On an early run today, it struck me how much Kyiv flavor one gets just observing the morning commute.
Colorful: while in winter, Kyiv's a sea of black coats, the bright spring skies are now complemented by a serious range of outfit colors and patterns
Denim Loving: it's everywhere and all over....
Loads of acid wash....
(it's not dead - just moved to Ukraine!)
And, no one lives by the only on top OR on bottom denim rule...
(But let's be honest, as far as I can tell, people are not constricted by any fashion rules here!)
Man-iform: if its not acid wash day, the man outfit of choice appears to be black pants and a short sleeve button down
(note the 'Murse'!)
Comfortable in one's skin: you don't need to have it to flaunt it here. There's a real freedom to wear what you like regardless of shape.
(Frankly I think it's commendable. A bit of a "screw you Vogue")
And no shirt, no problem!
(At least he has pants on - unlike some of the construction workers across the street from us)
Casual: While I usually think of Kyiv as somewhat dressy - today's commute put that generality to question...
Getting a Quick fix: the morning bustle is accented with pockets of people getting their morning fix. Coffee and cigarettes on every corner thanks to the mobile coffee trucks abound
The one I stopped at recognizes the connection between caffeine and happiness
And of course your morning beer....
(Shot taken at 8:30 am!)
Thanks to the beer stands around places like the bus stop!
(Again a morning shot)
Connected: I thought it was bad in the States, but damn - everyone is on the phone here
Even the nun!
(She appeared to be texting. What has the world come to?!)
Here's hoping your morning gets off to a good start. Don't forget to Take your smile!