Fashion Fridays: It’s a Metaphor

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For the last Fashion Friday of the semester, we’re doing things a little differently. As someone finishing up her first year in college, I thought it fitting to reflect on what I’ve learned over the last few months through the lens of various stylish students. Those featured this week represent eight lessons I learned in my first year at UC Berkeley.

Lesson one: Making friends who are your soulmates is totally a thing.
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Lily Goldwasser (left) and Gina Kotos (right).

Lesson two: Things aren’t always as they seem. (Jeah’s potato chip bag is actually a pencil case.)

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Jeah Clemente

Lesson three: Going green can be subtle — there isn’t just one way to do it.

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Alina

Lesson four: Always be sweet.

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Tiffany Tran

Lesson five: Everyone is layered — don’t assume people are one-dimensional. (You also learned that you’ve got a terrible memory, because you approached this same exact girl the next day.)

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Natalie Abber

Lesson six: Always stick with a buddy.

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Lenka Shi (left) and Shutong Wu (right)

Lesson seven: Comfy is best. Also, everyone has Birkenstocks.

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Marisa Ahmed

Lesson eight: Even when times are tough, try not to lose the summer spirit, because summer’s just around the corner!

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Abi Gail

Contact Sarah Goldwasser at [email protected].

Correction(s):
A previous version of this article misspelled the name of Lenka Shi.

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