How to Get the American Classic Look

Relaxed, effortless, and utilitarian, the American classic style is all about comfort, tradition, and rebellion for where the casualness is a strong characteristic of the look. Whether you’re a fan of traditional American look with a southwest feel, or a minimalist look with a twist, keep on reading for our style guidelines on getting the American classic look.

  1. Resort to chunky or fisherman’s sweater on chilly days.

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Sometimes called an Irish sweater, fisherman sweater is truly an American classic. It’s big, bulky and perfect for a walk on the beach on a windy day or evening. Like fashion blogger Zanita Whittington, you may think of teaming your turtleneck sweater with a pair of skinny jeans or circle skirt that will keep your street style cozy and comfortable. Just go for the neutral shades of black, white, gray, khaki, or even olive green that will absolutely go with anything.

  1. Opt for a white tee or striped top for your casual style.

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Go for any white shirt that fits you the way you like. Typically, the plain white tee with v-neck is the most flattering of all, though you may stick to rounded or crew necks if you have an angular face or longer neck to keep your proportions ideal. Layering your white tee with your denim overalls, or teaming it with your dress coat will create a perfect American classic look. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, team your striped top with a duffel coat and skirt with a pair of rain boots to keep everything effortless.

  1. Stick to a pair of denim jeans that’s a true American classic.

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Whether you wish for skinny, boyfriend, boot cut, or cropped, denim jeans are the most effortless staple you may go for. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, add some personality to your casual look with a fruit print sweater worn with casual jeans, or keep the utilitarian vibe with a pair of boot cut jeans, edgy top, and bandana scarf like fashion blogger Zanita Whittington did. Go for a distressed or oversized style of jeans for a more casual and effortless look, but manage to keep things sleek and polished especially if you’re in the casual office environment that requires a bit classic yet casual look.

  1. Top your outfits with oversized coats, bomber jackets, or military vests.

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The American classic look revolves around the idea of effortless and simple vibe, so if you feel your dress is too formal for a casual street style, dress it down with a bomber jacket. Puffer coats, duffel coats, oversized coats, bomber jackets, and military coats are great for chilly nights while keeping you look effortlessly cool on our street style.

  1. Opt for American classic accessories to complement your looks.

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Sunglasses with aviator frames, flip flops, ankle boots, cowboy hats, ankle boots, sneakers, newsboy cap, chunky boots and such are American classic accessories you may go for. For an effortlessly cool style, copy Zanita Whittington’s style of wearing sneakers with her animal print sweater and joggers to bring back the casualness of the wild prints. By heeding our style guidelines, you’ll get the American classic look in no time.

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