Woylaa.com – Despite New York’s status as one of fashion cities in the world, many people still think that European countries have more interesting things to offer in fashion world compared to United States. American style is often (wrongly) accused as boring, such as Americans seemingly fanatic obsession with denims, hoodies and plaid patterns; in short, everything casual. While it is true that these clothes are something any of you will grab to run short errands, the beauty of American fashion is not on how trendy the piece of clothing you have, but how you flaunt it.
If compared to British or Paris style, American fashion style is more casual and practical, and not always following the high fashion trend. However, if you are a fan of practical style without being drab, American style is definitely for you.
American Style Principles
Basically, all American girls know that denim is the staple of their daily wear, especially since denim is America’s invention that they are proud about. This is the main key of everyday style in America; key staples are great investments in your closets. Denims, t-shirts, collared shirts, jacket, shorts and tank tops are samples of what almost every American girl and women keep in their closets. Yes, you may add some nightgowns, coats, sweaters and pencil skirts, but these staples are definitely the most have in American style.
All of these elements surely sound bland and boring, but American style is all about flaunting the ordinary. For example, a simple combo between collared shirt and denim pants with sneakers can be amazing if you choose a shirt that has colorful or interesting patterns. American women are also famous as their ability to effortlessly flaunt denim pants, the casual staples, with lacey, feminine and even glitzy tops to accompany party, clubbing or romantic date trips.
Accessories such as belts, jewelry, shoes and bags can also be used to flaunt the seemingly regular staples. Trendy big bags and shoes can make regular t-shirt and denim beautiful, and that is the beauty of American style: even the casual combo can look really eye-catching, if you know how to flaunt it.
What to Have in Your Closet
If you want to emulate all American girl style, make sure you have several must-have staples in your closet: denim pants and skirts from various lengths, t-shirts (baggy and tight-fitting), collared shirts (plain and patterned), jackets and hoodies, tank tops, sneakers, boots and sandals. Since they are regular, standard staples of casual or street style, you better invest in buying various style options of these staples. For example, you may want to have t-shirts with various colors and motifs, shirts with plaids, stripes and floral patterns, denim pants with skinny, straight and grunge style, and many more.
Accessories are important, but you do not have to go overboard. Belts that pair up nicely with your denim, bags (casual, sporty and dressy handbags), standard pumps, sneakers, canvas boots and sunglasses are definitely the must have elements in American style. Invest on something you will wear every day, instead of niche fashion item that you will only wear once in several months.