Thursday, January 27, 2011

East vs. West: What's your style?

Hi, everyone! :D

When we say East vs. West, these are the things that come to my mind:

Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers, New York City vs. Los Angeles, Gossip Girl vs. 90210, The City vs. The Hills...

What comes to your mind? What about when it comes to style?

Check out this spread from Teen Vogue that explores the differences between East coast and West coast style:

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I went on www.hm.com to try out their Fashion Studio application and made three East coast ensembles and three West coast outfits. :D

East:

1. New Yorkers' ensembles are devised to carry us from work to play.

2. The city's style is made up of Wall Street business, punk, prep, and ladylike elegance.

3. NYC Chic is effortless and off-the-cuff, with enough layers to face the fickle elements.




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West:

1. The California boho look is all about styling yourself by instinct rather than trends.

2. There's less emphasis on appearing immaculate - undone hair and makeup can look amazing.

3. ... isn't afraid to look playful and different, and it works in her favor.





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Since I live in Los Angeles, I think my style tends to lean more towards the West coast style, of course. But I also like to add a bit of East coast flair - especially during Winter. :)

What's your style?

42 comments:

  1. My style is definitely more East Coast but I've been reading and following quite a few West Coast blogs and they are starting to influence my style.

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  2. I can't decide. Maybe a mixture of both for me. :)

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  3. Great idea about using H&M to make some outfits up! I'd say I prefer the West since it just seems more effortless and more boho-chic!

    Bex xox

    http://sucker-for-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. EAST EAST EAST Definitely East! Can you tell I'm a New Yorker ;) Fabulous post XOXO

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  5. Fun! I think I lean towards the West Coast style, but I love a little NYC :)

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  6. I like both styles, but I kinda lean toward NYC. I would like to dress more LA, but my job does not permit it.

    windowshopz.com

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  7. West Coast ALL the way. It's just more fun.

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  8. A La Moda-- :D

    Sunny&Star-- i think it's great to fuse both styles together. :)

    Ansa-- that sounds great to me!

    Bex-- it was really fun to use h&m's app to make outfits. :)

    Venus In Virgo-- haha, yes, i can tell. :D

    Katie-- me too! :)

    Ninjagaiden78-- maybe during the weekends you can squeeze in a little LA twist to your outfit? ;)

    Rachel-- :D

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  9. Definitely East Coast! Makes sense - I've been living here all my life.

    Though during the (very short) summer months, some West Coast influence creeps up, mostly in the colors.

    -miz

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  10. miz-- east coast creeps into my style through colors too! i tend to wear a lot of blacks, dark blues, gray, etc. during winter. ;)

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  11. Even though Im from Chicago, Im all about the west style, colorful and playful.

    Thanks so much for your comment, check out my new post if you like : )

    www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

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    -Stephanie

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  12. I'm from Texas and a Libra, so I am forced to say I can incorporate a little of both :) XOXO

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  13. i don't think i fit into a definite category, sometimes i'm a little bit west coast, other times i'm more east coast! ;)

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  14. love the 5th picture!! lovely!

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  15. La needs more style some girls are just flip flops all year around here hahaha love your post there so creative !!!

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  16. I think Im somewhere in the middle..I really love both styles and this post is sooo cool:) Happy Friday, darling

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  17. Mine is probably middle but more East Coast.

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  18. Despite the fact that I currently live in the West Coast; I'm originally from the East coast and feel that my style identifies more with that aesthetic. :)

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  19. Lovely blog and post, dear<3 Hope to see you on my blog. You are also welcome to follow<3

    http://julia-louise.blogspot.com

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  20. Lovely blog and post, dear<3 Hope to see you on my blog. You are also welcome to follow<3

    http://julia-louise.blogspot.com

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  21. I definitely can identify better with the east coast style, as I live there. I actually find that I prefer east-cost style as well... seems to have a bit more contrast and edge.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
    Follow @UnraveldThreads on twitter!

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  22. Being born & raised in NY, I definitely have the east coast style haha.

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  23. I used to be more east coast but am becoming more west coast. Growing up in Tennessee and now living in Chicago I think I'm a big mish-mash of things!

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  24. I'm more like the east coast style I think, prep and lady like are my faves!
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  25. I really love the EAST side but unfortunately I live in the WEST side and I've been so influenced by this style!
    XOXO

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  26. I absolutely love this post, its really different!
    I am DEFINITELY a west side person! :)
    Have a great weekend, Mimi!!

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  27. I like both, but I think I am a little bit more west coast by nature just because i grew up in LA and am not used to being stylish in cold weather yet! Thanks for visiting my blog! I will be reading yours.

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  28. sbot-- i'll definitely check it out!

    Noortje-- :D

    Style Attic-- a little bit both is a good mix!

    Michelle-- :D

    Olivia-- :D

    Curves ahead makeup-- thanks!

    Diana-- happy friday!

    Scientific Housewife-- :D

    Erika-- yeah, i think west coast style will always be in me. ;)

    julia-- thank you! :)

    Melanie-- yup, i guess it does depend a bit more on where we live. ;)

    Audrey-- :D

    Ashleigh-- haha. ;)

    Henar-- :D

    Trendy Feeling-- it's good to have a little bit of both. :)

    Sia-- :D

    Marley-- have a good one too! :D

    Venus In Virgo-- you too! :)

    Natalie-- you're welcome and thanks!

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  29. this is a great post. I think I am more of an east coast gal but I like to play around with the west coast style every now and then

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  30. I think I have more of an east coast style but I would love to have a west coast style :)
    xx

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  31. Amber Blue Bird-- it's good to mix it up. :)

    FunnyFaceBeauty-- i'm sure you can do it! :D

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  32. I looove this :]

    I'm East most definitely but I love incorporating that West flair!

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  33. saranghaeyo-- i am the same, except it's the other way around. ;)

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  34. West Coast all the way! messy hair and all LOL =) Love this post.

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  35. Keirasluckycharm-- hahah. ;)

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  36. I live in Los Angeles but my style is more east coast!;D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  37. Since I live in the West Coast, i am in the west style group. BUT i love east coast fashion too. Great Post!

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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