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Profile on style: Winter layering

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.

Freshman Tori Kurtz makes a layering statement with a floral top and crimson coat. Alex Griffith | Hatchet photographer

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Lindsey Brenner.

In the winter weather, looking stylish when bundled in heavy outerwear can be a challenge. The fashionistas on campus are sporting light layers that are both cute and warm during the bitter cold days.

Tori Kurtz, a freshman, combined a casual floral high-waisted skirt with a white v-neck top, a cream colored scarf, and an eye-catching burnt orange peacoat.

A New York native, Kurtz combats the cold by wearing three pairs of tights underneath her skirt, paired with black leather boots that hit the mid-calf.

“Layer up is how you do it,” said Kurtz.

She added that the cold does not even bother her anymore, since she grew up in the northeast.

Sophomore Bari Friedman opts for a simple winter look. Alex Griffith | Hatchet photographer

The peacoat, from H &M, is pleated in the back, and hits just below Kurtz’s skirt hem, which adds a cute and flattering fit.

In the winter, sophomore Bari Friedman sports light layers on top to stay warm outside, but cool indoors.

Underneath her faux-fur hooded zip-up, Friedman layered a gray sweater from Urban Outfitters and a light cotton shirt, and paired her dark wash jeans with knee-high boots from Steve Madden. Friedman said she thought about wearing flats, but decided it was too cold. Friedman said black leather boots are a must-have for the season.

In contrast to Kurtz’s longer peacoat, Safia Razzuki sports a short gray peacoat from J. Crew during the winter season. Razzuki said her winter style usually consists of J. Crew

sweaters and the occasional band t-shirt.

“I like to mix it up,” said Razzuki, for whom headbands, scarves, and earmuffs are essential to combat the cold in style.

“I wish I was wearing a scarf right now,” said Razzuki, who layered a thin purple sweater underneath her peacoat.

Opting for a short gray peacock, sophomore Safia Razzuki prefers to keep warm underneath accessories like scarves and earmuffs.                               Alex Griffith | Hatchet photographer
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