Today’s look was inspired by a Custo Barcelona jacket, I recently acquired. The Milan part is represented by my tights, where the city scape is a part of the design. Europe is on my mind today.
And even though it may be thousands of miles away, Europe made it way into my wardrobe and today’s look for a reason. European fashion is definitely different from American. Where we seek comfort, they dress for appearance. The genuine desire to always look your best is true all the way across the continent, whether you live in Spain or Estonia. And even though it is extremely hard to generalize due to so many personal styles and tastes, Europeans definitely have the edge we, as Americans, don’t.
Now some of you may be wondering why I refer to myself as American, when I haven’t even been here for that long? Have I completely lost my Russian identity? Yes and no. My style is definitely more American, than Russian. It’s been influenced by US media, television and social networks. I try to do my research, and often read European blogs, magazines and such, but more and more I notice how judgmental I’ve become, how quickly I critique something that is not common in the US, and how quickly I put my stamp of disapproval on the look.
And even though you won’t see me at the grocery store in stilettos, I have come to a realization, that I should at least wear mine more often!
What do you think are some of the differences between European and American fashion?