Monday, July 4, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Americana Style


Happy 4th of July to all of my American readers and friends! Whilst you get the day off we get to have longer shifts at work due to zero coverage from our US counterpart (the joys of working in finance haha), but other than that enjoy your day!

Just in time for this special occasion, I thought I'd bring an Americana inspired outfit to the blog today because patriotism is trending and this American style trend is hotter than ever. If you haven't seen this trend around yet (where have you been?), take a look at Marc Jacobs amazing Spring/Summer 2016 show here which hit all the right spots for the fashion crowd and really nailed this style. The catwalk collection had a strong Americana theme, consisting of ostentatious looks with sequins, lace, lots of denim, mix-and-match pieces, an overflowing 70s vibe and some rather cool accessories too. Other designers such as Kenzo, Lacoste and Max Mara also showcased influences of the theme, in a more muted way and perhaps easier to be worn outside of the catwalk.


Designers took the red, white and blue idea to a new fashionable standard and in short, that is what the Americana style is all about. The free-spirited Americana looks exudes the mood of old-Hollywood movies, pop tunes, burgers and milkshakes as well as all the loved cliches. Fringed accessories, faded denim, and star and stripes prints are the way to get on board with this look, but if you are looking for something a little more sophisticated and subtle, try a combination of red, white and blue pieces, just like I did in my outfit today. These shades will work perfectly and even though you may not be celebrating Independence Day, this trend is one of the most fun to try this sunny season.

Navy Blazer*: Banana Republic (available in stores, similar online here) // Jeans: Matalan (similar here)
Red Leather Italian Bag*: Banana Republic (here) // Floral Heels: Faith (similar here)
To say that I've been loving anything and everything Banana Republic is an understatement. If you read my Instagram roundup post last week (here), you will know that their signature trousers are now my favourite pieces and I may just be adding this blazer and bag to that list too (not to mention the dress and other 2 bags I got too).

I wore this striking red bag for the first time last weekend and many of you took it to my Instagram photos (@pamella_scalfi) to ask about it; needless to say, it was a hit and now you know where I got it from! The quality of the leather is impeccable and I can't believe it's currently on sale so make sure to check it out! The blazer on the other hand, is the ideal summer cover up, especially when you're in a country with temperamental weather like the UK. I've been wearing it non-stop both for work during the week and for play on weekends. Everything else in the look is pretty standard and whilst I could have gone with a nice pair of red shoes to really up the Americana vibe, my pretty yet slightly forgotten floral shoes wanted to come and play so they did. I'm very satisfied with the end result and I find that it ticks all the right boxes for the trend. What do you think?

A more casual take with Adidas Stan Smiths...told you I was wearing this combo non-stop :)
Special shoutout to Banana Republic for all these pretty pieces! 
Tell me, will you be trying the Americana trend this season? 
Let me know below! Thanks for reading beauties and have a nice week ahead!

xoxo



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67 comments

  1. You look stunning in this outfit Pam :-) I love your blazer and bag <3

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  2. Looking lovely hun. Nice of you to style a July 4th outfit.

    Mich x
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  3. Amazing post!!!

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  4. Hola muy buenos días, me encanta tu americana y su color.
    El look perfecto. Un besazo.

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  5. Love the outfit, tht blazer is just perfect

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  6. You look so so chic Pam, every time you ate more stylish!
    Kisses

    ALISA GROMOVA

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  7. awww you look stunning pam, this could be a wonderful happy 4zh of july outfit if you would live in the US too :D Such a perfect combination with that blazer :)
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  8. This is absolutely to a stye I would feel comfortable in, but I like the colors and how you styled it.

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  9. I like your American themed look, it's a great casual/dressy combo. I love outfits you can wear with heels or trainers and you look great in both. :D

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  10. I love this look! Happy 4th of July to you all. Sorry you don't have a holiday but if it makes you feel better we don't have a 4th of July holiday in my part of Africa!!
    lol

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  11. I love this look! Happy 4th of July to you all. Sorry you don't have a holiday but if it makes you feel better we don't have a 4th of July holiday in my part of Africa!!
    lol

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  12. You look so pretty!! LOVE the red bag! x

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  13. This outfit is beautiful, I love the sunglasses! I love the layout of your blog too♥
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  14. Gorgeous outfit, Pam!


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  15. Adorei o conjunto! É o ideal para uma ocasião mais formal! :)
    xx, Ana

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  16. Nice blazer & bag!

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  17. Beautiful look! Very pretty the scarpin ♥
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  18. Love the look of the blazer, you look pretty! Love how you dressed the look with heels and trainers as an alternative look!

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  19. Love the look of the blazer, you look pretty! Love how you dressed the look with heels and trainers as an alternative look!

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  20. Love how you style pieces Pam! And I love that bag!

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  22. I love the outfit, casual yet stylish! The bag is so pretty! x

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  23. How nice Pam, Great style and perfect for today ❤️
    Happy week sweetie
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  24. I like the Americana style very much, dear Pam, and you look really lovely! I am not on Instagram, so I didn't see the Banana Republic feeds :) I agree with the jacket because of the British weather, you did it right! Plus, it i beautiful! I liked the jeans and the floral heels - I loved them and the bag as well! Red is my favorite color! You look stunning with both variations, the trainers are also lovely! Hope you have a great week!
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  25. Such a beautiful look, can imagine this been in like a Ralph Lauren look book! I love the jacket! xo

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  26. Your Americana look is so on point! You're wearing the classic red, blue and white without being 'too obvious' and I love that. The shoes also add a nice touch of print! :)
    xx

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  27. I love this outfit! Especially the floral printed shoes that give such feminine vibe to the overall look :)

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  28. You are so beautiful dear!! Love your outfit and hair!!
    Hugs,
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  29. Such a gorgeous look, Pam! LOVING the blazer and those shoes!

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  30. I love your rendition on the red, white and blue outfit! The bag and heels look gorgeous :)

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  31. Lovely post!

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  32. I like your blazer and both combinations with heels and with sneakers!:)

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  33. Love red and blue colors combine! Classic and pretty! xo

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  34. That's so cool, love your style!

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  35. Very good!!!

    Have a nice day!
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  36. Really love those pumps! Such a pretty pattern. I hope your day was good and thanks for the holiday wishes.

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  37. Girl I'm also loving everything from Banana Republic!! I think I have the same trousers as you mentioned.

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  38. Navy blue blazer is perfect. I love this outfit!

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  39. Great outfit! I love the unexpected print in the floral heels!

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  40. Such a cute jacket Pam, I really love this look.

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  41. Love the blazer, so chic on you but most of all I love the jeans and I can't believe they're from Matalan! You look fabulous x

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  42. Loving this whole look, Pam! The floral heels with the jeans looks super cute!

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  43. Wow you look so stylish! I am happy to have found your blog :) You are a true inspiration!

    All best
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  44. Love the styling and that bag is so pretty!!
    Have a lovely day :)
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  45. Dear Pam, you look so sexy and great in this American-inspired look. I should have a smiliar jacket in my wardrobe... I must get it out and wear it on jeans as you do :)


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  46. Love this outfit and this post so much honey
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  47. First of all, congratulations on your collab with Banana Republic, I love the brand! And gosh, that blazer and bag is gorgeous, Pam!

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  48. Tão girae classy! Gostei especialmente do blazer :)
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  49. Your look is great! Especially love the blazer :)

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  50. You look incredible as per lovely! That bag is so gorgeous. I love the relaxed look with those stan smiths! xxx

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  51. I've been really loving BR recent collections! I adore chic look!

    XoXo,

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  52. Nice bag!!

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  53. You look amazing! I'm in love with the bag and I want to own such shoes :)

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  54. i love your blazer! so cute!! :)

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  57. I absolutely love your outfit and that coat is perfect!

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  58. So cute outfit! I love the shoes <3

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  59. I love the way you've styled this look! The Americana fashion is so gorgeous and you pull it off to perfection. The way you've paired together red, white and blue looks so natural. I haven't thought about putting those colours together until now.xx

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  60. Stunning. Love everything 🙌

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