As Tunis slinks from the sweltering days of August to the cooler stretches of September, Tunisia Live took to the streets of the capital to see what looks the hip the flip and the fly will be rocking this fall.
Wissal Barkallah, 23, “I think about what to wear the night before. If I’m going to meet with someone I wear clothes that match the situation, which are different from what I wear if I’m going to meet with friends. I like to wear things that I like, I like certain colors and they’re important to me. I don’t really like it if people wear the same things as I do. I have a brother who lives abroad, he brings me things from time to time. Otherwise I just go to the shops, just like any other Tunisian.”
Sami Harrabi, 20 “It’s kind of random for me, I just wear what I find. Of course when I’m going out or if there’s an event of some sort I wear clothes that are adapted. Sometimes I look on the internet for what people wear. I’m also inspired by what famous Tunisian rappers like Booba wear.”
Senda Torkhani, 21 “What I wear depends on the day. I could just go out in pyjamas if I want to, I have no problem with that. I could also wear something more appropriate if I’m in the mood. I like grey, black, blue… I prefer colors that aren’t shiny. Wearing clothes with these colors makes it easier to customize them by adding accessories and stuff like that.
“I like things that are comfy. I like eighties and nineties-inspired clothes, things that are out of the norm.”
Samir Abdelli, 50 “During work days I usually think about what I’m going to wear tomorrow the evening before. When going to bed I think “I’ll wear this shirt and these trousers for tomorrow.” For resting days I don’t really give it much thought.
“I prefer light colors as I find that they match my skin color better than dark clothes. I think about this when I’m buying the clothes. But these colors don’t really have any other significance, they just have to match my appearance and my skin color.
“I usually rely on my own tastes while choosing what to wear. I’ve tried some times with my wife but I wasn’t always satisfied, so I just do it by myself.”
Leila Bezzine, 21 “I think about what to wear the night before. I think about what I want to wear and in the morning I just do it. I like bright colors. They represent life, it’s not like black for example that doesn’t really give you energy. These bright colors make me feel more lively.
Ahmed Douda, 17 “I wear clothes depending on the day or the situation, sometimes I think about what to wear and sometimes I just wear what I have. For example I’m wearing grey and blue today but I didn’t really give it too much thought. Of course colors are important, if you wear a white t-shirt you should have matching white baskets. I don’t really have any particular inspiration”
Prior to working as a journalist, Inel worked as a computer programmer. Inel is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. He writes mainly about freedoms, liberties, and minorities' rights in post revolution Tunisia. He currently blogs about films in French and writes metal reviews.