Urban Outfitters: Quirky, but Questionable

What you wear has the power to reflect who you are. One of the greatest aspects about style is the way you can personalize it as an individual, make a statement, and feel good in your own skin. However, what you wear is first and foremost a representation of the designer’s vision and when you choose to purchase their products, you also make the contract to advertise this vision.

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Conscious Expressivity

Peter Herman, a PhD student of Theological and Religious studies, makes careful and deliberate decisions when it comes to fashion.  This is his fourth year at Georgetown, and he currently teaches Intro to Buddhism and will be teaching a section of Problem God in the fall of 2015. From his shirts to his ties to his pocket squares, Herman’s selections are lively and excellently put together.

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Coach Menswear: Fall 2015

When one thinks of Coach, images of purses and shoes emblazoned with the signature “C” and sleek leather jackets come to mind. Over the years, Coach has become one of the leading companies in fashion offering accessible luxury accessories. Despite its significant focus on women’s accessories, Coach has maintained a presence in the men’s realm as well, mostly with classic leather bags and wallets. As an increasing amount of attention has been paid to men’s fashion as of late, Coach is expanding its array of men’s clothing, and with the recent Ready To Wear Fall 2015 Menswear collection released by Stuart Vevers, the Executive Creative Director of Coach, the evidence of this undertaking is clear.

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Big, Blonde, and Beautiful: A HV Opinion

In an industry where we focus on appearances, the fact that a label like “plus-size” is used to describe girls, models, and clothing is demeaning in and of itself. Typically, “plus-size” is considered anywhere from size 8 to size 16, depending on who you ask. Oftentimes the media, including many fashion and style publications, will refer to these women as “full-figured,” “healthy,” “voluptuous,” or “curvy”—adjectives that seem euphemistically complimentary, yet imply negative connotations.

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5 Fashion Bloggers You Need in Your Feed

Here at hilltop voGUe we admit we’re a bit addicted to Instagram. Not only is it a fun way to keep up with friends, but it can also be a great way to draw inspiration from people all over the world, particularly when it comes to fashion. To bring some style to your feed, we’ve compiled a short list of our favorite bloggers.  We guarantee these Instagramers are well worth jeopardizing your follower to following ratio.

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Bringing European Street Style to the Classroom

At 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, Professor Anna von der Goltz can be found behind ICC 108’s podium most likely sporting ankle boots, skinny jeans, and a blouse paired with a straight cut blazer. In her own words, her fashion choices are “sometimes quite androgynous, certainly more than many American women dress,” and heavily reliant on dark colors. “I’m always dressed in black, maybe white, that’s kind of as far as it goes,” she notes. The effect is a classic, understated style that clearly reflects her European roots.

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Power Through Style

Attending a school like Georgetown, you’ve most likely stumbled upon the term “power dressing” more than once. This term applies to dressing in such a way to present oneself with authority and confidence, usually in the workplace. Power dressing is usually a term associated with women due to their relatively later entrance to the corporate world in comparison to men, as well as the prevalence of narrow expectations for men’s attire (i.e. suits). In the late 20th century, when women prominently gained the freedom to scale the corporate ladder, power dressing became a prominent feature of the image presented by the ‘efficacious woman.’

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