How Style in Chicago Is Different From Other Major Cities

Although Chicago is one of America’s most popular metropolitan cities, it often gets the short shrift when it comes to fashion. While New York is the fashion capital of our country and Los Angeles has become the fashion destination du jour for some of the biggest designers, Chicago receives less love from the industry overall. But that doesn’t mean that many of the city’s residents aren’t equally in love with fashion. Case in point? Fashion bloggers like Jena Gambaccini of ChiCityFashion, Jess Keys of The Golden Girl, and sisters Devin and Emily DeAngelis of Walton & Rush.

As someone who went to college in Chicago, I got a sense of the differences in style between Chicago and other major cities like New York and L.A.—Midwestern ladies are more practical, for starters. But I wanted to pick the brains of some longtime residents, too, so I asked Gambaccini, Keys, and Emily DeAngelis to weigh in on the matter.

Scroll down to find out what they had to say.