When people think of the Berlin style, it's often in the context of getting into Berghain, the city's notoriously difficult to get into nightclub/ dayclub/ underground style centre. But actually there's a lot more to Berlin's fashion than dog collars, harnesses and a no holds barred approach to self expression (you might as well just walk around naked). Yes, in Berghain there's a certain look, but it's a lot more diverse than that. My friend saw someone in a full-on kids entertainer clown suit there last Sunday, and that's not unusual. Inside the club, you're likely to see people trotting around in whatever they feel like (right now, there's a particularly gothic edge to it). The crowd has its own style, but it's not replicated everywhere in Berlin; on the street, people have a far more modest look, that's non-gendered and practical. Looking like you tried too hard is an easy mistake to make, not to mention a time-waster, so here are the mainstay trends you can't go wrong with in Berlin.
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