having a unique personal style tailored to your character is to wear what makes you look and feel good regardless of the passing fads. The meaning of style lies in the emotions, ambition, and personality of an individual. Through your own personal style, you can show off your creativity and novelty that makes you uniquely you.

What is fashion?

Fashion, on the other hand, can be described as cyclical in nature. While personal style is timeless and serves as a way to showcase our personality without having to speak a single word, fashion is meant to last for a certain time period until it finally gets replaces by another trend. We use the term ‘fashion’ or ‘fashionable’ to describe what’s ‘in’ at a particular moment in time. Even though fun and exciting, it’s limited-time-only which means that you must change and adapt in order to remain ‘fashionable’ as the trends shift.

What’s the difference between fashion and style

At the end of the day, fashion is merely a seasonal suggestion of what you can incorporate in your wardrobe in order to upgrade your seasonless vestiary game. The way you decide to include every year’s trends refers to a style a person has. In reality, there are many people who don’t have a distinctive personal style and choose to follow the ‘trendy’ road instead. Some get called fashionable but not stylish. Others get praised for their individuality and classic yet memorable zooty choices.

Reinforce your personal style by renting premium designer clothing 

 At Runway Closet we strive to help women upgrade their personal style by incorporating premium designer fashion in the most sustainable way possible. Experiment with different aesthetics, reinvent your relationship with clothing and discover new ways to express your personality while minimizing the environmental impact of fashion.

Let’s experience the difference between fashion and style together.

Our closet in a sneak peek

Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress
Runway Closet | Asymmetric belted crepe dress

Asymmetric belted crepe dress

€45,00
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress
Runway Closet | Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress

Gathered fil coupé silk-blend chiffon mini dress

€30,00
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress
Runway Closet | Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress

Floral cotton-blend jacquard maxi dress

€30,00
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse
Runway Closet | Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse

Pussy-bow silk georgette blouse

€45,00
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top
Runway Closet | Ribbed knit turtleneck top

Ribbed knit turtleneck top

€30,00
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit
Runway Closet | One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit

One-shoulder draped crepe wide-leg jumpsuit

€48,00

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