Style, to me, is confident personal expression, unhindered by trend, but aware of its existence at the same time.
There’s been a lot of discussion online about ‘Style’ vs ‘Fashion’ recently, and I think this quote captures it well, at least for me. Specifically, I really like that last bit about being aware of trend/’fashion’. While high fashion and luxury brands do sometimes make good clothes, they can be out of reach for most people, making a singular appreciation for expensive clothes, in a word, classist. However, a small budget doesn’t preclude knowing what’s current, and a comprehensive lay of the land has helped me refine/refresh/redefine my taste even if I’m never ‘on trend’.
Sidenote: I don’t think anyone — people who obviously chase the latest trends included — would self-identify as being fashionable over having personal style.