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Photo courtesy of Elayna Daniels '21


What Wildcats Wear is The Davidsonian’s style section. This week, we featured Chloe Pitkoff ’21. Below is Chloe’s commentary about her style, self expression, and fashion inspiration.


I’m a New Yorker- Brooklynite, born and raised. Riding on the subway, you see all kinds of characters. New York is made up of so many artists and independent thinkers, and I draw my style from that creative energy. I went to an art school where dressing up was silently expected and became almost a competition. It was fun going to class every day just to see what people were wearing.

All of my clothes are thrifted or found. At home, I go thrifting with my mom almost every day. Our favorites are Housing Works and Beacon’s Closet. I think of thrift stores as museums that you can take home with you. I look for and piece together patterns, colors and textures to see how they interact. I’ve curated my own kind of museum, and I have quite a collection.