1. NO TREND IS TOO HARD TO TRY

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Style Notes: This is the nation that birthed the infamous “Hug a Hoodie” campaign, so is it any wonder we’ve been styling out the idea way before the whole athleisure craze took hold? We’ve been hugging our Fruit of the Loom sweatshirts for years now.

2. YOU’VE ALWAYS WORN YOUR BOYFRIEND’S CLOTHES

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Style Notes: Way before boyfriend jeans were a thing or bomber jackets were best when they were oversize, British girls were stealing the wardrobes of the men in their lives.

3. YOU HATE MATCHY-MATCHY

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Style Notes: There’s only one girl who really loves matchy-matchy in this country, and that’s the Duchess of Cambridge. The rest of us prefer a more casual approach day-to-day.

4. HAIR-BRUSHING IS NEGOTIABLE

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Style Notes: Every outfit looks cooler with scruffy hair. And that is basically science.

5. YOU VALUE CLASSICS, BUT YOU DON’T WEAR THEM 24/7

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Style Notes: White tees, trench coats, ballet pumps… these all go a long way in the UK, but it’s all about using these classics to offset something more exciting.

6. YOU DON’T MIND SOMETHING SCRUFFY

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Style Notes: Being a bit dishevelled in clothing as well as in hair is key to the true Brit girl. Nothing says I’ve got a life beyond clothes, and I’m naturally, achingly hip quite like looking a little rough around the edges.

7. YOU’RE THE FIRST TO TRY SOMETHING NEW (AND POTENTIALLY WEIRD)

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Style Notes: Ankle cuffs that resemble some kind of posh security monitor? Yup, we’ve already made these Attico creations sell out in the UK. This just goes to show that no crazy creation is off the menu for British girls.

8. YOU WEAR THE DRESS; THE DRESS DOESN’T WEAR YOU

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Style Notes: Dresses are great—we can all agree there—but in the British Isles, it’s all about YOU styling the dress up or down, and not letting it overwhelm you. Forget uncomfortable or difficult frocks; hip girls here know that they’re best worn casually, and preferably over jeans in 2017.

9. SNEAKERS ARE THE SOLUTION TO EVERYTHING

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Style Notes: Just where would we be without our humble trainers? Commuting would be a nightmare, we wouldn’t wear dresses as much and our feet would never stop hurting. Long live sneakers.

10. YOU HAVE AN UNCONTROLLABLE URGE TO WEAR LEOPARD PRINT

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