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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:20 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.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Samantha Hatton.

Genevieve Lipinsky de Orlov. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Genevieve Lipinsky de Orlov
Year: 2015
Major: Art history
From: New York
Inspired by: Mary-Kate Olsen
Outfit: Jacket, sunglasses, H&M; shirt, Brooks Brothers; boots, Vintage Shoe Company; jeans, American Eagle

We found freshman Genevieve Lipinsky de Orlov enjoying the sunny weather in Kogan Plaza wearing a classic denim jacket from H&M, worn over a button down shirt from Brooks Brothers. To prevent a denim overload, she wore a light grey pair of jeans. Though she keeps her tones simple, the color combination makes for a well-balanced outfit. We absolutely loved the boots she bought from Vintage Shoe Company, whose footwear is all hand-sewn. Mary-Kate Olsen is one of her main style inspirations, which explains the fabulously oversized round-rimmed sunglasses.

Alexis Coleman. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Alexis Coleman
Year: 2015
Major: International affairs and communications
From: Texas
Inspired by: Various fashion blogs
Outfit: Pants, Forever 21; shoes, Macy’s; jacket, Express; shirt, unknown

Taking denim to the next level, Alexis Coleman donned a pair of trendy floral-printed jeans from Forever 21. Her gold open-toed flats were perfect for the warm weather and for showing off a pedicure. Considering how busy the print on her jeans was, Coleman kept things simple with a grey shirt and an earth-toned leather jacket. Her knit hat offered a final touch of texture to the outfit.

Katherine Wynne. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Katherine Wynne
Year: 2014
Major: International affairs
From: Canada
Inspired by: ’50s style
Outfit: Shirt, skirt, bag, vintage; shoes, Paris

Sophomore Katherine Wynne’s outfit is classy, stylish and reminiscent of 1950s fashion. We loved her mint-colored skirt, which boasts a high waist and subtle pleats to add volume. Wynne’s white button-down blouse coordinated with her shoes, which she purchased in Paris. The feminine lace-up flats had cutouts at the front, with small silver studs adorning the shoes’ white leather. Wynne’s outfit is mostly vintage, as she is well practiced in consignment and thrift shopping.