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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Cozy but Cute

Hailing from Dallas, TX, I’m used to a year-round temperate climate where the term “parka” is only used when discussing skiing trips. However, since my choice to ditch the South and migrate to the East Coast, I have learned how to dress for weather in the District. The fashionista in me has struggled to find the perfect outerwear that will complement my outfit yet keep me warm. After recent research and trial and error, here’s what stands out.

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(Cheap)er Chic

Let’s be honest. There are few things better than gaining access to high designer brands at affordable prices. Not so long ago, designer labels required lots of cash, but this is no longer the case. When fast fashion brands like H&M, Topshop, and Uniqlo introduced the concept of designer collaborations, people were excited to finally get their hands on the latest looks by top designers for affordable prices.

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