Thursday, September 26, 2013

Buyers BEARware

Photos by Turk Ismail

Buyers BEARwear
Bailey Chauner

We are t-minus two days from our Griz football team playing Oklahoma Panhandle State in our beloved Washington Grizzly Stadium.  At the last football game I noticed the wide array of unique Griz fashion.  Students wore their pride in the form of customized tasseled t shirts, retro Griz sweaters, bedazzled headbands, and enough face paint to touch up the 50 yard line.  The Trendsetters team decided to raid the UM Bookstore for some fashionable pieces to pair with today’s trends to create your perfect Griz look for any football game!

Michelle, a student in the education program, chose this v-neck maroon sweater with striped detail on the right bicep. She gave her outfit a retro vibe with a high waisted, denim flare skirt and matching denim wedges.  This look is great for ladies channeling their extra girly side!

For this look, embraced the recent comeback of the nineties “grunge” look with this modern, glittered Griz shirt.  To get a similar grungy Griz look, pair your favorite UM shirt with a pair of combat boots.  I added a pair of maroon and white striped socks to add some spirit and topped off my outfit with a Griz baseball hat.  To ensure a grunge appearance, turn your hat around backwards and tie a plaid shirt around your waist.

Abby, a sophomore in the business program and member of the Trendsetter Team, chose this Griz colored tank top available at the bookstore.  By the brand “Uptop”, this tank is a great fundamental to your griz wardrobe!  Abby chose an edgy look by pairing this racerback tank with leather leggings with a sheer detail.  To complete the outfit, she added Griz legwarmers and a flat bill cap.

Ikumi (right) and Yoko (left) Uezu, sisters from Japan studying English, rocked a basic striped Griz racerback tank and rugby inspired sweater.  Yoko (left) paired her Griz tank with a pair of leopard shorts and Griz ears.  Wearing leopard with your Griz apparel will let you embrace the animal print trend and give your outfit a modern spin.  Ikumi is pictured wearing a Missoula button up rugby sweater with a pastel dress.  A Grizzly rugby sweater is a great piece that can be paired with a variety of pieces.  Ikumi has a self described “feminine” style, so matching the sweater with the dress was a perfect choice. Finally, we can’t forget these sisters’ plush Grizzlies to top off their outfits!


We love this pink hat! It’s the perfect way to add some girly Griz spirit, without needing to break out the fashionista in you. Relaxed, comfortable, this screams cute and keeps you casual.

This post would not be complete without a pair of high waist-ed shorts! Michelle and Abby add these waist defining, leg baring shorts with their basic Griz tops for a guaranteed stylish look.  Adding high waist-ed shorts will add overall interest to a standard tee.

I absolutely love the rugby sweater (previously seen on Ikumi)! I wanted to give this sweater a preppy twist, so I wore the same knee high striped socks. Try pairing your preppy look with a pair of Converse sneakers so you don’t have to worry about teetering on your heels!

Most of the pieces we featured are available in the UM Bookstore for sale.