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101 Examples of Style

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Style is a distinctive character that comes through in a creative work or personal presence. This gives things both consistency and uniqueness. As such, style is considered important to art, visual design, writing, storytelling, acting, directing, fashion design, product design, advertising, branding and life in general. The following are illustrative examples of a style.
Abstract
Austere
Avant-garde
Bauhaus
Bohemian
Bright / Colorful
Cautious
Chic
Classic
Cold
Colonial
Composed
Conservative
Contemporary
Conventional
Cool
Corporate (i.e. cautious / bland)
Cultural Style (e.g. Hip Hop Style)
Cute
Dark
Deco
Demure
Drab
Eccentric
Eclectic
Edgy
Edwardian
Elegant
Experimental
Feminine
Fierce
Flamboyant / Showy
Flat
Formal
Fresh
Futuristic
Gaudy / Flashy
Glam
Glamorous
Gloomy
Gothic
Iki
Industrial
International
Masculine
Maximalism
Melodic
Minimalism
Miyabi
Modern
Modest
Modish
National Style (e.g. American Style)
Natural
Neoclassical
Normal / Normcore
Offbeat
Organic
Pioneering
Plain
Playful
Polished
Posh
Postmodern
Practical
Preppy
Prim
Progressive
Proper
Prudish
Quirky
Radical
Rebellious
Relaxed
Retro
Rustic
Shabby
Simple
Smart
Somber
Spartan
Sporty
Stark
Straitlaced
Street Style
Sultry
Superculture (e.g. Tropical)
Tacky
Traditional
Trashy
Trendy
Unconventional
Understated
Unobtrusive
Vernacular
Victorian
Vintage
Voguish
Wabi-sabi
Youthful
Yugen

Japanese Aesthetics

The following styles from the list above come from Japanese aesthetics:
Wabi-sabi - things that are slightly imperfect and impermanent.
Yugen - mystery whereby something is not explained or missing.
Iki - refinement and mastery.
Miyabi - an ornate or garish style such a temple gilded in gold.
Overview: Style
Function
Definition (1)
The distinctive character of a body of creative work.
Definition (2)
The distinctive character and presence of a person.
Value
Consistency and uniqueness as a competitive advantage.
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Style

This is the complete list of articles we have written about style.
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Composition
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Layout
Minimalism
New Complexity
Style
Wabi Sabi
Color Theory
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