Celebrity Style. Is Celeb Style Going European?

April 15, 2008 • Celebrity Style


Simona Kogan for Second City Style Magazine

In a time when your typical style-savvy American woman looks to her
favorite celebrities for the latest trends and the best ways to wear
them, we want our celebs to represent the best in American style.
And yes, many of them do with their quintessential, hip-meets-upturned
conservative looks that is just so American. But when you see one
carbon copy celebrity after another, you start to wonder, where are the
real fashionistas, the risk-taskers, the crème de la crème of the
fashion elite? The ones that wear textures and colors to make an outfit

We may not even recognize those celebs, as many of them have
turned away from the American look, instead opting to take a more
sophisticated approach to their style sensibility
and looking like the fashionistas who really know it best — the Europeans.   

We’ve seen our chicest celebs opt for glossy black jumpers instead
of tattered plaid and hoodies, crisp wide legs trousers instead of
infamous American khakis, and sleek leggings instead of those erroneous
bootcut jeans. Stars like Rihanna and Mischa Barton opt for color blocked patterns rather then monotone navy blue and gray while Eva Longoria
has made an impression in frilly ruffles and cap sleeveshirts, a
definite pull from those romantic Europeans who made the look classic.

What does Second City Style say about it? Well, it’s about time!

We’re so happy to see celebs trading Ralph Lauren for Miuccia Prada,
short shorts for patterned minidresses, and American playfulness for
European elegance. Here’s how our favorite celebs are taking a cue from
the sleekest fashionistas on the otherside of the world and turning
casual clothes into high style.


Sure we’ve seen lots of leggings. Leggings at the ankles and at the
knee, colored leggings, patterned leggings, footless leggings, cotton
leggings, and leggings that look more like tights. What we weren’t so
prepared for, but what we saw sooner then we realized was an influx of
leggings worn as pants—most of the shiny, patent variety.

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