When living in the most powerful city in the world, you need a wardrobe to match, and that includes the students at The George Washington University. With internships and part-time jobs, the campus is right in step with the craziness that comes along with living in Washington, D.C.
While working on “The Hill” might call for a typical suit, students on campus express their own unique put-together-style… from the stacks to the streets.
With 99% of out-of-state students, there is an inevitable clash of cultures. Washington D.C., can be seen as the meeting point between north-eastern and southern culture, and the fashion on campus reflects this. Take a simple stroll across campus and you can see New York street style meeting southern conservative prep.
Amidst the briefcases and business suits, you will find this northern-southern style in students like this fashionista.
The combination of the conservative boyfriend jean paired with a tight lacy top brings light to the style found on campus. Her slim lace-up boots — a staple in GWU style — and Houndstooth coat make the perfect tag-team. She finishes the look with a refined, yet edgy flair.
With a style like this, you’ll find that students start off their shopping trips at Barbour and J. Crew and finish it off at Barney’s Co Op and Urban Outfitters. Students at The George Washington University do not limit their style, they fine tune different ways – depending on what they are influenced by around campus.
So, don’t let CSPAN and the reruns of D.C. Cupcakes fool you — Washington is not just politics and cupcakes. It has a style unique and notable from the rest—okay, and a lot of cupcakes.
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