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    Just the fashion facts

    New looks for the new year

    Welcome back fellow Wildcat fashionistas, trendsetters and style watchers alike. Although many students are focused on when and where they need to be these first days of classes, what’s far more interesting is the new wear students are sporting. In fact, showing off new clothes that were accumulated over the winter break either via holiday gift or the after-Christmas-day sales is a great motivator to attend classes. Here are some of the best looks The Arizona Daily Wildcat found while cruising campus on the first day back.

    Communication sophomore Gabrielle Jackson did pretty well for herself over the holidays. She found this metallic bag in a store on Long Island and bought that great watch at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a fantastic venue to view fashion (currently

    featuring the late New York socialite Nem Kemper’s haute couture wardrobe as a main exhibit).

    What really stands out from Jackson’s outfit, however, are her kicks: lace-up boots by Michael Kors that have been featured in numerous fashion magazines.

    Jackson tops it off with a vintage T-shirt and an assembly of necklaces.

    “”Everything I’m wearing is from a thrift store. Shoes… everything,”” said Jaxun Doten, a temporary worker at the Center for Creative Photography. Thrift spots of Doten’s choice include St. Vincent De Paul, Goodwill and Savers.

    Although Doten did not acquire any new clothing over the break, a camel colored peacoat is on his wishlist.

    Doten modernizes a traditional collared shirt under a sweater by pairing it with dark jeans that taper at the ankle.

    Although Doten’s look is sharp and put-together, he’s not looking to impress for the first day of the semester.

    “”I’d probably wear the same thing every day of the week,”” Doten said. “”It’s kind of a uniform.””

    Studio art sophomore Hallie Drake had a very merry Christmas this year when she found these eye-catching striped tights in her stocking.

    Most of the time, Drake said, she prefers getting cash for the holiday so she can do her own shopping, mainly at thrift stores.

    What Drake digs up, she creatively puts together – as seen in this ensemble. Her boots, a thrift store find, are jazzed up with a piece of fabric from an old ballet costume.

    There is a punk flair to the overall look, particularly from the netted sleeves she wears on her arms, also a ballet costume leftover.

    This pretty floral dress worn by undeclared senior Emily Willert was bought over the break with Christmas money from one of Willert’s favorite shopping spots: Forever 21.

    The store’s low prices are what Willert appreciates about the retail chain since she shops on a student budget. Aside from just buying clothes, however, she makes some, too.

    “”I’m very homespun,”” said Willert, whose cute pixie haircut was done by her sister.

    Willert makes a dress that would normally be worn during spring and summer work for the cooler months by pairing it with skinny jeans, a great Buffalo Exchange find.

    -photos by Allan Fullner

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