Today I flew back to school. When I decided to go to school in the South, I thought that all the girls would be these perfect looking pageant queens. I was wrong. Here are some main (stereotypical) differences that stood out to me.
- Southern girls wear parkas and brown boots in the winter (it's about 45-50 degrees).
- Northern girls wear North Face fleeces and Ugg boots (it's about 10-15 degrees).
- Southern girls wear real shoes and boots starting in October.
- Northern girls try to make it through the winter with flip flops.
- Southern girls wear simple jewelry like plain silver earrings or a single strand of pearls.
- Northern girls wear jewelry that draws attention like long/layered necklaces.
- Southern girls shop at J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Banana Republic.
- Northern girls shop at American Eagle, Hollister, Forever21, and Express.
- Southern girls wear make-up that accentuates each part of the face equally (i.e. a light lip color, soft eyes, and light pink cheek color).
- Northern girls' make-up highlights one feature at a time (i.e. a bold lip or a smokey eye).
- Southern girls want guys to think they're "pretty".
- Northern girls want guys to think they're "hott".
- Southern girls think "less is more".
- Northern girls think "more is more".
- Southern girls rarely wear black eyeliner on the top lash line.
- Northern girls wear tons of black eyeliner on their top lash line.
- Southern girls often wear solid colored, crew neck T shirts.
- Northern girls more often wear graphic T's or shirts with embellishment.
- Southern girls don't feed in to the latest "trends".
- Northern girls create and follow the latest "trends" like the 10 Commandments.
This is really funny to me, because I've seen both worlds from both perspectives. Southerners often think Northerners dress tacky, gaudy, or excessive. Northerners often think Southerners dress boring or plain. I'm not going to conform to either side, as I just wear what I like- a mixture of both. There's no way in hell I would give up my Juicy Couture for the sake of conformity.