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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, to the intelligent and all that’s in between. These unique people bring a vast variety of style and fashion that ultimately fuel the culture of the District. This column is here to document the unique style of the amazing 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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This outfit is a perfect example of how thrifting and vintage make for the most unique and personalized outfits. I loved her colorful tribal patterned dress matched with her Tony Lama cowboy boots and you can’t forget her vintage denim jacket (plus her great accessories). Check her out at this awesome vintage store Blue’s Hard Goods.

 

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What really caught my eye in this couple’s outfit was the continuity of matching colors. From the layers in his jacket to his pants and shoes, each color he chose flowed into the next and I loved her ruby red dress along with her red heels and red lipstick!

 

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Rode gold metallic Sperry’s! For most, with shoes this striking it’s hard to find an outfit that compliments them or even tones them down. Relaxed but stylish, his outfit–along with his accessories–instead of competing does a great job of matching with his bright shoes.

 

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I completely loved his entire look from head to toe. This is a great example of how an outfit can be clean-cut but not boring. I find that his tie and blazer paired with jeans to make for a very stylish and spontaneous combination. This ensemble could definitely carry him well into the day or night. Want this look? Check out this new local fashion brand MAONO!

 

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The cobalt blue checkered pattern on his sweater really stood out against his simple but stylish outfit of a white oxford shirt and black Hiram pants. Thrown on with a classic pair of white chucks, you could tell this was definitely an example of everyday style.

 To contact Britt, email her at [email protected].

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