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Words and photos: Britt Elyse Nelson

While the District’s never garnered the most fashionable reputation, we have to give credit where credit is due. D.C. 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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Nate Christian
“I grew up in a household that fundamentally believed in being well dressed wherever you go. My style has changed a lot, mainly due to age and changing interest. Right now my influences come from the ’30s up to the ’60s to a certain degree. I feel as though every era has something to offer, so I try to incorporate it, depending on the occasion.”


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Sydnee Monday
Isaac Mizrahi once said, “Getting dressed everyday makes you forget you’re going to die.”


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Rose Jaffe
“My style is about comfort and color. I love making my own clothing and thrifting when I can. If it’s elastic or soft yet edgy and unique, it’s a win.”


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Kristin Guiter
“I appreciate timeless style and often mix old and new, though on many days, I dress in head-to-toe vintage. As a communications professional, I collect magazines and often flip through style spreads if I need a little refresh. And I work in the art world, so I’m immersed in the creative community which, as you can imagine, provides endless visual style and life inspiration.”


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Emily Thompson
“The ways I describe my style include: goth tween, child going to Catholic school, or ’90s baby. I guess growing older has made me regress into styles that were popular from when I was about four to ten years old, probably because I spent a lot of time when I was younger being insecure of what I wore but now I developed my own style and basically stopped caring.”

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