Thanks to Instagram (especially since street style took a long hiatus during the pandemic), we have the ability to see what people around the world the instant they post it. It's had a massive effect on personal style in many ways, but for the purpose of this story, we're talking about one way in particular, and that is that we're influenced by what people in vastly different locations wear, whether we realize it or not.
Needless to say, our shopping habits and the contents of our closets have become similar in many ways. As fashion editors, we're constantly on the lookout for these similarities, hence the season for this story. Below, we've highlighted nine wardrobe staples that women around the world have in common, proving their utility. Scroll to shop them for yourself and see women from Paris to Portland wearing them on their feeds.
Oversize button-down shirts can be styled in countless ways and suit countless style aesthetics, making them universally loved.
Fashion girls favor special LBDs over simple ones, and Instagram proves that chic black dresses are in the closet of pretty much every one of them.
Pleated trousers have proven to be wildly versatile and can be paired with everything from a sweater to a crop top to a blazer, hence their popularity around the globe.
Sneakers are obviously a wardrobe staple, but sneaker trends tend to come and go. That said, retro sneakers seem to be sticking around.
Cozy and chic knitwear is a wintertime staple everywhere. There's just no substitute for it, so stocking up on sweaters has become a seasonal must from NYC to the Netherlands.
While a warm puffer may apply more to people who live in climates that get cold, in those chilly locations around the world, it's the coat style of choice on the coldest of days.
Sure, denim trends change frequently, but now that fashion girls everywhere have discovered the comfort that is baggy jeans, you can pretty much consider them a staple at this point.
Although Breton striped sweaters are especially trendy this fall and winter, they're always a thing, and it's not just French girls who love them.
Loafers are the flat shoe style that never dies. Style-minded people everywhere have realized that chunky loafers are the specific style they can't live without.