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    Rebels with a cause

    Classifying style is a tricky business. People often don’t want to limit themselves by saying they strictly dress preppy or rock ‘n’ roll, but rather have the rebellious attitude of ‘I wear what I want.’ However, whatever category your wardrobe adheres to the most, whether it suggests a particular decade or evokescelebrity style, go with it. It is those who maintain somewhat of a cohesive style that manage to look the most put-together and fashion forward. That’s not to say switch it up a bit here and there, but rather keep it within the realm of what you know.

    Simple, classy and vintage is how English senior Cassie Maradik defines her personal style.

    Her choice of adjectives seem to be on target at least from what she was seen wearing Monday: a cardigan, dark denim jeans and flats- pieces from Buffalo Exchange and Urban Outfitters respectively.

    Pieces on her want list include leather boots and skinny jeans, both great staples for someone with Maradik’s Audrey Hepburn look.

    “”I don’t usually wear the same outfits,”” said architecture senior Sarah Ingham. “”I like to spice it up.””

    Ingham’s fun flavor was apparent yesterday, as she was wearing a unique gray top from a boutique, Levi’s from Sears and black boots “”that all the girls were wearing in Barcelona (Spain), like, two years ago.””

    “”These were the closest things I could find in the States,”” said Ingham, who grabbed the pair at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    Ingham comes from a family of fashionistas – we caught her sister Emily for “”Fashion Facts”” a couple of weeks ago – and stays on top of trends with friends from more fashion-forward locations.

    “”I have a couple of friends in L.A. that will call and say, ‘oh, owls are in right now,'”” Ingham said.

    Studio art senior Nika Kaiser identifies with decades of the past, especially the ’30s and ’40s.

    “”I do finger waves, that sort of thing,”” Kaiser said.

    While her outfit, a knee-length plaid skirt and black shirt with fluttering sleeves – both second-hand – is reminiscent of former periods, Kaiser doesn’t stop there. Along with her pinup girl ‘do, her cat-winged eyeliner is the perfect finishing touch.

    Kaiser’s shoes – cream colored oxfords with a stack heel – also add some old-time flair. She picked up the kicks at the North Fourth Avenue thrift mecca, Beacon’s Value Village Thrift Store.

    “”I’m really a thrift shopper by nature,”” said theater production senior Brian Hendricks.

    Hendricks, who puts himself together in a high-fashion sort of way, actually achieves what every fashionable thrift-store advocate strives for: finding designer duds at really low prices.

    For instance, yesterday he was seen wearing a Christian Dior sweater he found at Buffalo Exchange for $7 with a collared shirt underneath by Yves Saint Laurent that was a hand-me-down.

    Hendricks, who is very on the up-and-up in regard to the fashion world and even does some designing himself, cites Nicolas GhesquiǸre of Balenciaga and John Galliano of Christian Dior as a couple of his fashion influences.

    “”People say that runway fashion doesn’t translate to everyday,”” Hendricks said.

    “”But you can. It’s a challenge, but I think you should challenge yourself every day.””

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