Western


Western fashion style features the cowboy themes of the American Southwest and West. The western fashion is great for those who work or live on a ranch, participate in a rodeo or those who wish they live that kind of life. The people with this style typically have active, sunny and straight-talking characteristics. Western wear can be very informal, such as blue jeans, t-shirt, denim jacket, fringe jacket, cowboy hat, leather belt, and cowboy boots, etc.

 European fashions are most easily recognized by their clean, simple lines. The cut of almost all pieces of clothing, from suits to dresses, have a sleek, geometric appearance. You should look for clothes that are similarly simple in shape, with clean, elegant lines.

North Americans tend to wear clothes that are too small or comically large. Europeans usually wear clothes that fit perfectly to their body. Some women may choose clothes, especially in the summer, that drape from their body, but some hint of their slim frame can still be seen. You should make sure that you are also choosing clothes that fit.

When Europeans get clothes that don't fit off the rack, they usually get them tailored. You should do the same! Tailoring is not as expensive as it seems, with items often costing around $30 or less to have altered.

Bold patterns are not used so commonly by Europeans as they are by Americans. When Europeans do go for patterns on their clothes, the patterns are usually more detailed. They do like texture, and so you'll often see things like lace dresses and knit items, but patterns usually detract from the clean lines they by-and-large prefer.

Every season for roughly every year, there will be a set of colors that is in style and most new clothes you find will be from that group of colors. The colors that are in fashion in North America can often be very different than the colors that are popular in Europe, since Europeans tend to prefer a slightly different color palette than Americans. Usually, they tend to prefer neutral tones with highlights of bright, bold color.

For example, black and emerald green, beige and bright pink, or navy and white.
You can check out European fashion sites to see what colors are in fashion now.

The color combinations that Europeans usually choose are high contrast, with one dark color and one lighter color.

 North American casual wear uses the same colors pretty much all year round. Europeans are much more likely to match the colors they wear to the season. This is a subtle cue, but if you want, you can go this extra mile.

Winter colors are subtle and lean more towards neutral tones.
Spring colors are a mix of brights and pastels.
Summer colors are bright and bold.
Fall colors are earthy and warm.

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