Preppy Style: US vs UK

Via Blind Gossip.

Via Blind Gossip.

It's always been a dream of mine to visit Europe. One place that is a must-see for me is England. It's home to so many fashion superstars, from It Girls like Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss to the ever-so-fabulous Duchess of Cambridge (for those of you who don't follow the royals, that's Kate Middleton's official title!) For today's post, I decided to compare and contrast some of England's preppy trends with America's.

BootsHunter "wellies" as they're called across the pond, have gained popularity here in the States. They come in every color imaginable, and they're perfect for snowy or rainy days. LL Bean boots are super trendy here in New England, and they're so versatile for unpredictable weather. 

Outerwear: Lots of Americans love their North Face jackets for the winter, whether they are nylon or fleece. In the UK, many city and country fashionistas wear Barbour wax jackets that typically come in an army green color. Olivia Palermo pairs hers with a cute belt and neutral handbag.

 

 

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Casual Wear: Topshop has become a popular brand here in the United States, but it started out in the UK. While some of their clothes are on the pricey side, they make super cute basic pieces that can work with tons of different outfits. Vineyard Vines is worn by lots of American teenagers, and I see lots of similarities in British brand Jack Wills. In both America and England, Missguided is a popular brand that sells pieces to fit any style- it's one of my favorites!