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Gameday Part III: The Fashion Scene

Having been here in Oxford for almost 20 years, I still know this basic fact about fashion in this town: Whatever is in the windows on the Square, wear it.

In all seriousness, Oxford has long been considered the fashion capital of the South, and for good reason.

If you read my article last week, Shopping on the Square: Fashion, then you already got a glimpse into what makes the Square fashion go 'round. But we, here are POM, are going to dive a little deeper.

For the same reason we have more of one color in our closet than any other, how we feel “prettier” with makeup on, or how wearing that amazing pair of shoes puts a pep in your step - how you dress while in Oxford makes you feel.....more fashionable. This might sound dramatic, but it's true.

Insert - the "fashion show" in the Grove. Not an organized fashion show, but a platform to display your best look for all to see. First things first: Wear the proper color as set by Ole Miss Athletics. Whether going to the game, or just hanging in the tent, wear the right color to cheer on the Rebs!

Next, you won’t see many women in official Ole Miss garb. You’ll see them as dressy casual, dresses or smart Sunday best. But always, with the flare for fashion forward! Heels are the norm, even in the soft ground post rain. Personally, I like wedges or flats on game day, and they can still be very stylish!

Parents: prepare your female students to wear something appropriate. We can’t emphasize this enough. First, remember there are two home games before rush. Upperclass sorority girls are taking note. If a dress/romper is short enough to see a booty cheek or worse: it's a NO GO. And yes, this really happens. (As a fellow mom, I can’t help but think: “Would your mother be proud of you wearing this?” Head shake.)