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D.C. Street Style Round-Up
June 13, 2013 | 9:00AM

Words and photos: Britt Elyse Nelson

There is no doubt that the District will never be a Paris, Milan, Berlin or NYC, but we have to give credit where credit is due. The District hails a variety of people from the young to the beautiful, the intelligent and all that’s in between. These unique people bring a variety of style and fashion that ultimately fuel  the culture of the District. This column simply documents the different styles of those unique individuals who walk the city streets. As the great Alexander McQueen said himself, “It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.”

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Lauren Sinclair
I like clothes that are comfortable and functional- versatile clothes that I can spend one minute biking in and the next dancing in. My accessories are generally sentimental gifts or hand-me-downs from family and friends. My friend Amy says my style seems very natural.”
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Lacey Maffettone, ALaceyPerspective
“I would describe my style as feminine and a tad preppy. My style is always evolving, and I love experimenting with new trends, but you will always find me gravitating toward lace, color and sky-high heels.”
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DeAndre Howard
“Going to college on the east coast has inspired my preppy sense of style. I am from the Midwest so I definitely try to stick to my roots by mixing and air of ease to my wardrobe. Any given day I’ll mix it up by losing the tie or I’ll put on a pair of sneakers with my finest blazer. The most important part of fashion to me is utility and versatility.”

 

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DJ Adrian Loving, BYT and Nat Geo Present: 125 Years of Exploration 
“As a DJ and socialite in Washington,DC it’s very important to sound good as well as look good. I am inspired by vintage fashion and the cool machismo of  classic men from various eras of music. Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis Jr., Parliament Funkadelic, David Bowie and much more! They have an infectious level of “cool” in their music that permeates through their style and dress. Style is very much about a mood for me. Being in a place and mental space that gives me confidence and security about myself.”

 

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Tosin Abasi, Follow him at Tosin.Abasi
“My style is about celebrating palette, texture, and silhouette.”

 To contact Britt, email her at britt.elysedc@gmail.com.

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