The dress code in the Cayo District, Belize is anything from casual to what you would wear on the beach. For ladies, the fashion is flip-flops, shorts, and tank tops. For guys maybe it’s shorts, flip-flops, maybe just a t-shirt.
This is all if you’re not working, of course. That's for both locals and expats. If they're not at work or a special occasion, the dress code is just casual like they're at the beach. Of course if they're working, the clothing will be a little bit formal for locals. For example, if they work at any of the government offices, a bank, or an insurance company, they actually where a uniform—either that, or formal attire.
The expats are always pretty much in their flip-flops and sandals and shorts. This is because most of them come from North America and they just want to relax, maybe it's a little warm for them, so of course they won't be wearing jeans or hiking boots or tennis shoes. So they just relax. They live here. They go to town, they go the market, no need to dress up. This is all except for when there's a party or a function.
I've seen people who maybe go to weddings or maybe go to a Rotary Club meeting who dress nicely. I've seen guys who wear long trousers tucked in a shirt with collar, whether it's a long sleeve or a short sleeve and a belt. They may choose to just wear dress shoes or in some cases I've seen guys wear leather boots, like cowboy boots. It looks nice. If they are not wearing proper dress trousers they wear them like a jeans, but tucked in, so it looks good.
If the occasion is semi-formal, they ladies may wear something like jeans and a bandana shirt tucked in. If they're not, they're wearing a dress, with high heels.