Monday, September 26, 2011

A Bit About Fashion

People weren't kidding when they told me that St. Andrews is a very trendy place. I will say that I probably can't afford half of what some of the students here wear but at the end of the day, they are very good personal stylists. If you go to St. Andrews you better make sure to put your best fashion foot forward. Unless you are on your way to sports practice don't even think about wearing sweats in public. Even then, make sure those baggy clothes fit you properly. Comfortable walking shoes? I mean if you really care about your personal presentation you won't even think about them. I can't tell you how many pairs of heels and wedges I have seen around town. Now, I live about a mile away from campus and I see girls stomping it out in their heels to and from David Russell Apartments.
If you care about how your feet feel at the end of the day, you could go with boots such as these.
I have seen so many pairs of these walking around. It makes sense, they are practical, waterproof and weather appropriate. But if you feel like looking up the prices of Hunter or Ralph Lauren boots you will know that this kind of stylish comfort comes at an expensive price.
I have noticed a couple of other interesting trends. People here like to get dressed up when going out. I don't mean a cute top and some make up. I mean short little skirts with or without nylons. Fact: it gets cold here! I have so much respect for the girls who show up in tiny little dresses without some sort of leg protection. I have also noticed that leggings as pants is also somewhat of a popular trend. We all have our strong opinions about this but I really don't mind as long as I don't have to walk behind you for a mile with the knowledge that you are wearing blue polka dot underwear because your leggings are completely see through. Yep, it happens. But how do you politely tell someone you've never met that, yes, they have cute underwear but no, you'd rather not see it.
All in all I have been in constant admiration of how polished students at St. Andrews dress. My adjective of choice would be classy. Yes, even for the short skirts. Those can be classy too. I never see pajama pants or ripped jeans or sloppy clothing here. I find it a nice, professional atmosphere.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

That is how London is too!! People are so put together. It's quite the change from Knox where we can roll out in jeans, a white tee, and flip flops to a party, and be not the worst dressed. Fashion shock!