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WHAT TO WEAR: Girl's Night Out

This Textile and Apparel Management student at Mizzou knows how to dress for a classy night out in the city. More over, she knows how to merge her personalities in her outfits. She describes herself as a “girly, happy, peppy person, who also likes to live on the edge.” Why does this Fashionista’s look work?

I should start off by noting that I met this Fashionista on a University-led trip to the Kansas City Fashion Show. The latitude of attire for attending such an occasion was fitting for someone like her, who understands the power of texture. Not a hint of silver can be found in the bath of gold jewelry, yet there is defined, shape-breaking pieces through the mix. What she did right was use a black base color to let them speak. Her dress, purchased at Eccentrics Boutique, is not like most little black dresses, as it features a full skirt and tulle hemline to give back some femininity and detail. She looks towards Victoria Beckham for inspiration when dressing a petite body; this is certainly expressed in her choice of an elevated skirt, with a lower netted hemline. The shoes she is wearing come from Gianna Bini and craftily match the top’s use of black and gold. Her Stella & Dot clutch pairs with the dress as it breaks up the solid black flow with a bold and busy geometric design which draws the eye. Small bold statements are this Fashionista’s tools. See her cherry cordial lipstick, eyeliner and curled side-parted blonde locks as testaments to the detail she put in with her cosmetic statements.

She belongs on the red carpet with this look, and I know for a fact she stood out at the Fashion Show she attended. When on a girl’s night out to any occasion, a look like this is sure to get you attention. A piece of style advice she wishes to leave with you is to “accessorize a lot with mono-toned dresses, because their innate versatility can become bland crutch without the added accents of color. Live bold!” Thank you, Fashionista, for your contribution to the style community!

One Simple Change: I would suggest that for those wanting an edgier take for another formal occasion, a slicked back hairstyle would complement the black attire.