Vienna Street Fashion II

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our first fashion post was dedicated to the elderly people in Vienna, who wear fur with much class. This post is dedicated to the younger generations who dress a bit more casual, but still very pulled together. 

"Casual" in Vienna is not like "casual" in the States. These people look so good! Anywhere you turn your head, you see well dressed people. I pretty much stood in one spot on a wide street and snapped away. No scouting required. 

The best things about photographing winter style is that there is so much layering and accessories involved-- not only does everyone have a great coat, but a stylish hat, a good pair of boots, gloves, scarf, and a luxe purse. 

We were impressed to see so many women with strollers walking the snow-covered, icy streets. When it snows back home, everyone stays indoors. The last thing you would do is take your baby out into the cold. Here, snow doesn't stop anyone. Although even in the summer, babies and strollers in Seattle are a rare sight. Seattle is known to have more dogs than kids. It was a breath of fresh air to see kids in the city. 

Don't be mad if this post makes you want to head back to the mall after all that Christmas shopping to get a better winter wardrobe.

* Julia

17 comments :

  1. We noticed the number of kids & strollers too! I really enjoyed seeing all the kids out and about with their parents and hanging out in places where you wouldn't see them in the US. I loved seeing groups of parents getting together in coffee shops to chat with each other while their kids played. It seems like a much healthier and much less isolating way of parenting than I see a lot in the US.

    Also, I noticed that a lot of kids are positioned in the strollers to face their parents unlike the US where the kids almost always face out. And a lot of the strollers were outfitted with warm little sleeping-bag things to keep the kids nice and toasty.

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  2. oh yes - they all DO look casual yet nicely pulled together, don't they? especially for winter!

    (you're right - i DO want to buy some new winter clothes!)

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  3. This is brilliant, their leather satchels are amazing and they all have the perfect winter coat.

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  4. What an interesting post for me, since I'm living in Austria and actually never looked at the street fashion that way, but it was definitely inspiring!
    I hope your Christmas was fabulous and all the best for the rest of your travels!

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  5. These are incredible! How do you approach people to ask if you can take their picture in situations like this?

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  6. Curious constellation- Yes, I've been on the look out for a leather bag ever since!

    Michelle- Actually, in Vienna I didn't approach anyone (like I did for previous fashion posts). I just caught people with the camera as they walked by. I guess they looked too intimidating!

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  7. Love this post... The first photo is one of my favorites, and all of the bags are lovely!

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  8. These people have more sense than Americans. I hate hate seeing parents with their kids who are not dressed weather appropriate, no hat or coat and bare legs or arms on a freezing cold day. I see way too much of that!!! Especially babies who don't have the ability to shiver. Ok, i'll get off my soap box now. Thought I'd get that off my chest. Good job parents of vienna - you have good sense!! :)

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  9. I'm in love with all the cross body bags and am always in search of a "the perfect" one. Even Santa has his own cross body bag!

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  10. That is one stylish Santa Clause.
    PS: this pic is amazing. coming back to look at it, i love it still: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qyh6-nLvZSQ/TReCl2XBtiI/AAAAAAAABwg/vKAQQ2VBoNc/s1600/YMP_6642.JPG

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  11. Well it looks like this post has been up awhile. These pictures still look amazing and the style I think would still look great today. I'm taking my mother to Vienna at the end of August. I want her to feel comfortable walking around seeing sites, without being labeled as an American. Your advice was insightful. I hope you two are still together...you make an absolutely gorgeous couple. Sincerely, Michael C

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  12. this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot! Karen Walker

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  13. Austria is one of the best options around the world to have a good winter holidays. And the winter fashion is booming here. As I see from photos most mens and ladies do have a good sense of fashion , they do not need to look for women wholesale clothing, the Vienna itself have a big fashion industry.

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  14. Hi, thank you so much for all your wonderful information. Since I live in the opposite hemisphere (Australia), is there an archive area on your site so that i can read past posts about the opposite seasons?
    Warm regards from Melbourne which was a wet and cold 14 degrees today

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  15. love the reach out to fashion street bloggers, but cupcakes and cashmere & the blonde salad are blogs consisting mostly of themselves wearing different outfits. A few other awesome street blogs are: all the pretty birds, lee oliveira & le 21 eme.com. Techlazy.com Howmate.com Crazyask.com

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