Is Pennsylvania Among Nation’s Most Fashionable States?

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

This Friday is National Outfit of the Day Day. That’s OOTD for those of you who must abbreviate everything. The day was popularized on Instagram, of course, so users worldwide could show of their fashion prowess – and poor spelling. temporarily stepped away from our normal Pennsylvania sports betting coverage to rank the most fashionable states in the nation.

Using data from Cosmopolitan, FarFetch, PrepScholar and America’s Next Top Model Winners, we created a weighted points system to rank the most fashionable states. Data points include states of origin for the most popular American fashion designers and America’s Next Top Model Winners, states that are home to top fashion universities in the U.S., and popular opinion.

Here are the rankings from, your source for PA sportsbook promos.

Most Fashionable U.S. States

1New York22
5New Jersey8
10 Pennsylvania 4

Checking Out PA’s Ranking

Pennsylvania ranks 10th on the chart when it comes to style with four states above them tied for 6th. Still, top 20% is pretty good for a state that prides itself on dining options such as cheesesteaks, pretzels and subs with French fries on them. After all, those foods might be the breakfast of champions – but not models.

But behind Texas, Massachusetts and Ohio? Pennsylvania demands a recount.

New York and California, duh. They’re fashion centers. And Florida has South Beach to make up for the rest of the state dressed like tourists. New Jersey has New York across the Hudson River, so some of the fashion sense rubs off. 

Washington invented the grunge look, so points for that.

Those other three states? Trying to look like a cowboy when you have a desk job in Dallas is not a fashion statement. Massachusetts loses any sense of fashion superiority just because of Bill Belichick’s cut-off sweatshirts. And Ohio? Chili stains on a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame T-shirt is not a look.

Pennsylvania has the Moore College of Art & Design and fashion programs at Drexel University, Albright College and Thomas Jefferson University, to name just a few.

Designer Tory Burch hails from Pennsylvania, as does Milan Rouge, Stacey Bendet, Dom Streater, Jay McCarroll, and the late Albert Nipon, among others. Brittani Kline, from Beach Creek, Pa., won Season 16 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Elaine Irwin is a well-known model from Pennsylvania. Other Pennsylvanians who’ve hit the runway include Amber Rose, Maddie Ziegler, Kelly Monaco, and Sharon Stone, who also has been one of the movies’ most stylish stars for decades. The University of Pennsylvania also has graduated the last two CEOs of Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Estee’s son Leonard, and grandson William. Take that, Ohio.


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Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler is a veteran journalist who’s worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, TV Guide and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a founding editor of

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