The Best College Street Style Snaps From UCLA & USC

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For those adhering to the academic calendar, the unavoidable end-of-summer bummer never shows up without a silver lining or two. For some, it's the return of primetime television. For others, it's all about the seasonal beverages. But, for most of us, it's the sheer enjoyment of busting out those cozy, chunky knits and chic leather boots after months of only denim cut-offs and white tees.
Unfortunately, it seems our city hasn't got the memo. We're nearing October, and it's actually sweltering out there — which makes kicking off the school year in anything resembling a classic style a bit of a sartorial challenge. Clearly, ignoring the weather and wearing your new cropped trench is not an option when your entire body is going to transform into a sweaty mess as soon as you step out of your air-conditioned apartment.
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We found a bevy of UCLA and USC students (as well as one doctor!) who are handling this fall heatwave in the coolest of ways. Follow their lead, and you won't have to worry about showing up to class (or the office) looking red-faced and overheated.
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Name: Leah Stofko
Campus: USC
What She's Wearing: Zara shorts, vintage T-shirt, bag purchased in Monaco, Sam Edelman sandals, David Yurman ring, Ray-Ban sunglasses.
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How very British!
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Name: Sevana Baghdarsarian
Campus: UCLA
What She's Wearing: Vince pants, Urban Outfitters top, Joie shoes, Guess bag, vintage bracelets.
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Someone's got some serious wrist game.
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Tres chic!
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Name: Lindsay Lauder
Campus: USC
What She's Wearing: Aritzia dress, Lacoste shoes.
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We're really into this normcore combo.
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Name: Amanda Abdi
Campus: USC
What She's Wearing: Balenciaga sandals, vintage romper, Goyard bag, Selima Optical sunglasses.
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Yes, we're officially "tote stalking" here...
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Name: Dr. Deepika Chopra
Campus: UCLA
What She's Wearing: vintage Levi's jeans, Robert Rodriguez top, vintage shoes, Prada bag.
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Name: Sirine Yared
Campus: USC
What She's Wearing: Zara top, Zara jeans, Sam Edelman sandals.
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Who knew cuffed ripped denim looks great with a snakeskin-print sandal? Noted.
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Name: Jordan Warlick
Campus: USC
What She's Wearing: Brandy Melville dress, Zara bag.
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Nothing can compete with the perfect black tote.
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Name: Alexandria Stephenson
Campus: UCLA
What She's Wearing: Forever 21 backpack, jellies purchased from Santee Alley in downtown Los Angeles, vintage shirt.
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This guy can brighten up any day — regardless of whether or not it's filled to the brim with assignments.
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It's all in the details.
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