The personality of a place can come across based on what people are wearing. Certain areas are known for citizens being covered from head to toe at all times. Other places, people might wear a simple pelt of fur around their waist. A big city will have stores with more fashion choices than a shop in a tiny village.
Sometimes certain colors or styles of dress will distinguish one group from another, as is the case in Divergent by Veronica Roth. In a smaller setting, it might also be the uniforms worn by employees that distinguish them from the customers. A unique perspective on the fashion of your setting can be another way to help make it into a character.
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Question of the day: What is your favorite clothing brand, or store to shop at for clothing, when expanding your wardrobe?