How not to give yourself away as a tourist and pass for a local in 24 cities of the worldPictolic
When tourists go on a trip to an unknown country, the last thing they want to look like a black sheep. But, most likely, this is inevitable, because in order to pass for a local, you need to know what the locals are wearing. But most of us do not even realize that the residents of Amsterdam are obsessed with leggings, and in Berlin they prefer a casual casual even at work. To feel like a fish in water anywhere in the world, find out what the locals from 24 cities around the world are wearing.
1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam residents are obsessed with leggings. They are worn with dresses, skirts and even shorts. Opt for bright sneakers. Winter must have-flat-soled boots. In the evening, you can wear a bright-colored hoodie or a blazer with jeans. In addition, it makes sense to always have something waterproof with you, since the weather here is unpredictable.
2. Beirut, Lebanon
Women in Beirut wear dresses or caftans and straight skirts with bright accessories. City women emphasize their individuality with voluminous bright scarves, bracelets, clutches with sequins and neon satchels. At festive events, it is now fashionable to appear in cunningly tailored flying dresses to the floor. On working days, men usually wear two-button suits in black or dark blue, often diluting them with designer belts and loafers. When visiting religious cultural monuments, women are required to wear a headscarf and modest clothes.
3. Berlin, Germany
The dress code in Berlin can be described by the word "relaxation". In summer, most locals wear shorts and flip-flops. Even in business, casual is preferred here, and it is not often that you will meet a person in a suit at business meetings. In the warm season, girls like to wear jeans with light flying blouses in white, beige and lemon tones. Light jackets and cotton blazers save you from the wind. Avoid khaki shorts — Germans rarely wear "hiking" shorts with pockets and trousers of protective colors. Since the winters are cold here, Berliners are insulated with thermal underwear, stylish sweaters, hats and gloves, as well as tight petticoats.
4. Brussels, Belgium
Here it is customary to wear jeans with a shirt, under which a lower T-shirt is tucked, light knitted sweaters in summer and tight shirts and cardigans in winter. During the day, the weather can change very much, so it's good to have something with you to warm up. Since most of the streets in the city are paved with cobblestones, comfortable flat shoes will give a head start to heels. Keep in mind: here it is customary to go to the pool in classic swimming trunks, and not in shorts.
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
In Buenos Aires, they also prefer to dress in a casual style. Jeans can be worn here in cool weather, and cotton trousers or chinos will go great in the heat. Women love skirts and dresses with open-heel sandals, light tops, sandals and espadrilles. It is worth avoiding baggy clothes. In addition, men usually do not wear shorts.
6. Cairo, Egypt
In Cairo, most people dress conservatively. Men can wear trousers and T-shirts, but they rarely wear shorts, alcoholic T-shirts and do not wear jewelry. In summer, women wear linen or cotton trousers and skirts below the knee along with long-sleeve blouses. In winter, trousers are changed for jeans. Tight clothing, deep necklines and anything transparent should be avoided. Since there is a desert around, most people prefer comfortable closed shoes.
7. Copenhagen, Denmark
Casual elegance is about Copenhagen. Since the locals walk and move around a lot on bicycles, original flat shoes, sneakers, birkenstocks, slip-ons and boots are in favor. The fashion here is simple — loose T-shirts paired with skinny jeans are popular. In summer, girls often combine feminine dresses with men's-style shoes or wear loose trousers with different prints and midi skirts. In the winter wardrobe, there should be at least one elegant coat, parka or leather jacket.
8. Florence, Italy
In Florence, they dress casually, but elegantly. Textures and a well-thought-out cut are your choice. You should avoid flip-flops, baggy hats, shirts with company logos, mini-skirts and shorts. You will not be allowed to enter most churches with uncovered shoulders, so it is good to have a long scarf with you. Women, as a rule, wear gladiator sandals, sneakers or heels, while men can see topsiders, the same sneakers or shoes. Florentine men usually wear sandals only on the beach.
9. Hong Kong, China
One of the most popular accessories in Hong Kong is a folding umbrella. Men and women usually carry umbrellas with them because of the heavy rains in autumn and winter and the scorching sun in spring and summer. For the same reason, they like shoes made of synthetic materials that dry quickly. The general style is casual, jeans and sneakers are the norm here. Flip-flops and shorts are also quite popular, but it is important to remember that too frank or short things are not favored here. Women do not have deep cleavages, short skirts are more acceptable clothing than bare shoulders or tops with a cutout.
10. Jakarta, Indonesia
It is not customary to wear a tie to business meetings in Jakarta. Here they prefer a less strict style: a shirt, khaki trousers and closed shoes. Women wear simple dresses, long-sleeve shirts and minimalist jewelry. Levi's, Lee jeans, as well as polo shirts are very popular here. At parties, men often wear loafers and clothes made of synthetic fabrics with bright prints. Women's shoes — sandals with a closed heel, sneakers or ballet flats.
11. London, United Kingdom
In summer, in London, you can often see girls in light skirts and dresses, in ballet flats or flip-flops. As for the color scheme, these are light, pastel, and black shades. Londoners know how to look elegant without trying too hard, so your choice is a simple but stylish bow. Jeans, chelsea, brogues and a fitted trench coat will help you pass for your own. Since rain is not uncommon here, rubber boots and umbrellas in autumn become a logical part of the appearance. The locals also love bright patterns, take something bright with you.
12. Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles is warm all year round, so tops, light shirts, shorts and skirts are simply necessary. Men wear light shirts over T-shirts with jeans or shorts, as well as sneakers like Vans or Converse. You should have a long-sleeve T-shirt or a light jacket with you, especially if you are near the ocean — it may become cool. When going to dinner, women wear dark jeans, high-heeled shoes and elegant tops. In clubs, the usual style is mini-skirts, colorful blouses and dresses. Men also wear dark jeans, shirts or sports jackets.
13. Madrid, Spain
A typical women's summer wardrobe includes chiffon shirts, loose tops or dresses, sunglasses and gladiator sandals. High Converse sneakers and low Superga, as well as scarves, are worn all year round by both women and men. In autumn and winter, women wear tight jeans, loose sweaters, scarves and closed shoes. Men usually wear dark gray jeans, V‑neck T-shirts and leather jackets. A good evening choice is pressed jeans or trousers with a half-unbuttoned shirt and stylish sneakers. Bracelets and neck ornaments are popular. Wear pendants with dark details on thin chains.
14. Mykonos, Greece
Most of the Greek islands prefer casual, but in Mykonos people pay more attention to style. During the day, it is customary to wear linen trousers with stylish shirts, a sweater is thrown over the shoulders, large sunglasses complement the image. Wide bracelets made of dark gold are popular among women, however, as are medium-length skirts. At parties, men wear dark jeans with starched shirts.
15. New York, USA
New Yorkers like to look "casually stylish", so you should dress casual, but at the same time add unusual details to your image that create a special flair. The black color is iconic here. This, however, does not mean that you will not see other colors. In fact, the city is very colorful, and you will repeatedly encounter many different styles, but the general trend is to shade bright colors with more neutral ones: black, beige, blue and gray. This creates a balance. Simplicity rules in jewelry. An ordinary gold chain, barely noticeable thin rings or one eye-catching bracelet. But what is most important in the appearance of a local resident? Footwear. New York is a city where everyone is constantly going somewhere, and its residents are constantly looking for a balance between running shoes that are not distinguished by elegance and unrealistically high heels. Ankle boots, loafers, oxfords, brogues or sneakers with sneakers are the right choice.
16. New Delhi, India
While in New Delhi, make sure not to expose your arms and legs too openly. Loose linen or cotton trousers and shirts are worn when it is warm. A great choice for a woman is a silk top. But make sure that it is not too short. In the cold season, sweaters and tight shirts are used.
17. Paris, France
When going to Paris, forget about sweatpants, flip-flops and sneakers. Elegance with a touch of casual-women usually wear skinny jeans, designer tops, simple dresses, Converse sneakers or ballet flats. A traditional accessory for the winter season is a long scarf and a pair of brown derby or black oxfords. Parisians love raincoats and blazers. If you need a backpack, choose a Longchamp or a large leather folder or a shoulder bag.
18. Rome, Italy
Locals love fitted T-shirts, jeans, flying skirts and knee-length dresses. Dresses, shirts and trousers should be well cut. The favorite denim brand in Rome is Diesel, especially in black and dark blue tones. They also wear denim jackets here with pleasure. The basic color in the city is black-these are trousers, suits, dresses, shirts. From shoes, you can often see leather sandals, high boots and shoes with pointed toes.
19. San Francisco, USA
In San Francisco, you always have to combine several things, since the heat can be replaced by a strong wind at any time. In summer, it is rare to meet a person in bright shorts. Instead, locals choose jeans, black color, leather jackets, comfortable but fashionable boots, sneakers and other comfortable flat shoes in order to climb up the steep streets. Tops are usually worn with a jacket here. What you really won't find in San Francisco is fur coats.
20. Stockholm, Sweden
The slogan of Stockholm fashionistas is stylish minimalism. To create an image, hats or dark glasses are used, it is considered bad form to wear them together. In winter, they wear simple flat-soled boots, and in summer ballet flats, because there are a lot of people walking here. Men will suit dark blue jeans, starched shirts and simple basic T-shirts.
21. Sydney, Australia
Since the sun shines almost all year round, you can often see people in beach clothes and shorts. You should wear sandals to the beach. Men wear shorts, printed T-shirts, flip-flops and sneakers. In the evenings, it is best to put on gray or blue jeans, a simple T-shirt and a cardigan. Women wear sandals, and men wear fashionable sneakers.
22. Tel Aviv, Israel
While Jerusalem is a religious center, in Tel Aviv mores are more free. Women love knitted tops and dresses with a complex cut and details, one-shoulder tops, dresses with a smell, leggings, tunics and gladiator sandals. Tight jeans and Afghan trousers are worn in winter and autumn. You will see men in sandals all the time, since there is a beach nearby. In cold weather, women wear ballet flats and knee-high boots, and men wear Converse.
23. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo style can be different: from the bright colors of the Harajuku quarter to more relaxed modern outfits. For business meetings, men wear simple black suits, and women-strict skirts, neat fitted blouses and heels. Another typical bow is a shirt tucked into trousers, dark jeans or suit trousers, plus minimalist shoes like Converse, Superga or espadrilles. Women mostly dress modestly. Skirts are usually worn with tights. Skirts above the knee or loose skirts, wide trousers and dark colors are well perceived. If you are wearing a low-cut shirt, there should be a top or a lower T-shirt under it. The Japanese do not wear shorts-only during sports and on the beach. The men are clean-shaven and take care of their hair.
24. Zurich, Switzerland
Here they dress simply, but at the same time exquisitely. Avoid an overabundance of accessories and bright flashy clothes. A typical palette is black, gray, brown. Sports winter jackets are suitable only for sports, the rest of the time you should wear wool and tweed coats, military coats and raincoats. Try to choose things with a beautiful silhouette, it is so accepted here.