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    Fashion Facts

    Fashion Facts

    School is back in session and like most Januarys in Tucson, the weather is extremely unpredictable. Dark chilly mornings and warm sunny afternoons make for difficult decisions when it comes to deciding what to wear in the morning. Sure, the pea coat your parents bought you for Christmas works in snowy weather, but not in Tucson when the temperature fluctuates 20 degrees in a matter of five hours.

    This week, Fashion Facts spotted several students on the first day of school wearing the quintessential winter fashion accessory: scarves.

    Chrissy Dowling (top picture) wore a scarf that morning after deciding that her outfit wasn’t exciting enough for the first day of school.

    “”It was cold this morning,”” she said. “”I had a plain outfit on and I wanted to wear it to make it more exciting.””

    Dowling bought her black and gray scarf at Urban Outfitters and said she gets a lot of use out of it.

    “”I wear a lot of black,”” she said. “”That’s why I bought it.””

    The psychology freshman is originally from New Jersey and said she knows a thing or two about dressing for cold weather.

    “”(Scarves) are my favorite accessories,”” she said. “”I wear a lot of them.””

    English sophomore Christy Campbell, center, sported a gold scarf around campus that her sister bought for her in New York City.

    “”My sister lives in New York and she always gets me stuff from Chinatown,”” Campbell said.

    Campbell, who grew up on the New Jersey shore, said she owns quite a few scarves because of where she lives. She gets most of them in New York.

    “”I get them in Chinatown,”” she said. “”If they are good fakes, they are like five bucks.””

    She decided to wear a scarf today after her roommate advised her to do so.

    “”I have class at 10 and my roommate had class at nine and said it was cold outside,”” Campbell said. “”I didn’t feel like wearing a jacket.””

    James Pennington-McQueen, bottom, said he owns between 20-30 scarves and wears them often.

    “”I love them,”” he said. “”I like the way they feel and they are remarkably efficient.””

    The history junior said he buys them all the time and wears them “”even when it’s not appropriate.””

    The Tucson native had just received his red and black plaid scarf that morning as a birthday present from his roommate.

    “”I got a bag of them,”” he said. “”(My roommate) bought me three scarves.””

    Pennington-McQueen said his favorite thing about scarves is that “”(they) are a piece of un-cumbersome clothing.””

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