Monday, July 3, 2017

A Splash of Culture in Your Clothing

Written by a contributing writer 

Around the world, there are loads of different types of traditional clothing and accessories that are used by various cultures. Over time, a lot of these styles have been adapted to fit into mainstream fashion. And this is a wonderful thing. Being able to embrace fashion and culture from other places gives you a lot more freedom to make your outfits interesting. People have moved away from sticking to the clothing which is popular in their region, moving onto more options. To help you out with this, this post will be going through three continents, as well as some of their best offerings.

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European fashion is some of the most sophisticated in the world. Cities like Paris, Rome, Madrid, and even London are some of the most fashionable around. And, so, this is a great place to start your search for clothing with culture. Just imagine wearing a pleated skirt, with a blouse and headscarf, like they do in France. Or, you could go Italian style, wearing something sleek and smart. The range of styles you can find throughout this part of the world is huge. In Italy alone, each city has it’s own themes and unique designers, from formal wear to casual stuff. This creates a wonderful melting pot of ideas and new clothing which can be embraced by anyone looking to make their look more interesting. But, for some, Europe might be a little tame. So, for something truly different, it’s time to go East.

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Asia is famed for being incredibly different than the Western World. A lot of the countries in this region have managed to hold tightly onto their traditions and cultural heritage. In China, you’ll find flowing lines and beautifully intricate accents. But, in Japan, things get a little broader and straighter. Some of the best pieces of clothing to choose from Asia are accessories. Thanks to the wealth of natural precious stones and metals in many of these countries, jewelery is very common. Of course, along with this, you will also find traditional accessories made from materials like wood and bone, too. A lot of Asian design is all about the detail. So, for something intricate, this part of the world could be for you.

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Finally, it’s time to look at a continent a lot of people wouldn’t immediately think of when it comes to fashion. But, Africa has a rich cultural heritage, with loads of different styles originating there. Each African country differs from the next one. And, this means that you have a good range of choices when you’re looking at clothing from this part of the world. Most African clothing involves a lot of color. So, it’s worth using it moderately. But, with the right touches, this sort of garment can add some life to any outfit. Along with being colorful, a lot of African clothing is made from organic or natural materials. So, you can be sure that it’s going to last a long time.

Hopefully, this post will give you a good idea of what you should be looking for when you are looking into new styles. The world has loads of different styles to offer you. And, for the sake of some time, it’s worth trying to discover them all.

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