Get Ready For ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 4! Remember ‘The First Fist Pump’ With Cast Style Evolution

Vinny and Pauly D in Italy.
Photo: Ian Spanier

OK, not to get all emotional and blathering, but do you smell that? (They say olfactory senses are your most nostalgic…) Sure you do. If you pause just long enough, there it is. A hint of crisped, chemical hair gel. And then a note of cocoa butter-heavy suntan lotion. Or a top note of aerosol body spray. The smells of summer…and our favorite beachside respite, the Jersey Shore.

JWOWW and Snooki in Italy.
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Bam. Season 4 is here in its fist-pumping, smushing, grenade-avoiding glory and we cannot wait to see what havoc the crew has reaped overseas. While The Situation, Snooki , Vinny, Pauly D, JWOWW, Deena, Ronnie,and Sammi aren’t in Seaside for No. 4, they are getting in touch with their Italian roots over in the boot-shaped country. Ya heard? Which means, of course, this is the most major Jersey Shore season to date, and we figured that out using science. The science OF FASHION. It has been three full seasons of flip-flops and polyester tops, but our Jersey Shore veterans (even newbie Deena) didn’t go to the heart of European style and come back unscathed. So while you are giving yourself a GTL refresher (by tuning in to the flashback show “From the First Fist Pump” today at 10 p.m. ET to relive each delectable high and low), peep how drastically our little beach bums have changed! JWOWW is a class act, Vinnie went all hipster on us, and Snooki continues to blow our mind on the regular. To track the transformation of each cast member, we have refreshed our killer Jersey Shore Style Evolution lookbooks with hot new images (plus the old ones of some of their familiar, classic looks). And to see where their styles are going (Hint: to a place where DREAMS AND PINK LEOPARD PRINTS RUN FREE), we’ve included some of the spankin’ new, Euro-scented looks and outfits that’ll definitely make Season 4 mind-searingly memorable.

THE SITUATION

The Situation has grown into a more fashionable, confident dude between 2010 and 2011.
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Once the brashest, most over-the-top household member, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has matured, and his look went with him. Gone are the garish whiskered jeans and now he’s rockin’ red carpet-appropriate suit jackets and wool sweaters like it’s a serious situation.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SITUATION!!

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SNOOKI

Between 2010 and 2011, Snooki has embraced stardom well, working the red carpets.
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Not only has Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi taken the best advantage of the show’s fame, but her confidence is demonstrated in her more sophisticated outfits. Her short dresses and massive hair are still a staple, though.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF SNOOKI!!

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PAULY D

Casual Pauly in September 2010, and a November red carpet look.
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Always one for super-smooth theatrics, DJ Pauly D has honed his “international man of mystery” vibe to a perfect, slicked back, perfectly groomed look. Is it just us, or does the new Pauly look more svelte?

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF PAULY D!!

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SAMMI

Sammi in casual mode in early 2010 and then doing white proud later in the year.
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Sweetheart isn’t just a nickname for Sammi Giancola–the girl has managed to go from a casual All-American cutie in flip-flops and sweats to a man-killer who can work a wrap dress until last call. Her straight hair is definitely lovely, but sometimes we miss her voluminous waves.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF SAMMI!!

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RONNIE

Ronnie on the move in 2010, and at an event earlier this year.
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Ronnie Ortiz Magro has taken the opposite route of his castmates: While the dudes have gotten less street and more fashion-forward, Ronnie has been ditching his low-key steeze for a definite New York vibe.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF RONNIE!!

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JWOWW

JWOWW rocks the revealing frock in 2010 but goes for a more understated (but richly colored) one-shoulder more recently.
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No one has changed as drastically as our girl Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, whose sleek new looks have definitely been turning heads on red carpets all 2011. Though she may look more ladylike, she still rocks plenty of low-cut shirts and massive accessories like the old days. We gotta say, the au naturel thing (or as natural as she goes) is really doing it for us.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF JWOWW!!

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VINNY

Vinny shopping in 2010, and at the IHAV clothing launch earlier this year.
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Being the youngest of the group, we’ve literally watched Vinny Guadagnino grow up (as evidenced by his loss of baby fat and a strange, semi-alluring maturity). Printed shirts are still his thing, but now he has edgy and mysterious ladies with tattoos, not Ed Hardy.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF VINNY!!

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DEENA

Deena cruising on the boardwalk in August, and then just recently posing in Italy.
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Aaaaand introducing our very first style evolution of Miss Deena Nicole Cortese! She wasn’t around for our last roundup, but her crazy fur boots and intense expressions will certainly be a blast (in a glass) to watch unfold. While we haven’t noticed much change yet, we love the sleek hair she’s recently been sporting.

+ SEE THE STYLE TRANSFORMATION OF DEENA!!

And, don’t forget Miss Angelina Pivarnick’s short Jersey Shore career, as well. A moment of silence for the absent. Aaaaand, the moment’s over…but we are still trembling with uncontrolled excitement over Snooki’s poufs and JWOWW’s assets, set loose on Italy for Season 4.

+ TUNE IN TO “FROM THE FIRST FIST PUMP” TONIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET…AND THE SEASON PREMIERE OF JERSEY SHORE ON AUGUST 4 AT 10 P.M. ET.

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