Fashion disappears - style is the only thing that stays
"Being stylish and being fashionable are two entirely different things. You can easily buy your way into being fashionable. Style, I think, is in your DNA. It implies originality and courage.“ by Iris Apfel
It's really common to use 'fashion' and 'style' interchangeably, and the reason why we do this, is because so many people make the mistake of assuming these two words mean the same thing. But in reality, they're really different from each other and represent two entirely different meanings.
What does it mean to be fashionable?
Being fashionable not only means having style or being well dressed, it also implies, that you are most likely living in the fashion trend cycle and base your main interests on it.
Wearing clothes, doing things, and going to places that are considered stylish or acceptable. So you can say fashionability can be translated to popular at a particular time.
Being stylish is defined by a trained creativity and a mostly given sense for shapes colors and material/consistency. There are many different statements and opinions on the meaning of being stylish. Basically, there are two poles of statements:
The mostly more traditional stylish people like the idea that you have fashion sense in your blood and it can’t be trained to this level, that can be achieved with fashion genes. The argument is, that you need to have an eye for shapes, colors and materials and so on and this can’t be trained. The other side of the argumentation appeals to the idea, that you can achieve those eyes by simply working on it. For sure only few people reject the idea of people having different predispositions to fashion and that they have it easier to achieve stylishness. You can choose what your truth is.
The big difference is the point of originality. You don’t need creativity or originality to be fashionable. It takes time or money, that is it. Stylishness has a much higher creative approach and is a term that is more in the qualified field of fashion. You need originality to be stylish. If you want to be stylish, always stay true to your own aesthetic.
“For some, it's a talent. They inherently know how to put outfits together that turn heads and make people notice. But for the rest, it's a skill that can be learned. You can learn how to have style!“ by Anna Wintour