Mizzou's Got Style: Making a Statement, Fabulous Knits and Swagtastic Stripes

Even piles of snow couldn't keep fashionable students from hitting the campus in style. Look who we caught strutting their stuff...

Making a Statement

According to freshman pre-nursing major, Marcus Thurmond, “When you find the perfect piece at a thrift [shop], it will never compare to something you can buy commercially.” However, when he is not on an excursion for vintage finds, he browses through Akira’s online store, a Chicago-based company of which he is a fabulous stylist for. His convictions and beliefs also play a huge part in his shopping decisions. “I try not to shop at Urban Outfitters anymore because the CEO (ironically) does not agree with the queer lifestyle and supports anti-gay organizations,” Thurmond said. We’d love to run into this inspiring student again to see what he’s wearing next!

Statement Pieces on a Budget: scarf, jeans, boots

Fabulous Knits

Senior strategic communications major Kelly Liao definitely knows how to stay warm and look fabulous doing it. This sweater, along with many of her other adorable pieces, can be found at ASOS. Liao describes her usual style as a strange mix between the grunge “boyfriend” look and sophistication. “I look up to many famous women on Instagram and Pinterest,” Liao said when describing where she gets inspiration for her style.

Statement Pieces on a Budget: sweater, leggings, flats

Swagtastic Stripes

“I would define my style as a subtle interpretation of the mid 90s,” said freshman magazine writing and editing major Keenan Adams about his genuine sense of fashion. “ I enjoy pairing modern preppy pieces with patterned vintage items.” When asked for fashion advice, Adams channeled legendary designer Alexander Wang: “Number one rule in my book: Always keep it classy. Even on off days, make sure you’re looking presentable. Even a T-shirt can be dressed up with a nice watch and sleek shoes. As Alexander Wang so rightly stated, 'Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.'”

Statement Pieces on a Budget: sweater, boots

This article is a part of Candice Brew's weekly campus fashion column that captures Mizzou students looking their finest.

By: Candice Brew


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