Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent is frequently quoted to have said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” What’s the difference? Having been involved with the fashion industry for over a decade, I’ve come to see fashion tied to the trends du jour, whereas style is a way of communicating something deeper. In yoga, for example, a fashion might be the latest way of cueing students in and out of downward dog. Style, on the other hand, would be to feel equanimity whichever way you’re cueing. Music festival style seems to be gaining more and more popularity. So why not focus on yoga festival style? I came across stylish Wanderlust yogis on the street, in class, on gondola rides, on hikes, and on top of the mountain. My criteria were simple: I looked for people who had a strong visual statement or wore daring colour combos. In other words, the look had to be more unique than the usual tank top and stretchy pant combo. In turn, I also asked them one question: How would you describe your style? [envira-gallery id="58377"] I loved learning that some of these chic yogis didn’t even consider themselves to be stylish, but that just goes to show that style is something not tied to labels or trends. If you like any of these festival styles, keep on the lookout at your local studio. A simple “style consciousness” will allow you to see people’s creativity and intentions through their clothing. --- Miranda Sam is a marketing professional and fashion writer from Vancouver, BC. She believes that we all need to actively push our boundaries, whether on the mat or with our personal style. This yin yoga certified instructor will gladly help you challenge yourself with an inversion or try a new look. Check out Miranda’s latest fashion musings on www.StylebyFire.ca.