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 Rachel Smilan-Goldstein.
Name: Shelby Siegel
Hometown: New Orleans
Year: Second-year graduate student
Major: School counseling
Outfit: Jacket, Banana Republic; top, Zara; pants, Lucky; shoes, Cole Haan; bag, Dooney & Bourke
We found Shelby in the entrance of Gelman Library. Relishing in the new season, she captures the rich shades of autumn with her stylish looks. She brightens the neutral tones of her jacket, bag and shoes with her mustard-yellow pants and striped top, creating an enlivening color contrast. Splashes of gold on her bag’s hardware and the buttons of her jacket tie together the colorful pants and the rest of the outfit. Anticipating a class presentation later in the day, the fashionable grad student aimed to look cute and comfortable. This outfit accomplishes that and more, making her appear polished and confident.
Name: Madeline Clements
Outfit: Sweater, Ella Moss; pants, Rag & Bone; boots, Prada
We spotted Madeline’s clean, monochromatic outfit as she crossed 23rd Street. The shades of gray that comprise her look become progressively darker from her shoulders to her boots, drawing attention up to her face. Her color-blocked top features an engagement geometric pattern and her shiny boots are a sophisticated take on the ubiquitous lace-up boot trend. On a day when many students donned neutral shades befitting the weather, Madeline stood out in the crowd. Her style brings Paris to Washington, translating to a comfortable, chic outfit for a gray day.
Name: Summer Guo
Year: First-year graduate student
Major: Hospitality management
Outfit: Jacket, Forever 21; jeans, Levi’s; shoes, Aldo; bag, Nordstrom
Summer’s cheerful look lightened up a gloomy day on H Street outside Gelman Library. Her personal style tends to favor mood-enhancing bright colors, exemplified by her yellow double-breasted jacket. Summer revives the trend of rolled-up, casual jeans, which reveal adorable bow-trimmed flats. The two colors of the flats correspond to those of the bag, lending cohesion to the outfit. No matter what the weather brings, Summer will be spreading sunshine all over campus with her simple yet jaunty ensemble.