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Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 2:15 p.m.

Profile on Style: Fall has arrived

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.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Talia Weisner.

Kevin Callahan. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Kevin Callahan
Year: 2013
Major: English
Hometown: New York City
Inspiration: Oscar Wilde
Outfit: Shirt, Urban Outiftters; jacket, Urban Outfitters; pants, Urban Outfitters; shoes, Sperry; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; watch, Movado

With his effortless, sophisticated style, it’s no wonder Kevin Callahan originally hails from the hip streets of Brooklyn. Stripes are always a fall staple, especially when paired with navy, and Callahan certainly pulls off the look well. Classic, breezy and timeless, his outfit is perfect for those days when you want to look good without looking like you’re trying too hard. Keeping it simple is a must, and he does an excellent job balancing that simplicity with style.

Ebere Anosike. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Ebere Anosike
Year: 2014
Major: Business
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Inspiration: Rachel Zoe
Outfit: Blazer, Express; shirt, H&M; jeans, Urban Outfitters; shoes, Forever 21; headband, Aldo; purse, Aldo

Ever wonder how to transition your favorite summer blouse into the fall? Well, take a note from Ebere Anosike and throw on a cute blazer, pair it with some boots and you’re ready to go. Her casual look is perfect for those early fall weeks and we commend her for spicing it up with a bright headband. Outfits like this one are always better with a personal twist.

Alex Topalsky. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Alex Topalsky
Year: First year graduate student
Major: Museum Studies
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Inspiration: Brian Ferry
Outfit: Shirt, Gap; pants, Nordstrom; jacket, Nordstrom; scarf, American Apparel; shoes, Toms

Alex Topalsky’s simple but chic ensemble is the epitome of fall style done right. And not to mention, it’s a budget! Her number one shopping rule? Always keep your eye out for a bargain. Needless to say, Topalsky’s bright blazer paired with her black-on-black ensemble is the perfect balance of trendiness and comfort. It’s a good reminder that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on designer duds to achieve that high fashion look.