D.C. Street Style Round-Up
BYT at large | Apr 25, 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, 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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You can’t deny that this guy has his own unique style. Mixing denim isn’t particularly a prevalent trend on the streets of DC, however the mix of his grey denim pants paired with a light blue denim shirt made for a stylish combination. His accessories however are what made his outfit really stand out to me.  I loved the rings, cowboy hat and quilted backpack.

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The iconic wrap dress! First seen on Diane Von Furstenberg, this dress is a fashion staple. Now seen in all shapes and colors, this floral print dress with pastel colors made for the perfect spring time outfit. Also I loved her oxblood shades and shoes! Like her dress? Check out Meeps.
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Everything in this outfit is thrifted from head to toe. His silk tribal print blouse really carried every color of this ensemble, from his black shoes and jeans to his tan corduroy jacket. His red fedora hat was a great finishing accessory. Shout out to his band down from Philadelphia, Nicos Gun!
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Vintage wins again. Her  olive green jacket mixed with red stripes made for a super stylish combination. Take a closer look and her perfectly fitted pants are jeggings, by far the best high-waisted pair I’ve seen. A super trend on the streets right now, her over sized round frames added just the right amount of attitude to this outfit. Check out her blog here.
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This outfit is completely vintage! Worn like this, bell bottomed pants will always be in style. Her coral flower patterned top and hot pink shoes looked great against her light-washed jeans. Can’t forget her cat eye sunglasses, a trend once popular in ’50s and ’60s and mostly associated with Hollywood. Glam vintage; these glasses really added the perfect touch to complete her look. Want these frames? Check them out here.
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