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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 10:02 p.m.

Profile on Style

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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 Audrey Sze.

 

Nour AlRashed. Alexa Jaenicke | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Nour AlRashed
Year: 2013
Major: International business
Hometown: Kuwait
Outfit: Top, Forever 21; vest, JouJou; shades, Ray-Ban; leggings, American Apparel; flats, Urban Outfitters; bangles, Kate Spade

When we spotted Nour’s ensemble outside Starbucks, it was love at first sight. Dressed in all black save for a pop of blue, she exudes understated cool while softening her look with a swath of color. Apart from her play on tones, this fashionista is a master at mixing textures and fabrics, as her nylon leggings and leather vest combo proves. The pairing  adds a hot and edgy aura to the effortless on-the-go look. Finishing her outfit with a classic Michael Kors watch, some girly Kate Spade bangles, and a pair of versatile Ray-Ban sunglasses, Nour crafts the perfect girly-rocker ensemble.

 

Lauren Kohn. Alexa Jaenicke | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Lauren Kohn
Year: 2015
Major: English
Hometown: Los Angeles
Outfit: Shoes, Converse; shorts, belt, Urban Outfitters; bangles, Israel street vendors; top, Forever 21

Just because fall has arrived doesn’t mean the weather is always in accordance. We know that you’re eager to dive into your cozy knit sweaters, but it’s nice to show off some legs while the weather is still surprisingly sunny and warm. Channeling a laid-back vintage vibe, this California-native was turning heads in Kogan, where we found her soaking in some sun on this particularly summery fall afternoon. This fashion-foward sophomore perfectly accessorizes her tie-dye denim cut-offs with a skinny cheetah-print, balancing two busy prints with a basic black top. She also rocks her “favorite dirty converse high-tops” with a pair of fun striped socks, and finishes her look with a mob of bangles, reinforcing Coco Chanel’s mantra that “the more accessories you have, the better you look.”

 

Mandy Leiter. Alexa Jaenicke | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Mandy Leiter
Year: 2015
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Los Angeles
Outfit: Shirt, shoes, Gap; pants, Caitlin Boutique; watch, Tissot

We spotted Mandy as she made her way to class, effortlessly styling some of fall’s biggest trends. We couldn’t help but drool over her floral-print jeans, in a fall-appropriate grey tone, which she perfectly pairs off with neutral brown flats and a basic red top to balance the statement-piece bottoms. Mandy smartly tops off her look with an over-sized menswear watch, adding a touch of femininity with a few bangles and bracelets. Finally, this Los Angeles native solidifies her ensemble with a studded necklace.  The daring print and the bold accessories gives a girly twist to this fall must-have look.

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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 10:21 p.m.

Profile on Style

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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.

Rachael Petty. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Audrey Sze.

Name: Rachael Petty
Year:
2016
Major:
Political Science
Hometown:
Bermuda
Outfit:
Scarf, vintage; top, Urban Outfitters; shades, Ray Ban; bracelets, Chan Luu, Gorjana, flea markets, vintage

As we enjoy the last traces of the summer heat, we were more than delighted to run into Rachael, whose bright outfit and killer accessories almost had us thinking it was still summer break. Carrying a certain beachy vibe, she rocks a basic white T-shirt and jean combo by layering a vintage coral blue scarf, classic aviators and a slew of vibrant bangles. The fun colors, the vintage watch and the beaded details give a youthful, energetic air to this eye-catching look.

 

Daisy Derooy. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Daisy Derooy
Year:
2016
Major:
Biomedical engineering
Hometown:
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Outfit:
Shorts, shoes, Urban Outfitters; top, Nordstrom; bag, Michael Kors

Nothing better exemplifies understated cool like a pair of high-waisted denim cut-offs that dominated the runways of Fashion Week 2012 S/S. Freshman Daisy Derooy was making her round in the salad bar in J Street when we spotted her effortless style. Pairing washed cut-offs with a lacy pale-pink top and brown gladiator sandals, she perfectly pulls off the pale palette, exuding a modern feminine air. To complete her outfit, she wears a baby blue Michael Kors crossbody bag and paints her nails a matching Tiffany-blue color.

 

 

 

Elena Kim. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Elena Kim
Year:
2013
Major:
International affairs
Hometown:
Los Angeles
Outfit:
Top, vintage; pants, H&M; shoes, unknown

Senior Elena Kim’s sizzling red hot pants alone were nearly enough to give us a heat stroke in Kogan Plaza, where we spotted the stylish trendsetter. Accesorizing those sultry capris with a pair of classic, versatile silver ballerina flats and a chiffon cheetah-print shirt – a vintage piece courtesy of Elena’s grandmother – Elena elegantly reinvents a classic look with a new palette, adding a refreshing pop of color and a daring print.  

 

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

Profile on Style

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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.

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.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:11 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.

People from all over came to GW for the Clinton Global Initiative University events held this past weekend. But amidst the visitors, GW students showed us how they keep it fashionable on campus. Check out this week’s style profiles:

Jon Potvin. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Jon Potvin
From: New Hampshire
Year: 2013
Major: Psychology
Outfit: Shirt, H&M; cardigan, Urban Outfitters; jeans, Cheap Monday; glasses, H&M; shoes, Marc Anthony collection at Kohl’s

Jon Potvin wore a white button down under a gray cardigan that complimented his dark gray Cheap Monday jeans. By pairing a collared shirt with a long sweater, Potvin achieved a look that was put-together but still casual. The neutral grey and white tones he wore gave his look a light, refreshing feel, and his grey suede shoes added an interesting texture to the outfit.

Name: Ramina Mamedova
From: New York
Year: 2015
Major:Undecided

Ramina Mamedova. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

Outfit: Jacket, Theory; jeans, Free People; shoes, Jeffrey Campbell; headband, Burberry; shirt, Armani Exchange

Also rocking the versatile button down, freshman Ramina Mamedova topped off her look with a Theory jacket that boasts leather sleeves – a unique touch. Her grey jeans kept it simple, avoiding competition with her rather trendy flats. Mamedova’s studded loafer-style Jeffrey Campbell shoes added a definite edge that is on par with the leather details of her jacket.

Name: Sophia Noel
From: Texas
Year: 2013
Major:Marketing

Sophia Noel. Michael Boosalis | Hatchet Photographer

Outfit: Shirt, Joie; shoes, Steve Madden; sweater, Nordstrom; bag, Michael Kors

We ran into Sophia Noel on her way to class and loved her silk blouse from Joie. The shiny material of the silk looked great with the equally dazzling pearls of her necklace. Her look was professional, but she kept things casual for class in a pair of jeans and nude Steve Madden flats. Noel’s bag choice was a black cross-body bag by Michael Kors.

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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

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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.

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, Feb. 8, 2012 2:11 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.

My, haven’t we been spoiled this winter! The weather has been far from harsh, and it’s clear from GW students’ outfits that spring is in the back of everyone’s mind. We started to see a slight shift from winter blacks and grays to more natural, warmer colors this week. Here are a few examples:

Zoelle Dizon. Shannon Brown | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Zoelle Dizon
Year: 2014
Major: Biology
From: New Jersey
Clothing: Coat, Forever 21; boots, Aldo; bag, Michael Kors; jeans, Express

In spirit of the blue skies, sophomore Zoelle Dizon chose an oatmeal-colored wool coat from Forever 21 to lighten up her look. The brown leather of her boots complements the coat’s buttons and pulls the look together effortlessly. We loved how Zoelle kept winter’s edge in mind with her selection of a Michaels Kors bag in black leather.

Hyun Sun Lee. Shannon Brown | Hatchet Photographer

Name: Hyun Sun Lee
Year: 2014
Major: Political Science
From: Korea
Clothing: Shoes, Japan; jacket, Korea; bag, Chanel; wallet, Louis Vuitton

Sophomore Hyun Sun Lee, who goes by the name Sunny, looked effortlessly chic in pointed-toe nude heels on her Starbucks run. While many of the items she was wearing were purchased outside the U.S., we absolutely loved the light blue textured jacket Sunny bought back home in Korea. Her black, quilted leather Chanel bag provided the same edge as Dizon’s Michael Kors bag, while the red leather of her Louis Vuitton wallet added a fun pop to the predominately neutral-toned look. A similar pop of color can be worked into an outfit with a bold scarf, necklace or a vibrant lipstick.

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Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 1:25 p.m.

Profile on Style: Bring on the layers

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.

Grace Son. Regina Fong | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Grace Son
Year: 2014
Hometown: Cerritos, Calif.
Major: International affairs with a concentration in global health
Inspiration: Clean and simple style
Outfit: Coat, Michael Kors; sweater, Kenneth Cole; jeans, United Colors of Benetton; shoes, Marshalls; earrings, Korea

Pea coats are comfortable and casual, but if you want to try something a little different this season then think about investing in a trench coat. Comfortable, versatile and timeless, the trench is everything you want in an article of clothing. Here, Grace Son is wearing a fold-over sweater underneath her coat. The fold-over is entirely unique and a good way to change up the look. Worn over a pair of jeans and a cute peep-toe heel, she is ready for day and night.

Kadie Ross. Regina Fong | Hatchet photographer.

Name: Kadie Ross
Year: 2012
Hometown: D.C.
Major: History
Inspiration: European style
Outfit: Glasses, Kate Spade; scarf, Italy; jacket, Miu Miu; denim shirt, J.Crew; sweater dress, American Apparel; boots, Prada; tights, Neiman Marcus; rings, Palmetto; bag, Marc Jacobs

Don’t let the sudden drop in temperature force you to pull out the oversized hoodie and sweats look. Instead, look at your closet and think about pieces from the summer and spring that you can use in the fall and winter. Layer different colors and prints together and you will find yourself with several different outfits you didn’t even know you had. Here, Kadie is wearing a black and white striped sweater dress, with a denim button-down shirt over and a very chic coat on top. She is also wearing a floral print scarf that throws in a little color and ties the look together.

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Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 11:28 a.m.

Profile on Style: Stand out from the crowd

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.

Olivia Tomaszewski. Photo by Jordan Emont | Assistand Photo Editor

Name: Olivia Tomaszewski
Major: English
Hometown: Sharon Springs, N.Y.
Year: Freshman
Clothes: Sunglasses, Charlotte Russe; romper, Forever 21; bag, Urban Outfitters; shoes, Forever 21

Fall Fest is a crowded event with lots of GW students coming out to have a good time. It’s important to dress smart for this occasion while still looking fashionable. Considering the heat, lightweight material is best with clothes that aren’t dry-clean only. Olivia Tomaszewski is wearing a lightweight off-the-shoulder romper, perfect for such a crowded area yet comfortable for the night’s events. She’s wearing closed-toe shoes that give her outfit a little edge but also protect her toes in case of any accidents.

Mary Gilligan. Photo by Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

Name: Mary Gilligan
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Year: Junior
Clothes: Glasses, Michael Kors; dress, BCBG; belt, BCBG; bag, Guess; cardigan, Gap; sandals, Rosie True

Mary Gilligan sports an elegant and sophisticated look, wearing a black and white zigzag-patterned dress paired with a thin belt. She layered this with a dark gray cardigan that gave the outfit a more casual feel.

Chloé Sorvino. Photo by Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

Name: Chloé Sorvino
Major: Journalism
Hometown: New Vernon, N.J.
Year: Freshman
Clothes: Earrings, Topshop; dress, French Connection; bag, Forever 21; shoes, Vintage

The simplest way to set yourself apart is by throwing on a little color, or in Chloé Sorvino’s case, a whole palette of them. Among the sea of people at Fall Fest, she distinguished herself wearing a strapless dress with stripes of bright candy colors. She paired her outfit with bright pink beaded hoops and matched them with neon pink wedges.

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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 12:39 p.m.

Profile on Style: After the Hurricane

Samantha Levison. Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

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.

Name: Samantha Levison
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Wearing: Dress, Calvin Klein; wallet, Michael Kors; Flip flops, Rainbows; earrings, Nordstrom
Influence: Urban Outfitters

Samantha Levison is seen wearing a bright red dress that frames her silhouette. The color of the dress is simple but eye-catching and makes the look casual chic. She pairs her outfit with a Michael Kors wallet that matches the color of her sandals. The dress itself is very versatile. It can be worn casually, but paired with the right accessories and shoes, it’s great for a fancy night out.

Whitney Drazovich. Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

Name: Whitney Drazovich
Year: Sophomore
Major: Communications
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Wearing: Sunglasses, Free People; necklace, House of Harlow; shirt, Gap; jeans, Gap; Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs; sandals, Nordstrom
Influence: Her friends

Whitney Drazovich keeps her outfit simple by tucking a light-colored tee into a dark-wash skinny jean. This creates contrast, but also allows her to accessorize. The plain look of her shirt is a good way to showcase her stunning necklace, which adds vibrant color. Her bag, though simple in shape, is embroidered with metallic thread. This addition to her ensemble is perfect for these sunny days.

Emma Todorovich Jordan Emont | Assistant Photo Editor

Name: Emma Todorovich
Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.
Wearing: Shorts, Citizen Jeans; glasses, Calvin Klein; shirt, Joie; bag, Michael Kors; Flip flops, Havaianas
Influence: Casual Chic

As fall quickly approaches D.C., we must take advantage of the last few weeks of shorts weather. To prepare yourself for the cooler nights, though, you could pair your outfit with a lightweight cotton T-shirt that will give you a look of effortless casual style. Here, Emma Todorovich keeps her look simple by choosing a tee with thick red stripes, which gives her some added color without going overboard.

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