Trends and styles vary greatly from country to country, and even from city to city. Whether you’re traveling to Russia, Berlin or Tel Aviv, the drastic differences in fashion are likely to give anyone a little culture shock. Whether you’re planning on traveling the globe, or just interested in what fashion is like in other countries, below are some major cities and what some of the current trends are there.
- St. Petersburg: When it comes to Russian style, it’s all about dressing up. No matter where you’re going, even if you just want to wear sweat pants, they better be cute Victoria’s Secret sweat pants, not the ugly gray ones that make you look like an American. If a woman wants to fit in, she should have her hair, make up, and nails perfectly done always. Russian women like to look good. They prefer sexy clothing, like tight jeans and low-cut tops. If it’s cold (of course it will be cold), you should wear a fur coat that goes up to your waist, tight jeans, and very high heels. If you want to stand out, you can wear flat shoes if you’re a woman, and sneakers if you’re a man. Sneakers are only appropriate if you’re going to the gym. Having said that, Russians do like style, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive style. You can just as well get wholesale dresses as long as they look expensive.
- Tel Aviv: Israel is an interesting place, and you’ll find that the country is filled with many different styles. But generally, Israeli style is about comfort. It’s actually quite the opposite from Russian style. You’ll very rarely see an Israeli girl wearing very high stiletto heels, even to a nightclub. Israeli style is pretty laid back, even hippie like. It’s common to see both men and women sporting dread locks, wearing vintage clothing. Women like to wear loose fitting denim shorts, cute dresses that they can ride their bike in, and always comfortable sandals. Israel is generally a very hilly place, so comfortable shoes are a must. Israel is so laid back with their style that you’re likely to see people wearing jeans at weddings.
- Berlin: Berlin is a major fashion capital, and here you’ll see some funky trends that you’re not likely to see anywhere else. There are a few major trends that are popular in Berlin, but “hipster” is definitely in. This is a town that definitely knows how to party, and fashion you see on the streets shows that. The style can be described as anything but mainstream, not matching and anything goes. They’re into 80s clothes, high top sneakers, several layers of clothing, and funky hair. The style has somewhat of a Tokyo-esque feel to it, but maybe a little more rough around the edges. If you’re looking for originality, this is the place to go.
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