As you may know, last month I took a two-week vacation to Germany. While staying in Munich, one of the largest cities in Germany, I took note of the outfits around me. It was interesting to observe which styles and articles of clothing are trendy over in Europe. Quick typing into my notes app whenever I noticed a recurring trend, I compiled a list of what's trending in Germany. Read what I've written below to be in the know.
The "it" color in Germany at the moment is green. I noticed lots of green tops, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses; you name it! In America, you typically only see this much green on Saint Patrick's Day. In Munich, on the other hand, every tenth person was sporting this striking shade.
Barbiecore is becoming popular in the United States, but it seems as if Europeans got the memo long before us. Pink pants were everywhere and worn by everyone. I spotted kids, teens, and adults alike wearing pink pants. These pants were often styled with a simple white shirt and white sneakers, making the pink pop of color the fun part of the outfit.
In America, skinny jeans are tragically out of style. In Germany, however, skinny jeans are all the rage. Many European cool girls carrying designer bags were sporting the skinniest of jeans. I'm not saying this trend will make its way across the Atlantic Ocean to America, but I will say that Europeans have style. Perhaps we should be taking note of the comeback of skinny jeans overseas...
cropped jeans aka "floods"
While baggy boyfriend jeans and parachute pants are popular in the US, Europe is embracing the "floods" look. Floods are jeans that crop above the ankle. Personally, I adore this style of pant because it gives you the opportunity to really show off whatever shoes you've paired with the outfit.
cobalt blue tank tops
Another color Germans are fawning over is cobalt blue. I have always associated European fashion with neutrals, but this trip has proved that Europeans like to experiment with color, too. I counted at least fifteen women wearing cobalt blue tank tops. I saw such a top at my local Zara right before I left for vacation and will be returning to purchase it. If you are looking to add some color to your wardrobe, take a page out of the Munich fashion playbook and buy a cobalt blue top.
horizontal stripes (specifically on tops & sweaters)
Stripes are the pattern this summer in Germany, specifically horizontal stripes. This pattern reminds me of the American East Coast, preppy aesthetic. Many women wore white outfits with a striped sweater tied around their shoulders. I also observed many striped tops paired with floods and sneakers. The most prominent color combinations for stripes were white and navy, white and red, and black and white.
It was so interesting to see what trends are popular abroad and I definitely gained major outfit inspiration while taking note of all the stunning looks I came across. The trends I will be incorporating into my own wardrobe are cropped jeans and cobalt blue.
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