Profile on Style: Feminine flair with rough edges

Lindsay Bloom rocks black on black with feminine flair.

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 trend-killer.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Victoria Lee.

In the midst of midterms, style is all about versatility and how many different ways to wear the same pieces. As fall sets in, students are putting away their shorts and sandals and breaking out the chunky knit sweaters, military jackets, lots of layers and, of course, boots.

Johanna Hellrigl assembled her insouciant ensemble in minutes.

Lindsay Bloom, a junior majoring in English, is a fan of layering with a loose knit black ruffled sweater by Alexander Wang over a long sleeved top, jeans and Frye riding boots. Bloom, whose favorite designers are Matthew Williamson and Alexander Wang, shows how to get the most out of your closet.

“Mixing colors like black and grey with some glitzy jewelry can spice up any outfit,” she said.

Johanna Hellrigl, a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs, put her outfit together in minutes.

“I just rolled out of bed,” said the fashionista, who is inspired by grunge and classic looks.

Jess Sokol is dressed to transition smoothly from class time to play time.

She wears a red, navy and white flannel top, cotton pants, a rimmed straw hat, gold Chanel flats and a matching hobo bag. Johanna’s style exemplifies effortless chic.

Jess Sokol shows how to mix comfortable and edgy. She wears a casual military jacket by Chloé over a cotton shirt, leggings and Converses. Keeping cool behind her shades outdoors, Sokol has her Marc Jacobs glasses hooked to her shirt for when she hits the books.

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