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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. SunShyne B., an author from Indian Trail, was there handing out free copies of her motivational book “Can a Girl Get a Break. ” Wearing: A fuzzy animal hat that her husband bought her at a mall in Boston; a sweater she’s had for ages; and Apple Bottom brand jeans with suede boots, both from Burlington Coat Factory. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Bernie Gaston of Charlotte was there rooting for his alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University. Wearing: A leather hat he bought in Myrtle Beach, a leather jacket from the old Ivey’s department store uptown, a Columbia polar fleece top from Marshall’s, corduroy pants from T.J. Maxx, and shoes from Dillard’s. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Fran Grier of Charlotte was there rooting for Johnson C. Smith University. Wearing: Earrings she bought in Atlanta; a turtleneck, vest and Aurex USA bag, all from T.J. Maxx; and a leather jacket, Levi’s skinny corduroy pants and Nine West boots, all from Dillard’s. Yolanda Young at Inspired by Marcus salon did her hair. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Jeran Pope of Richmond was there rooting for his school, Virginia Union University. Wearing: A Virginia Union University T-shirt from the school store, Adidas jodhpur-style pants and Puma sneakers. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Brittany of Richmond was there rooting for her school, Virginia Union University. Wearing: A T-shirt for the school store, a Columbia jacket, Nike sweat pants and Jordan 11 sneakers. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Janae Robinson of Richmond was there rooting for her school, Virginia Union University. Wearing: A Cotton On denim jumpsuit, a crop top from Forever 21, a leather jacket, Doc Marten boots and a Juicy Couture bag. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Dominique Davis of Richmond was there rooting for her school, Virginia Union University. Wearing: A Bob Marley T-shirt from Spencer’s, skinny sweatpants and jewelry from Forever 21, and Jordan Retro 5 sneakers. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Shamika Basnight was wearing a top, necklace and oxfords from Charlotte Russe with a bag from Belk. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. This fan was wearing a Route 21 necklace, Charlotte Russe top, a bag from Belk and Jordan sneakers. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Trylanda Jennings of Richmond was there rooting for her school, Virginia Union University. Wearing: A T-shirt from her school store; a jacket from Forever 21; boyfriend jeans and booties, both from H&M. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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    On the first day of the CIAA tournament when guests are slowly streaming in, we stood outside Time Warner Cable Arena in search of those who looked casually cool. Tiah Coffey of Charlotte was there rooting for Livingstone College. Wearing: A camo jacket, sweater and boots from the Goodwill store. Her earrings are Kenneth Cole and her ring is a gift from her mother. She bought her Coach purse at a Dress for Success charity sale. Her coral leggings were borrowed from a friend. She created her own coral lip color to match using blush as lipstick. She pin-curled her own hair and styled it into a side braid. (Photo by Olivia Fortson)
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