Women’s Fashion in Medellín

Typical-night-out-in-Parque-Lleras outfits

Typical-night-out-in-Parque-Lleras outfits

If there is a sport I love more than CrossFit (and yes, CrossFit is a sport) it is people watching.

There is nothing more entertaining than sitting in the middle of a mall and watching people walk by. Sometimes I even make up stories about their life, knowing nothing about them other than their outfit.

In a city like Medellín, where women’s fashion and personal appearance are so important, it is pretty easy to spot foreigners walking around. Now I am not saying it is a bad thing to look like a foreigner. To each their own.

If you don’t mind, more power to you, but if you are looking to fit in a little bit more with the ever-present fashion scene here, then this LookBook is for you.

I have been living in Medellín for six years now and I have seen tons of trends pass by. When I first arrived in this beautiful city everybody wore jeans, even if it was over 80 degrees. They could be sweating in terrible ways but jeans were always a staple in their wardrobe.

I would ask myself, in a city with such an amazing climate, why would anybody force themselves to wear jeans. I personally hate jeans and owned maybe two pairs when I got here. Needless to say that number has increased in the past few years.

Lately, I have been noticing that people are switching their jeans for skirts, shorts and dresses. Fashion in Medellín has been changing.

Maybe they didn’t wear shorts before because men here (no offense) are pigs, and never turn down the opportunity to wolf whistle or make comments on a woman’s appearance. Some like the attention, others hate it and feel very uncomfortable.

DAY OUTFITS

Casual day outfit, Circle skirt, tank top and matching sandals.

Skater skirt, tank top and matching sandals

Loose white shorts, graphic T

Loose white shorts, graphic T; shoes match belt and bag

High-waisted shorts, a blue tank top, boots and matching accessories.

High-waisted shorts, a blue tank top, boots and matching accessories

Jeans are still a present in most outfits. A nice blouse and matching accessories

Jeans are still present in most outfits. Here, a nice blouse and matching accessories.

Loose blouse, shorts, and accessories.

Loose blouse, shorts and accessories

NIGHT OUTFITS

Colombians know the importance of a LBD.

Colombians know the importance of a LBD (Little Black Dress)

White high waisted maxi skirt, blue crop top.

White high waisted maxi skirt, blue crop top

Fresh white outfit, shorts and button up blouse.

Fresh white outfit, shorts and button up blouse

She paired her black dress with neon pink heels.

She paired her black dress with neon pink heels

Bright accessories like a necklace or jacket compliment neutral colored outfits.

Bright accessories like a necklace or jacket compliment neutral colored outfits

Bright yellow shorts, a patterned long sleeve blouse and matching accessories.

Bright yellow shorts, a patterned long sleeve blouse and matching accessories

She was wearing a bright peplum top with jeans. Black heels and a black bag

She was wearing a bright peplum top with jeans, black heels and a black bag

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About Melissa

Melissa was born in Florida and moved to Medellin at the age of 13. She is an Industrial Design student at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, who loves photography, traveling and FOOD!

Comments

  1. Very interesting, thanks. Will you be doing an article on men’s fashion?

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