Personally, I have never been a big fan of fashion, nor someone big on style. If anything, my "style" has typically been:
FUNCTION (over) > fashion.
I never cared about fads and trends (although I do understand the XV Crosstrek was designed somewhat with the fad/trend in mind), but it's the function of the car that truly draws me in.
Though the styling elements of the XV Crosstrek are indeed a little bit beneficial, I am interested in the XV Crosstrek primarily for its sporty pavement handling and decent light off-road capability in a compact package.