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Affordable, comfortable fashion, courtesy of sweaters

Julia Dovey has been going to UFV for four years now, working towards a bachelor of arts (BA) with a creative writing concentration. She is also looking forward to attending graduate school after finishing her BA. Julia describes her style as comfortable, saying, “If I could live on sweaters, I would.”

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Julia Dovey has been going to UFV for four years now, working towards a bachelor of arts (BA) with a creative writing concentration. She is also looking forward to attending graduate school after finishing her BA. Julia describes her style as comfortable, saying, “If I could live on sweaters, I would.” She always wears jeans and socks, and thinks that the funkier and fuzzier the socks, the better they are.

There are a lot of things Julia likes about sweaters, such as their loose fit that hides any imperfections. She also enjoys their versatility, and says that you can have any design (maybe a giant happy face!) on them and they still look good.

Being a student, Julia’s studies are her first priority, and it’s important to have comfortable clothes to get you through the long hours of studying, as well as life in general. The beautiful pink, black, and white striped sweater Julia wore to our interview was actually a treasure she found at a thrift store. As students, budgeting is always a challenge, especially with the cost of tuition, textbooks, bills, food, and everything else, so Julia finds thrift shopping as a student-friendly alternative to buying brand new clothes at the mall.

Sweaters have been an iconic piece for decades, and come in a wonderful variety of patterns, weaves, lengths, and materials. In a rough fisherman’s knit they’re casual and laid back, in cashmere they’re soft and refined, and in cable knit they’re just plain classic. Sweaters are one of the easiest items to update a closet with, and they can be found virtually anywhere. So bundle up this fall and winter, as sweaters are still very much in style!

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