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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:32 p.m.

Profile on Style

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.

Sandra Loyola. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Samantha Hatton

Name: Sandra Loyola
Year: 2015
Major: Political science
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
Inspired by: Bay Area style
Outfit: Boots, BCBG; sweater, dress, belt, Forever 21

What’s one of the best ways to rock a sundress? Add some rougher details. With this look, freshman Sandra Loyola uses worn brown leather accessories to add a rugged edge to the soft, springtime feel of her dress and sweater. Her BCBG boots are also gilded with faded gold buckle details that give the shoes more texture.

Monique McKenny. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Monique McKenny
Year: 2015
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Philadelphia
Inspired by: Beyoncé, Kerry Washington
Outfit: Blazer, H&M; dress, shoes, necklace, unknown

Floral patterns are a staple for spring wardrobes this season, as freshman Monique McKenny demonstrates with her classic floral dress. She styles it up with a grey blazer from H&M, made of a lighter material, making it ideal for a casual yet sophisticated look. Her cozy moccasins reinforce the casual tone of her look, perfect for strolling across campus. She adds a touch of edge to her outfit with a metallic necklace.

Juliana Salazar. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Juliana Salazar
Year: 2013
Major: French and business administration
Hometown: Miami
Inspired by: Leandra Medine
Outfit: Jeans, Current/Elliott; shoes, Gucci; sweater, Vince; watch, Michael Kors; shirt, Zara

Junior Juliana Salazar’s casual chic look is achieved through perfect layering. She tops off her neutral shirt with a knit Vince sweater. Her scarf adds an extra layer and her burnt orange straight-leg jeans add a pop of color. Salazar’s Gucci flats are simple and complement the outfit flawlessly, and straight-leg pants or skinny jeans pair particularly well with flats. Her Michael Kors watch and rings from Intermix provide a clean shimmer to the outfit and help keep her look fresh.