Mizzou's Got Style: Retrospect, Simple Sophistication & Charmed

Preppy, classic and edgy styles were all on display this week on the campus catwalk. And CGM caught up with these three stylish women who are unafraid to express themselves through their fabulous fashion!


It’s no doubt that freshman philosophy major Abigail English has a knack for old school fashion. “I love 80s and 90s style,” English said. “A lot of my clothes are ‘throwback’ pieces.” This stylish freshman loves to experiment with unique styles and looks to Iggy Azalea and Lil Debbie for risk-taking inspiration. English is fervent in expressing her personality and does so through the art of fashion: “Your style is an extension of who you are. It's how you present yourself to the world. When you put something together, think about what you want to say with your look. In my book, what you wear is just as important as what you say and how you act. I think it's important to have fun with what you wear; try unexpected combinations of patterns, textures or fit!”

Statement Pieces on a Budget: necklace, T-shirt, jacket, leggings, shoes

Simple Sophistication

You can never go wrong with all black. Junior journalism major Elisa Lopez paired a chic coat with sheer black tights, adorable booties and a fab bag for a classy look! “I'm from Spain, so I mainly follow European icons like Kate Moss, Diane Kruger and Blanca Suarez,” Lopez said about her fashion inspiration. “From the U.S., I love Olivia Palermo's style.” When looking for a simple solution to make an outfit pop, Lopez turns to jewelry and specific detailing on clothing: “Necklaces can change your outfit completely and give you a really chic look, and open backs on dresses are my favorite!”

Statement Pieces on a Budget: coat, bag, booties


Sophomore interdisciplinary studies major Laura Mikytuck put on a charming display of school-girl attire last week. She paired a classic button-down with a gold brooch and preppy cardigan, then topped off the outfit with to-die-for leopard penny loafers. Mikytuck describes her overall style as “classy and edgy,” which is perfectly represented in this look! This fashionista loves to experiment with clothing and advised us to wear whatever we please. “Something weird I find is when girls say something like, ‘Oh, that looks so good on you. I wish I could pull that off,’ and I'm just like, you can!” Mikytuck said. “There's no secret to pulling any article of clothing off ... if you like it, then wear it!”

Statement Pieces on a Budget: blouse, cardigan, penny loafers

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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