4 Things American Girls Wear That British Girls Don't


(Image credit: Bisous Natasha)

The U.S. is a virtual melting pot of style types and trends, but we Americans are endlessly intrigued by what other parts of the world are into, especially parts of the world that are filled with chic women, like the UK. While the French style obsession will probably never end, truth be told, British women are known for taking more sartorial risks and expressing their individuality via their outfits. That said, we suspected that there are a few American-approved trends that British women are on the same page about not approving, so we went straight to the source: London-based model and influencer Natasha Ndlovu. Ndlovu is the creator of Bisous Natasha, where she posts her forward and always polished looks and currently boasts nearly 100K Instagram followers.

To get the specifics on the subject of how fashion in the U.S. and UK differs, we asked Ndlovu exactly what American girls wear that British girls don't. So keep scrolling to see what she had to say and shop pieces they're likely to wear instead!

Varsity Jackets

"The university culture here in the UK is not the type whereby students (guys and girls) or fans go around wearing their school or university logo jackets." — Ndlovu

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Shop Blazers Instead:


"Thanks to British weather, they are not something we wear often compared to Americans living somewhere hot like California or Texas." — Ndlovu

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Shop Loafers Instead:

Baseball Caps

"There isn't a baseball culture in the UK, so you won't find caps worn as much amongst women, let alone the men." — Ndlovu

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Shop Baker Boy Hats Instead:

Flat, Chunky Sandals

"They can look like dad shoes or a type of shoe you wear if you have problems with your feet." — Natasha Ndlovu

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Shop Ankle Boots Instead:

Next up, find out which pieces British girls always shop for at Zara.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.