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Where to find these looks at relatively cheap prices:

Gloves: Target has a great selection of classy winter gear, not just gloves but hats and scarves, too, for those on a budget.

Woodland themed jewelry: Forever 21’s massive selection of necklaces online and in store should suffice for your owl, tree branch or leafy needs. All this neck bling is basically priced under $20.

Faux fur: There are a number of places online you can get your furry hats, scarves, purses etc. But for in store shopping, you’ll have to check out places such as Target, Old Navy, Walmart to see what they have actually in the store.

Boots: Places like Shoefly, Two Sole Sisters and sometimes Famous Footwear or Payless have the “in style” boots. Just look for buckles, suede, leather (or faux), tall or short, rough, military inspired or lace up.

Boots, boots, boots

Boots in all sorts of shapes and sizes have been popular for a while now and we’re not just talking about Uggs. Short, suede with studs or long, leather with buckles (both fake, of course) are a great way to dress up or down a fall or winter outfit.

“The Frye (cowboy/motorcycle) look is still really big,” said Jeff Shapiro, who owns Pearl Street’s Shoefly with his wife Melissa. “We’re selling a lot of military inspired, short, lace up boots, too.”

Shoefly is one of the newer stores on Pearl, and its loaded with the latest and greatest in footwear.

It’s called buying faux, and the retail industry provides those who are animal conscious with plenty of the same pieces, just sans death. If you do the legwork, you can find everything from fur clutches to fur lined ear flapped hats, as well as scarves and muffs with a cruelty free tag.

University of Colorado junior Chanel Host said she wouldn’t want to support a recent fur production, but would buy vintage.

“I’m into big fur jackets,” she said. “But I don’t really get fur accessories.”So much of the population is obsessed with their smartphones that it can’t come as a surprise that accommodating gloves are a must have for cold weather. They warm your hands, make a fashion statement and let you text without mussing up your messages.

“Fingerless gloves are really nice,” said Laurel Tate, one of the owners of Two Sole Sisters on Pearl Street. “You get the ease of walking your dog when it’s cold out and texting.”

With designs that include just your average cut off fingertips to sewed holes in finger pad areas for touchscreens, much of this trend you can actually make yourself.

Coming from New York fashion week is the trend of foliage themed necklaces. Chunky, gold leafed leaves, tree branches and other nature themes are what they’re pushing, and lets just add that owls are going to be around for a long time. (We can apparently thank the hipster population for that trend.)

“I really like that kind of stuff,” sophomore Kayla Wichers said about the more “outdoorsy” themed jewelery that’s trending.

So while the weather outside is frightful, keep yourself together fashion wise with these few tips. We know you’ll thank us when your texting your best friend about your new owl necklace while walking in the snow in your calf length, fur lined boots.

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