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Students share what school style looks like for them

Whether it be specific aesthetics or daily effort, there are many ways students dress their best
By Emma Clement

Aesthetics of Mill Valley

A breakdown of different aesthetics and how students described themselves*


By Olivia Peters

Similar to a classic style and includes bright colors and clean lines, preppy style includes pieces like straight leg jeans, sweaters and tennis skirts.


Usually defined by comfortable clothing, this can include sweatshirts, sweatpants, leggings and baggy t-shirts.


Characterized by lots of black and layers, grunge style includes items like Dr. Martens, baggy jeans and striped shirts.


Referring to a style that is trendy but simple, basic style includes jeans, crop tops and sneakers.


Including clothes that would be more likely to be seen in gyms, brands like Lululemon and Nike are popular for this style.

Stylish Students

Senior Nikki Owens (By Elizabeth Summa)

Q+A with two students who dress their best for school: senior Nikki Owens and sophomore Olivia Nzioki

Mill Valley News: How would you describe your style?

Nikki Owens: I just wear what I want to wear. I don’t really have a specific aesthetic.

Sophomore Olivia Nzioki (By Elizabeth Summa)

MVN: Why did you start dressing up for school?

NO: I just like when I dress up. I feel better. If I feel like I look [bad, then] I’m going to feel really unconfident.


Mill Valley News: What’s your favorite thing about your style?

Olivia Nzioki: I feel like sometimes I see a bunch of people walking around with the same exact outfit. I like the way thatmy style can switch based on my mood.

MVN: What makes you want to dress up for school?

ON: I like to pretend that there’s modeling agents walking around school. I don’t want to be caught in a really bad outfit, so why not dress up?

By Olivia Peters

Time and Effort

A look into how much time students spend getting ready for school each day*

Dress to Impress

By Olivia Peters

Students ranked the importance of their personal style out of five stars*

*All information from JagWire survey of 169 students.

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Maddie Martin, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Maddie Martin’s first year on the JagWire staff. She is looking forward to writing and taking pictures for the JagWire. She is on the golf team and is a part of Relay for Life. Outside of school she volunteers with National Charity League. She spends her free time hanging out with her friends and family, listening to music and watching sports.  
Emma Clement, JagWire editor-in-chief, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
This is senior Emma Clement’s third year on the JagWire staff. This year she is JagWire and Mill Valley News editor-in-chief, in addition to being a writer and designer for the newspaper. When she is not working on journalism, Emma enjoys reading, drawing, painting, watching TV shows and spending time with friends and family. She is also involved at Mill Valley as NHS president, Spanish NHS vice president, Youth for Refugees president, Model UN president, NAHS vice president and is a member of NEHS, Scholar’s Bowl and Women’s Empowerment Club. Outside of school, Emma works at Pinnacle Gymnastics as a gymnastics coach and is on the editorial board for elementia, the Johnson County Library’s teen literary magazine.
Olivia Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is senior Olivia Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She is exploring all roles this year: writing, designing and taking photos. Outside of journalism, she is president of Mill Valley’s SNHS, captain of the Color Guard, vice-president of Youth for Refugees and secretary of the Women’s Empowerment Club. She is also involved in NEHS, Model UN and Scholar’s Bowl. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys reading, working as a gymnastics coach, and playing dungeons and dragons.
Elizabeth Summa, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is senior Elizabeth Summa’s third year on the JagWire staff and she will be taking the role of being a photographer. Outside of journalism, Elizabeth spends her time shopping, listening to music and watching sports. Her favorite team to watch is Sporting Kansas City.

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