What is style?

Dictionary definition:

style noun, verb styled, styl·ing.

noun

1.

a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking.

2.

a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style.

3.

a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.

4.

an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living: to live in style.

5.

a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.

What have others said about what constitutes style?

“Style is the perfection of a point of view.”
 Richard Eberhart

“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body. Both go together, they can’t be separated.”
 Jean-Luc Godard

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”  Gore Vidal

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things” Jean Cocteau

To me, STYLE IS:

  • personal expression
  • representation
  • signature
  • identity
  • genre
  • having a point of view
  • it’s not WHAT we say but HOW we say it

I hope you all get your style on for the week ahead!

Be sure to check back in regularly to see what I’ve been up to!

♥ Bec

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