Best Dressed Winner: Tegan Elliott

The stay-at-home parent and former special education teacher describes her style as classic, edgy and tomboy.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Mar 2019

417 Magazine's Best Dressed Winner Tegan Elliott
Photo by Brandon Alms417 Magazine's Best Dressed Winner Tegan Elliott Purchase Photo


Stay-at-home Parent and Former Special Education Teacher

What three words define your personal style?
Classic. Edgy. Tomboy.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever worn?
A fake tan and over-plucked eyebrows. The early 2000s were brutal. As far as clothing, I owned teal corduroy pleated pants that my sister would tight-roll for me before school every morning.

Who are your fashion role models? 
 I love Jennifer Aniston’s style. She always looks pulled together with a little bit of an edge. 

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
High-waisted jeans and bodysuits. I also love the sneaker trend. I will find any excuse to wear high-top sneakers.  

Where do you find inspiration for your closet?
Most of my inspiration comes from fashion bloggers and influencers. 

What’s your signature piece? 
I would be embarrassed to admit how many pairs of 501 Levi cutoffs I own. In the cooler months, you will almost always see me in a leather moto jacket.  

If you could wear one brand or designer for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 
Levis. A good pair of jeans and a classic v-neck T-shirt will never go out of style.

What are your favorite places to shop in 417-land? 
STAXX, Torn Boutique, T.J.Maxx, Dillard’s



The Best Dressed winners worked the runway at the 13th annual Fashionation on Saturday, April 6 at Springfield Expo Center.

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