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West Coast College Style: UC Berkeley

Fall always makes me think of fashion and back to school. For this series we are taking inspiration from our local colleges. Forget blazers, polos, and khaki pants — UC Berkeley is all about tie-dye, ripped jeans, and funky styles.

  • Dreadlocks 1 of 10
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    Photo found here by Simbarashe of Lord Ashbury

    UC Berkeley is known for its culture and original style. Nothing quite says unique and original like dreadlocks! Click through to see more of Berkeley's unique style!

  • Birkenstocks 2 of 10

    Birkenstocks have made a come back recently but at Berkeley they never even left! In fact a lot of the pieces you'll see on the street will make you feel like your having a '90s flashback.

    Birkenstock Sandals $130

  • Scarves 3 of 10
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    Because Berkeley sits on the bay, there is usually always a little chill from the ocean breeze which means most students can be seen wearing or packing scarves. Long, short, thick, thin, knitted, furry, fuzzy... there is no end to the type of scarves you'll see.

    Fluffy Animal Scarf $104.55

  • Babydoll Maxi Dress 4 of 10
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    Long and short babydoll dresses are another common piece found on campus. Known for their layering ability, they can be seen year round.

    Babydoll Maxi Dress $59.00

  • Felt Floppy Hat 5 of 10

    Worn partially for warmth but mostly for style hats are a common accessory to the Berkeley students wardrobe. This felt hat is great for both summer and winter and is neutral enough to go with almost anything!

    Felt floppy hat $75

  • Tomboy Workshirt 6 of 10
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    Another popular style at Berkeley is the "tomboy" or menswear look. This shirt is casual and strong but can be found worn with a dress or floral print.

    Tomboy workshirt $88

  • Floral Bag 7 of 10
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    It seems like I can't go to Berkeley without seeing some kind of floral pattern... either on an accessory, a dress, or even in menswear. This bag is a prime example! It's also a throwback to the '90s, one of Berkeley's most popular styles.

    Floral Tapestry Backpack $59.07

  • Distressed Jeans 8 of 10
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    Distressed jeans are much more popular than khakis, slacks, or trousers that are present at many other universities. The more rips, tears, and holes your jeans have, the more you'll fit in as a Berkeley student.

    Distressed Boyfriend Jeans $207.90

  • Tie-Dye 9 of 10
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    Tie-dye is one of those things that will always be in style in one way or another at Berkeley. In fact, one of the most popular souvenirs brought back from UC Berkeley may just be the tie-dye shirt.

    Tie-Dye cropped shirt $9.99

  • Cargo Jacket 10 of 10
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    Jackets are a must have piece at Berkeley for the sudden ocean breeze that comes in. One of the more popular jackets is the cargo style jacket. This lightweight jacket is perfect for layering and has the boyfriend look.

    Cargo Jacket $89

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