Spring Fashion 2012: Primary Colors

March 22, 2012

If you haven’t been living under rock this past week, you have likely noticed that spring fever has reached epidemic proportions on Georgetown’s campus. The symptoms are visible everywhere: Lauinger is empty, Healy Beach is packed, and St. Patrick’s Day proved an unusually fervent Celtic-flavored revelry.

By this time of year, most everyone is tired of bundling up like the Michelin Man. As soon as temperatures inch above 45 degrees, Georgetown students are ready to shed their Barbour jackets and Bean boots in exchange for short-shorts and lax pinnies. And while this look is perfect for a game of cornhole, we think students should broaden their horizons with bold colors and crisp silhouettes.

If vibrant patterns are fashion statements, then their absence can create an equally distinctive look. Solid-colored slacks, skirts, and tops can magnify the effect of your favorite hue from this season’s primary-colored palette—bright reds, deep greens, and Smurf blue. Life is too short for taupe, and browns and greens prove vague and uninspiring.

With color-blocking, outfits are exciting at their very core. Augmented by bold colors, sportswear unencumbered by superfluous detail creates a relaxed, long, and lean look. Pencil skirts and other simple, tailored staples soften outfits that incorporate this season’s striking colors.

Left, on Ivy: top by Urban Outfitters.

Left, on Capri: blouse by Urban Outfitters, cardigan by J. Crew, model’s own headband.

Left, on Ryan: shoes by Sperry.

On Ryan: sweater by Alfani, pants by J. Crew, sandals by Old Navy.
On Capri: Blazer by Urban Outfitters, shirt by H&M, pants by Spicy Holic, shoes by StyleTread, bracelet by Ruche.

Left, on Capri: blouse by Urban Outfitters, cardigan and skirt by J. Crew, model’s own shoes.
Below, on Ryan: shirt by H&M, shorts by BDG, shoes by Sperry.

On Ivy: dress by H&M.

Below: top by Urban Outfitters, pants by Gap, model’s own sandals.

Ivy Otradovec (COL ‘14)
Capri LaRocca (SFS ‘13)
Ryan Zimmerman (COL ‘12)

Nico Dodd
Michael Holper
Iris Kim
Kelsey McCullough
Richa Goyal
Kathleen Soriano-Taylor

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