4E’s Fall Fashion Preview 2016

Banner - Fall FashionWe at The Fourth Edition take our look quite seriously. As I’m sure you saw, The Hoya released it’s Fall Fashion preview November 4th. As we were so inspired by The Hoya‘s theme of “Forever Young,” we pulled a copy cat move; not “Forever Young” but “Forever Free to Be Me.” Check it out:

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Meet our models.

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Sarah Reuter, Smolder Queen
Laura Bell, hipster Elle Woods
Laura Bell, Hipster Elle Woods
Caroline Bucca, stargazer
Caroline Bucca, Stargazer
Joseph O'Reilly, fuzzy wuzzy
Joseph O’Reilly, Fuzzy Wuzzy
Charles Fritz, The Lone Ranger
Charles Fritz, The Lone Ranger
Meg Lizza, Editor Extraordinaire
Meg Lizza, Executive Editor Extraordinaire

Reuter, our resident fortune teller, correctly predicted that 2016 would conclude looking eerily like 1994. Here’s her take on recycling fashion trends.

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O’Reilly, Fritz, and Bucca took a natural approach to our shoot.

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Yeezy? You frontin’? What?

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Safari on campus: Searching for the chill.

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Update: Chill located.

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Peace & Blessings.

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Please stop scrolling.

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Told you.

Photos: Alessandra Puccio, mashable.com

4E’s Guide to Spotting a Freshman

freshmanFreshman year is described as a “time of transition.” It is almost like a second awkward stage since you have to adjust to a completely different lifestyle (except hopefully you’re rocking a better haircut this time around). Perhaps the biggest “no-no” of being a freshman is looking like a freshman. Here are five obvious ways to spotting a freshman.

1. Still Reps Their High School Gear

Yes, your school might have provided you with endless Nike and Under Armor apparel, but perhaps this is best left at home so that you can pledge your allegiance to your new school: Georgetown University. On the other hand…

2. Wears Head to Toe Georgetown Clothing

We get it, you go here!!!! We know how hard you worked to get here and understandably, this comes with quite a bit of school pride. But maybe just pick the Georgetown sweatshirt and don’t go for the full on HoyaSaxa sweatsuit (including Georgetown hat and socks).

3. Wears a Lanyard with a Key Around Their Neck

Much like an ugly haircut during your awkward stage, this is simply a phase every freshman goes through. Learn from it and move on is all that I can say.

4. Actually Dresses Up for Class

No, this is not the Oscars, nor is it another Kardashian wedding. This is class (i.e. a time to catch up on sleep learn). You do not need to wear the finest clothing in your wardrobe. Please take note that athleisure is a trend people!

5. Only Travel in Packs

Have you ever seen a freshman by himself/herself? Probably not. There is safety in numbers and freshmen simply have not learned the concept of independence. We get it! You’re new here and don’t want to look stupid alone. We promise no one is judging what you’re doing; we’re all too busy worrying about whether or not Kim Kardashian will ever return to social media or if Brad Pitt will get more than a monthly visit with the kids.

If you spot a student with one (or all) of these attributes, you can be certain they are a freshman. But hey, go easy on freshmen: you either are living it or have lived through it. The same way you wouldn’t want 4E to investigate your middle school years, freshmen don’t want to be ostracized by their older, significantly cooler peers.

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Fifty Shades of Gray: A Campus Sweatshirt Analysis

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Fall is upon us. It is time for overpriced seasonal lattes, never-ending weeks of midterms and long nights in Lau. It’s time to unpack sensible footwear, time for facilities to (finally) turn on the heat setting in the dorms and time to unpack your sweatshirts. If you have attended one or more educational institutions, been on a sports team (were you a varsity benchwarmer? JV legend? Intramural MVP?) or attended a few club meetings (for an organization with an acronym that you may or may not have understood), a fair share of gear order forms have passed through your hands as you have built your formidable sweatshirt collection. You own hoodies, quarter-zips and crew necks, in various shades of grey, gray, “sport grey,” “dark heather” and “ash,” all of which boast emblems and acronyms advertising your affiliation to something to us sleep-deprived, sweatshirt-clad college students in your midst.

Here is 4E’s analysis of a few popular types of sweatshirts seen on the Hilltop:

Sweatshirts with an acronym ending in “H.S.”
This sweatshirt may as well be emblazoned with “FRESHMAN” in glowing letters. High school paraphernalia should remain crammed in the bottom of your childhood dresser along with your participation certificates, retainer case, homecoming corsages, SAT practice tests, Common App essay and other evidence of your time spent amidst hormonal, angsty teenagers in locker-lined hallways that 4E sincerely hopes you’ve left at home.

Collegiate gear from a school that is not Georgetown
Reasons to wear gear from another school: You have a good friend, S.O., sibling or parent that goes or went to this school. Maybe this was a birthday present and you are in no position to pass up the addition to your sweatshirt collection.

Reasons not to wear: You toured, applied to and were waitlisted by Harvard, but you payed $50 for a crimson sweatshirt that serves as a nice reminder of your narrowly avoided time on the yard. Or, you applied to and got into some school, and of course bought a sweatshirt, and being the intelligent annoying person that you are, are now trying to intimidate your classmates.

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Georgetown Gear
Woohoo!! The most prevalent colors in your wardrobe are slowly but surely becoming blue and gray!! The small percentage of money that you didn’t spend at the bookstore on textbooks you are now spending at the bookstore on clothing items that say “Georgetown” or “Hoyas” or “1789” or “I Heart John Carroll”!! Additionally, if you’re in a club and don’t have a sweatshirt with the aforementioned club’s name on it, your membership in this club is up for debate, so yay for acronyms that start with “GU”!!

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Alas! Who knew that staying on Lau 2 until 3am required a uniform? But, how do you signal that you are overworked, over-caffeinated and not getting enough sleep without dawning your multicolored patchwork of fleece? The unmistakable mountain silhouette logo in the corner of your pullover helpfully informs your peers that when you’re not stumbling between Lau, Leo’s and the ICC in a sleep-deprived stupor you would, of course, be found summiting a mountain, rock climbing or backpacking.

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The effectiveness of combining an article of clothing frequently used as sleepwear with a basic classy brand remains yet to be determined. You are trying to appear stylish and sophisticated after spending entirely too much time in Lau and not enough under your Bed Bath and Beyond duvet, and I commend this effort.

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The 5 Guys You See During Springtime

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‘Tis the season for rooftop parties, cherry blossoms and pre-final freakouts.  Springtime in Georgetown, in my opinion, is pure perfection and brings out the best in people (for the most part).  4E presents the 5 guys you see during springtime at Georgetown.

1. The non-elusive dartier: You’ve seen him at 4 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon at Wisey’s completely gone or trailing down Prospect with a 30-pack.  His bro tank and Vineyard Vines croakies give everything away.  To him, spring is a time of celebration. And why not celebrate with copious amounts of day-drinking?

2. The frisbee enthusiast:  You’ll usually find him throwing around the hippie biscuit on Copley Lawn with his other friends who share equal enthusiasm for this ultimate sport.  The only thing that bugs you about this guy is the fact that every time you walk through the lawn, you have to pray for your life you don’t get hit by a rogue frisbee.

3.The salmon short stalker: Ubiquitous among this campus, the salmon short (or is it nantucket red?) is a staple among many male students.  Sometimes the salmon short gets a lot of sh**, but honestly most girls love them.  So guys, keep doing you.

4. That pale guy: You may have seen him from afar laying out on Healy lawn or in your class showing off those calves that haven’t seen the light of day, but whoever he is, his poor ghostly complexion has seen little sun.  I think we all should give him credit for at least trying to attempt a tan.

5. Mr. Spring Fever:  The warm weather and shedding of coats can bring out a lot in people, mostly excitement.  Usually lurking on the Vil A rooftops on a Saturday night, Mr. Spring Fever is on the prowl.  But don’t worry, hopefully he’ll find his Miss Spring Fever soon!

Photos/Gifs: Giphy.com, pinterest.com, whalefilm.tv

Things You Would Never See On Campus

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As spring approaches and the weather gets better, people are starting to leave their 100 foot radius and re-enter Georgetown society. Old friends start to re-emerge and campus actually becomes energetic.

To prepare you for this time of year, here are some things you will never see on campus. Because you need to get yourself ready to be disappointed.

1. Girls carrying iced coffees (especially not Starbucks iced coffee). Caffeine would never be found on a college campus, especially not in a cold, easy to consume form! I don’t think I have ever even seen an “iced coffee”, do they even exist?

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2. A line at Corp locations, especially Midnight Mug or UG. I am a frequent visitor of the Leavey Center and in my 3 years I have never waited for more than two minutes at a Corp location. So as you emerge from your winter cocoon be sure to head to these places ASAP!

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3. People dressed incredibly inappropriate for the weather. Hoyas understand temperature and would never wear shorts in 50 degree weather. Due to this, it is rare that Hoyas even get sick, especially during this time of year.

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4. Frisbee being played on the front lawn. Sports? What is that? Wouldn’t it be dangerous for people to walk across the lawn if they were in danger of being pelted by flying sports equipment. This is even ridiculous to say. What are you going to say next, that we even have a team dedicated to frisbee?

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5. Stressed out students complaining in very public places. Georgetown students are the opposite of stressed and dramatic! I seldom see people skipping around campus, especially before Econ midterms and language exams. If we all were accepted here, why do we need to try?

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Welcome to spring on the most unrealistic campus on the planet!

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Campus Sartorialist: November

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As fall starts turning into winter, most Hoyas are bracing themselves for some truly cold days ahead. Indeed, weather forecasts all over predict snow and general chilliness for this Thanksgiving break. However, yesterday was an unexpectedly warm day, so the 4E bloggers decided to take a walk around campus and get some shots of stylish students.

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Anjali Dayal (Ph.D. candidate in the government department) looks fab in a classic jacket/skirt/boots combo. The black and gray color palette takes her look from classy to business classy – ladies with upcoming interviews or presentations, take note.

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Next up is Jonathan Marrow (COL ’18) rocking shorts in the 60-degree heat – pink shorts, too. Coupled with Sperry’s, a button-down and a Hoya vest, I think we can all agree that this look is so Georgetown. 

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Matt Grisier (COL ’16) is decked out in what experts call “a suit and tie.” The light blue-and-white stripes complement the gray jacket and pants nicely. Perfect for an interview or for the workplace!

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We ran into Sam Kleinman (COL ’16), who was looking sharp in the very classic button-down and jeans combination. The casual rolled-up sleeves, baller watch and subtle pen in the shirt pocket lend themselves to the “academic but laid-back” look.

BussyBussy Awosanya (COL ’15) is rocking a purple dress with flats on this fine day. Accessorizing with a leather jacket, unique necklace and cute bag, this is the look of a true sartorialist.

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Last up, we met Laura Angelich (COL ’15) and Ben Saunders (SFS ’15), who, while dressed differently, are united in their support of GIVES. We loved Laura’s adorable jacket, scarf and boots, just as we loved Ben’s “Kindness Is Cool” T-shirt. Some fashion trends come and go, but kindness is always in season.

Thanks to Erin Hart and blogger Julia Kieserman for helping me get these shots of fashionable Hoyas! Stay tuned for more photos of fresh Hoyas next month.

 

Campus Sartorialist: October

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Autumnal fashion is great fashion. And Georgetown autumnal fashion is even greater. You guys seriously look flawless all of the time. I’m very jealous of your clothing, very often. So you’ve got that going for you. Which is nice.

The 4E staff was so inspired by your style that we decided to hit the pavement around the John Carroll statue, wait for you beautiful people to walk by and feature your impeccable class on our blog.

First up is Sindhu Darisi (MSB ’15) and her friend who is unfortunately not a Hoya. We had to get a picture of them together. Have you ever seen two people look so cool and coordinated? The sunglasses, the dark color-scheme, the Zara boots. ***Flawless.

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Next we met another fabulous pair: Sarah Joseph (NHS ’18) and Rajiah Arbab (COL ’18). We loved Sarah’s boots and Rajiah’s mixed patterns!

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On this lovely fall day we also ran into Connor Canning (COL ’16), who wouldn’t take credit for his killer jacket because his sister bought it for him. Gotta love a stylish sister but you were rocking it, Connor.

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Recent graduate Tierra Evans (’14) and undergrad Shawnetta Stephens (’15) were just walking around enjoying homecoming weekend and looking super autumnal when we approached them to let them know how good they were looking. Their knit game was on point and we love Tierra’s earrings. Also the guest appearance by Jack on the left was cool. Hey Jack!

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This photo of Will Stroup (COL ’17), Michael Hosbein (NHS ’17) and Carter Rise (COL ’17) is super candid (sorry Michael) but we think it’s part of their aesthetic; so casual cool. They’re looking very Georgetown in their polos, zip-up vests and Ray-Bans. Keep it up and keep sipping that Peace Tea.

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Anthony Buonomo (COL ’16) and Peter Armstrong (SFS ’15) had just left the costume sale in the Davis Performing Arts Center but they still managed to look suave. We got a hipster Shakespeare vibe from Anthony and a badass Jack-O-Lantern look from Peter. Never stop posing fiercely and popping your puffy collar.

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Finally we have Jordan Neman (’16), a Hoya, and all of his fashionable friends (Angie Kang, Steven Neman and Brigitte Neman) who unfortunately don’t even go here and won’t grace us with their style daily. They just look so good together, uk? Also Angie’s hair is purple, so that’s awesome.

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Conclusion: You are all beautiful and you’re weirdly good at coordinating outfits with your friends. Can’t wait to feature more of you Hoyas looking lovely together next month.

Huge thanks to blogger Meg Lizza who helped me choose Hoya fashionistas and chase them down. Thanks for making it less aca-awkward.

Finals Fashion Part 2: Revenge of the Sundresses

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Guess what’s back (again).

A few of you might remember my Finals Fashion post from the Fall. (Don’t try to hide it. I know you all read it on the daily.)

While you should always heed my advice no matter the season, things have changed. Gone are the sweaters, boots and scarves. Before you get too depressed, remember that spring is here! And with it are a ton of new ways to make your final finals of the year flawless.

For me, spring is the last time to make a first impression. So spring finals is, like, the last, last first impression.

Since I am going abroad this fall, this next week will be my last tango until January. I know, you are probably sobbing. I’m sad too. We will get through this.

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Spring at the Hilltop is a glorious time filled with fun, friends and fabulously flawless fashion. Sadly, our humble abode has been hit by a snag of bad weather, and that is frankly an understatement. Thankfully, Georgetown students don’t let the weather get them, or their outfit choices, down. Read on for tips to impress during this finals season:

Sundresses. This is the ultimate go-to look for spring. People will probably look at you and think, “OMG why are you so put together?!” Lies. Sundresses are the ultimate lazy girl excuse for clothes. It is literally like wearing a sheet, plus colors and patterns (also, not a sheet at all). My advice? Sun and dresses are nice and all, but for finals? Leave that combination at home. Unless you wanna be the recipient of my bitchy resting face.

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Georgetown gear. Despite the obvious preppy presence found on campus, Georgetown students can rock the school spirit wear. The best part is that no one will ever say anything bad about your choice of ensemble because they would then be going against Georgetown. And no one puts Georgetown in the corner.

Sandals. With warm weather comes a new shoe responsibility. Sandals, flip-flops, Toms… They are all the bomb-dot-com when it comes to the heat. They can be simple or adorable. I don’t care. But they are completely acceptable. Just make sure that you are not wearing them weirdly, because I’m not into that.

Florals. Many have a weird urge to wear florals during this special time of year. I mean, I guess I get it… It’s spring and all. I mean, I’m all for the “we’re all in this together” thing, but let’s be individuals here, people. Throw in some stripes, solids or statement shirts. The world will thank you. Who knows, maybe you will start a new fashion craze.

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Leggings. TBT the days of winter leggings. As a famous writer (me) once said, “I am leggings.” I would have to agree with myself. No matter the season or occasion, leggings are a fan favorite. You can pull off that whole “I just worked out” look (even though there is a 98% chance you didn’t) while still being socially acceptable. This time, instead of pairing them with a baggy sweater or sweatshirt, try a t-shirt or button down. You will look so put together without doing anything. Too hot out? Running shorts are the way to go. All the fun, half the length.

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Jeans. I know, I know… I was all against jeans (so conformist) last semester. I am not saying that I have had a change of heart. However, jeans are socially (and personally) acceptable during spring finals. Currently, I have limited options because I sent all of my winter clothes home. My solution to jeans in spring? Colored jeans: the perfect way to brighten up any day without doing really any work at all. Cuff ’em, cut ’em, color ’em… I don’t care. Just rock it.

People at other schools always talk about how much sun they get during spring finals. Personally, I am going to live my study life (read: hell) in peaceful darkness.

Until we meet in Lau, my friends. Call me, beep me, wear a sundress with me.

Gifs: tumblr.com; Photos: Flickr, quickmeme.com

Georgetown Day Fashion

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Georgetown Day is in three days. THREE DAYS. You know what that means. The perfect day to get out of class quickly, go outside and celebrate the day that every Hoya dreams of for the entire year. It is an undisputed fact that Georgetown Day is the best day of the year, and come Friday, we’ll all once again be reminded why. There’s sure to be plenty of alcoholic beverages, food and relaxation on the lawn.
In order to do this glorious day right, you have to look the part. That’s why 4E is here to walk you through the ideal Georgetown Day outfit.
Tank top — It doesn’t really matter what tank you’re wearing, but it’s mandatory. There are official Georgetown Day 2014 tanks available for purchase, but anything will work. There isn’t a more appropriate day than Georgetown Day for everyone to be outside maxin’ and relaxin’ in a tank. The bro-ier, the better!
Colored shorts — Another obvious must-have. My favorite (and as it turns out, 80% of Georgetown’s favorite) is Nantucket red; nothing screams Georgetown Day like being outside in a bro tank and some Nantuckets. Actually, regardless of what day it is, you will see pastel shorts — and shorts of all kinds (shoutout to jorts!) — reemerging with the coming of spring.
Flip-flops — I’m a firm believer in flip-flops over boat shoes when spring comes around, and Georgetown Day is no exception. I realize that I am at Georgetown, however, so I’m probably in the minority with this one. Either way, throw on a pair of flip-flops or boat shoes and you’re good to go.
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Fanny packs — You will have to carry a lot of stuff around on Georgetown Day: your keys, emergency snacks, what’s left of your dignity. You could stuff your belongings in your pockets, or you could carry a fanny pack! Yeah, maybe they were uncool when your parents wore them around Disney World, but for Georgetown Day, you can get some that put the fun in functional. Check out the ones being sold by the Georgetown women’s rugby team in Red Square!
Well, that’s about all you need in order to have an awesome Georgetown Day. As of now, there’s an unfortunate prediction of some rain for Friday, but don’t let that put a damper on getting hyped for this long-awaited day. Rain or shine, throw on this outfit (and maybe an umbrella hat) and you can be a Georgetown Day hero.
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Fashion-Forward: Georgetown Without Eyebrows or Teeth

1979 Georgetown UniversityA new, interesting fashion trend is sweeping Georgetown as well-known Hoyas are losing the brows and donning toothless grins! Well, not really. But, with the help of some amateur (really, really amateur) Photoshopping, we can see if it’s working for any of these Hilltop Hotties. For all your viewing pleasure (read: displeasure), here’s Georgetown without eyebrows or teeth!

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Otto Porter sans his pearly-whites

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Savannah Guthrie (LAW ’02) showing off those gums! So healthy and pink!

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Madeleine Albright plucked for fashion, too

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Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) goes topless without his upper row of chompers! Wow!

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Another trend-setter, John Carroll!

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Even The Hoya’s online editor, Lindsay Lee, is on top of this fad!

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So, Hoyas, who wore it best? Will this style be the new vogue? Who is next to don this up-to-the-minute style? 4E will be sure to keep you posted!

Photos: ESPN, sportsmancave.com, jesuits.georgetown.edu, mediabistro.com, huffingtonpost.com, georgetown.edu