The short skirts are worn irrespective of the season. The girls may also wear loose socks and scarves, and have dyed hair. The girls refer to themselves as gyaru gals , although this word is applied to several other fashion looks as well. Aside from the miniskirt or microskirt , and the loose socks , kogals favor platform boots, makeup, and Burberry check scarves. They may also dye their hair brown and get artificial suntans. They have a distinctive slang peppered with English words.