When people think fashion they think the most current and happening trends in current society. Fashion does not necessitate just trends and fads but it a sense of style. People who have style can be considered fashionable. Everyone has there own unique style wether they realize it or not. People who dress to the latest trend will have pop culture sense of style. Other dress as they feel comfortable which means they do not necessary dress to be what current but what they feel comfortable. People who work outdoors might have a sense of style of that of casual or rugged look to them. There are some who go out to be unique by having a style which is not common by most.
Fashion trends change as often as the seasons but some style do come back and they known to be retro or throwback style. These styles typically last for a short time and then reappear again some time down the future. A person's fashion is something that should not be dismissed as it helps individualize you no matter what type of style you may adopt. As long as the person is comfortable with his or her self there is no need to try to follow trends and become a follower of something that not you.
Breaking down the styles for personal preference is one thing but the fashion between men and women is another. Men have seem to have less options when it comes to fashion but that is not the case as style are evolving and men have just as much of variety when it comes to clothes and accessories to women. The evolution of fashion will continue to grow but style for from yesterday may be recycled in the future so make sure you don't get rid of your denim jacket yet as it might one day be popular again.