It could also be totally un-British to chuckle about anybody else’s fashion selections (we Brits are far too well mannered for that), however I’ll say that as a Brit living in Los Angeles for over 12 years, I’ve picked up on sure American sartorial tendencies that I’ve discovered slightly distinct and humorous. I recall being bowled over on my first brunch date in Santa Monica the place everybody regarded like that they had simply stepped out of the health club (minus the sweat, after all). It is a far cry from the UK, the place you’d by no means meet buddies for lunch in yoga pants or sports activities gear in the event you aren’t truly planning on doing sports activities. (Full disclosure: 12 years later, I now look likeI go to the health club too.)
Whereas we love expressing our adoration for traditional French style right here on Who What Put on, it’s the Brits who take extra fashion dangers, exude an edgier aesthetic, and are decidedly particular person of their fashion selections. Who What Put on UK’s assistant editor, Pleasure Montgomery, describes a few of the key traits of British fashion: “Eccentricity must be on the prime of the record. Whereas we marvel at New Yorker’s skilled polish or L.A.’s laid-back cool, we Brits possess a sure nerdy quirkiness that manifests in chunky, hand-knitted jumpers, heritage materials, and off-beat equipment—we championed ‘ugly’ tendencies means earlier than they hit the mainstream. Our muses embrace Alexa Chung, Vivienne Westwood, and Cara Delevingne—all splendidly bizarre in their very own methods but additionally undeniably cool.”
So what are the items that Individuals put on that Brits assume are a tad humorous? Scroll beneath for my firsthand trend observations.
The U.S. has a robust school tradition and spirit, which endures even many years after they graduate. So its no marvel hoodies and varsity jackets embossed with school logos and sports activities groups are omnipresent. For a British look, swap your varsity jacket for a verify blazer as an alternative.
In L.A. particularly, dressing for the health club (assume leggings, yoga pants, and tank tops) for any and each exercise outdoors of the health club may be very commonplace. Brits favor skinny denims as an alternative—essential staple in any British lady’s wardrobe.
I do not assume I ever wore a baseball cap rising up in England, however so a lot of my American girlfriends don them on the common. Beanies, newsboy caps, bucket hats, and fedoras are much more prevalent on the opposite aspect of the pond.
Flip flops should not a shoe Brits are likely to put on fairly often in comparison with their American buddies who reside in hotter climates. If we’re not going to the seashore, then an elegant idler, brogues, or ankle boots are a most popular shoe of selection.
Up subsequent, we’re on to the French ladies. See what American outfit choices make them giggle.
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