UK Style: Rainy Day

Let’s face it. There’s a lot of rain in England. When I travel to the UK, I always have an umbrella on me, even if the sun is shining! The weather can change on a dime and it’s best to not be left out in the rain!

To give myself a little head start on the weather, I’ve put together a little board of rainy day inspiration. After all, I’m going to have to go out and about in the rain from classes to the gym, grocery store to church activities. It’s best to be prepared! (And pick out a cute umbrella!)

(Made on Polyvore)

Have a favourite rainy day outfit? How do you stay dry when it’s pouring outside? Share with me in the comments!

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UK Style: Cold Weather

Moving to England means that winter is going to be especially chilly. Growing up on the East Coast, I’ve had my fair share of cold winters, but they don’t last half as long as those in the UK. That being said, I’m in the market for a good autumn/winter coat. I’ll need something to last me for a while, especially considering that the average high temperature in the summer is only 75 degrees! I better get used to chilly breezes pronto.

Here are some cute jackets and coats that I’ve had my eyes on!

What are your top picks for cold winter wear?

(Sourced on Polyvore)

UK Style: Autumn

My friend, Amanda, did a great post on her blog the other day about back-t0-school style and it got me thinking about my own school style and how that would radically change with the climate in the UK. I mean, I did my undergraduate work in Southern California! Jeans, Rainbow flip flops, t-shirts, and sunglasses were the everyday norm. I’d “rock” my hair in a bun, forgo makeup or jewelry, and saunter into class. And everybody thought relatively along the same lines. Sure, there was one random girl who decided to hike up Bruin Walk in 3 inch heels, but the rest of us just kept it simple.

Obviously, that won’t fly in England. I’m trading my flip flops in for leather boots and t-shirts in for sweaters & cardigans. And since I’m starting graduate school, which obviously requires a little more polish and style, I’m giving up my lazy bun and makeup-less face during lectures. Before, UCLA was a place for me to learn, not to be seen. But now that I’m in a graduate class of 10-15, there’s nowhere to “hide”. I’m putting my best foot (and face) forward!

So, I put together a little style inspiration on Polyvore to show you the kind of polish I’m looking for. Yeah, I’m still keeping my jeans and sunglasses. I mean, I can’t change everything! But I’ve found a way to upgrade it and bring it into a more professional arena. As you can see, I’m mixing jewel/neutral tones (my favorite) with hints of gold, set on basic black!

What are some of your top style choices for the fall? Share your style with me in the comments section!