Since I arrived here in the United Kingdom, one of the most unexpected differences I encountered was the difference in fashion. Of course, we all wear generally the same Western style clothing, but there are quite a few things that the British do differently. There is a lot I could learn…
First of all, they are not shy about scarves. Scarves are much bigger and bulkier and just all around GINORMOUS. At first, I thought it was a bit ridiculous, but I’m getting used to it. Actually, I’m just jealous cause they look cozy. Seriously, itsy bitsy fashion scarves are not gonna do anything against the chilling winter temperatures.
In general, people around here have more practice with winter wear and know how to look cute even when it is raining. Take notes girls!
One thing I love are the huge shapeless coats that seem all the rage this season:
Speaking of shapeless winter wear… CAPES!
There is definitely a distinct British makeup look that was new to me. Not every girl wears it, but it is VERY common. I like to call it The Zoella Face:
Dyed hair is much more common than it was in the US. I’ve seen some AWESOME shades of greyish blueish:
Also, I’m not particularly fond of this trend, but I’ve noticed that facial piercings are more common.
Now men here are just way too fashionable. It makes me uncomfortable. For one thing, how many centuries is it going to take American men to learn that coat collars were meant to be worn up ala Sherlock Holmes?
Oh, and every boy and his uncle bob have the buzzed to long look ala David Beckham:
And that is all for now, a brief overview of what I should probably be learning from the British about how to dress.