Fashion in Columbia
Columbian street style is similar to what most women wear around the globe almost everywhere you travel these days. Fashion trends around the world are influenced by Western fashion in most cities. Exceptions would be third world countries and emerging market countries such as Africa and India.
On a recent trip to Bogata, the capital of Columbia, and Cartagena women dress like folks in US cities. Columbian street style is casual and comfortable. Bogata has cooler weather than Cartagena. The temperature is around 65 degrees during the day in the winter, so more women wear jeans, pants, leggings, tights and warmer clothing. Urban professionals in Columbia usually wear conservative clothes and suits in dark colors. Some things to visit when in Bogata are the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum and Mount Montserrate.
Cartagena is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Columbia. Life is always being celebrated inside the walls, built by the Spanish, of the Centro Historico. Locals line the streets selling art and lovely crafts. The city is a fun place for people watching and has great boutiques to visit. The Museo de Arte Moderno houses a collection of Columbian and Latin American art. A visit to the Fort, Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, is a must where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city. It is fun to do a walk in the Getsemani area where the buildings are painted with art done by locals. As you can see from the collection of fashion photos below women are dressed in very casual attire. It is too warm to wear much of anything but light weight cotton dresses, skirts, pants or shorts.