A travel blog of pictures and stories of my time spent at Lancaster University in the spring of 2012.
So, at some point in time on this blog I wanted to talk about just random British stuff so that one day I can look back and think about how silly I was or something like that. Due to lack of brain effort, this would be one of those posts.
- Overall, British fashion is just a lot more fun than American fashion. People take more risks on a daily basis. Girls who would probably be considered preppy girls still where like hipster accessories. There is a lot more personality in most people’s outfits (including the guys) which is awesome. Also, people don’t really get judged for wearing crazy stuff.
- I’ll talk girl’s fashion first. Lots of accessories. Lots. I’d say 75% of girls on a daily basis are wearing scarves. Cool hair accessories are also super common.
- In terms of clothes, lots of dresses with tights and boots or jeans with nice shirts. Once again, lots of personality. Ruffles, prints, embellishments galore.
- One thing that is not cute in girl’s fashion over here is that it is really common for girls to wear like shorts with tights and boots. Imagine colored tights with destroyed denim shorts and boots. Not cute.
- Heavy eye makeup is really common, but that’s really the only difference in terms of makeup.
- Guy’s fashion. They actually once again have personality. Guys I would say wear scarves like 50% of the time. Messenger bags are common. Hats are also common.
- I don’t think I have seen a single person wear like a polo shirt or anything super boring like that.
I think that is all I got. Sorry if this was boring :)
Ok, so I know I haven’t posted in a while, like over 3 weeks, but I’m going to start posting more stuff soon. Tonight, I’m just going to talk about this trip and do a random post on British stuff because I wanted to do that at some point too. I’ll post hopefully more interesting stuff later including stuff about the last 3 weeks and such. This was another fun day trip that I took last Saturday. Here are some random tidbits.
- We went to Durham first which is a really pretty small city. The main attractions are obviously the cathedral and the castle. Seriously, I feel like every town in England has some majestic cathedral and castle. Anyways, we wanted to go into the castle, but you can’t go in the castle unless you go on the tour and the tours didn’t start till 2 which is when we were leaving. So, no castle.
- We ended up taking a tour of the cathedral instead. The cathedral was beautiful. Obviously, you couldn’t take pics inside, but it was gorgeous. It was just my flat mate and I who went on the actual tour led by some very official ladies in like robes. When I say it was just my flat mate and I who went on the tour, I mean that it was just the two of us that were on the tour with these two ladies not just that we were the only people we actually knew. It was awkward. Possibly because when the tour started they asked if we were members of any church and both of us were like “No, no, I’m not.” I’ve never felt more judged in all my life then when both ladies just kind of made like an “ahh” noise. I feel very awkward in a church.
- Moving on, we went to a market place afterwards and got lunch and shopped.
- The bus then took us to the Metrocentre which is like a fucking humongous mall that has its own rail station and like is sectioned off into other malls by color. It’s big. Like real big. We for some reason decided at first to walk around to find the stores we wanted, but very quickly realized that was a dumb idea and got a map.
- I got a new scarf and a dress from Primark which is like my new favorite store. All for like 8 pounds too.
This is really all I can think of. It wasn’t that exciting of a day trip, but it was still a lot of fun. I really need to do these things the night of, so I can actually remember shit. Pictures are below :) (btw the reason I’m not in any of these pics or in a lot of the other day trip pics is because at some point of the day it usually ends up raining and then my hair is like standing on the top of my head so …)