How to dress like a typical American

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We already wrote a post about European fashion trends in clothing and accessories. This time, we’re going to discuss how to dress like a typical American. If you’re a tourist in America, a foreign college student or just moved in to the country of unlimited possibilities, then this post is for you.

‘How to dress like a typical American?’ can be a tough question to answer and there is no straightforward answer. Your best option is to go to Hollister, American Eagle or Abercrombie & Fitch. You will find tons of clothing there. These are ‘typical American’ stores and anything bought there goes. Of course, you need to consider factors like weather, occasion, personal taste and body type. If you’re going to spend some time in America, just look around and see what people are wearing.

Most Americans have at least one hooded sweatshirt in their wardrobe. This is one of the most typical American outer-wear items. Depending on where you’re going, you may not need one, but it comes in handy for colder weather. Sweatshirts are worn by both man and women, and can be found in many clothing stores.



Polo shirts can look both preppy and athletic, and they can also be found in many stores. Polo shirts come in many different colors and styles for men and women. Men’s polo shirts can be tighter fitting or loose, while women’s polo shirts are usually tighter fitting.

polo shirt

polo shirts

Button down shirts are popular, classic items. Men can wear them with most of the buttons done up, with a jacket or a sports coat. For more casual occasions, wear a shirt with all the buttons undone and a T-shirt underneath. Women’s button down shirts are usually tight fitting. You can wear them buttoned up halfway or not at all with a tank top underneath. You can buy a button down shirt from any clothing store.

button down shirt


Jeans are a typical American clothing piece. They come in many different styles and washes. To find the right pair of jeans, just try on different options and decide which one looks best on you. Jeans can be combined with many different tops to create various styles for almost any occasion. For warmer weather, wear shorts. Just like jeans, they come in many different styles. To pick the right pair of shorts, just try on many different options and buy the ones you like best.


men's jeans

To finish the look of a typical American, you also need to choose shoes. Sneakers, flip flops, ballet flats or heels are fine. If you’re not sure about the color of the sneakers, just go with plain black or white sneakers. Flip flops can be fun, but may take some getting used to. Whatever shoes you choose, make sure they’re not too flashy or big.


flip flops

These are basically the typical American clothing pieces you need to have, if you want to blend in. Check out a mall and find out what clothing styles look best on you. Don’t just buy items with the idea to dress like a typical American. Make sure you’re comfortable in your new clothes and have fun.



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