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Utah fashionistas flocked to the opening of City Creek Center on Thursday to make and buy fashion statements. First-day shoppers favored blacks and neutrals with pops of color, including bright blue skinny jeans, purple leggings, sapphire shoes and metallic embellishments, and fashion-forward footwear ranging from color-blocked pumps to strappy studded sandals. Lightweight casual cardigans — or, as they say, "cardis" — added texture, while outfit-making accessories attracted attention. On view: oversized satchels, hats, stacks of bangles, bold necklaces and stylish sunglasses.

Jenn Hardman • Park City, KSL features reporter. Wearing a black jacket, purple leggings and sunglasses, Hardman described her style as "classy and sassy."

Brittany Pope • Salt Lake City. Wearing a fedora and army green jacket, Pope described her style as "modern 1980s, with chic and fun accessories."

Gina Lopez • Los Angeles, vice president of Dezario shoes, sold at Nordstorm. Wearing a black top with gold studs, Lopez labeled her look as "L.A. style that I'm bringing to Utah."

JR Holbrook • Host of Park City TV's "Sundance Festival After Dark." Holbrook was wearing a beanie and glasses, and described his style as "European chic."

Aaron Kwok • Sandy. His black-and-white cardi was "urban."

Emily Foxly and Dana Curtis • Salt Lake City. Foxly called Curtis' blue blouse and maroon cardi "modern classic," while Curtis described Foxly's black lace dress is "tastefully original."

Ingyin San • Burma. San's pink hoodie and plaid tights are "freestyle," she said.

Lexie Kener • Salt Lake City. Kener's white pants convey her "fun and flirty" style.

Ashley Christensen • Farmington. Christensen, sporting blue skinny jeans, didn't claim one particular look, but described her shopping habits: "Anthropologie, Nordstrom and H&M.";