It's a different world...
Now, I'm hardly a paragon of style, but it seems like the guys who live out here in the sticks really don't try.
Example: I saw a 20-something guy with a relatively stylishly dressed woman (for central Connecticut) of the same age. He was wearing jeans, with a Winnie-the-Pooh jean jacket. To top it off, he was wearing bright white hightop Nikes.
I've seen decently dressed young women who make an attempt to look attractive.