Carnivale de Couture: Regional Casual Uniform
Now, on to our whirlwind Regional Style Tour of North America, moving roughly East to West. You can tell you're in _________ when you see the people dressed in ______ --
- Downtown Boston, via Phyllis and published in comments here: "black stretch microfiber pants, black boots, and a denim jacket worn with a white turtleneck, white blouse, or white T-shirt. The only other accessory is a cell phone, a cigarette and a handbag adorned with lots of hardware. Sunglasses are optional."
- New York, via Almost Girl: American Apparel, Rem Koolhas Mobius sandals, and skinny jeans (but not on Julie).
- New York's "poorer, less hip cousin", Philadelphia, via Shoe Sense: colorful nonchalance, masterfully accessorized, and comfortable shoes. Philly was also mentioned in comments as being recognizable for Eagles gear.
- Culturally diverse Toronto, as compared to New York, via final fashion: accessible trends, such as American Apparel and H&M (neither of which is available in my neck of the woods).
- South Florida, Designer Ella's second home, via Kiss Me, Stace: lamentably too casual beach wear.
- Pittsburg, via Style Graduate, who takes us from the airport to her neighborhood: Steelers gear.
- Chicago, Linmayu's own neighborhood specifically (from comments): T-shirts, leggings, and flip-flops on obese middle-aged women. Younger women: tank tops and muffin tops.
- Dallas, also published in comments: good hair, tans, and lots of skin showing, with various neighborhood "dialects".
- SE Montana, via Jody, and published in comments here: cowboy hats, boots, Wranglers bootcut jeans, leather belts with big buckles, and, on the ladies, tank tops.
- Update. Las Vegas (the visitors), late entry (in comments) from Annie: puffy white athletic shoes, the cut-offs and the message t-shirt.
- My own neighborhood : army green pants/skirt, black top, dark brown or black toeless clogs.
- San Diego, via The Runway Scoop: the ubiquitous flip-flop.
- Malibu, via Manolo's own blog: "California Beach Chic", the description of which you must, of course, go read for yourself.
- San Francisco, from comments: thrift store finds mixed into most people's wardrobes.
- Almost Canada via my sister, from comments: fitted v-neck t-shirts in colors, not black; cargo or denim capris or bootcut pants/jeans; and Danskos.
There you have it -- 14 stops! Are you exhausted? I am. But what fun! Manolo, I'm definitely in next time it's my turn to host the Carnivale.