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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 10:12 p.m.

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This post was written by Hatchet reporter Kelsey Renz.

Whether you are looking to stay warm or simply searching for a finishing touch to your outfit, consider donning a vest this season. These wardrobe staples are fun and functional for both fall and spring.

Taylor Jett. Sara Wagner | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Taylor Jett
Hometown: Windsor, Conn.
Year: Freshman
Major: Undecided
Outfit: Boots, Steve Madden; sweatshirt, American Eagle; pants, H&M; vest, bag, Ralph Lauren

We caught up with Taylor while she was grabbing lunch at West Hall. Her outfit highlights popular pastel colors, previewing the nearing spring. Taylor created a cohesive look that was both fashion forward and comfortable by mixing complementary colors and finishing it off with a vest. Her pink pants stood out in a sea of blue jeans due to their pretty color and feminine style, and paired nicely with her blue sweatshirt and brown boots. Taylor’s oversized bag also looked fantastic. It was her vest, however, that tied everything together. A vest of another color might have been overwhelming in addition to the blue and pink, but a white vest was the perfect complement.

Geetha Cawthon. Sara Wagner | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Geetha Cawthon
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Year: Freshman
Major: Biomedical engineering
Outfit: Shirt, Banana Republic; jeans, Lucky Brand; rain boots, Sperry; vest, Polo

Geetha was studying in Eckles when her royal purple vest caught our eye. Bright neon colors such as this one are popular for spring, but still have a place in D.C.’s winters. Geetha’s outfit was simple, allowing her vest and rain boots to stand out. Her charcoal grey shirt looked fantastic with the purple hue of her vest, and also tied in to the colors of her rain boots. Her boots add a preppy touch to the outfit, featuring a delightful plaid pattern of light grey and pink. It can be a challenge to build a look around patterned boots, but Geetha did a fantastic job incorporating her boots into this ensemble. While her rain boots were lovely, it was her vest that was the true statement piece. It was flattering and vibrant, pulling together a look that oozed effortlessly cool style.

Emily Xie. Sara Wagner | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Emily Xie
Hometown: Baltimore
Year: Freshman
Major: Political Communication
Outfit: boots, Nordstrom; jeans, Abercrombie; blouse, J. Crew; vest, Michael Kors

We spotted Emily leaving Post Hall, and were impressed by her use of two contrasting colors, black and pink. Her outfit is proof that just a little bit of color can go a long way when put together with the correct pieces. Emily’s pretty pink blouse was not only flattering but also on point for this spring’s trend of pastel and neon. It looked fantastic underneath her black vest, adding a playful splash of color. The vest itself was absolutely gorgeous, the perfect addition to any outfit. Emily maintained her sleek look by adding black leather boots and a handbag of the same hue. Her outfit was simple and stylish, ideal for a day in class or with friends.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 2:40 p.m.

J. Crew hosts GW exclusive sale

Treating its loyal fan base, J. Crew in Georgetown will offer an exclusive sale for GW students Thursday.

From 6 to 8 p.m., GW students will receive 15 percent off all merchandise and complimentary Georgetown Cupcakes and style advice from J. Crew’s personal shoppers.

Bring your GWorld to get the discount and freshen up your wardrobe for the new season.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 8:58 p.m.

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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 Kelsey Renz.

Ryan Wells. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Ryan Wells
Hometown: Las Vegas
Year: 2015
Major: International affairs
Outfit: Shoes, Tretorn; pants, Hurley; shirt, Banana Republic; blazer, Nordstrom

We spotted Ryan placing an order at Whole Foods, where he stood out from the casually dressed crowd in a blazer and cords. Ryan said he was motivated to put together the ensemble to look fresh and presentable for fraternity recruitment. We were most impressed by his use of a navy blazer and pair of shoes to seamlessly incorporate the gorgeous pattern of his shirt into the look. His blazer plays upon the darker blue shades in his shirt, while his tan pants add texture and keep the ensemble from appearing too formal.  Ryan’s look is the perfect combination of ease and elegance, easily adaptable for all occasions.

Olaide Ajomagberin. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Olaide Ajomagberin
Hometown: New York City
Year: 2015
Major: Journalism
Outfit: Shoes, Aldo; pants, H&M; top, Nasty Gal; cardigan, Gap

Olaide’s outfit was a breath of fresh air on an otherwise cold and dreary day. She used bright colors to create an outfit that was both vibrant and stylish. Her funky T-shirt was a perfect match for her teal cords, proving that it is possible to mix colorful pants and a playful top without overwhelming the eyes. She tied the look together with a black sweater, introducing another shade in a subtle way. Her oxford shoes were notable as an unexpected change from the flats and boots normally seen on campus. Olaide’s ensemble was both sophisticated and exciting, and a great example of how to mix a variety of colors, patterns and textures without clashing.

Erin Yee. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Erin Yee
Hometown: Ardsley, N.Y.
Year: 2014
Major: Exercise science
Outfit: Shoes, Libby Edelman; pants, Just USA; sweater, J. Crew; scarf, Gap; earrings, ring, Kate Spade; bracelets, Alex and Ani; watch, Michael Kors

Erin was studying with a friend in Gelman when we noticed her fabulous look. Her pink polka-dot scarf popped against her tan sweater and black pants, bringing a bit of excitement to an outfit built on neutral colors. Her mixture of relatively simple pieces with beautiful accessories reinforces the idea that the accessories you choose to accompany an outfit are just as important as the clothes themselves. On a day when many students were bundled in comfortable sweatpants and heavy coats, Erin shined in an ensemble that was both appropriate for the cooler temperatures and dressy enough for a day in the city.

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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 8:48 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 Kelsey Renz.

Maren Engh. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Maren Engh
Hometown: Westport, Conn.
Year: 2013
Major: International affairs
Outfit: Cardigan, J. Crew; skirt, shoes, Urban Outfitters; bracelet, Chan Luu; earrings, Anthropologie

We spotted Maren enjoying lunch with a friend outside of Whole Foods. Her outfit is a prime example of color blocking done right, with two colors and two stand-out pieces tied together in tasteful outfit. She balances a vibrant turquoise asymmetrical skirt with a neutral cardigan and pair of flats, placing the emphasis on her fabulous skirt that stands out not only for its colorful hue but also for its feminine shape. Maren is dressed appropriately for the transition into fall weather, proving that cooler temperatures need not force students to sacrifice their summer staples.

Juliet Schear. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Juliet Schear
Hometown: Butler, N. J.
Year: 2016
Major: Political communication
Outfit: Shirt, Forever 21; jacket, Abercrombie; pants, Lululemon; boots, Famous Footwear; earrings, scarf, New York City

Juliet says her personal style is inspired by the concept of mixing simple, versatile pieces. This particular look was “easy” and effortless, centering on a funky scarf that Juliet was excited to break out for autumn. Her simple white shirt is topped with a neutral jacket whose cuffs reveal a floral print, adding a subtle touch of color to an ensemble based mostly on darker shades. Her fierce boots make the look flexible enough to be appropriate for both class or a day out with friends. The casual and comfortable ensemble proves that just a few strong staples can really pull together a great look.

Dyllan Mont. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Dyllan Mont
Hometown: Long Valley, N.J.
Year: 2013
Major: Dance
Outfit: Blouse, thrift shop; top, Urban Outfitters; jacket, Guess; pants, Levi’s; boots, Sam Edelman; sunglasses, Ray-Ban

If you are hoping to layer this fall but fear overdoing it, look no further for inspiration. We caught up with Dyllan at Starbucks while she was waiting for her order in a beautifully layered outfit and embellished booties. Dyllan’s combination of similarly colored tops emits a rocker casual vibe when paired with a jacket from Guess. Her Ray-Ban sunglasses complete the look. Dyllan is effortlessly put together and ready for whatever the day may bring. We especially loved her Sam Edelman booties, which were a refreshing change from the simple black and brown leather boots normally seen on campus.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:11 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.

The past week has brought D.C. some beautiful weather and blooming cherry blossoms. Here are a few GW students who embraced the springtime in style:

Meghna Fogla. Elise Apelian | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Name: Meghna Fogla
Year: 2015
Major: Finance and international business
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Inspired by: Ella Moss, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Vogue India
Outfit: Dress, Bloomingdales; belt, J.Crew; shoes, Tory Burch; sunglasses, Ray-Ban; bag, Kate Spade

A sundress is the perfect way to create a simple, feminine look. Freshman Meghna Fogla caught our attention with her orange and white print sundress, which she accented with a belt from J.Crew. The jewel-tone blue of the belt popped against the orange of the dress. To compliment the belt, Fogla chose a pair of green and blue Tory Burch flats. Her black accessories, including a Kate Spade bag and Ray-Ban sunglasses, top off her look.

Rebekah Gibson. Elise Apelian | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Name: Rebekah Gibson
Year: 2013
Major: Speech and hearing sciences
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Inspired by: Rihanna
Outfit: Shoes, Aldo; shirt, Nasty Gal; bracelet, Michael Kors; sunglasses, Aldo; earrings, Aldo

When the temperatures break into the 80s, chiffon is the perfect fabric to help you stay cool. Junior Rebekah Gibson wore a sheer chiffon button down over a bandeau. The shirt featured three pastel colors – coral, mint and purple – that are prevalent in this year’s spring fashion. Keeping her look campus casual, Gibson sported a pair of dark jean shorts. Her Aldo flats were studded jellies, giving a fun edge to her look.

Colleen Fitzsimmons. Elise Apelian | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Name: Colleen Fitzsimmons
Year: 2012
Major: American studies
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Inspired by: Alexa Chung
Outfit: Skirt, Madewell; shoes, J.Crew; shirt, Madewell; sunglasses, Target

Colleen Fitzsimmons took on a fun print in neutral colors with a pleated chiffon skirt from Madewell. She wore a blue T-shirt simple enough to provide her look with a bit of color, without competing with the polka dots and stripes on her skirt. With her round-rimmed sunglasses to finish off the outfit, Fitzsimmons’ look emanated a simple, effortless, casual-chic style.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:48 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.

Spring break has passed and D.C. greeted returning students with some beautifully warm weather, making the transition back to school a little bit easier. Here are some examples of the back-from-break style seen on campus:

Sarah Willis. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Sarah Willis
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.
Inspired by: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie
Outfit: Dress, Ark & Co.; jacket, 7 For All Mankind; glasses, Warby Parker; bracelet, Hayden-Harnett; shoes and belt, vintage

Sarah Willis describes her style as “conservative cute with an edge.” Her color blocking dress felt fresh with its pleated skirt and burnt orange and ivory hues. To reinforce the silhouette, Willis added a vintage black belt that coordinated well with her black boots, keeping the look casual. For additional edge, she wore a sharp black jacket. Her glasses were from Warby Parker, a company that donates a pair of glasses to a child in need for every pair purchased.

Sam Bauer. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Sam Bauer
Year: 2014
Major: Geology
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
Inspired by: Older sister
Outfit: Cardigan, J.Crew; shirt, Lacoste; pants, J.Crew; shoes, Michael Kors; belt, vintage; bag, Hobo International

Sam Bauer paired J.Crew pencil pants with matching Michael Kors loafers for a casual yet professional look. To keep things light for spring, she wore an off-white sequined cardigan, also from J.Crew. Her blue clutch from Hobo International added a pop of color to the neutral tones of the rest of her look that was just perfect for spring.

Name: Emily Ruderman
Year: 2015
Major: Business
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
Outfit: Dress, Forever 21; bag, Rebecca Minkoff; watch, Michael Kors; shoes, Steve Madden; sunglasses, Ray-Ban

Emily Ruderman. Delaney Walsh | Hatchet Photographer

Freshman Emily Ruderman embraced the nice weather in a striped maxi dress from Forever 21. The black stripes worked well with her black Rebecca Minkoff bag, which gave her look an edge with gold studs. Her nude flats were perfect as their simplicity didn’t compete with the bold stripes on the dress. Emily added some color with a few coral and aqua bracelets.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 6:15 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.

When the weather gets warmer, coordinating outerwear is replaced by coordinating accessories. Here are a few examples of how students have successfully pulled together outfits.

Annie Aberle. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Annie Aberle
From: Los Angeles, Calif.
Year: 2015
Major: Business
Inspired by: Rachel Zoe
Outfit: Jeans, Rag & Bone; shirt, Black Label Boutique; bag, Coach

Annie Aberle brought her L.A.-style to Kogan Plaza on one of the warmest days of the semester with her floral tank top from Black Label Boutique. The floral print is of course perfect for spring, but what we really loved was how well she coordinated her Coach bag into the outfit. The same deep pink color of the bag is present all throughout the shirt’s print, making the purse a perfect fit for the breezy ensemble.

Tealye Long. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Tealye Long
Hometown: Coopersburg, Penn.
Year: 2015
Major: Undecided
Inspired by: Rhianna
Outfit: Romper, J.Crew; shoes, Target; bag, Ralph Lauren

The romper is a fun, comfortable addition to any casual spring wardrobe. We found Tealye Long wearing a plain black romper from J.Crew. She coordinated leopard print accessories, including her shoes and Ralph Lauren bag, to add some energy to her look. Long threw in a touch of glam with her gold necklace, which was a gift from her grandmother. When coordinating jewelry with leopard print, gold is extremely complimentary of the brown, black and yellow tones.

Morgan Mathiesen. Carly Lisnow | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Morgan Mathiesen
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Year: 2015
Major: Undecided
Inspired by: Carrie Bradshaw’s style in “Sex and the City”
Outfit: Jeggings, Adriano Goldschmied (AG); flats, J.Crew; ring, Jeanine Payer; bag, Urban Outfitters

Morgan Mathiesen wore grey jeggings with a black belt, black flats and a simple black tee with button details. Her messenger-style bag from Urban Outfitters coordinated perfectly with its black trim, and the cream fabric of the bag brightened up Mathiesen’s look. We loved her studded metallic bangles, which added a touch of edginess without throwing off the feel of the whole ensemble. Morgan also wore a ring from Jeanine Payer, whose jewelry is always engraved with poetry.

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Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 3:33 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 Laura Iglehart.

Blair Hakimian. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Blair Hakimian
Year: 2012
Major: Fine arts
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Inspiration: Street styles
Outfit: Shoes, Via Spiga; jeans, Genetic Denim; dress, BCBG; Sweater, Nordstrom; scarf, Stella McCartney; sunglasses, Yves Saint Laurent

Balmy days and chilly evenings have become the norm for February in D.C. With such unpredictable weather, senior Blair Hakimian opts for layers. From head to toe, Hakimian epitomizes the chic, layered look. Paired with black jeans, her lace-trimmed dress adds the perfect dose of femininity to her predominantly black ensemble. She finishes off her outfit with a cozy wrap sweater, gray scarf and classic black Oxfords. And of course, what outfit would be complete without a great pair of oversized sunglasses?

Christina Viscelli. Vanessa Karimi | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Christina Viscelli
Year: 2015
Major: Economics
Hometown: Branchburg, N.J.
Inspiration: The blog, OurStyle Hungary
Outfit: Sweater, J. Crew; boots, Clarks; jeans, T.J. Maxx; belt and buckle, Germany; scarf, Afghanistan; bag, Steve Madden; sunglasses, Urban Outfitters

Looking comfortable yet stylish on her way to class, freshman Christina Viscelli pairs her favorite one-of-a-kind pieces with sensible basics. Viscelli wears a hand-me-down jacket from her sister with a warm sweater. She also sports a versatile pair of T.J. Maxx jeans, an economical option for any college student. She adds a belt, found in a German flea market, and a pair of desert boots. To complete her outfit, Christina wears a scarf from Afghanistan, given to her by her brother, and an oversized bag and sunglasses.

Lee Seitz. Avra Bossov | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Lee Seitz
Year: 2015
Major: Political science
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Inspiration: Blogs like The Sartorialist
Outfit: Shirt, Nordstrom; vest, Brooks Brothers; pants, Banana Republic; belt, Italy; socks, Old Navy; shoes, Cole Haan; cufflinks, Dior; blazer, vintage; bow tie, Brooks Brothers; bag, Jansport; sunglasses, Ray-Ban

It wasn’t difficult to spot this stylish stud with his two-tone Ray-Bans and colorful bow tie. Freshman Lee Seitz pairs his favorite Brooks Brothers bow tie with a navy blazer, tweed vest and blue dress shirt complete with cuff links. The wool and cashmere blazer, a hand-me-down from his father, is a perfect match with the classic pair of chino pants. He finishes off his ensemble with blue argyle socks, Cole Haan dress shoes and a belt found in Italy. His trusty cross body bag­ – a practical alternative to a bulky backpack – only adds to the stylish look.

This post was updated on Feb. 27, 2012 to reflect the following:
The Hatchet incorrectly characterized the ownership of OurStyle Hungary. Dora Henger, not Tom Viscelli manages it.

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

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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.

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