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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 4:06 p.m.

Profile on Style

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Regina Fong.

Profile on Style is a weekly post that explores the motivations behind GW’s fashion trends. We’ll show you the most interesting aspects of GW style, and then try to make some sense of it all. Keep your eyes open for a reporter and photographer walking around because you might become the latest trendsetter.

Regina Fong | Hatchet photographer

Name: Kasey Packer
Year: 2015
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: Westborough, Mass.
Inspiration: Pippa Middleton
Outfit: Cardigan, J.Crew; dress, Madewell; belt, J.Crew; sandals, T.J.Maxx; bag, Longchamp; bracelet, Alex and Ani; earrings, Jojo

Ruffles are a fun addition to any wardrobe, but they can sometimes add unwanted body to your shape. To avoid this, Kasey Packer uses a cognac-colored leather belt to accent her waist without detracting from the volume of the ruffles. Her bright pink dress might normally be a bit too summery for the beginning of fall, but her light brown cardigan complements the dress and makes the outfit great for the cooler season.

Regina Fong | Hatchet photographer

Name: Liz Antonelli
Year: 2013
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Westfied, N.J.
Inspiration: Rachel Zoe’s career
Outfit: Earrings, Tiffany & Co.; necklace, vintage; tank, Urban Outfitters; skirt, Urban Outfitters; sandals, Sam Edleman; bag, Prada; glasses, Paul Smith

Asymmetrical skirts are reemerging as a major fashion trend in many designers’ fall collections. Liz Antonelli is wearing a floor-length asymmetrical skirt, which lengthens her body but also gives her a classy, chic shape. The beaded embellishments on the straps of her tank provide added detail but are not distracting. She completes the outfit with metallic strap sandals that are simple yet elegant – a perfect accent.