Accessories transform outfits from mundane to exciting
As April blooms, the occasional snow reminds us that it's Colorado; we view a daring array of fashion hitting the sidewalks. Some of the latest and greatest combinations are being sported by elegant individuals in the city of Denver. This week, accessories are what made the outfit. Be it smokey neutrals or eye-poping pastels, accessories in spring are the cat's meow, and hiss as well.
Name: Evan Hyndman
Spotted at: 16th and Welton
Profession: Bank teller
Favorite Film: Top Gun
iPod Favorites: My favorite bands are Minus the Bear, Broken Social Scene and Bless The Fall.
Style icons/ inspirations: New York City, especially Brooklyn and Manhattan. I love the East Coast's sense of style, but Denver is getting there. It's starting to stray away from the loose-fitting clothes and plaid prints.
Favorite accessory: Shoes and necklaces.
Style mantra: Being an individual is key, and being proud of yourself, having confidence. Not wondering or caring if others think you look silly.
Name: Lesly Pamela Munoz
Spotted at: 11th and Lincoln
Profession: A student taking a year off to find creative process; taking up sewing and photography.
Favorite movie: I quote Mean Girls a lot.
iPod Favorites: Lykke Li's "Love out of Lust," Last Shadow Puppets' "Standing Next to Me" and "Recess" by Muse.
Fashion inspirations/icons: I wish I could go back and become enlightened by artists and writers who were a focal point in American pop culture. Today we have people who don't really contribute much to society, like reality television stars. When it comes to my style, classy, edgy and thrifty is my motto.
Favorite accessory: Lipstick. I love lipstick because when I go out without it, I feel so bland and plain. The one that I am using right now is Black Honey by Clinique.
Style mantra: I love the colors yellow, lavender and gray. I try to be classy but edgy. I have to be resourceful with what I have access to. I don't like to spend too much, and I make fashion investments wisely.
Style analysis The season is definitely heating up, and many are taking chances. Evan mixes textures like a skinny leather tie with multicolored wingtips for a look that's professional, but definitely not uniform. Lesly chooses such accessories as a striking yellow watch coupled with cross-dangle pearl earrings to convey her sense of self in this world. Slip on your favorite accessories, and see if you can catch our eye for next week's look at Denver street style.
The hunt is on.
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