When I travel to a different city, I always notice how people dress there, and what's the general vibe. I remember feeling so underdresses in Seoul, where every girl wore high heels, satin skirts and giant bows. I remember feeling way too colorful in Paris, where everyone just wore... black, grey, and navy. And I remember feeling way too boring in Japan, where everyone is just... well, perfectly attired. Did I mention how much I love Japan? Anyways.
Now that I'm back in Montreal, I've had loads of time to people-watch, and noticed that pretty much everyone is a hipster. A hipster! Looking like they came right out of an American Apparel ad. All sporting the lamé leggings and Ray-Bans, and something neon. Hipsters everywhere! I mean, I love American Apparel myself, half of my wardrobe comes from there, but I'm by no means a hipster. I see some very well dressed non-hipster girls, too, and makes me realize how stylish Montreal is.
I also realize that some things don't translate well, from Seoul to Montreal. I don't always feel comfortable wearing some things I'd wear back in Seoul, as the styles are so different here. In Seoul, every girl wore shorts and tights together. Here, I never really see it, and it feels odd. Even colored tights, I haven't seen anyone wearing them. In Seoul, people gave me weird looks when I wore rain boots. Here, everyone has a cute pair.
I'm still wondering if Seoul is more stylish than Montreal. The trends are definitely very different, but I somehow like to dress my own way, borrowing tips from Asia, and trying not to look like a hipster.