STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Tiffany’s

The beauty of attending college in Washington, D.C. is being able to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. This means attending classes taught by renowned professors, interning on Capitol Hill, catching exhibits at The Smithsonian, or just lunching at the Georgetown Waterfront on the Potomac. While all of GW’s students make it a priority to be the most involved undergrads in our nation’s capital, we also like to show off our pristine sense of style and execute it in the most elegant manner.

This Fashionista has captured the essence of the perfect day-to-dinner outfit! By combining basics, each with its own notable detail, and accessorizing it with a statement piece (an excellent fashion-find from Eastern Market) allows her to be the best and most appropriately dressed throughout the day. Though the standout necklace is quite eye-catching, the most versatile and essential article of clothing is this Fashionista’s trench coat. For those who don’t necessarily face much of a rainy season, a trench coat may not seem like a necessity, but with the right length and material anyone can transform this old-fashioned style into modern menswear. The trench not only allows comfort and function, but it is work-appropriate and will keep all Fashionistas/os warm into the cool evening when catching up with friends.

My advice when investing in basics is to find pieces that really are unique and really show the creativity behind the art that is fashion. Jodhpurs by 3.1 Phillip Lim, lace from Joie and Tibi's bow-topped oxfords all upgrade the fundamental pieces of any wardrobe. Now, there is always a little room to be trendy…and dare I say it, mainstream. A fun way to do that would be with a few fun chokers designed by Erickson Beamon and House of Harlow 1960.

Whether it be Holly Golightly’s insouciant personality or the business-like demeanor of the trench coat’s original subject, British and French military officers, outerwear is a great way to show off your personal style. A.L.C. has captured simplistic modernism in a lightweight fabric, DSQUARED2 accented the twill classic with bright colors and Juicy Couture has taken the formal route with sateen. 

Holly and Paul proved it, rain or shine, a trench coat makes you look like a knockout!

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