Does where you live influence the clothes you buy?

United States
March 2, 2012 12:53am CST
I am not thinking of buying warm sweaters because you live in a cold climate. I mean do you choose your clothes based on how your culture will see them? I love the looks of Modcloth.com but I live in a rural, farming area and think that the old fashioned dresses and things they sell there will be seen more as "country, farm girl" clothes rather than trendy and vintage high fashion. Whereas if I lived in a big city, people would see them for what they are supposed to be. This is not so much a case of not wanting to be judged but rather knowing that the judgments will be inaccurate. Do you have this problem where you live?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I'm sure that we are all influenced in some form or another as to what we wear. It also depends on what is often available although the internet has opened up a lot of doors where this is concerned. I suppose for me it is about what I like more than anything else. I think that if I were visiting another country I would consider what was appropriate to wear based on their culture too.
@crystal11 (158)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 12
In my opinion, the climate, one's religion, and personal choices determines the type of clothes you wear. Just because you live in a big city and everyone is wearing fashionable clothes, does not mean you should too! Wear what's comfortable and looks pleasant.
@blazer2 (48)
• Nigeria
3 Mar 12
it does. there are areas where certain clothes will be seen as 'forbidden' whereas in other areas, its considered normal
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
I live in a tropical country so it will be quite silly to wear sweaters when the heat is unbearable. Because the weather here in my country is very hot, I buy a lot of cotton shirts and wear jeans most of the time. I cannot wear halter tops because I am not comfortable with wearing such clothes. Where you live and the climate that you're in does dictate what clothes you will buy and wear. It's more of necessity rather than fashion.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
3 Mar 12
No, not really. I work from home, and am a stay at home mom. T-shirts and jeans are my staple go to outfits. I generally only dress up when I go out with my hubby. I have classic pieces in my wardrobe. There is my little black dress. I have a white button down shirt too. I live in the burbs, so most of my friends do the jeans thing too. When you think about it, I guess it's sort of boring
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
2 Mar 12
hi there crimson, In my country everybody has a say and everyone is a critic but usually people just laugh a round about the idea of wrong outfits but again, everybody will say something about what you wear. But according to an old friend of mine you could always survive wearing the wrong dress as long as you always wear the right attitude, savvyyy???
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
2 Mar 12
yes, i am in canada where we get nothing but crazy extremes like during the winter, it can be well below freezing and in the summer it can be well into the high 90's not counting the humidex! so to that end, i dress for the weather. i would much rather be warm in the winter than stylish, however, i do work in an office (we can wear cordoury pants though) and in the summer, it can be mighty hot outside but freezing in the office because of the air conditioning.
@pandora22 (869)
• Romania
2 Mar 12
i live in a country that has the all four seasons so i need clothes for very warm and also for very cold weather.one of my problem in chosing clothes is my profesion.i work with animals,being a vet,so i need comfortable clothes,easy to wash,easy to change.i don't buy to many clothes but i try to make a balance and to have clothes for every weather season,to have every day clothing but also some good elegant pieces for ocasions and going out,because i live in a big city.
@maezee (29498)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I'm sure it all influences us in different ways. I live in a somewhat big city so there is SO much shopping - everywhere you look there are malls and clothes stores and department stores and thrift stores - there are SO many options. You just have to have money to spend! I personally do most of my shopping at thrift stores to save money (and I love getting bargains on clothes - such a good feeling). I don't really have a 'style' though - I tend to just wear a lot of dark jeans, boots, and basic type shirts. *shrugs*. But I bet it would be a lot different if i Lived in a really rural area with only a Wal-Mart to shop at. . Happy MyLotting!
@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
2 Mar 12
I don't know if how could I evaluate our place as that. But then yeah if there is new trend then people tend to buy that right away and wear it.
@jessy589 (18)
• Germany
2 Mar 12
Of course I'm influenced by certain clothing styles that are popular where I'm from or where I live right now. On the other hand I do have my own style of clothing and stuff I personally like and it doesn't always match what's popular right now. Sme of the clothes I wear might be called outdated because I just like them and refuse to "go with the times" in this case. Nobody has ever commented on that. If you have clothes you like, I think you should really just wear them! Why not wear what you like? It's terrible to limit your own tastes because of what others think. Just be yourself and have your own style. It's probably a lot less a problem than you think it might be.