Though we Americans appear to be completely obsessed with fashion movements going on outside our borders (French style, anyone?), we too have a serious cool factor that can't be denied. One need only look to our past fondly to remember some of the best fashion statements (leather jackets, scuffed-up jeans, classic white T-shirts) and recognize that this country is actually a fashion powerhouse. Want to inject a little bit of this classic American cool into your own warm-weather look? Great, let's get started.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.