Walking through the streets of Shanghai, I am engulfed by the immense heat and crowds of people. Standing in the largest city of China, but having grown up near the Big Apple, I can’t help but feel that this is like an eastern New York. Like the Hudson waterfront, the Bund displays the Shanghai skyline, featuring the landmark Oriental Pearl Tower. This oriental city has all the indispensable features of a global capital– pollution, traffic, skyscrapers but also international cuisines and personalized touristic attractions. In the older parts of Shanghai, there are still remnants of Chinese architecture, meaning upturned roofs, red beams, and golden embroidery. With my outfit I represent the colors of a concept which originated from China– yin yang. Although a majority of my outfits feature a black and white palette, this one in particular contrasts against the colorful, predominately red backgrounds. Observing the Shanghai street style, I realize the distinct identity of their fashion, especially in contrast to the Western styles of Europe and America. Their style features more light and loose elements, from blouses to wide pants. The Shanghai look is very soft and comfortable, generally lacking any structured or tight pieces, a bit different from my featured look. The outfit I am wearing is more clearcut and sophisticated, drained of the different colors and patterns I notice on the streets of Shanghai. With temperatures in the high 90s to even above 100 degrees, it’s no wonder why the street style is so breezy and elegant.