Fashion Fridays: Dressin’ for Self-Expression

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From finals to internships, students have just about everything to worry about this time of year. With so many things on their minds, it may be tempting to dress down a bit. However, these fresh kids resisted the call of sweatpants and gym shorts, continuing to look towards their wardrobe as a mode of self-expression. From vintage European looks to contemporary monochrome, and rock and roll to hip hop, these students’ outfits show that there is hardly one single way to stand out on a big campus like UC Berkeley.

 

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Paul Nadal

Inspiration: “Last time I said it was my grandma. She was a former beauty pageant contestant and a seamstress.”

 

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Maisha Davis

Style: “I try for a bit of flashy, Afro-bohemian chic. But today I went with my “New Jack City” look. It’s a movie. Ice-T and Wesley Snipes are in it — check it out!”

 

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Megan Lee

Inspiration: “My best friend Katherine. She made me these earrings!”

 

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Joan Lee

Inspiration: “My mom”

 

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Martin Padilla

Style: “Both really traditional and grunge”

 

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Dave Lee

Inspiration: “Nick Wooster and Steve McQueen.”

 

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Yi Hao Zheng

Style: “Street style. I like Kanye West. I go shopping in SF a lot — I go to Barney’s in SF sometimes.” 

 

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Aliya Charney

Style: “I like vintage. 1950s-1960s retro futurism. This is a vintage dress I got in Dublin. I also got this bag in Paris, at the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore.”

 

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Derek Cousineau

Style: “I just really like glitter and color”