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What to Wear: Cartagena

Styles from the streets of a must-visit Colombian city

Photography Alberto Newton

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Yolanda de Mogollon, cultural director, Museum of Modern Art

 

MEET THE LOCALS

DAN DURDA AND NICOLE SMITH, CO-OWNERS OF GOKELA RESTAURANT

PERSONAL FASHION AESTHETIC
Durda: “After I moved to Cartagena, I had a huge change of style. I dress for the weather: clothes that are open and breathable, more relaxed. I have about 20 suits that never get worn anymore.”
Schmidt: “Hippie chic by day, a little more elegant at night— but still not as glamorous as in London or New York, because you want to keep it comfortable here.”

FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP
Schmidt: “I like to go to a downtown boutique called San Lorenzo, which has flowy, airy clothes from places like Thailand. And at Hernán Zajar you can find the traditional handwoven shoulder bags called mochilas, but with a bit of bling to them.”

MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR CARTAGENA
Schmidt: “Definitely a hat and very comfortable sandals—the city is so beautiful that you’ll want to walk!”
Durda: “And sunglasses. They’re the attitude behind everything here.”

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RAINBOW NELSON, TRAVEL WRITER

“In this heat, it’s good to wear things that are light. People use the term ‘fresco,’ or ‘fresh’—meaning anything that keeps you cool, basically.”

One Response to “What to Wear: Cartagena”

  1. Korean Clothing Says:
    October 14th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Fashionable clothing style, love that temperament and causal style clothes

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