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FASHION FROM ABROAD: Think Like a Lady, Dress Like a Brazilian Boss

FASHION FROM ABROAD: Think Like a Lady, Dress Like a Brazilian Boss

One of the best parts about fashion is the fact it is always changing. Every country has its different fashion trends pertinent to that specific culture and way of life. This particular fashionista is an exchange student from Sao Paulo, Brazil, not too far from where the Olympics were just held in Rio de Janeiro. I find her sense of style so intriguing because from looking at her outfits, I can almost visualize what fashion is like in her home country– lots of colors, lots of glitter, and a whole lot of being you!

To really get more of a first- hand, overall sense of the fashion in Brazil, I asked this fashionista to describe what you would see walking down the street. She responded, “In Brazil, it is really about wearing what you feel your best self in. You really can wear whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want, which is something I love about living there. The more that you stay true to yourself and what makes you unique, the more confident and happy you will look and the more stylish you will appear. Us Brazilians also love to wear bright colors, lots of glitter, bikinis and unique clothes not everyone else owns. Although bright colors, glitter and skin seem to overwhelm Brazilian fashion, my favorite part about it is that none of my friends have the same style as me. We all embrace what makes Brazilian fashion known but we all put our own twist on it and it is awesome to see.” She also noted how different American fashion is. She noted how similarly Americans seem to dress and how few independent stores we have compared to Brazil.

What I loved about this Fashionista’s outfit is that is is so effortless, yet there are so many amazing things going on. Dresses worn with boots and cross- body bags are seen so often  especially on my college campus. However, bright colored dresses with palm trees and birds, clear rubber boots with frilled socks, pineapple water bottles and white cross body bags with winking eyes on them are not. She does what everyone else should do: be yourself, take fashion risks and rock ’em with confidence!