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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 12:11 p.m.

Profile on Style: Back to Work

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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.

The D.C. streets just got a little trendier with the return of the GW community from winter break. As the temperature continues to drop, one can expect to see heavier coats and higher boots. Here are some ways GW students are keeping it warm and fashionable while getting ready for the new semester:

Chelsea Weldon. Ashley Lucas | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Chelsea Weldon
Year: 2014
Hometown: Wilton, Conn.
Major: Marketing and Event Management
Clothes: Coat, Tahari; bag, Bally; boots, Joie

We ran into Chelsea in the GW bookstore getting her books for the spring semester. Her boots, made by Joie, caught our eyes immediately with their laced-up detail, tied at the top of the boot. During the winter, it can be hard to pop out especially when the cold weather forces everyone to don big, lifeless coats. That’s why shoes are so important for maintaining a unique style when the temperature drops, and the laces on Chelsea’s boots did just that. We were also impressed by the simple ruffling detail of her Tahari puffer coat. Chelsea’s leather cross-body bag from Bally also adds a new texture to her outfit. In the winter, accessories and small details can make a really warm and practical outfit also very chic.

Hannah Eibensteiner. Ashley Lucas | Hatchet Photographer.

Name: Hannah Eibensteiner
Year: 2012
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Major: International Affairs
Clothes: Dress, American Eagle; cardigan, Target

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you need to stash away your dresses until spring. A plain pair of stockings can help transition almost any dress into your winter wardrobe. Senior Hannah Eibensteiner coordinated black tights with a matching cardigan and boots, allowing her to sport a fun, patterned dress from American Eagle on her Starbucks run. The deep blue and purple tones of her dress make it perfect for winter. Hannah studied abroad in Poland, where she said she was inspired by the feminine style of many Polish women.

Troy Gibb. Ashley Lucas | Hatchet Photographer.

Name: Troy Gibb
Year: 2014
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
Major: Philosophy
Clothes: Jacket, American Eagle; shoes, Ugg

Troy’s wool zip-up jacket from American Eagle gives him that textured look of layering, which is one trick to maintaining style during the cold months. Other suggestions for layering can include using scarves and knitted snoods. Troy keeps it casual and comfortable with a pair of shoes made by Ugg in a color complementary to his tan slacks. Uggs are, of course, a classic way to stay warm, trendy and practical.

Good luck this semester! Keep warm and stay fabulous!

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Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 2:33 p.m.

Profile on Style: Casual Afternoons

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.

Alex Kasputis. Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Photographer.

Name: Alex Kasputis
Year: 2015
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Medford, N.J.
Inspiration: Dianna Agron
Outfit: Shirt, Urban Outfitters; scarf, Anthropologie; jacket, Tilly’s; jeans, American Eagle; boots, Steve Madden

On lazy fall days, the key is to put in minimal effort yet still manage to look put together. Jeans and a classic tee are always great choices. But if you’re looking for a little extra flair, take Alex Kasputis’ example and throw on a casual leather jacket and a bright colored scarf. Feeling comfortable is important, but it’s always better when you look just as great as you feel.

Won Sup Lee. Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Photographer.

Name: Won Sup Lee
Year: 2015
Major: Business
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Inspiration: Jake Gyllenhaal
Outfit: Sweater, Ralph Lauren; scarf, Rag & Bone; pants, Nordstrom; shoes, Converse; bag, Series

Woke up late and have 20 minutes to get to class? No problem. When you’re too short on time to throw together a spectacular outfit, open your closet, grab your favorite neutrals, throw them together and you’re ready to go. The most important thing here is fit, and Won Sup Lee’s navy sweater and fitted khakis are the perfect pairing for this late fall afternoon.

Emily Bernstein. Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Photographer.

Name: Emily Bernstein
Year: 2015
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Inspiration: Gwyneth Paltrow
Outfit: Shirt, Gap; sweater, J.Crew; jacket, Bloomingdales; scarf, Burberry; jeans, J Brand; boots, Steve Madden; bag, Prada

If you’re one looking to do some last-minute Georgetown shopping before Thanksgiving, then take a note from Emily Bernstein and go for layers. Mid-November can get chilly, and if you’re trekking around, you’ll want to bundle up. Emily pairs her oversized sweater with a warm jacket, a cozy scarf and most importantly – boots. You’ll want to stay warm, and a good pair of boots are the perfect way to do it in style.

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Friday, April 15, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Profile on Style: April Showers

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…or trendkiller.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Reginia Fong.

Name: Alison Tierney
Major: American Studies
Inspired by: Friends and mom
Clothes: Blouse: Urban Outiftters, Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Ralph Lauren, Belt: Tag Sale, Bag: Dooney and Bourke

Alison Tierney is ready to graduate into the real world with her “casual but relatively formal” style. Here she is wearing a sheer blouse in a soft light pink, the material of which makes for a delicate and feminine look. A perfect choice for the springtime, she tucks her blouse into her jeans to give her outfit a touch of formality. To complete the outfit she is wearing a taupe colored belt with a larger buckle, a good way to sneak in some extra shape and draw attention to the waist. Her knee-high brown leather boots not only protect her from the weather but also complement the outfit well with their simple design.

Name: Alice Zhang
Major: Undecided
Inspired by: Her sister
Clothes: Shirt: Pacsun, Cardigan: American Eagle, Skirt: H&M, Tights: UNIQLO, Boots: Thrift, Bag: Urban Outfitters

DC weather and Alice Zhang both have something in common: they’re both spontaneous.It’s hard to predict shorts weather from pants weather nowadays, but Zhang does a good job of preparing for both. Zhang here wears a loosely fitted shirt with a peacock feather design. She tucks her shirt into a green skirt with a black band, emphasizing her waistline. Sheer black tights with thick, vertical stripes protect her legs. Her long-sleeve gray cardigan is loosely fitted and pairs nicely with the green of her skirt. She covers her feet with mid-calf light brown boots that lengthen her legs. A spontaneous look indeed, but very well coordinated. We can say that this look is spring with sprinkles of fall.

Name: Behnam Taleblu
Major: International affairs and Middle Eastern Studies
Clothes: Shirt: Nordstrom, Jacket: Nautica, Jeans: DKNY, Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Glasses: Ray-Ban

Behnam Taleblu understands the value of a first impression. Taleblu goes for a “smart casual” look with each outfit he chooses. We spotted Taleblu wearing a sport jacket over a black button-down shirt. He pairs this with jeans to go for a more casual look and plain black and white Adidas shoes. His messenger bag gives his outfit a touch of professionalism, but not too much for a student heading to class. He of course is prepared for the spontaneous D.C. weather with a green umbrella in hand, and GW’s most important accessory: Starbucks (which just so happened to match his umbrella).

Photos by Hatchet photographer Alex Griffith.

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