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When in Another Country, Do You Adopt the Locals' Style?

When in Another Country, Do You Adopt the Locals' Style?

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MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 8 years
I would definitely keep my own style...but I would follow social or religious customs in the country so that I am still respecting the culture. Usually the most common (and common-sense) one is to dress more conservatively and not show a lot of skin...I wouldn't want to give a bad impression of myself and my own culture by doing that where it isn't appropriate!
bugsybabs bugsybabs 8 years
I said other cause I'd wear my thing but give respect and show interest with the other culture's clothing. Everything looks good to me.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
that's always part of the experience.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
I am me, regardless of where I am.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 8 years
I went for other, it sort of depends on how long you're there for I think. In Paris I always try and dress nicely as everyone is so stylish and beautiful there. In Africa...well being half chinese I stood out in the crowd, just have to get used to the open mouthed stares. When I'm in Hong Kong I'm always influenced by the style, and the shops are so cheap so you can buy a whole new wardrobe out there. They have amazing malls dedicated to different styles and my cousins show me the best places to go. But I tend to end up with clothes I can't wear as easily in England.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 8 years
I went for other, it sort of depends on how long you're there for I think. In Paris I always try and dress nicely as everyone is so stylish and beautiful there. In Africa...well being half chinese I stood out in the crowd, just have to get used to the open mouthed stares. When I'm in Hong Kong I'm always influenced by the style, and the shops are so cheap so you can buy a whole new wardrobe out there. They have amazing malls dedicated to different styles and my cousins show me the best places to go. But I tend to end up with clothes I can't wear as easily in England.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I would definitely try to conform with a country's culture/religion but not wearing clothes too skimpy, especially while visiting religious sites.If I was living in another country for a period of time I think I would definitely be influenced by their style.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I would definitely try to conform with a country's culture/religion but not wearing clothes too skimpy, especially while visiting religious sites. If I was living in another country for a period of time I think I would definitely be influenced by their style.
UhHuhHer UhHuhHer 8 years
I would try to at least put in the effort to fit in out of respect of the other culture.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I was just in Spain and totally tried to rock the estilo de las chicas españolas.
msjeanneb msjeanneb 8 years
I stuck out like a sore thumb in Japan, but I had French tourists trying to ask me for directions in Paris.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
i've been all around the world and i wear what i own. my dad and i are thinking about going to the middle east so i will respect the culture. but the other places i've been it hasn't mattered ex paris, london, hong kong...ect
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
in france, i won't wear gym shoes, i pack only skirts, pants, and nice jeans, and i try to speak french. i did similar in amsterdam. most of europe or austraila, i try and fit in because it is still similar to our country, different but similar. in places like india or otherwise, i just try and learn, i don't think about what i am. then again, i've never been to india. but when i go to tokyo, i'm not going to try and dress like the street trends there. i'm american, i think they are going to know.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
When I travelled Western Europe for 3 months I really tried too! And while I was in Fiji too! I love different cultures styles and love to bring what I elarned back home!
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Well, somewhat. In Morocco and Turkey I tried to cover up more that usual especially when visiting mosques. And I guess if I go to Paris I will try to dress more chic than comfort... or a mix of both. Of course you also have to consider the temperatures.
emalove emalove 8 years
I've only been out of the country twice in my life, so I'm not sure...I might try something new out, but I know I would keep with my own sense of style as well.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Umm no I'd stick to what I like...
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
If I'm in a country with strict cultural/religious-related clothing rules, I'll make sure I dress appropriately. Like wearing long-sleeved clothes and a scarf, if necessary. Otherwise, I'll dress in my own style. I feel awkward dressing in the locals' traditional clothing - I'm not one of them afterall. I am who I am, no matter where I am. I'm a tourist/a visitor/a guest that wishes to respect and honor their traditions. Besides that, I worry sometimes that locals might see it as being a little disrespectful... like I'm mocking them or something.
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