It would be quite unrealistic to generalize how women dress from coast to coast. Think about all the variables that contribute to selecting a woman’s ensemble like weather, culture, function, and most importantly mood. In a metropolitan area like New York, where people tend to walk fast and use public transportation, it is more likely to see a business casual style of dress. This style is similar to styles found at Banana Republic or Miu Miu. On the West coast, where the weather is predictable and the beaches are a car ride away, it is typical to see a more flirty romantic style among women. These style are similar to looks found at Tommy Hilfiger or Rachel Roy.
Even though it would be difficult to distinguish a woman’s personal style based on region, it is apparent that women from opposite coasts dress differently. Instagam is a powerful tool that allows the public to see style inspiration from all over. Here are a few wearable looks celebrities have shared from East Coast to West Coast.
Just A Night Out With The Girls
Who: Nicki Minaj @nickiminaj | Hometown: Queens, New York City, NY
When its time to go out with the ladies, women from the East coast are often dressed in sparkle and shine. They accessorize with metallics and bold colors typically sticking to a more glamorous style. If you have it, flaunt it. Confidence is the best accessory.
An Evening Look
Who: Jeannie Mai @thejeannimai | Hometown : San Jose, CA
Women from the west coast rarely have to deal with harsh weather conditions at night unless they reside in Oregon or Washington, but they tend to take a less dramatic approach by wearing flattering pieces like wrap dresses or romantic maxi dresses, highlighting their best features.
An Everyday look
Who: Rachel Zoe @rachelzoe | Hometown: New York City, NY
On the East coast, women tend to take more chances with their style by indulging in accessories that could spark up a conversation. You can find East coast women wearing faux fur coats, studded handbags, chunky necklaces, or a show-stopping peer of high heel shoes. Women in the East coast are known for their bold style and they are not afraid to try new looks.
Who: Nicole Richie @nicolerichie | Hometown: Berkeley, CA
During the day, women keep it pretty casual on the West coast with slip or maxi dresses, patterned pieces with minimal accessories. Less is more when it comes to their style. They let their toes catch the sun rays and let their dresses blow in the crisp wind.
Millennial Street Style
Who: Teyana Taylor @teyanataylor | Hometown: Harlem, New York City, NY
The cool kids always prevail. During the winter season layering pieces is necessary on the East coast. Boots, coats, scarves, beanies, and sweaters can all be worn at once. When seasons change on the east coast, it’s not a guessing game and one must dress accordingly.
Who: Jhene Aiko @jheneaiko | Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
On the other hand, winter in the West coast is less about functionality when selecting garments and more about mood. Women on the West typically wear sneakers, flats, boyfriend t-shirts, and over sized sweaters year round. Their style can be described as sexy and comfortable. Also, black leggings or black jeans are a must have on this side of the coast. West Side that is.
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Angelisa Ross is a San Jose State University alumni, entrepreneur and a writer with one goal and one goal only, decrease low self-esteem in women. She is a Journalist for Workingmomin20s.com covering pop culture phenomena and social issues for millennial that enjoy critical thinking. She is a dynamite combination of knowledge acquired from long nights of studying diligently in school, and enjoys all things natural, beautiful, and #vintage. Her mission in life is to use her creative talents to inspire the world.